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The Modern Macnab

6,000 acre Scottish estate that offers the perfect opportunity to bag a ‘Macnab’ for sale for less than a price of a poky Knightsbridge flat   John Buchan’s 1925 novel John Macnab is a must read...

Sick Sabs

Hunt saboteurs who trolled the family of a dead huntswoman should be ashamed of themselves   There are three kinds of hunt saboteurs. There are the principled ones, there are the paid ones and then there...

Brilliant Berkoff

Steven Berkoff shares his views on the slaying of a family of baboons by an American monster named Blake Fischer   This week, the actor, writer and playwright Steven Berkoff took to Facebook to share his...

Unfinished Business

519 acre Gloucestershire estate complete with “challenging” high bird estate goes on sale for £16.5 million in spite of needing a further £1.5 million spent on it   A ringfenced Cotswolds estate has gone on sale...

A Half Million Hut

Lakeland boat house goes on sale for somewhat ambitious sum of £500,000 in spite of not having any residential accommodation   A boat house on the lake where Donald Campbell piloted Bluebird K7 to 202.32 miles...

Put A Helmet On

Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas is right to demand all cyclists be forced to wear helmets   Yesterday, in an interview in the Sunday Times Magazine, this year’s winner of the Tour de France spoke...

Tigger Bounces into a Cowshed

Scottish farmer Bruce Grubb caused an armed standoff after calling police to “tackle a tiger on the loose”; it turned out to be a giant cuddly toy   An Aberdeenshire farmer panicked and brought in armed...

Harnessing a Horse Track

Well-equipped 0.5-mile harness racing track in Yorkshire for sale for £1.5 million; it was the scene of an “ear biting incident” by a traveler in 2009   A dream property for harness racing enthusiasts has been...

A Lot for Le Mans

Racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in ‘Le Mans’ to be sold for the staggering sum of £300,000 to £380,000   A racing suit and helmet worn by Steve McQueen in Le Mans is...

Dwarfing Misogyny

Rising star female racing driver Jamie Chadwick puts ‘Bungling Bernie’ Ecclestone in his place and dismisses his ridiculous misogynist views   The first ever female and youngest ever winner of the British GT Championship Jamie Chadwick...

A Bargain Boat

Edward Kay reports on the sale of a truly striking 1-of-1 Aguti 20-metre wooden motor yacht that cost £6.4 million to build; it is offered for just £1.4 million   As most of Germany is relatively...

Bungling Bernie

Bernie Ecclestone accused of bribing F1 drivers by an Australian F1 legend   Bernie Ecclestone – whose Christian name is often used in the context of bungs and bribes – is just the kind of person...

Strictly Come Mayfair

Grosvenor Square apartment for sale; it comes with access to a private residents’ ballroom and will appeal to any fan of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’   Built circa 1958 on the site of an earlier house damaged...

Dogging Assange

Gold wrapped van advertising “elite” dogs parks opposite the Ecuadorian Embassy ‘home’ of bail skipper Julian Assange   The silly season has come early in Knightsbridge: Sighted Sunday evening and parked, rather appropriately, opposite the Embassy...

Waving in the Wheat

As Theresa May makes a berk of herself at a football game, gin hater William Hanson and Tory fop Jacob Rees-Mogg MP share their views on wheatfield running   Theresa May just can’t get it right....

Betting on the Blues

Jon Vine on betting on Britain’s 2017 General Election   The General Election is just days away and bookmakers are experiencing a surprisingly stronger than usual uplift in interest from political betting punters. After Theresa May...

An Epic Estate

Scottish sporting estate, once home to Sir Walter Scott, for sale; it comes with nearly two miles of fishing on the River Tweed, 863 acres of land and seven houses   The Scottish estate where Sir...

Basement It Like Beckham

Former Algerian Embassy in Holland Park for sale for £30 million; the detached stucco house needs complete renovation and counts David and Victoria Beckham as neighbours   The former Embassy of the People's Democratic Republic of...

Clocking a Porsche

1993 Porsche 911 with 6.2 miles on the clock to be auctioned; the price will astound   A racetrack ready 1993 Porsche 911 Carrera RSR that has just 6.2 miles (10 kilometres) on its clock is...

A Star Subaru

1996 Subaru Impreza – chassis 001 – to be auctioned with an estimate of £175,000 to £200,000; it was driven by amongst others the late Colin McRae   “One of the most important rally cars ever...

A Balls-Up

Shame on ‘The Sun’ for publishing a non-story about a child being hit by a football in Belgrave Square; the ball was kicked by a girl who was with the footballer Cesc Fàbregas   On Wednesday,...

Bigots & Baseball Caps

Intolerance comes in many forms but the very worst kind is middle class hypocrisy   In a week when Damien Hirst was told: “Go home!” by animal rights activists in Venice (who also dumped 40kg of...

Cheltenham Festival 2017

Excitement over the 2017 Cheltenham Festival has already begun and punters are already eagerly placing their bets   In 2016, our man ‘The Tout’s’ tip for the coveted Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival...

Picture of the Week – Come Fly With Hawks

Saudi royal buys plane tickets so his hawks can fly (first class, of course)   Nothing is insurmountable it seems: A Saudi royal, according to a Reddit user named @lensoo, was told a maximum of 6...

Upping the E

Jaguar E-Type sells for world record price   On Thursday in Scottsdale, Arizona, auctioneers Bonhams achieved a world record when they sold a 1963 Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Competition for £6 million ($7.37 million, €6.94 million or...

Golf in the Garden

Dorset country house for sale complete with an 18-hole golf course in its grounds   A Grade II listed Regency property near Gillingham in Dorset has come up for sale but unlike most other country residences,...

A Boxing Day Treat

The Tout’s tips for The King George 2016   Sometimes the leftovers taste better second time around on Boxing Day and this year there is a real treat in store at Kempton Park while we sit...

Kind Hearts and Box Ejectors

William Evans 12-bore commissioned by Sir Alec Guinness in 1959 to be auctioned; it cost just £95 new   Sir Alec Guinness (1914 – 2000) was undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest ever actors. He is remembered...

The Vileness of The Trumps

The word “vile” truly suits the vile Trump family   On Sunday, I came under attack for describing the Trump family as “vile”. I was told I should be “ashamed of ” by someone named Charlie...

Ronaldo’s Ride

Bentley originally owned by footballer Cristiano Ronaldo to be auctioned   In September 2008, the “world’s best footballer” Cristiano Ronaldo purchased a sapphire blue with magnolia leather upholstery Bentley Continental GT Speed. He kept it for...

Orvis’ Dog Festival

Laura Bott reports on Orvis hosting a dog friendly event at their Lower Regent Street store in London   On 14th September, the Orvis flagship store in London rolled out the green carpet for ‘dogs about...

Video of the Week – Wedding Dogs

Sir Benjamin Slade films a promotional video for his wedding venue; it features a terrier driving his Bentley   Maunsel House is a wedding venue in Somerset. It is owned by the somewhat eccentric Sir Benjamin...

Gone fishin’

The ultimate fisherman’s toy is headed to auction   Fisherman’s widows everywhere look away: The ultimate vehicle for pescophiles is headed to auction at RM Sotheby’s forthcoming Hershey sale on the 6th to 7th October.   Offered with...

Company Sport

Company owning 21,000 Scottish sporting estate placed for sale for £25 million; the process of sale supposedly will also minimise taxation liability   Featuring 21,768 acres in total, 8 miles of fishing on the River Spey,...

Shoot and Stay

Kelly Double suggests where to learn to shoot and where to stay within easy reach of London   There’s seldom a diversion from city life as effective as a session of clay shooting. In the wake...

Fishing in Devon

New contributor Kelly Double extols the virtues of fly fishing and Devon and introduces free fly casting lessons in London   North Devon and Exmoor is one of the best places in Britain to experience the...

Racing on

Dorset racing stables and stud for sale   Horse racing fans with £4.75 million ($6.26 million or €5.64 million) to spare could do worse than buy Whitcombe Monymusk Racing Stables & Stud, near Dorchester in Dorset.   Offered...

Pandemonium of Park Parakeets

Rose-winged parakeets are prospering in Kensington Gardens and bringing joy to visitors   Bringing a note of joy to our otherwise troubled world, a pandemonium of rose-winged parakeets are currently entertaining visitors to Kensington Gardens.   Over fifteen...

The art of adventure

London’s art fairs and auction houses celebrate the spirit of adventure in general and Oates, Scott and Shackleton in particular   Uniting Masterpiece and The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia and at a forthcoming Christie’s auction...

Tips for The Derby and The Oaks 2016

The Tout’s tips for The Derby and The Oaks   The Tout is feeling bullish after our success in The Guineas with Gallileo Gold and moves into Epsom with no fears about two wide open looking...

Gone fishing

Week of prime fishing on the River Tay for sale for £145,000   A “prime week of timeshare salmon and sea trout fishing on one of the most productive beats on the River Tay” has gone...

The Guineas 2016

The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas   The first of the five classic races of the flat season are on this weekend at Newmarket, ‘The Home of Horseracing’. Run on The Rowley Mile...

Take me to the TARDIS

Land Rover Defender with a difference offered for sale – you won’t believe what is inside   Advertised complete with an image of a television screen featuring a BBC Two programme titled One Man and His...

A Grace Estate

Site of polo club owned by the late Peter Grace OBE for sale for £12 million   Peter Grace OBE (1938 – 2013) was once described by the Prince of Wales as “one of the best...

The Masters 2016

The Tout’s tips for The Masters 2016   The famous Eisenhower tree may have been lost to an ice storm but Spring is here and the magnolias are out back on cue for The Masters 2016....

Prince Naseem’s Subaru from Hell

Rare 1998 Subaru Impreza 22B STi once owned by boxer Prince Naseem Hamed goes to auction   Described as “The Subaru from Hell” by Car & Driver, the 1998 Impreza 22B STi was imported to the...

A red Riva

Rare Ferrari Riva boat to be auctioned in Monaco   The result of the collaboration of two great Italian brands, Ferrari and Riva, a 1990 Riva Ferrari 32 will be auctioned by RM Sotheby’s in Monaco...

The dream of Sprinter Sacre

The Tout’s first tip at the Cheltenham Festival – Sprinter Sacre – romps home in spite of all the hurdles he faced   On Wednesday, our man The Tout’s 5/1 tip for the coveted Queen Mother...