The summer of 1980 and I’m still a teenager. With room to spare. I don’t bop in public (lack of rhythm, self-conscious, feet with minds of their own) but in a parallel world I’m a lithesome Nureyev, swaying to a post-disco beat.
The 2018 St Leger, the last of the five classic races of the season, is run this week. But which ever horse wins, they have no chance of matching the achievements of the 1970 winner, Nijinsky. Sheena Grant looks back at his historic victory.
Mary I’s reign was steeped in controversy, tragedy and blood with the Tudor queen said to have been “the most unhappy lady in Christendom” – and in a quiet corner of Suffolk, some believe her legacy has thrown a curse over a field which refuses to yield a crop.
A summer holiday is the perfect time to catch up on the horsey reading you may not have had time for during the rest of the year. Sheena Grant suggests some books to try, along with a few suggestions aimed at younger fiction fans.