So, I was watching the Grand National live from Aintree last weekend. Did you see that? That was some finish, wasn't it? Congratulations to Neptune Collonges. Fantastic ride!
I don't know about you, but I'm not much of a betting fan - I've tried it in the past but, being crap, tend to keep it very low key these days - nor am I that much of a racing fan - oh, I'll go when asked, it is after all a great day out if the weather stays fine, and I might watch a race on the telly from time to time - but in a past life I was a bit of horseman and I do like a good steeplechase. And the Grand National is certainly that. On Saturday it was an amazing steeplechase.
On a personal level, the fatalities were grist for the mill of a friend of mine who is all for banning the race, if not the sport. Even so, I do find his position more than a little irrational, as my message to him below shows (the message was part of a little online spat we had):