The Dubai Gold Cup, which was added to the World Cup card this year, proved to be one of the most dramatic and controversial events in the meeting's history, as it was initially declared void following a fatal injury to Fox Hunt which blocked the home straight, before a second horse, Bronze Cannon, was put down after suffering a leg injury when the race was restaged at the end of the card.
Sometimes one wonders whether Steven Finn is not too nice to be a fast bowler.
Gary Player has sufficient major championship experience to identify the prospect of a fascinating duel.
There's an old Louis CK routine on defending the indefensible in which the US comedian considers responsibly harvested fish, and why it's acceptable to eat tuna, but not dolphin.
There is a scene in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where the two outlaws are being tracked by an unknown posse with an uncannily good sense of direction.
It would be expecting too much to find Andrew Strauss beaming and communicative after his England team had slumped to their fourth consecutive loss of the winter.
Appointing Stuart Lancaster as England's head coach was, in the end, a no-brainer.
Graham Lee's reinvention of himself as a Flat jockey, announced on Tuesday, seems certain to mean the end of his highly successful career over obstacles, which included victory in the Grand National and three wins at the Cheltenham Festival in 2005, when he was top rider at the meeting.
It is doubtful whether any of the English batsmen would have been brave enough or foolish enough to articulate what many were thinking when England started their pursuit of 340 runs for victory.