To the organisation that gives us free Timeform Perspective, free Timeform Racecards, plentiful information about their horses, a great website, a PR man who does his bit and a founder who gives us live RUK and Equida for free everyday in the Gulf, I say a big well done on your classic victory today.
An example to many in flat racing. Long may it continue.
Loathe is probably too strong a word but I think quite a few are unhappy at the perception that they buy up all the opposition.
Besides spending astronomical sums at the sales they then attempt to buy any young, and not so young, animals that show form that might be a challenge to theirs.
Good news for those who are the beneficiaries of the purchases but not sure that it makes for truly competitive racing.
I have no arguments with Sheikh Mo and the millions he has put into British racing but I have the feeling that his infusion of money has made the sport just a little reliant on his millions. One wonders what would happen if he ever made the decision to pull out of the sport in this country.