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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...

Bonneville’s super ride

Hugh Bonneville can celebrate after Gothic wins at Leicester   This morning, The Telegraph’s ‘Mandrake’ reported on the latest success of the Highclere Thoroughbred Racing Petrushka...

La revolution reverse

Pontus Maltborg examines the changing face of France’s Ligue 1   The French football Ligue 1 has long been the league of the many and of...

The last Classic race of the Flat season

The Tout’s tips for Saturday’s Ladbrokes St Leger   As we enter the autumn it is time for the final classic race of the season on...

Roman racing

The Tout’s tips for the York Ebor Festival   The summer moves on apace and we reach the great northern three day Ebor summer festival on...

The game of transfers

Pontus Maltbourg analyses this year’s European football transfer window   With less than one month remaining of the major European transfer window it is time to...

Toronado Tout

Another win for The Tout   Toronado romped home in a last minute surge at Goodwood’s Sussex Stakes this afternoon and produced yet another glorious result...

Duel on the Sussex Downs

The Tout’s tips for Wednesday’s racing at Goodwood   We’ve arrived at the mid summer festival to beat all others at Goodwood but without the heatwave...

Topping The Tout

The Tout does it again   With Mickelson having won The Open at 20/1, The Tout has pulled it off again.   Two of his other selections, Ernie...

Only Opens

The Tout’s tips for The Open Championship 2013 at Muirfield   This year it is Muirfield’s sixteenth opportunity to host The Open Championship, which retains its...

Picture of the Week: Smile, it most certainly did happen

Judy Murray has good reason to smile   An interview with Andy Murray’s mother, the tennis coach and British Fed Cup team captain Judy Murray, appeared...

A beginner’s guide to The Ashes

Our man in whites Fred Sculthorp looks ahead to this week’s Test cricket series, The Ashes   The enemy are at the gates. The time has...

A true sporting great

Andy Murray’s place in history is much deserved   If he’d lost he’d have been remembered as a “Scottish nearly man” but with his historic victory...

A ticket and a half

Debenture tickets to Wimbledon’s men’s final available for £42,000   Fancy a ticket to the Wimbledon’s men’s final? You can have a pair but it’ll cost...

Pontus Maltborg: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks football guru Pontus Maltborg: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? The struggle for...

Brenda’s Estimate

The Queen’s horse wins the Gold Cup at Ascot   The Queen is no doubt deservedly raising a glass tonight after her first ever Gold Cup...

The fashion of Ascot

Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot 2013 truly was a fashion parade   Royal Ascot is known for four things: horse racing, royalty, fashion and drunken revelry.   The...

Royal Ascot 2013

The Tout’s tips for Royal Ascot   Finally for all fans of horse racing the greatest week of the year has arrived and even the ladies...

Dettori drives forward

Frankie Dettori signs with Your Golf Travel   Champion jockey Frankie Dettori is back in the saddle and back in business. As well as performing his...

Frankel-y the best

A tribute to Sir Henry Cecil (1943 – 2013)   Sir Henry Cecil was undoubtedly one of the greatest trainers ever. His tally of 25 classic...

Frankie's back

Frankie Dettori returns to racing   Frankie Dettori’s back. This afternoon the racing legend will ride Beatrice Aurore, owned by ABBA’s Benny Andersson, in the Princess...

Epsom: The Oaks and the Derby

The Tout’s tips for the Oaks and the Derby   Frederico Tesio, a pre-eminent Italian breeder, who owned and bred Ribot one of the all time...

Amini Fonua: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Olympian swimmer Amini Fonua: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding force? “Don’t judge, be...

Firing Maggie

The sale of a Purdey gun engraved with a portrait of Baroness Thatcher   Margaret Thatcher had many devoted followers and fans in her time as...

Michael Scudamore: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks Welsh National winning racehorse trainer Michael Scudamore: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and wisdom”. What’s your guiding...

Trebled by The Tout

Three out of four for our man, The Tout   The first day of Cheltenham has been kind to our mysterious friend, The Tout.   His predictions of...

The theatre of dreams and the home to real men and horses

The Tout’s tips for the Cheltenham Festival 2013   Finally, after a long and harsh winter we have arrived at the greatest show on earth for...

A 24-hour toy

A dream toy for any Le Mans fan   The 106-minute long 1971 film Le Mans starring Steve McQueen is rightly considered one of the classic...

Picture of the week: “I am the bullet in the chamber”

The tragic story of Oscar Pistorius and the death of Reeva Steenkamp   Oscar Pistorius was a man many rightly came to admire. He achieved the...

We're backing Frankie

The Steeple Times backs Frankie Dettori to win Celebrity Big Brother 2013   Though Frankie Dettori split from Sheikh Mohammed and Godolphin in October and was...

The Tout’s tips for the William Hill King George VI Chase

Get set for a Boxing Day extravaganza at Kempton Park   Kempton Park is the closest racecourse to London at Sunbury upon Thames and with the...

Striking Gold at The Hennessey

The Tout gives his take on this weekend’s racing at Newbury   Winter has officially arrived and traditionally The Hennessy is the first of the major...

Boat it like Beckham

The ultimate souvenir of the 2012 Olympics?   On Friday 27th July, a boat sped up the Thames that was watched by an estimated 900 million...

Frankel: The Best

The Tout says a fond farewell to Frankel   It must have taken some restraint from Sir Henry Cecil, the trainer of many of the greatest...

Another Magnificent Seven

Richard Hughes achieves a “Magnificent Seven”   On the 28th September 1996, Frankie Dettori, at odds of 20,095-1 rode seven winners on seven horses in the...

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