Wells Street Journal: Don’t toy with the ponies


There is a a strict “no horsing around” policy here at WSJ Towers. We are well versed in receiving pony press releases from investment companies boasting of new assets, new products and new “essential innovations”.

But BNP Paribas had a new one for us this week, boasting about its cavalry winning the Ascot in the City race.

Harry Steadman, so aptly named, won the glory of being the winner of an 800m gallop from Bank tube station to the Royal Exchange Building on a toy horse.

The business analyst won the (much-coveted, we’re sure) Yardsmen Frontrunner trophy, completing the course in three minutes and 22 seconds. Apparently he was cheered on by “hundreds” of onlookers.

His parents must be so proud.