All bets are off

The horses were gathered behind the barrier. The big moment was approaching and they’d soon be on their way in the 2018 Melbourne Cup. I was on the Irish horse The Cliffsofmoher for two reasons – I’d visited the real Cliffs of Moher in 2017 and the horse had run a good race in the Caulfield Cup. Continue reading

Best of 2019 (yes, 2019)

Due to a technical glitch – caused by an inadequate briefing during shift handover – for a little while yesterday we asked our fans and readers to provide us with their Best of… list for 2019. Executive bonuses have been frozen in the wake of this embarrassing error – we’ll hand them out later when the fuss dies down.

One correspondent, going by the name Vee Em, provided us with a 2019 list. It doesn’t seem at all fanciful so we’re publishing it… Continue reading