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Saturday, December 04, 2004

I entered the Scoop 6 this afternoon (that's the equine equivalent of the pools) where you have to pick the winners of all six of the afternoon's horse races. Obviously I didn't win - if I had, I wouldn't be writing a blog post, I'd be writing a cheque to Brighton & Hove Council, and moving my stuff into the Royal Pavilion. But I did get two winners, two 2nds, one 3rd and one 4th, so I'm planning to start a campaign to have a share of the pool paid out to people who just "have a good stab".

Not that I'll need to make my fortune from gambling for much longer. The Racing Post are currently accepting nominations for their poll of the best and worst racing websites on the net, and one of the categories is "Best home-made fansite celebrating racing". So despite the fact that my main website features 69 different pages, only one of which is about horse racing, I've shamelessly nominated myself under an assumed name. Which I'm sure is perfectly legal. So once the judges turn up and recognise me for the top racing pundit I clearly am, I should be signed up for a weekly column in the Racing Post in no time at all, and set to replace John McCrirrick on Channel 4 by the new year. Hurrah!

While I'm here, may I also just say a public thank you to King Nicholas (England's other monarch), for officially appointing me Blogger Laureate of the Copeman Empire. It's an honour, and I am truly humbled.

Though if I don't get a company car by the end of the week, I won't be happy.