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  1. Happy Birthday Mr Marb :)

    It's my 35th birthday tomorrow. The pitman Derby is at my local track. My grandad was a pitman miner and each year I like to try and get the winner!

    I like the profile of the lightly raced and improving Rajinsky for trainer Tom Dascombe at a good price of 14/1.

    Earlier in the day I like the profile of Virgin Snow who looks to be coming in the race in great form. Don't be put off by the fact her last win was in a handicap either.

    I've changed my mind ...

    Updated 26th June 2020 at 7:36 PM by Marb

  2. Skyline a dish best served cold in the Derby

    Desert Skyline (each way) in the Pitmens Derby now back in a handicap.

    Also expect Richard Hannon to enjoy a nice Saturday with loads of chances.

    Skywalker Logan hopefully can win the Greyhound Derby for County Offaly and Ireland.

    Good luck to one and all.

    Updated 29th June 2019 at 4:09 AM by Marb

  3. Northumberland Plate Anti-Post Preview

    Northumberland Plate Preview

    As well as being one of the richest handicaps in the modern day world, The Northumberland Plate holds a special place in the hearts of racing enthusiasts especially in the Northeast. The staying contest was first held in the 1833 and soon became known as the Pitmen’s Derby, as it established itself as an important race in the lives of local miners.

    The 2018 renewal will be only the third running on the all-weather Tapeta surface. ...

    Updated 24th January 2019 at 11:18 PM by Marb