Wisdom in the Cheltenham Festival twitter crowd?

Intro Over the course of the Cheltenham Festival, I hope to retrieve tweets related to the festival, and later analyse those tweets and see if there is any wisdom in the twitter crowd. I am a little excited, and a little anxious, about this “project”; excited because I don’t really know what to expect, and […]

Posted at 12:28 pm on March 9, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Misc, Racing | Tagged: , , , , | Continue reading

UK Racecourses and Trainers locations

This is a very, very, short post about the locations of UK racecourses and UK trainers’ yards, it allows me to explore some of the new skills I’ve learnt (still learning) in R. The 62 UK racecourses, and 728 trainers and their yards will be scraped from “directoryoftheturf.com” (hopefully it’ll be accurate). 728 UK Trainers, […]

Posted at 5:13 pm on March 5, 2014 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: General | Continue reading


Immersed in solitude, he would dream or read far into the night. By protracted contemplation of the same thoughts, his mind grew sharp, his vague, undeveloped ideas took on form.

‘Against Nature’ by Joris-Karl Huysmans.

Joris-Karl Huysmans



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