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HORSE PLAY; Just for the fun of it.

Byline: Compiled by Andrew Pennington, John Randall and Jessica Lamb

Googling a runner

Faraday 3.20 Kempton Michael Faraday was one of the most influential scientists in history. Specialising in electromagnetism and electrochemistry, Faraday is regarded as a pioneer of early motor technology and also invented an early form of the bunsen burner. Born in Surrey in 1791, Faraday, who was deeply religious, died aged 75. He was buried in Highgate cemetary.

Easy as 1-2-3

1 Who trains at Pegasus Stables in Newmarket?

2 Which company sponsored the Grand National before John Smith's?

3 Who owns Paddy Power Gold Cup runner-up Barbers Shop?


Easy as 1-2-3: 1 James Fanshawe, 2 Martell, 3 The Queen

The class of . . .

1999Among the top novice chasers of ten years ago, Looks Like Trouble, who triumphed in the Cheltenham Gold Cup the following season, landed the Royal & Sun Alliance (now RSA) Chase by a distance, although he would probably not have won at all had Nick Dundee not fallen three out; future champion two-miler Flagship Uberalles took the Arkle Trophy; and Majadou and Stormy fair weather beat more-experienced rivals in their respective festival races.

Presenting the presenter

Alastair Down

Most memorable interview There is one, but whatever it was I've forgotten.

Favourite horse Rondetto.

Biggest event covered The Cheltenham Festival, days of wonder.

Most admired colleague Mark Dobson, Channel 4's senior VT editor, the linchpin of our coverage and peerless in his field.

Best piece of advice received Never start any article with the word 'the' and don't go for the fourth chin.

Where next? Teaching and being less grumpy.

Wit and wisdom 'She will come to English fences like a young girl discovering love'

French trainer Jean-Paul Gallorini
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Feb 9, 2009
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