Brave Treve

Hello and good to be back! If there’s one sporting event that marks the transition from Summer into Autumn for me, it’s the great horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe run at Longchamps near Paris. The race was won by a stunning horse called Treve who stormed through to win in spectacular fashion!  Here […]

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Epsom, Derby Day

Hello! Good to be back after too long a break – Feeling a bit rusty but raring to go! Today saw rain and thunder turn to sunshine for the Derby at Epsom. One of the great classic races – a relief to be on the flat at last – saw victory for the favourite, Australia. […]

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Aintree, Grand National Day

Hello! Today saw the climax of the great racing festival at Aintree with the 167th running of the Grand National. I always find it hard to watch and yet so compelling, the race had two false starts, horses taking the wrong path but thankfully passed this time with no serious injuries to horses or jockeys. The race was won by Pineau […]

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Aintree Festival, Day 1

Hello! Today is the first day of the great racing festival at Aintree in Liverpool. Grey skies and still conditions set a calm backdrop to exciting racing. I set up with five sketchbooks and tried to keep up! I followed the 2.30 and 3.05 races with Silviano Conti, Dynaste and the New One. All safely round which is […]

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