This week’s roundup also includes shock football qualifying results, full-length Wimbledon classics and April Fool’s gold
1) These days it is better known for darts but 99 years ago, horses raced around the Alexandra Palace’s Frying Pan (more footage here). Here are more gone-but-not-forgotten racecourses, starting with Northolt Park in Middlesex and Gatwick racecourse, which held the Grand National during the first world war. Here’s a 1946 race report from Castle Irwell in Manchester; and one from Lincoln, “the centre of the racing world” in 1950. Finally, planes replace horses at Ensbury Park in Bournemouth.
2) This is lovely. Remembering Rocky: Ian Wright and Bukayo Saka on David Rocastle’s legacy, 20 years since the Arsenal legend’s death.