While there many factors that contribute to a stellar F1 experience, it is ultimately the track that has a huge bearing on the quality and competitiveness of each race. Some may argue that this has been something of an issue in recent times, after a series of safety alterations have changed the nature of the sport and created more pedestrian tracks around the world.
While the domestic press remains preoccupied with Manchester City’s irresistible start to the season and the failings of their local rivals United, there is a whole world of football continuing around us. With league campaigns having started in Spain, Italy and Germany and the battle for European honours also underway, there is plenty for continental football fans to consider in the coming months.
This coming Thursday signals the start of the 2016 Cambridgeshire Meeting – three days of world-class racing and top-quality handicaps. Steeped in history, the renowned Rowley Mile at Newmarket, often referred to as ‘The Course of Champions’ provides an unrivalled setting for this fantastic spectacle which concludes with the biggest betting race of the event – the Cambridgeshire Handicap.
Have you ever wondered why jockeys adorn the attire that they do when racing?
In fact, the act of wearing silks and colours when racing is a tried-and-trusted tradition, and one that originated in England as a way of identifying horses and their riders. Interestingly, this is a trend that actually took hold after horse racing was an established sport back in 1114.
While every weekend seems to bring a bumper selection of races with it as the culmination of the flat racing season approaches, the period between Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th September promises to be particularly thrilling.