Ian and Brenda Wade

Me and my Best Mate

Welcome to Ian Wade’s Runners and Riders, a site devoted to discussing the major British Horse races in the National Hunt and Flat Racing calendars. We will be previewing and reviewing present major races and sometimes reminiscing on past races.

Ian Wade

  • Gender: Male
  • Industry: Accounting
  • Occupation: Financial Minder
  • Location: United Kingdom

About Me

Born July 1941 in Danbury Palace, Essex. Married to Brenda (My Best Mate) for 45+ years. Have three sons, five grandchildren. Enjoy Horse Racing, Football , Cruising and Ireland.


  • Lover of Horses. Horse Racing especially Jump Racing. The ups and downs of Ipswich Town Football Club where I am a season ticket holder.

Favourite Films

  • The Usual Suspects
  • The Sting
  • The Firm

Favourite Music

  • Big Band Jazz of Count Basie
  • Buddy Rich
  • Duke Ellington. Singers Frank Sinatra
  • Jack Jones
  • Tony Bennett
  • Mel Torme
  • Sammy Davis.

Favourite Books

  • Chasers and Hurdlers Annuals by Timeform
  • Racehorse Annuals by Timeform. Most Sports autobiographies and biographies.

  1 comment for “About

  1. colin wigmore
    March 11, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    To run in a novice hurdle/chase the horse must not have won a race during the previous seasons.

    I am unable to find out what is the official start /end date of the national hunt season.Can you help.

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