Friday, 30 September 2011

Happy Birthday BBC Radio 1

Slightly off topic I know, but it is 44 years to the day that BBC Radio 1 went on air at 0700hrs, with Tony Blackburn playing the Move's "Flowers In The Rain".

To read my article outlining the story, please click on the link below:


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Tatty's Tips and Racing News 30th September 2011

Well I said I must try harder and try harder I did - IN STYLE!

Safely over the last at Fontwell Park (image by nick macneill)
2 winners - Rampant Ronnie (4/1) and Argaum (5/2) at Bangor-on-Dee and Mrs Neat (12/1) came 3rd at Wolverhampton. But the best of all came last of all at Warwick, where Seaside Sizzler trotted home at 8/1.

A lot better you must agree, but I am still not happy. I want to beat those nasty, evil bookmakers into submission or even into oblivion!

So here we go with another lot for today. with meetings at Ascot, Fontwell, Hexham and again at Wolverhampton on this side of the Irish sea. Over in the Emerald isle we have Dundalk and Glorious Gowran Park.

ASCOT
3.30 MIDNIGHT OIL
FONTWELL PARK
3.15 GILDED AGE
4.25 WILLIAM HOGARTH
WOLVERHAMPTON
7.45 SHOSTAKOVICH
DUNDALK
9.00 NORTHGATE
GOWRAN PARK
5.20 IDARAH

RACING NEWS STORIES


Ryan Moore returns to the saddle after injury
Ayr Gold Cup winning jockey Franny Norton, gets a 40 day ban
Sir Michael Stoute concerned about firm ground at Longchamp

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Tatty's Tips and Racing News 29th September 2011

Oh dear - yesterday wasn't particularly the best day ever on the tipping front.

If you take out the 2 non-runners, the 4 remaining selections managed only a 4/1 second (Sharp Bullet - beaten by 4- 1/2 lengths) and a 10/1 third (Silvee).
The only comment I can make is that it's really not good enough and I must try harder.

So here we go for today's meetings at Bangor-on-Dee, Kempton Park, Warwick and Wonderful Wolverhampton.

A night meeting at Wolverhampton's Dunstall Park (image via M1keez)
BANGOR-ON-DEE
4.20 RAMPANT RONNIE
4.50 ARGAUM
WARWICK
5.10 SEASIDE SIZZLER
WOLVERHAMPTON
5.00 MRS NEAT
Hopefully there is a winner amongst this lot somewhere.
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RACING NEWS
On the news front, St Leger winner Masked Marvel could be supplemented for this Sunday's Arc as it is confirmed that Nathaniel will miss the race. Click here to read the full story from Attheraces.com

Tatty's Tips and Racing News 28th September 2011

Lafortalesa 1st ,Houston Dynimo 2nd and Woody Waller 3rd. Fighting out the finish of an exciting 1st race at Newcastle racecourse on the 30th October 2008.

To coincide with the new look of the blog, I thought I may go back to the days of tipping the odd horsey or two on a (hopefully) daily basis.

I'm not saying they are all going to win (or any of them if I'm honest), but all are worth consideration and keeping an eye on.

KEMPTON PARK
8.10 SILVEE
NEWCASTLE
4.20 JOHN FORBES - non runner
5.50 SHARP BULLET
SALISBURY
5.10 NOT TIL MONDAY - non runner
SLIGO
5.05 CODE OF THE WEST
6.05 STEEL MAGNATE

FOR INFORMATION: 
I am currently working on a preview of this Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp. Watch these postings for details and links.
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RACING NEWS 

The BHA's review of whip use was published yesterday morning. Click  to read the impending rule changes.

Sunday, 25 September 2011

New Articles w/e 25th September 2011

And here we are, at the end of another week, ready for a rundown of articles I have written and had published.

Again a total of 4 new works have been completed, including the promised investigation into the World Heavyweight title contenders.

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This week the trainer of the iconic racehorse Red Rum - Ginger McCain passed away at the age of 80. Here is a short tribute to him

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You've heard of "gazumping" and maybe "gazundering?" The new threat to a smooth property buying purchase is "gazanging". Find out what it is here.
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As it says on the tin, where is the challenge to Wladimir and Vitali likely to come from?
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And back on the Horse Racing front, a preview to this week's race at Newmarket, where 32 horses charged down the Rowley Mile course, chasing glory.
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That's the lot for this week, as ever please click on the title to read the article. 

uncletatty - www.ukwriter.co.uk

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Betfred Cambridgeshire (Heritage Handicap)

This Saturday sees this year's renewal of the Betfred Cambridgeshire at Newmarket. For my preview of this popular handicap race please click on the following title:


My selection for the race (not included in the article) is MAN OF ACTION,  
currently available at 12/1.

uncletatty - www.ukwriter.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Red Rum Trainer Ginger McCain Dies

Ginger McCain and Red Rum
The sad news has been reported that the trainer of the legendary Grand National 3-time winner Red Rum, has passed away this morning, just 3 days short of his 81st birthday. 

For full details please click on the following headline.