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Talking Horses: did BHA take Brock’s whip case seriously enough?

Racing’s regulator did not seek to persuade a disciplinary panel that elastic bands on the whip flap caused a horse’s injuryWhen we finally reach our deathbeds and are reflecting on all that went before, few of us will be wishing we’d spent more time i…

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Talking Horses: did BHA take Brock’s whip case seriously enough?

Racing’s regulator did not seek to persuade a disciplinary panel that elastic bands on the whip flap caused a horse’s injuryWhen we finally reach our deathbeds and are reflecting on all that went before, few of us will be wishing we’d spent more time i…

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Talking Horses: could April 2020 see the end of a 25-year racing duopoly?

Brian Hughes is top-priced at 2-1 to become the National Hunt champion jockey and end the rule of McCoy and JohnsonIt is almost a quarter of a century since National Hunt’s champion jockey was someone other than Tony McCoy or Richard Johnson. In truth,…

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BHA disciplinary panel papers over the cracks in Danny Brock whip case

• Jockey who used modified whip made ‘mistake’, panel decides• Betting patterns on winner backed from 100-1 not consideredThe independent disciplinary panel which considered Danny Brock’s use of a modified whip on a horse that was found to have been ma…

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Talking Horses: does defeat mean the end is nigh for Apple’s Jade?

Gordon Elliott’s star did not look herself as Bacardys sailed past on Sunday but we should see a better horse next monthWow, talk about turning a drama into a crisis. Nothing could be more “ho hum” than a veteran jumper running a poor race on the first…

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Nicky Henderson says Santini a King George doubt following Sandown win

• Trainer says: ‘He doesn’t look like a King George horse’• De Boinville hopes Santini is Cheltenham Gold Cup contenderSantini appears unlikely to tackle the King George VI Chase next month following a return to action that, in the understated words of…

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Wincanton victor Give Me A Copper hands Alex Ferguson a National hope

• Part-owner Sir Alex says: ‘You can’t beat the excitement’ • Trainer Paul Nicholls now aiming winner at Grand NationalTwenty years after guiding Manchester United to a glorious treble, Sir Alex Ferguson was back in the big time here on Saturday as par…

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Talking Horses: Frost may be caught cold by well-weighted White Moon

Colin Tizzard’s charge should have a bright future and can foil Bryony Frost’s bid for a hat-trick in the Badger Beers ChasePresent Man gets the good ground he loves as he seeks a hat-trick in the Badger Beers Silver Trophy at Wincanton under Bryony Fr…

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Talking Horses: more Supreme concern as Open Eagle has new owner

Shock expressed by pair who say they had a share in the horse and did not know he had been transferred elsewhereAnother insight into the running of the Supreme Horse Racing Club came on Thursday night when it emerged that Open Eagle, who carried the cl…

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Talking Horses: good news for Kempton fans but a long battle awaits

The latest signs are positive for those who want to keep the site as a racecourse but all sides say the end is not in sightKempton is not yet saved from development but campaigners to keep it as a racecourse got some more good news on Wednesday. The lo…

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BHA plans stricter syndicate rules after Supreme Horse Racing Club scandal

• Irish regulator looking into the owner of Kemboy• BHA faces calls for fit and proper tests on all syndicate membersRacing’s ruling body is mulling over plans to tighten up its regulation of syndicates, a hot topic in the wake of the drama around the …

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Talking Horses: jockey’s quick thinking saves the day at Exeter

Sam Twiston-Davies dragged his fellow rider Tom Scudamore to safety and helped disentangle horses after late tumbleLet us take a moment this morning to praise the quick thinking and will to help of Sam Twiston-Davies, whose actions in the last race at …

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Talking Horses: jockey’s quick thinking saves the day at Exeter

Sam Twiston-Davies dragged his fellow rider Tom Scudamore to safety and helped disentangle horses after late tumbleLet us take a moment this morning to praise the quick thinking and will to help of Sam Twiston-Davies, whose actions in the last race at …

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Talking Horses: will Frankie Dettori ever win a Melbourne Cup?

The Italian jockey is now 0-17 in ‘the race that stops a nation’ and came away with a ban for the second time in five yearsFrankie Dettori came heartbreakingly close to a first success in the Melbourne Cup but, instead of lifting the trophy, he ended h…

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Safety at Santa Anita under the spotlight after Breeders’ Cup casualty

• Mongolian Groom suffered fatal injury in the Classic• Calls for safer synthetic track to be used at California trackIt was no surprise to find demonstrators lined up outside Santa Anita before the Breeders’ Cup on Saturday morning. They could be hear…

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Talking Horses: Ballyoptic looks best call in the Charlie Hall

The Nigel Twiston-Davies runner, who carried top weight to a nine-length win at Chepstow last time, can foil the market leaders at WetherbyLa Bague Au Roi is the obvious market leader for the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby as she steps out of novice co…

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Talking Horses: Anthony Van Dyck flies the flag for Aidan O’Brien

With Magical ruled out Ballydoyle’s biggest Breeders’ Cup hope could be the Epsom Derby winner in the Turf at Santa AnitaOnly one trainer on either side of the Atlantic has had more runners at the Breeders’ Cup than Aidan O’Brien over the years, and th…

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Talking Horses: Frankie Dettori upbeat on A’Ali despite unlucky draws

The jockey faces four double-figure draws at Santa Anita this weekend and will need all his nous and experience to succeedNot all the gamblers at Santa Anita this weekend will be in the track’s immense grandstand. Frankie Dettori has five booked rides …

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Charlie Appleby banks on Old Persian for his shot at Breeders’ Cup Turf

• Trainer’s challenge reduced by recent death of Line of Duty • O’Briens account for bulk of the Irish runners at Santa AnitaThe Breeders’ Cup meeting at Santa Anita lost three of its European team members on Monday – including —Magical, the Champion S…

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Talking Horses: documentary reveals drama behind Khadijah Mellah’s win

ITV’s Riding A Dream shows the teenager failing a riding test at the British Racing School weeks before her Goodwood triumphKhadijah Mellah, the hijab-wearing newcomer who caused a sensation by riding the Magnolia Cup winner at Goodwood, was officially…