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My Sporting Weekend – at the races

You should never beat the local pool champion in his local… and you should never beat your sister-in-law at the races in her home city of Toronto.

But I did one of them, in a close finish at the Toronto races https://www.seetorontonow.com.

Racing abroad is always a thrill

Livepool lose

I’ve had mixed fortunes at the Aintree Grand National, losing in a photo-finish in my year working in Liverpool https://www.visitliverpool.com..

But returning years later to stay with my brother and sister-in-law I used some local knowledge to get a 1-2.

And repay their hospitality with a slap-up meal.

Have a night out on the town in Liverpool

A foot in the Algarve

Myself and The Scary One, back when she was just Slightly Intimidating, holidayed in the Algarve https://www.visitportugal.com/en.

Where we met two brothers, one of whom was a racing nut.

Terry hit the jackpot at The Derby and took us all out for dinner.

I don’t think I’ve had as good a meal out in Portugal on any of the occasions I’ve been back and I’ve had some good ones… Secret Portugal.

Cheltenham week

All of which ramblings is because I’m prone to drift like an unbroken horse when I should be sticking to the subject matter… the Cheltenham Races.

Which are on from Tuesday to Friday… https://www.cheltenhamfestival.net.

When, of course, Ireland empties for rural Gloucestershire.

Now if, on a whim, you decide you want to go then you’ll struggle to get accommodation but whether you want to go out of season or for next year…

Plum draw in Barbados

And a paintathon too

Then here’s what you want to check out… https://www.visitcheltenham.com.

They have 25 festivals in all throughout the year including a Literary Festival, a Music Festival and a Paint Festival…

And I’m up for that having painted Barbados purple at Foreday Morning as part of Crop Over… Let’s rumba in Barbados and www.visitbarbados.org.

Now maybe I’m doing myself down because I put Issy through her paces in Colorado a couple of years ago… The New Frontiersmen and https://www.colorado.com.

While if it’s goat racing you want then it has to be Tobago… www.visittobago.gov.tt.

MEET YOU AT THE RACES

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