January 20, 2007 at 11:47 #728cormack15Keymaster
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Lydia Hislop deserves the highest praise for her consistently excellent articles in The Times.
In our sport the key issues affecting the integrity of the sport are almost invariably shirked, by the authorities, the participants and, most unforgivably, the media.
Lydia tackles these issues head on and this weeks piece on bloodstock malpractice (which followed Michael Goodbody’s comments) was just the latest in a series of excellent articles in a similar vein.
Her work represents what journalism, at its best, should be and many of her self-preserving pressroom colleagues would do well to take note.
On the subject of Goodbody. While I welcome his comments I note that he has participated in the industry for 25 years and chooses now, with a change of role and interests, to highlight these issues.
I’m never b****y happy am I!January 20, 2007 at 13:13 #36357insomniacParticipant
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NoJanuary 20, 2007 at 13:48 #36358zilzalParticipant
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Any ideas for your Maiden Q & A to follow Ms Hislop, Cormack?
ZJanuary 20, 2007 at 13:59 #36359cormack15Keymaster
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I was thinking more of Goodbody for that one Z!January 20, 2007 at 18:19 #36360insomniacParticipant
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Hislop is indeed a better read than most racing journalists and well worth the effort of nicking someones Times to have a gander. (My initial comment was my attempt at winning the shortest post of 2007 competition :biggrin: – no punctuation marks allowed.)January 20, 2007 at 18:40 #36361clivexMember
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Shes one reason ive recently swapped to the times
i think she is excellent and by racing standards (not high) ….almost fearlessJanuary 20, 2007 at 19:47 #36362seabirdParticipant
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Didn’t like that hat today, Lydia!!:o
ColinJanuary 21, 2007 at 10:47 #36363graysonscolumnParticipant
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Lydia and Jonathan on RUK yesterday – pretty much the dream team for NH coverage, as far as I’m concerned.<br>
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.January 21, 2007 at 13:29 #36364Nor1Member
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I also think Lydia Hislop is brilliant, Cormack, and brave.<br>Let’s hope she continues as I’m sure she must be annoying, if not infuriating, a few people.January 21, 2007 at 15:21 #36365SeagullMember
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A regular reader of postings on this site by the way!<br>January 22, 2007 at 20:24 #36366VenusianParticipant
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She is absolutely first-class, writes with passion as well as knowledge, and with Alan Lee being there as well, the Times is a real treat for racing fans.January 22, 2007 at 21:34 #36367cheltboyMember
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<br>Lydia is a refreshing independent view. <br>alan Lee is a top class writer — the best around. He is also a close watcher of the hobbs yard. and a great judge of horses. We both shared a view on a sun alliance chase winner several years ago.. Also he’s ghosted a couple of good NH racing booksJanuary 23, 2007 at 02:04 #36368CavParticipant
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Would concur with the compliments paid to Lydia, she is a class act. Another female doing an excellent job (and gets very little credit) is Tanya Stephensen. She puts most of the so called experts on C4 to shame with her very well thought out selections. Good on you both.January 23, 2007 at 02:26 #36369FlatSeasonLoverMember
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Was just wondering if anyone knew the Racing UK presenter who seemed to cover a lot of the 2yo races, and he also has 10 minutes on the Ladbrokes audiowaves on a Saturday morning to give his selections. He sounds a bit like the bloke (called Dom) who does a lot of morning TV programs involving houses and people getting ripped off! Very helpful I know
Always found him very knowledgeable and worth listening to.
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