THE TERRIBLE TOUT’S ROYAL ASCOT PREVIEW 2019

June 16, 2019

It’s that time of year again.

Royal Ascot, the world’s best week of flat racing, is back. For the first time in forever, the word “soft” is likely to be included in the going description all week thanks to Dr. Climate Change. The festival should begin on Tuesday with good to soft ground (soft in places on the round course). Punters should pay close attention as ante-post selections may already have come a cropper. Read the rest of this entry »

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IF IT QUACKS LIKE A DUCK………

March 31, 2019

Russia’s interest in Afghanistan started in 1885 with its expansionist seizure of an Afghan border fort at Pandjeh.

During the Soviet era, Russia intensified fiscal interventions. From 1955-1978 billions in economic/military aid was sent to Afghanistan Read the rest of this entry »

THE TERRIBLE TOUT’S 2019 CHELTENHAM PREVIEW

March 10, 2019

It’s that time of year again as March is highlighted by the best week in jumps racing at Cheltenham.

Again, climate change has taken a “set” on the festival and the ground is expected to ride on the soft side of good. The following is extracted from my preview published in the Public Opinion (publicopinion.news) on Friday:

Everybody knows Ruby Walsh and Barry Geraghty are the jockeys to be on these days at Cheltenham but not so obvious are the claims of NICO DE BOINVILLE, now first choice for Cheltenham specialist trainer Nicky Henderson, and Irishman DAVY RUSSELL who shocked punters by winning the Championship at last year’s festival and rides my Gold Cup fancy, PRESENTING PERCY, among a quality book of rides all week Read the rest of this entry »

ABOLISH THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

March 3, 2019

It’s way past time we stopped pissing around the problem of Government accountability.

It’s time we stop obsessively watching political finger-pointing as if it were a reality Television show Read the rest of this entry »

WAR

January 20, 2019

Everybody knows Jamaica recently voted to approve an OAS Resolution “to not recognize the legitimacy of Nicolas Maduro’s new term as of the 10th of January 2019.” Read the rest of this entry »

TRY TO BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

December 25, 2018

My hope for every reader is that you all woke up at home today. Read the rest of this entry »

DO SOMETHING ABOUT CORRUPTION NOW!

November 25, 2018

Andrew Holness, in an otherwise impressive presentation to the recent JLP Conference, offered a commitment that, when debt/GDP ratio is at 60%, and government in a position to increase spending:

We will not make the mistakes of the past. We will not allow corruption to eat out our money. We will not allow inefficiency to eat out our savingsRead the rest of this entry »

BREEDERS CUP PREVIEW 2018 (SATURDAY)

November 3, 2018

The preliminaries are over and Friday’s BANKER BET did save our blushes but it’s on to the Big Show with nine races on Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup card. Read the rest of this entry »

BREEDERS CUP PREVIEW 2018 (FRIDAY)

November 2, 2018

Breeders Cup returns to Churchill Downs where stamina is at a premium and front runners aren’t favoured.  There has been lots of rain in Louisville so the turf track should be SOFT giving European invaders a huge advantage. Read the rest of this entry »

POINT BLANK!

October 9, 2018

It was Friday night in July, 1973, and the domino regulars were off partying so Gene Autry and I headed to UWI to seek out our domino pals Dr. S. Blank and Jimmy Hunchback. Read the rest of this entry »