/ 12 April 2021

Apropos of Nothing

It wasn’t just Ferdinand making a mark this weekend – jockey Rachel Blackmore defied 182 years of history to become the first woman to win the Grand National in the UK. With 40 horses and 30 jumps over 6.4km, her horse Minella Times carried her to glory. “I don’t feel male or female. I don’t even feel human. I feel unbelievable,” she said.

Speaking of winners… Djibouti’s President Ismail Omar Guelleh won a fifth 5-year term in Saturday’s election securing over 97% of the vote. Yeah right, said observers…

And if winning hard isn’t your thing today, Camille Coelho could be more your pace. She became a national hero in the US last week for… getting stuck in the mud. “I guess I just had my 15 minutes of fame,” she said.

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