PHIL BULL'S TIMEFORM the gentleman who founded Timeform building it up to what we enjoy today a key aid for all those who follow the horses. From the late 1940's early 1950's when Timeform's little Black Book first became available it provided an exciting revelation to many many people interested in horseracing, it took the world of horseracing forward to a higher level practically over night.
C4's JIM (Jimbo) McGRATH worked with Phil Bull for many years, as did Racing Post journalist HOWARD WRIGHT, who is the auther of PHIL BULL'S Biography.
BULL the biography. "I ask you to portray me as a person, whole and round, interested in life, the whole panorama of life (With views and observations that are worth hearing), who has made racing his profession, and brought to bear on it an inteligence that has made some impact on the racing scene - not merely as a successful punter graduating from ragged pants to morning dress regalia at Epsom! I have contempt for that!'
Phil Bull (1910–1989) was a professional gambler, racehorse owner and publisher, who founded Portway Press Ltd, publishers of Timeform racehorse rating guides, one of the most well-known form guides for British horse racing.[1
IN MEMORY, as the beneficiaries of PHIL BULL'S achievements, we all now need to
'JOIN UP' as MONTY ROBERT'S describes it, http://www.turfcall.co.uk/montypage.htm to bring the horseracing world forward again now to address what Turfcall perceives to be, and
terms: 'THE VOID' the whole area relating to the regulation of British horseracing the missing links between bloodhorse literate standards and bloodhorse illiterate lack of standards. The present Rules of Racing as translated by bloodhorse illiterate people who take no care, have no understanding of the welfare, needs and rights of the racehorses, as neither do they understand what the term Bloodhorse Literacy Achiever's means. BHA Regulation's shocking ongoing daily misunderstandings, an embarrasment, and in far to many cases grossly unjust, and out of perspective, completely out of touch with the true reality. You do not teach the young anything by punishing them all the time.
TURFCALL attempts to point out by calling the present dilemma 'THE VOID' .
THIS VOID is trashing British horseracing. There is nothing there for the young. The young need and deserve an engine room with everything there that is needed to learn the practical skills that their career's need to absorb.
BHA Regulation Bloodhorse Illiteracy is manifesting itself everyday in many different ways
THIS VOID needs to be filled by a system that is capable of teaching and uphold the highest standards of true horsemanship, not to condemn out of context. But to encourage, inform and inspire the young to learn one of the most facinating and most wonderful arts that exist.