In April, losses suffered at the hands of the Grand National punters had UK bookies talking about a ‘black armband day’. Now with Ascot’s numbers being tallied, words like ‘carnage’ and ‘the square root of terrible’ are being bandied about by bookmakers. Steady on, lads. However bad your racing numbers look, don’t forget that England’s pathetic World Cup squad is earning you money hand over hoof. Read more.