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Friday 24 October 2014

Kevin Myers: Horses trust us. It's immoral to use that trust to cause the horse to jump a drop fence with a greater descent... 

Two horses killed at the Aintree Grand National on Saturday; three horses killed on the first day of Cheltenham, and two on the second; two horses killed in the Aintree Grand National last year. It can't go on. It's wrong, and we all know it's wrong, and it just takes some powerful but determined group within our National Hunt industry to insist that race courses must...

Kevin Myers: The political classes have treated music education as if it were a not particularly relevant branch of Martian... 

There is a rule of thumb that holds true anywhere: the more musical a society it is, the more law-abiding, more successful and more peaceful it is. Music does not merely create harmony; its practitioners must show discipline, intellect, and an acceptance of deferred reward -- a trinity that is the cornerstone of all civilisations. At least one of these three vital ingredients is...

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