Talking Horses: best bets for day one of Doncaster’s St Leger meeting

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Mirage Dancer (4.50) is trained by the brilliant Sir Michael Stoute, whose record with progressive middle-distance horses is peerless

Social media is turning us into addicts at best, and zombies at worse. Our overuse of the various social media platforms is bad for our health and resulting in increased anxiety and depression. But there is an upside to spending hours on Twitter — you find good folks like Graeme Wood.

Wood, or @woodg31 as his followers know him, peppers his Twitter feed with television paraphernalia, including pages from Radio and TV Times of yore during TV’s so-called ‘golden age’. Earlier this week we went back to 1981 and a Friday that I am sure as a student I would have spent most of the day in front of the box, a blissful day’s TV consisting of racing from Goodwood, Rentaghost, Roobarb, It’s A Knockout and ending after midnight with Laurel & Hardy.

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