Entries by William Kedjanyi

Social Discourse – Monday 19th August

Refreshed after a week in the sun, Social Discourse is back to digest the action from the previous seven days. Last week was another busy one,with the best race and the best performance appearing only yesterday, writes William Kedjanyi,   Planet Earthlight It was the race of the week, and the juvenile race of the […]

Social Discourse – 5th August 2019

It’s a long, hot, incredible summer where women have been right at the forefront. Two remarkable triumphs on the track that will have a huge impact off course are the highlights from a brilliant week at Goodwood which started with rain but brought us some of the most magical moments of the year so far, […]

Social Discourse – Monday 29th July

It was a week in which girls really did rule our world. Two major Group 1’s in Europe both went to female superstars, and a couple more dominated the finish of a high quality handicap for good measure. But there’s only one place to start, writes William Kedjanyi. Long Live The Queen Watch it again. Savour […]

Social Discourse – 21st July 2019

It was a week in which we argued about the whip (again), Frankie Dettori was the difference between G1 victory and defeat (again), and a US Grade 1 ended with a deja vu stewards’ enquiry (again). It all feels so normal in 2019 but that’s Social Discourse for you, writes William Kedjanyi.   Can’t Catch […]

Social Discourse – Monday 15th July

So, this was my planned intro when I started writing: Every week in this long hot summer of racing brings us something to sink our teeth into, but we are so often reminded of what we have in this great game by the sadness of losing a star. Sincerest condolences to all connections of Beat […]

Social Discourse – Monday 8th July

This past week offered us the privilege of seeing the best mare on the planet currently, but also the sadness of losing one of the sport’s TV greats. It was a week of stunning contrast that dominates this edition of Social Discourse, writes William Kedjanyi...   All Hail Queen Enable We  start at Sandown, and […]

Social Discourse – Monday 1st July 2019

It was one of the hottest weeks of the year, with more than our fair share of scorching action on the track. And if the racing results didn’t set everyone alight, the off track debate certainly did. We start this week’s Social Discourse with the Irish Derby, writes William Kedjanyi.   How’s that for Sovereignty? […]

Social Discourse – The Royal Ascot One

It’s nearly here. The top hats and tails have been measured. The Pimms has been prepared, the tickets sent out, the badges inscribed. The Royal Family have had their dresses fitted, the carriages are ready, and an army of racegoers have their best outfits – in their own minds at least – prepared. Yes, Royal Ascot […]

Social Discourse – 10th June 2019

Happy Monday, and welcome to another weekly round up of the pick of the news as seen through the tweet machine lens... There’s only one place to start this week’s Social Discourse, and that is the fire which could have been a tragedy if not for the extremely quick work of those based at Jamie […]

Social Discourse: Monday 3rd June

This week’s Social Discourse revolves around the four European Group 1’s of the week, and especially the three Classics. They provided more than enough controversy, drama and performance for even the most demanding racing thrill-seeker, and if you happened to miss any of it, look no further. Twitter was abuzz this week...  Anthony Van Did […]

Social Discourse – 27th May 2019

Another weekend, another set of top-class races to review through the window of social media. This week’s edition is going to focus on the races that defined the weekend – namely the three Group 1’s and the small matter of two big British sprints that brought different results for the favourites, writes William Kedjanyi.   […]

Social Discourse: Monday 20th May

The late spring has been spoiling racing fans and, with group racing on four consecutive days, flat aficionados really got their fill as we head to a summer of blockbuster racing. For the jumps boys and girls, there was arguably the biggest shock of the year so far – and it came off the track […]

Social Discourse: 13th May 2019

We are into the thick of the flat season now, and that means taking some international trips for what is a big recap edition of Social Discourse. There's plenty to look forward to this week, but in case you were gripped by the weekend's football - and let's be honest, there's no shame in that […]

Social Discourse: 7th May 2019

It was a week with just about everything that racing can give, writes William Kedjanyi. But there's really just one place to start for this Special Edition of Social Discourse. To the land of the Free and The Home of The Brave, because where else would we go?   Maximum Disqualification It all looked so […]