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Yet more Brighton sport

Saturday I returned to Hove for the third day against Middlesex and went to the greyhound stadium in the evening. The day was memorable more for the people I met then the sport I watched. Cricket is very much a social game. Although I packed the morning papers, I had little expectation of reading [...]

May 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Going to the dogs

Evolve or die. Stuff happens. In the race of sporting life there are always winners and losers. You must constantly change and develop. An ambition to stay the same is actually one to keep going backwards. We have addressed such sporting issues on the Rust with perception and regularity over the [...]

March 25, 2017 // 0 Comments

Buying a pup

Yesterday I was called by the trainer of my greyhound to say that after a couple of months of treatment and rest for a tendon injury he was now irretrievably lame. He would never run again. For sometime I thought I had in every sense bought a pup. I never thought that I had acquired a dog that [...]

August 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

Hove Dogs

It  was good to see Bob Tickler back. We met up at Hove to watch his dog. He ran in the first race and it was felt the shorter distance might suit him after a lay off for injury. It did not and he never featured. Bob ruefully observed that he “bought a pup” but he is not yet two and [...]

June 19, 2016 // 0 Comments

Going to the Dogs

Last night I took Jamie, his mother and two local friends to Hove dog stadium to see my dog, Trap in Front run. I call him Crap in Front as the last three times he has run he is fast out of the trap then on the penultimate bend with 50m to go he is crowded out. The trainer and various greyhound [...]

May 1, 2016 // 0 Comments

Going to the dogs

No I’m not talking about Fulham’s season but Robert Tickler’s dog, who won four on the trot before he acquired him, has yet to win for his new master. Last night at Hove he finished third. When I met Ted Dexter in Nice I asked him about greyhounds of which he owned several  and [...]

April 17, 2016 // 0 Comments

From Eton Chapel to Hove Dogs

I bet I was the only one present both at Eton Chapel and Hove Dog track. I was there to see my dog run for the first time. He was in an open class race, the highest level. Races are graded from A1 ( the highest) to A10. The dog ran and won a A2 last time out so its was very much a test. It was a [...]

March 14, 2016 // 0 Comments