1989: Georges Simenon
, creator of detective Maigret, died in Lausanne, Switzerland.
It looks as though one or two of those trainer Ed Dunlop might have expected to come out of the race on account of quick ground will probably run, but Trip To ON TRACK 'We know Simenon
likes Ascot - his record shows that' Paris is clearly improving and a bold show is in the offing.
The Mr Bean star will play pipe-smoking Parisian detective Jules Maigret in two feature-length episodes for ITV, based on the novels by Georges Simenon
The Mr Bean star will play the pipe-smoking policeman in two featurelength episodes for ITV, based on the novels by Georges Simenon
recaptured his old sparkle at Tipperary yesterday to make a successful return to hurdling in the Grade 3 Kevin McManus Bookmaker Grimes Hurdle.
The Irish challenge also includes last year's runner-up Simenon
, trained by Willie Mullins, Dermot Weld's Pale Mimosa, Mick Winters' talented dual-purpose mare Missunited and Johnny Murtagh's Royal Diamond.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Ernest Hemmingway and Ed Dunlop's dual Group 1 scorer Joshua Tree look to be the main threats, as does Irish-trained Simenon
will have the world's top two staying races on his agenda once again during 2014 after bringing an exhausting year to a close in Hong Kong.
Meanwhile Kerrin McEvoy will partner the Willie Mullins-trained Simenon
when he makes his Australian debut at Caulfield on Saturday.
Ile De Re will bid for a repeat of last year's Chester Cup success and is currently an 8-1 chance with most bookmakers behind the likes Countrywide Flame, Justification and Simenon
in the betting.
and France; social dimensions of the novels and stories.
In it a writer and his wife finds their lives torn by violence and death--but the story is told as three separate novels, each set in a different decade and written in a style inspired by a different mystery genre name: Georges Simenon
, Raymond Chandler and Jim Thompson.