And you can tell they mean it. Hes fallen off the wagon back into the splosh then? The fact is that his replacements on Channel 4 are now so poor that they cannot really be described as journalists. So I went back to hospital and they said I must have pulled a muscle and I told them that the pain had to be more than that. Er, no, he laughs. "Paul has been more than a boss. Liz was the promiscuous, middle-class mother of the bride who starts an affair with Jasons working-class Ted Simcock, father of the groom. As he once exultantly explained a definition he had read: "A dim, flightless bird ridiculously easy to catch.". Interview: ALASTAIR DOWNIn this four-part interview the five times HWPA Racing Writer Of The Year and Channel 4 presenter talks about his life in racing, his early days on Fleet Street, working on course, TV presenting, his love of Cheltenham and in particular the Festival. Alastair Down talks to the young jockey riding high after her Grade 1 success Bryony Frost: Paul Nicholls' conditional rider has been one of the stars of the jumps season Edward Whitaker 1 of 1 UPDATED 12:38PM, JAN 15 2018 Came the day when Bryony Frost was running a touch late getting to Taunton to ride one for dad Jimmy. When youre young, you go all day and all night and then have an hours kip and then go again, now that I work at the meeting, it is very different but I love the way also that it has transmitted itself to the next generation - it just has this, almost evangelical ability to get the group gospel across, I mean my three children, they couldnt name another race course, but they never miss a day at the Festival. And she was absolutely passionate about what this can do and theyre talking about treatment which involves a single-dose plus therapy. Award-winning racing writer and broadcaster Alastair Down talks about the early days of his life falling in the love with the game. 'Happily now she's fine and fit again and she's still very much a girl. That old cliche about breaths of fresh air does not begin to climb the foothills when describing Frost. He will soon tell you if you f*** up but if you listen to him you'll learn and he wants to teach. Please god may it be true. They had four children: Melinda, Richard, Diana, and Nigel. Perhaps the bleak time then was a brutal apprenticeship for the massively exciting now. I think the first Cheltenham I watched together with him, I was at home with the mumps and I had managed to give mumps to dad too who had it in the neck but it was the Cheltenham Festival and I was sufficiently better to be watching the telly downstairs aged about seven or eight and dad made the dreadful error of getting up and coming downstairs to watch the Gold Cup. I saw him in the Mount Royale after racing during Ebor week a couple of years ago. There were no tears at that moment, but I write these sparse words through a hopeless mist. She was a glacial, beautiful . "The other day I said to him 'my family gave me the tools and you've taught me about the work to use them on'. Who knows if that is true, but one could understand if Down isnt at his best every week. Whether Campbell would like a permanent role in the TV studio is another matter. He was an intensely personal man. Then he asks me if I remember the last time I came off them, which is a few years ago, and he digs out the notes to remind me and shows me that I had a massive, massive, massive crash. Stark and bollock naked. Alistar is voiced by Harlan Hogan. If you could harness her to the national grid, power cuts would become history. Nosey and I would wander into her kitchen if I wanted a biscuit or a piece of toast. There are few mysteries as complex as other people's marriages, but should you require a textbook definition of devotion look no further than Mr and Mrs John McCririck. His piece on JT McNamara was superb and adopted exactly the right tone, keeping that distinctive written voice locked away so the reader could focus on the quotes from JT and his family. And the signs are very, very encouraging. Nothing in the form book gave Boyneside a ghost of a chance but he made his ground steadily and jumped into the lead at the last and set off up the hill, hard ridden, head down and battling. Skint Mob! "'Where the hell did that come from?" With the side effects of some of them you can feel very numb, your mind isnt quite there, youre not functioning properly, but the one Im on now just seems to work. Of course he died one day and that set me off again. It was quite a drizzly day, a very weird day. But its hard, really hard.. "I was let out but every time I went surfing I was in terrible pain I've never known pain like it. But weve had some great days when plans have come right and days when theyve gone wrong. "After one op I came round being wheeled on a trolley with a wonky wheel. Ive also seen the rise of Willie Mullins, who I have known for donkeys years and when I met him first, he was just an amateur with the idea that he might train a bit and look where he is now! "You have to be a good sponge and soak it all up. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Memories? Andrew Marr made a documentary about post-war Britain and they shot some footage at the Festival and he came out with the line that, there were as many nose studs as trilbies, which is not strictly true, but it does embrace all society; a great sporting democracy of people from Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the north and the west, down to the Home Counties. Views expressed are those of TRFs admin 18+ BeGambleAware https://t.co/BY1D8iuhyx, If you are not lucky enough to win the Eider comp (see earlier tweets) all of Sean's books are available to purchase on Amazon or via http://writesports.net, All you need do is name winner of the Eider Chase today (3.25pm Newcastle) before the off + the winning distance (tie-break) and e-mail your answer to [email protected] adding Racing Forum in the subject line to be in with a chance of winning. History and Politics (BA Hons)1st. She has an affair with his publisher and conceives a child. Christ she could be tricky, but only ever in his cause. Colonel Sir Alastair Frederick Down OBE MC TD was a Scottish army officer, accountant, and oilman. to meet Dr Carol Routledge, the chief medical and scientific officer at Small Pharma, Campbell wrote that he had learned to live with my enemy, presenting on weekdays during Mental Health Awareness Week last month, Old boss Tony Blair was among the guests in the studio, challenge Health Secretary Matt Hancock over the Governments handling of the coronavirus pandemic and social care, Tony Blair has argued Labour needs total change and greater co-operation with other progressive parties or will die, because she is suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 25 years after the MMR vaccine autism fraud, we're still dealing with the consequences, Parents jailed for manslaughter of daughter left to die in bedroom 'unfit for any animal', Stop blindly believing or dismissing the Covid lab-leak theory - focus on the evidence, Remains of baby found in wooded area after search for Constance Marten and Mark Gordon's child, Oxford and Cambridge ban ChatGPT over plagiarism fears but other universities embrace AI bot, Waspi legal action over state pension age 'a waste', says expert as it continues to raise cash, UK could mass vaccinate chickens to prevent bird flu spreading between humans, The Witch Trials of JK Rowling makes sensible points. Willie found a new lease of life and health when radically altering his diet seven years ago, and says: "In two days I didn't know myself, I felt so much better. Disappointingly, especially for those awaiting the second coming, into the Festivals ever expanding file marked beaten at odds-on, we drop the horse with the high hopes, the big engine and the grace of a drunken two-day-old fawn. Sponsored, of course, by Specsavers. It was agony when I was surfing because my body couldn't process the saltwater I was swallowing. I think both [Fiona and I] found it much, much harder to deal with Calums drinking than mine., For any other parent going through the same situation Campbell says: Listen, its really, really hard not to be judgmental but I think you should try not to be. So encouraging people to look after their own mental health better that for me is a no-brainer.. When I came round Dad was leaning over me but I thought I was still in bed and was asking him not to send me off to school. "I love my hunting and hounds. His debut album, A Little Wiser was released in 2001, the first of nine under his name over the next 20 years. He invented it. I went in at 9st and came out at 7st.". He's found me the right horses at the right time and had the backbone to put me up on horses and fought my corner, telling owners 'she'll show you what she can do'. We are a passionate community of over 55,000 horse racing fans, commentators and industry professionals. Usually with shooting stars there is an element of green eye. He also explains his love of Cheltenham including an hilarious account of the time he was gifted a box for the day. I do still say to my psychiatrist when I see him: Do you want me to be on these pills forever? And hell say: Well, its not my choice, its your choice. The great sort out of information happens on Sunday, which is spent entirely on the telephone. "You're a funny guy, Sully. Although the debate is in a much better place services are a mixed picture, he says. Good as his word he strode in and sat at the end of the table. Hes got style. She has great charm but it is genuine and not of the calculating sort. ' he laughs. News of his death came in a call from my one of my daughters, Clare. Campbell recently paid a visit to meet Dr Carol Routledge, the chief medical and scientific officer at Small Pharma, a pioneering British company using DMT, a hallucinogenic and psychedelic drug that occurs naturally in many plants and animals, which experts hope can tackle the root causes of depression. However, seems has a demon which makes him top class but inconsistent. So they told me I would have to go cold turkey for three or four days and that was what tripped my mind. "There were always loads of ponies about but I bought my first one for 800 when I was eight." Nicola Pagett, second left, with Michael Jayston, David Jason, Gwen Taylor and David Yelland in the television drama A Bit of a Do, 1989. He stood outside the box on the balcony all afternoon, smoking this most enormous double-barrelled joint. Alastair Howells (26) is now in the clear, after receiving a specialist procedure to remove the lymph nodes from his abdomen after fears the cancer had spread from his testes. There is an old line of song that runs "you don't know what you've got til it's gone". The fact Im going wild swimming in the Isle of Skye rather than rant obsessively about Boris Johnson and Dominic Cummings although I can do that and there may be something in that. So where now for the disgraced Dunguib? The loyalty and effort of our members make the Racing Forum the friendliest and most informative horse racing community. I love being part of it and seeing the emotional bond everyone has with their horses. Humour and humanity sums it up very well. Im 64 now, I probably do live a different sort of life to the one I did, but I still do more than most people do. To be honest, we are talking five or six days ahead of the meeting, and I have learnt down the years that you get a flood of information from lots of people and you have to learn with people to separate the dreamers from the realists. It was founded in 1965 as part of a government initiative to expand access to higher education. Nicola Mary Pagett (Scott), actor, born 15 June 1945; died 3 March 2021. A few weeks later on Whitbread day at Sandown I . Does he talk to Keir Starmer much? Hell, I don't know, but he should quantify his addiction. Then I thought betting was very easy; You just back the white one - its so very simple, I dont know why everybody else doesnt do that! And I was hooked from then - not on just the betting though; I used to sit on the arm of dads armchair - and dads are heroes to their sons and he was a man of infinite charm and kindness - he loved racing and in turn, I loved it in his wake I guess. Alastair Campbell has struggled with depression since his 20s. Everybody just loves it and they block those days off in the calendar for those few days in the year, where we all join together in something we absolutely love and once youve been you will absolutely be bitten! When I first used to go, or watch it on telly even before that, before the drainage systems went in, about 24/25 years ago, the horses would come up that hill in bad ground, as an Irish friend of mine says, like snipe leaving the bog, weaving from side to side - but a bit slower than snipe! Colonel Sir Alastair Frederick Down OBE MC TD (23 July 1914 22 October 2004) was a Scottish army officer, accountant, and oilman. Nicola was born in Cairo, where her father, Herbert Scott, was a peripatetic Shell Oil executive who had met her mother, Barbara (nee Black), in Egypt, where she had been stationed with the Womens Royal Naval Service during the war. Was there ever a word of complaint? Neither friendly nor unfriendly, Campbell describes Corbyn in his diary. In all three roles her beauty was tempered with a fascinating mixture of steeliness and reserve. Its a huge ask for a horse, let alone one that is absolutely legless. I imagine either Willie Mullins or Gordon Elliott which is hardly big news, I mean Gordon is running 60 horses and Willie will probably have 50. He is survived. Additionally, modern pennies are only 2.5% copper, so older pennies should be used instead for better results. As he had five years of service, he became the regiment's senior subaltern. Nicky Henderson, God bless him, used to be unspeakable to almost in late February; hes got much calmer now but the pressure of handling a big team for important people in our game, going into the meeting, these pressures are intense and you are looking for the slightest thing to go wrong which it inevitably does. It got into her lungs and she couldn't breathe. Not a bit of it. She was a glacial, beautiful presence in plays from Shaw to Pinter and she illuminated Upstairs, Downstairs on television in the early 1970s. So across the moor I went. Frost says: "Dad and I love our lurchers and we were always out lamping. True TYF, I met AD at last years Oaksey House Quiz, he was in great form then and wrote a wonderful piece about it in the Racing Post afterwards. And with depression were talking about drugs that havent really advanced since Prozac [which entered medical use in 1986].. Dunguib became Dungubbed in just over four minutes on turf described as virgin by Mr Simon Claisse though few of the jockeys, unsurprisingly perhaps, recognised the chaste element underfoot. The Reptile, whose views on her daughter's choice of man can only be guessed at, repeatedly knocked on his door to tell him that his customarily splendid dinner was about to be served by Jenny. We would like to show you a description here but the site won't allow us. Often, even in deepest Devon, it is customary to inherit a little something from your granny but Bryony has already bequeathed a gift in the other direction. People without a sense of humour need not, Moderators:Rowan, johne5knuckle, jennywales, V sad to hear of Alastair Down's battle with Alcoholism after spending 28 days in US booze clinic, but what a true man to write such an open piece about this his illness in his columnin the RP, i personally would like to wish this truly gifted racing journalist and presenter the very best of luck in the battle ahead and to say that takes a real man to own up to their demons and lets hope he comes back better than ever. In my considered opinion, cynically carbuncled as it has become by many heavy blows over the years, the bloody horse just cant jump. Bryony Frost's father Jimmy and brother Hadden cheer home Pacha Du Polder in the Foxhunter at Cheltenham, Bryony Frost: 'It's awesome to have a life where you can be so proud of your horses and the people you work with', Clifford Baker oversees work in the yard at Ditcheat. I have one or two people that I talk to and some people that I listen to - including Patrick Mullins whose son is a great friend, so we will have a con flab. Black Cortons success at Kempton put Frost alongside Lizzie Kelly as the only women to win a Grade 1 over jumps. Her trajectory will mean she has to get used to it. "Now Miss Frost, we need to talk to you about your use of the whip. Unfortunately the disasters are always more interesting than the winners in a sense, because everyone's had winners. Many a time I had to sell ponies before they had reached their full potential. Furthermore, if you're growing heirloom varieties or rare species that may not, Tips for Successful Tomato Farming in Hot and Humid Climates, Tomato farming in hot and humid climates can be a challenge, but with the right preparation and care, you can still have a successful harvest. There is some cruelty in its beauty, its a very hard place and I have seen desperate tragedies to horse and human there and you know that those risks are being run on your behalf. I spent a few weeks in Stow-on-the-Wold last year, quite close to Alastair Downs home. Never been a Down fan, but then I wouldnt be I wasnt a fan of Jeffrey Bernard or that whole raffish, rakish, persona he seems to style himself upon. My dad, who was a meek, mild and delightful man, was a five Shilling punter on a Saturday who worked in the City of London. More Joe Maplin than racing`s finest wordsmith IMHO. She says: "What's the point of living a life if not to create memories?". Absurdly so in public utterance. Basically she was fading away and all you can do is sit in a chair and watch. Ironically, his. You look at the world and think this lot are murderously incompetent. 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Aged four, I asked at the meet if I could go off with the field and they said 'if she can keep up with us she can come'. He also explains his love of Cheltenham includin. I was back in hospital and then septicemia set in. Recall him a few years ago writing a heartfelt article in the RP about the damage a lifetimes over-indulgence had caused him and his nearest and dearest, culminating in the well-worn type-of-phrase its got to stop and it will. Syneos Health generated $46.2 million in GAAP net income during the first quarter, up 19.2% from a year ago. Alistar is a champion in League of Legends. Joanna and I had this very funny exchange where she said: The problem is Alastair, the drugs change the way your mind works. In the race, she recalls, "I was fourth trying hard to be third to get a few quid for Dad. "It affects you in ways you don't understand. "I had a 10hh pony called Rosie who would jump anything. So across the moor I went. But as things got worse which he loved of course I thought "grow a pair Down" and cleaved to his side. I sat next to Alistair Down in the press box at Doncaster a few years back. In the old days you could muck about with them and get there because of the weight range of handicap was two stone and now thats 4 or 5lbs, so its got to be the one that wins with a little bit up its sleeve but theyve all got ones, twos, threes and fours, whereas in the old days you could have six and you wouldnt be put off if you thought that the man who trained them had the brass neck to do it. I had one that I backed from 25s which went off at 8/1 which fell in the paddock! I thikn we would all wish Alistair, just as we would wish anyone seeking to beat their demons of whatever kind, the very very best of luck, Start Gardening This Summer and Reap the Rewards | Successful Harvesting for Beginners, Gardening is a rewarding experience that brings with it many benefits, from improved physical and mental health to the joy of harvesting fresh produce. Bryony is a good runner, a big climbing fan and an avid surfer. Yet among the mass of cap-doffing drivel that has poured out in recent days has been the contributions of women who knew and worked with him. Patrick McCann. Victory in Saturdays Classic Chase at Warwick on Milansbar, following on from the Badger Ales Handicap Chase on Present Man and the Grade 1 Kauto Star Novices Chase with Black Corton on whom she has scored six times has maintained the surge. God knows what he was doing but when you watch the videos it's bloody funny.". And so The Booby and a supporter will watch the slow and sonorous slide behind the curtains and the ashes will find their way to the furlong pole at Ally Pally where in John's youth the starter would solemnly intone: "Triers at the front, non-triers at the back.". "I can read a hill," she says, "but not a signpost." People assumed he was a bigot but that he never was. Folk failed or fabulous who were in thrall to the thing he loved above all horseracing. He thought nobody would turn up. Came the day when Bryony Frost was running a touch late getting to Taunton to ride one for dad Jimmy. It's awesome to have a life where you can be so proud of your horses and the people you work with. She was nothing if not resilient. You only thing you can do as a parent is to do your level best to make them understand that you are there for them, whatever happens. He gets right to the heart of it. After the company became operational, from 1957 to 1962 served as its first president. I reacted very badly to tramadol and other drugs intended to wean me away from it. But it doesn't bother her.". From 1922 to 1927 he attended Edinburgh Academy, and from 1927 to 1932 attended Marlborough College. She has bought herself a "bolthole" in Shepton Mallet and hopes to have another by the end of the year. Other amorous adventures follow before she leaves for New York. That it seemingly didnt and wont is no surprise, sadly, as the large majority of drying alcoholics relapse sooner or later, The distinctive verbose, wistful, moist-eyed, metaphor-laden prose peddled by Down was an enjoyable well-wrought diversion but is of the type likely to succumb to repetitive parody after too many reams, particularly if, as seems probable, hes now just going through the motions and producing no more than whats expected from him. There is no atmosphere like it, you are there in this great democracy of people. I mean, it ran, but it ran about as quick as I could I nearly became a Republican that day I was so cross! They had given five years of their life making sure it was thus. Plus the early days of press rooms on racecourses and the colourful characters that worked therein then getting into broadcasting with Channel Four Racing. All in his own inimitable style. Its not necessarily a very nice experience in that its meant to try and take you very, very deep into yourself, Campbell tells i from the Isle of Skye where he is on holiday with his partner Fiona Millar as they complete the North Coast 500, a 516-mile scenic route around the north coast of Scotland, starting and ending at Inverness Castle. Theres a very good reason that that cheer goes up when the tapes go up; because people have been waiting for the start of the meeting or a particular race or the Gold Cup and they love it. He often sounded the worse for wear when he worked for Channel 4. I could listen to him rambling on about Cheltenham for hours. A gamble that went astray at Leicester Races. When he thought you had done well he would ring and tell you, and if he believed you had erred the inevitable 'Fat Al' would be followed by a tirade of corrective advice. "Now Fat Al, I am two glasses ahead of you but I am sure you will catch up.". The University of Warwick is a public research university located in Coventry, United Kingdom. The 24-year-old, who is Britains youngest MP, said she has been advised by her doctor to take several weeks off for her health to improve. I wanted to get off it, asking why I needed to be on this. Home My Books Down was a member of the Bath Club, York Club, Toronto Club, Mount Royal Club, and Ranchmen's Club. Interview: ALASTAIR DOWN In this four-part interview the five times HWPA Racing Writer Of The Year and Channel 4 presenter talks about his life in racing, his early days on Fleet Street, working on course, TV presenting, his love of Cheltenham and in particular the Festival. And loved him for it. She adds that at one stage it was a "throw-up" between racing and show jumping but we decide "toss-up" would be a better description. "My father, who's no longer with us, insisted on seeing if she was a match for his kidney so he could donate one to her but it wasn't possible. Perhaps there is a touch of the roseate in my recollection of him, but excuse that please. In 1942 he was appointed a Member and in 1944 an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, and in 1945 was appointed a Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau. "Now she wants a wooden floor in the kitchen," she laughs. I once had a very good win there on a horse called Taberna Lord who was also trained by Jim Wilson, who had the incalculable disadvantage of a claiming jockey on top by the name of Luke Harvey who wasnt even as bad then as he got later on! What Are the Major Horse Racing Events in the UK? In she rushes to the weighing room, whips off her clothes, leaps into her jockey's kit, then the helmet goes on and, having picked up her whip, she bounds outside. They love having her force and vitality about the place and the girls in Nicholls' office describe her as "fantastic". Every day in the 10 days up to the meeting, lots of horses start dropping out due to injury and then all those months of planning and years of planning can easily go up in smoke it is not a window of opportunity, its an arrow slit, and everyone is wanting to all fire through that arrow slit all at once. You get so frustrated, you can see what the problem is, its so clear to you, but as I know from when I was drinking too much, other people telling you thats the problem isnt really the most helpful thing you can do. Soon after came a request from son James to come to his funeral as, at the age of 11, young Jim spent a memorable day at the Oval with Mac when England regained the Ashes. ", She laughs: "It should have been a ten-day ban but I pleaded ignorance and everything else I could think of and it was reduced to seven. Lastly, one other thing that I wanted to say, if you have never been to Cheltenham, then you must go! The old fire burns again when the discussion returns to Boris Johnson and the Government. In part two Alastair talks about not missing a Cheltenham Festival since he was 19. And why The Booby? Somewhere in the maddening, magnificent maelstrom that was Mac there thumped out a belief in ordinary folk and that he was beholden to stand up for them through tremor and tempest. You might think that Corm, I couldnt possibly comment. It is the difference between still and sparkling water. "I had a 10hh pony called Rosie who would jump anything. Ruby will watch six horses in a race and will know exactly what the workings are and he will know their position and pace the position is crucial at Cheltenham, if you lose it that is it because you wont get back in and if you make a mistake, making ground and choosing when to do it, is extremely difficult. His own heavy drinking days, which culminated in a severe breakdown in Hamilton in 1986 while a political reporter following then Labour party leader Neil Kinnock on the campaign trail, did not leave him somehow better equipped to help his son through a similar ordeal, however. For Jenny most of all. Describe all the feelings the Festival bound jockeys, trainers and owners experience as this week approaches? How many years have you been going to the Festival now? And there was a resonance of their views with John. The one and only time he ever made me smile was donkeys years ago when he wrote: every year you go to Ireland pre Festival to find out whats fancied, and every year you get put away as some steamer called Fill Yer Boots romps home apparently backed by every Irishman present. , Sir Cherryade of Hampshire I have enjoyed Alastairs broadcasting and journalistic contributions to the sport over a fair few years. "There was a fish tank on a ward that I used to sit and watch and I loved one of the fish because he looked like Nemo. 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