John Gibson: Horse was sold down the river

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We all know that Queenie is mad about horses, so it was unusual to see her sell one at auction in Newmarket this month.

We all know that Queenie is mad about horses, so it was unusual to see her sell one at auction in Newmarket this month.

Neigh bother to stick a line in about the sale.

The horse was named after the river event held to mark Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

The Duke of Edinburgh took ill standing in the rain all day gaping at the boats on the Thames and finished up in hospital with a bladder infection.

The nag, Thames Pageant, evidently fetched a good price but was expected to make a few quid because she has “good breeding”.

Frock horror

I confess a wee sneaking for Strictly judge Darcey Bussell. Well, rather I dare say Darcey preferably to co-judge Len Goodman. She is a former ballerina after all.

She is obliged to supply her own outfits despite the fact that she twists the arms of designers to lend some of their stuff to her.

So now we know why on one occasion she paraded in the same £765 dress she’d worn on Strictly two nights previously.

Adolf’s plan

No shortage of able-bodied men to crew Hitler’s personal yacht. He planned to take the surrender of Britain in 1940 by sailing up the Thames in the Aviso Grille, with its compliment of 230 sailors. We don’t know how many of them died a horrible death.

Gie it a rest

I read this somewhere: “When a man is tired of Glasgow, he is tired of life.”