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Cheltenham 2016 – can it get any better?

  Well I suppose the sun could have shined and it could have been about 15 degrees warmer (like last year) but I’ve never had as good a day’s racing as Day 1 of the 2016 Cheltenham festival! Smug? You … Continue reading

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Hurrah for Cheltenham – hurrah for the Pension Play Pen!

  I think we started the tradition of taking a bus to Cheltenham in 1995. Jonathan Poll and I decided that as Eagle Star was in Cheltenham and Cheltenham hosted the greatest festival of jumps racing the world has ever … Continue reading

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Cheltenham day three – Tap’s top tips

Looking back is seldom a good idea and anyone following yesterday’s top tips may be forgiven avoiding my predictions for day three! 13:30 Novices’ Chase 2m 4f £100,000                 Texas Jack 14:05 Final (Handicap Hurdle) 3m £80,000      Shut the front … Continue reading

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Cheltenham tips – day one

At time of writing the bookies have the meeting 4-6 on to go ahead but I’m staring at a blizzard out the window here in Rissington – but 10 miles from the course. Our party divides into two ….those who will … Continue reading

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Cheltenham 2012 – Hope For The Future

I’ve spent the past week in the company of 250,000 people whose idea of an investment decision was whether to bet each way or on the nose. The Pension Play Pen assiduously avoided the hospitality pavilions that stretched down the winning straight. … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Day 3

  Thanks to the mathematicians who have been keeping a running tally on the investment value of my tips. Apparently I am generating a 39% Return on Investment which puts me among Britain’s top Hedge Fund Managers. You have been charged £1000 for reading … Continue reading

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Taps’ top tips (Cheltenham Day 1)

I have been doing some  research into the form of  the horses entered for the Festival over the last few days and will share with you all, the horses that I will be backing on this the first day of … Continue reading

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Building an online community

  The Kings Men I am sitting on a misty Cotswold hill in utter tranquility. Only the pad of the keys breaks the silence. The morning is still and there is a prospect of a beautiful day. I am alone. … Continue reading

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Do we need guarantees on the pensions we get? Pension Play Pen lunch – Feb 6th

There was a peculiar diversity of participants in this month’s pension lunch which led to an extraordinary debate and the closest of votes. Our lunch group split into three groups 1. Those who followed a broadly paternalistic line (Stav, Bill,Mike … Continue reading

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Join us for the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival 2012

Each year we (the Pension Play Pen) organise a week down in the Cotswolds and go racing for four days at the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival. The racing takes place between 13th and 16th March and we have taken the house for … Continue reading

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