It sometimes seems like the British government don’t mind at all when parts of this country’s cultural furniture start to disappear, so to hear that the British Horse Racing Authority and Levy Board are reducing the number of races by around 150 is no surprise. It’s unlikely to affect any of the big meets such as the Grand National, Derby, or Cheltenham Gold Cup nonetheless; it will be felt hardest at the grassroots level. It may also make a breakaway of the top tracks and meets more likely as the sport heads towards the fence. Maybe reminding people gambling’s entertainment ain’t such a bad idea after all. Read more.