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A light mile

Running shoes in which Sir Roger Bannister became the first man to run a sub four-minute mile to be sold for £30,000 to £50,000...

Caravan Coleen

Wayne and Coleen Rooney buy a caravan – They should have bought the entire park   Today, The Mirror reported that Wayne and Coleen Rooney have...

Picture of the Week: The king of lunching

Kingfisher snapped catching its lunch in the River Brenta, Italy   First shared in The Telegraph, our Picture of the Week shows a kingfisher emerging from...

Picture of the Week: Prince Ping

The Prince of Wales sportingly joined in with a game of table tennis and tried out an exercise bike during the official opening of...

Going for the Guineas

The Tout’s tips for the 1000 and 2000 Guineas and the Betfred Dante Stakes   The three-year old colts and fillies have their chance to get...

A round with Frankie

Invitation to participate in Frankie Dettori and Your Golf Travel’s annual golf day at The Berkshire on Monday 15th June   Readers of The Steeple Times...

Picture of the Week: A taxi for Kermit

Image of a frog hitching a lift on the back of a snail is a reminder that sometimes it isn’t a bad thing to...

Tagging the Grand National

The Tout shares his tips for the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National and a photo montage of the most ‘classy’ racegoers seen already at Aintree...

An Augusta performance

The Tout’s tips for the 2015 Masters at Augusta   Finally Rory McIlroy’s date with destiny gets underway at Augusta National in his bid to become...

Picture of the Week: Crass and class

The Duchess of Cornwall meets Katie Price at the 2015 Cheltenham Festival   Katie Price – Britain’s cut-price substitute for Paris Hilton – is undoubtedly a...

A pilgrimage to Prestbury

The Tout’s tips for the 2015 Cheltenham Festival   Winter is over and the Cheltenham Festival starts in the Spring sunshine on Tuesday. This is one...

Picture of the Week: Keep your pecker up

Image of a woodpecker in flight with a weasel on its back trends on Twitter   Shared on Twitter by a “birder and wildlife photographer” named...

Tracy Edwards MBE: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks round the world sailor Tracy Edwards: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “If...

RIP Rangers

Football expert Pontus Maltborg reports on the beckoning of a new Glaswegian derby   Today, Sunday 1st February, a new derby beckons when Glasgow Celtic faces the...

Picture of the Week: Jump!

A rider whose saddle effectively became an ejector seat   Spotted by reader Rupert James and shared on Twitter by retired jump jockey Niall Hannity, our...

Booted

Footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger shows finality in erasing his on-off girlfriend’s name from his boots   When a relationship ends, some opt to delete the number of their ex...

Website of the Week: MyCloudtag app

MyCloudtag is a training companion that will improve your health and fitness levels   Designed using innovative gaming technology and principles, MyClougtag is an “exercise companion” that...

Wally of the Week: House of Commons Speaker John Bercow

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow is plainly obsessed with Roger Federer and given how much time he has on his hands, he may...

Making a King

The Tout’s take on the King George VI at Kempton Park   Do the great chasers know it’s Christmas? Boxing Day at Kempton Park is the...

Then and now: John Goodman heads to jail with a new look

John Goodman models the “Dr Evil” look in as he checks in at the South Florida Reception Center prison   The years haven’t served the polo...

A load of hot air?

Is it really worth paying £3.3 million to fly over Everest?   “Roughly 700 people” signed up to Virgin Galactic’s space tourism project and though disaster...

A toast to The Hennessy

The Tout’s tips for The Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury   This is the first really big race of the new jumping season and also one...

Monaco: The French powerhouse that wasn’t meant to be

Football expert Pontus Maltborg on the prospects for AS Monaco FC   In the summer of 2013, AS Monaco FC’s owner and president, the Russian oligarch...

Parisian glory

The Tout’s tips for the Parisian spectacle that is the Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe   They are all there in Paris this weekend, champions...

From the snatches of defeat…

England qualify for the 2015 FIP World Championships   From the snatches of an extremely close defeat and one whose umpiring decisions were questioned by even Claire...

Governing racing

Complaints that standards of welfare in British horseracing aren’t high enough are without real merit   The horseracing world has been enveloped in debate in the...

Let the games begin

The Tout’s tips for the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles   The time has come and the excitement is tangible with the arrival of this year’s...

Stabling Frankie

Frankie Dettori puts his Voysey designed country house up for sale   Champion jockey Frankie Dettori is best known for his “flying dismounts” and for having...

Peter Webb: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks professional polo player Peter Webb: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Honesty.   “Don't get...

Ascot hits Yorkshire

The Tout’s tips for the York Ebor meeting   During the reconstruction of Ascot, The Royal Meeting was held at York and what a great success it...

All’s Good at Goodwood

The Tout on Goodwood   The summer of sport continues to throw up high class fare and today is no exception as at 3.05pm there is...

Opening up The Open

The Tout’s tips for The Open 2014   It’s that time of year again when the world’s best professional and amateur golfers turn up for the...

Jack Carlson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks author of “Rowing Blazers” Jack Carlson: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Creativity...

A cocktail that bites

The Rib Room dedicates a cocktail to Luis Suárez   Luis Suárez will go down in history for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the 2014 World Cup...

New balls please

Alexandra Naylor reports on this year’s strawberries and Pimm’s fuelled Wimbledon Championships   It's Wimbledon again – the oldest and most prestigious tennis championship in the...

Picture of the Week: Recycling England

England’s most disastrous World Cup performance ever   For the last few days, the nation attempted to get enthusiastic about the chances of the England team...

Picture of the Week: Out of office

John Bercow spotted at the Aegon Championships   The last time we featured John Bercow was in the context of a fracas he got into after...

Royal Ascot 2014: A regal week on the turf

The Tout’s predictions for Royal Ascot 2014   I’m savouring a full week in my morning suit this week and with the weather set fair, the...

All the fun of the fair

The Tout’s predictions for the Oaks, the Derby and the Belmont Stakes   We have two great days of proper grown up horseracing to come at...

Mastering The Masters

The Tout’s tips for The Masters 2014   The Tout believes that picking the winner of The Masters is even harder than finding the winner The...

Trenton bleats

2012 Boat Race protestor Trenton Oldfield tweets ‘The Steeple Times’   Trenton Oldfield will only ever be remembered for one thing: wrecking the 2012 Oxford-Cambridge Boat...

Picture of the Week: Tagging the National

Tagged race goer spotted at Aintree   Spotted by Jules Hearn and shared on Facebook, our Picture of the Week shows a race goer at Aintree...

Quote of the Week: Lanced

Musician Willie Nelson makes a mockery of Lance Armstrong   Submitted by reader Peter Burrell, our first quote of the week comes from the American country...

Frankie’s fairytale

Frankie Dettori’s triumph at Lingfield marks a great start to his return to racing   Frankie Dettori’s win at Lingfield on Wednesday is to be celebrated...

Colin Lynch: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with Paralympic cyclist Colin Lynch   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? I’m a fiercely competitive person. Many people find...

Christmas achievers

A salute to those taking on challenges this Christmas   As the majority settle down to their Christmas feasts, give a thought to The Atlantic Polo...

Lewis Moody: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

20 questions with former English rugby union player and England captain Lewis Moody   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? Family and...

Facebooking football

Total Facebook ‘likes’ for three of Britain’s top football clubs is higher than the country’s total population     The population of Britain is approximately 63,900,000...

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