As the old saying goes, the only thing to do when you get knocked down to your knees is to get straight back on the horse.
It’s easy to look at the riches available at the top of horse racing and think that the sport is in rude health. That’s certainly not the case across the board as racecourses and even individual races struggle for sponsorship.
The 2018 Grand National gets closer with every passing day and we have another cracking trial for the Aintree race at Newcastle on Saturday. The Eider Handicap Chase is perhaps the best option for trainers who want to test the stamina reserves of their horses ahead of a potential assault on British racing’s biggest race.
There is more to Premier League relegation than poor performances. Fans of any club who have suffered relegation will tell you all manner of stories about training ground bust ups, managers losing the dressing room and off-field incidents that culminated to produce the perfect storm.
Oh to be a fly on the wall of the boardroom at Vicarage Road on Saturday. You can only imagine the tension when the bigwigs of Watford and Everton shake hands after the two clubs fell out over Everton’s pursuit of Marco Silva.