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Tim Brennan cleared of passing on information about Faugheen injury

• Disciplinary panel said there were other possible sources• BHA left to explain why it had pursued case relating to vetTim Brennan has been cleared of the accusation that he passed on inside information about an injury to Faugheen before the 2016 Cham…

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Talking Horses: why it’s mad to let anabolic steroid sinners return

How will you feel the next time Philip Fenton has a big winner, knowing he was caught in possession of anabolic steroids?How will you feel the next time Philip Fenton trains the winner of a major race, perhaps at the Cheltenham Festival, perhaps even i…

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Philip Fenton returns to training after serving three-year ban

• Irish trainer’s first runner is in a bumper at Killarney• Fenton is able to have runners in BritainA seemingly unrepentant Philip Fenton has refused to discuss his return to horse racing, seven months after the end of a three-year ban for possession …

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Talking Horses: fretting over the BHA’s case against Tim Brennan

Racing’s regulator appears to have no direct evidence the Brennan brothers spoke on the critical day or that Faugheen was lame thenI see from social media that some have not grasped how circumstantial the case is against the vet Tim Brennan, who has be…

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Other sources may have prompted bets against Faugheen, case against vet hears

• Tim Brennan denies passing information to his brother• Faugheen was declared non-runner in 2016 Champion HurdleThe Tim Brennan hearing has concluded with defence barristers insisting there were “plenty of other alternative sources” who could have pro…

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Talking Horses: Willie Mullins makes no bones about who runs his stable

It was entertaining to hear the great trainer outline how few people get a look-in on the decision-making process at his Carlow yardYou may be familiar with how much personal authority Willie Mullins has at his County Carlow yard but it was entertainin…

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Corruption case against Willie Mullins’ vet described as ‘complete fantasy’

• Tim Brennan alleged to have passed inside information• His brother layed Faugheen before it was declared a non-runnerA corruption case brought against Willie Mullins’ vet has been condemned by defence lawyers as “complete fantasy”, at a regulatory he…

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Talking Horses: George Scott trio among top tips for Monday’s racing

Concierge, Advanced Virgo and Strawberry Jack could all go well among Monday’s racing actionThe Newmarket trainer George Scott has a fine recent strike rate: two wins and a second from his last five runners in the past fortnight. He could wel…

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Aidan O’Brien aims U S Navy Flag at Everest after July Cup ascent

• Guineas flop bounces back to win top Newmarket sprint • Charlie Appleby in talks over Derby-winning colt MasarThe “Super Saturday” blizzard of action will have been expensive for some punters but there is consolation in knowing that even an acknowled…

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Talking Horses: Sands Of Mali can lift July Cup on racing’s Super Saturday

The zippy three-year-old appeals at 8-1 for the highlight of a typically action-packed Super Saturday with 10 televised racesRichard Fahey stunned the betting market by saddling Mayson to win the July Cup at 20-1 six years ago and now the Yorkshire tra…

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Talking Horses: Gossamer Wings can swoop to victory at Newmarket

Ryan Moore can also claim first spot aboard Ripp Orf (5.20) in the closing one-mile handicap on the cardSo there’s a race on Friday at Newmarket which Aidan O’Brien has won for the last two years and it looks like he may very well win it again but his …

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Best Solution ends Saeed Bin Suroor’s nine-month winless drought

• Best Solution wins Princess of Wales’s Stakes• Derby winner Masar to have scan on sore legSaeed bin Suroor has not, after all, forgotten how to train. It has been a quiet European season so far for the four-times British champion but he finally won a…

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Talking Horses: Sky Sports Racing wins first skirmish in TV racing battle

The announcement of the move by Ascot to switch away from Racing UK to Sky next year was clearly not welcomed by ITVNewmarket’s July meeting, one of the undoubted highlights of the summer racing programme, begins on Thursday with Ed Chamberlin and Fran…

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Talking Horses: impressive legal team lined up for Tim Brennan defence

‘I’m going to prove that these allegations are false,’ Kilkenny vet says, and he will not be short of expert legal assistanceSome people have clearly not done enough preparation when they sit down in front of a disciplinary panel of the British Horsera…

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Talking Horses: no jacket required in the crazy world of racing’s dress code

The UK’s heatwave has received official sanction after York announced a relaxation in its famously strict requirements for gentlemen in the County StandA vintage summer is unfolding, one that may go down as one of the most memorable ever and this weeke…

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Talking Horses: Windsor bookies quake as Ryan Moore rides again

The globe-trotting jockey is back in Britain and has a couple of promising mounts at Windsor on Monday eveningBookmakers will be hoping Ryan Moore is suffering from jet lag when he heads for Windsor this evening, armed with a fearsome set of mounts. C…

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Talking Horses: Chaos after wrong horse named winner at Sandown

Rio Ronaldo was initially called the winner of the London Insurance Day Handicap and then minutes later the result was amended, calling Vibrant Chords the first homeRacing’s ruling body has declined to comment on the future of a racecourse judge who ha…

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Talking Horses: Saxon Warrior to run in the Eclipse! What can it mean?

How do we interpret Aidan O’Brien’s unusual willingness to send his Classic winner into the fray so soon after his last run?Is Aidan O’Brien turning into the new Mark Johnston? That’s just one of the questions racing folk want answered in light of the …

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Gambling Commission say Ladbrokes misled them in Black Dave case

• Long-running 2015 non-runner saga draws to a close • Commission publish warning over Rule 4 deductionsThe Gambling Commission has said it was misled by Ladbrokes during its investigation into the Black Dave case, which ended on Wednesday with a state…

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Talking Horses: Light Heart is banker to keep Mark Johnston wagon rolling | John O’Hara

Kingsley House team are in blistering form and Excelebration colt can add to their haul at Musselburgh on WednesdayMark Johnston is one of the most prolific trainers of all time and his relentless pursuit for winners could result in him setting a perso…