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A Confession….

About 6 months before I started Focus Ratings I also started a small blog which detailed my learning curve with all things Horse Racing.

Once Focus Ratings was under way though, I found that I didn't have time to do both and so I stopped updating the blog.

I am now shutting down the blog and have decided to move some of the content over here - purely for your amusement only.

My Frankel Story...

Now, I don't pretend to know everything there is to know about horse racing; in fact, as the title of this blog suggests...

I am very much a student and know that I have an awful lot more to learn.

However, sometimes my lack of knowledge embarrasses me!

About two and a half years ago, when I was first starting to get interested in Horse Racing, I was sat outside a bar in the small town of La Gacilly (Brittany, France - where I happen to live), just enjoying a coffee, reading through a copy of The Punter's Revenge and generally just watching the world go by when...

A man came and sat down at the table next to me. "He's English" I thought to myself.

It was something about his clothes and his demeanour; but the copy of the Daily Telegraph that he had in his hand was the giveaway really.

Now, I don't impose myself on other expats or holidaymakers when I come across them - if I wanted to surround myself with other English people I would never have moved to France in the first place.

But, at the same time, I try not to be rude.

So, when he pointed at the book I was reading and said "You're interested in the horses, them?"

I nodded my head and replied.. "A little."

"Frankel's doing well, isn't he?" He asked.

Now, at this point I didn't have the faintest idea who Frankel was; he might have been a horse, a jockey, a trainer or even a tipster but...

So as not to be rude I agreed that Frankel was doing wonderfully.

"Never been a horse like him." My new friend said.

"That's true." I agreed, happy to know that Frankel wasn't a Jockey or a Trainer.

Then, like good expat Brits in France, we started talking about house prices, moustached French women and that funny habit that French men have of peeing in public.

I've never seen that Englishman again but...

I do cringe whenever I read about Frankel!

keith-eckstein  the horse racing scholar

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