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Talking Horses: British Flat racing greats to be celebrated in hall of fame

The first names, chosen by an independent panel of horse racing experts, will be announced next weekBritish Flat racing will have a hall of fame to celebrate the equine and human greats of the sport. The first names, chosen by an independent panel of h…

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Talking Horses: rising star De la Sayette suspended over cocaine test

The jockey who took the Lincoln Handicap on his first professional ride on turf last month has licence taken awayThe burgeoning career of the apprentice jockey Benoît de la Sayette, who took the Lincoln Handicap on his first professional ride on turf l…

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Jockey Lorna Brooke dies after fall at Taunton racecourse early in April

Brooke fell from Orchestrated in handicap chaseShe had ridden in over 300 races, mostly for her motherRacecourses on Monday observed a minute’s silence and jockeys wore black armbands after the announcement that 37-year-old amateur rider Lorna Brooke h…

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Snow Lantern and Chindit offer Richard Hannon contenders for Guineas

Snow Lantern cut in betting after Newbury win Chindit stayed on well to win Greenham StakesFew trainers’ dreams of Classic success survive the early-season trials largely unscathed, but Richard Hannon came closer than most here on Sunday as wins for Sn…

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Talking Horses: Soldier Of Love can land sweet touch in Scottish National

Paul Nicholls can land prestigious Ayr prize before being confirmed as Britain’s jumps champion trainer next weekendPaul Nicholls will be confirmed as Britain’s champion trainer over jumps for the 12th time at Sandown next weekend and he can secure ano…

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Talking Horses: Master Of The Seas set for Guineas after Godolphin one-two

William Buick’s mount got the better of stablemate La Barossa in the Craven and now the jockey faces tricky choice between winner and One RulerWilliam Buick picked the right partner in the Craven Stakes here on Thursday when he steered Master Of The Se…

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Talking Horses: Saffron Beach can take strong 1,000 Guineas trial

The Nell Gwyn Stakes has eight of the 10 fillies in the field still holding an entry in the Classic over an extra furlong on 2 MayThe increasing trend for going to the Guineas without a prep race among many leading yards has not been a positive one for…

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Unhappy Monday for Happy Mondays’ Bez after his horse refuses to race

Horse bought for charity would not go in stalls at Redcar‘It looks like she was being a bit of a diva – these things happen’ The Monday shops opened and brought some relief to lockdown Britain was far from a happy one for the Happy Mondays star Bez, wh…

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Rachael Blackmore’s Grand National win underlines Ireland’s dominance | Greg Wood

Blackmore’s superb ride on Minella Times was notable as was 10 of the first 11 horses to finish being from across the Irish SeaFor the outside world looking in, to follow their once-a-year flutter on the horses, there was only one aspect of Rachael Bla…

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Festival favourite Rachael Blackmore writes a Grand National fairytale

After a fraught few months of negative publicity, racing desperately needed Blackmore’s historic victory at AintreeNot since Lady Godiva rode naked through the streets of Coventry in the 13th century has any woman on horseback caused quite such a publi…

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Rachael Blackmore is first female jockey to win Grand National, on Minella Times

‘I don’t feel male or female right know. I don’t even feel human’Cheltenham Festival leading jockey claims historic victoryAs she has so often over the last few weeks, Rachael Blackmore did everything right here in the Grand National, and with a genero…

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Grand National meeting 2021: empty stands and black armbands – in pictures

After a one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Grand National is back at Aintree without spectators. The festival still provides a thrilling spectacle to the select few at the racecourse, and those watching at home. Check back later for imag…

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Grand National 2021: all Saturday’s latest news and tips at Aintree – live!

Our rolling report, with the marquee race at 5.15pm BSTFollow the money: why punters are backing BlackmoreAny Second Now can win second National for WalshOur horse-by-horse guide to all the runnersEmail Tony here, tweet @tonypaley or comment BTL 12.06p…

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Talking Horses: Any Second Now can win second Grand National for Walsh

Trainer who won with Papillon in 2000 has runner who looks set to improve for marathon trip in Aintree spectacularBetting odds are mischievous beasts at the best of times, and never more so than when 40 runners go to post for the Grand National, Britai…

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Follow the money: why Grand National punters are backing Rachael Blackmore

Once-a-year backers will be getting behind the Cheltenham Festival’s leading jockey on Minella Times at AintreeAfter an extraordinary week at Cheltenham last month, when she finished the four days as the leading rider for the first time, there is somet…

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Grand National goes ahead as tributes paid following death of Prince Philip

Two-minute silence to be held before the big raceTelevision coverage will revert to main ITV channel The 173rd Grand National will go ahead as planned on Saturday afternoon after the death of the Duke of Edinburgh, which was announced on Friday, with a…

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Talking Horses: Senior Citizen can triumph over Grand National fences

The lightly raced Topham Chase selection ran well over the unique Aintree obstacles earlier this season There are so few races over the Grand National fences that it feels almost obligatory to have an interest when the opportunity arises, and a typical…

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Grand National 2021: horse-by-horse guide to all the runners

Hot favourite Cloth Cap heads the betting for the world’s most famous race at Aintree on SaturdayThe bold-jumping grey is a magnificent sight when he gets into a rhythm and is the best horse in the race on form, including Grade One wins in 2017, 2018 a…

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Sir Alex Ferguson grabs another famous treble at Grand National meeting

Former Manchester United manager co-owns first three winnersTiger Roll a distant fourth to Clan Des Obeaux in Betfair BowlTwenty-two years after his Manchester United side secured a historic treble in the Champions League final, Sir Alex Ferguson was a…

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Sir Alex Ferguson grabs another famous treble at Grand National meeting

Former Manchester United manager co-owns first three winnersTiger Roll a distant fourth to Clan Des Obeaux in Betfair BowlTwenty-two years after his Manchester United side secured a historic treble in the Champions League final, Sir Alex Ferguson was a…