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Talking Horses: is this a turning point for the Tote, or another false dawn?

Nearly a century after being founded by Sir Winston Churchill, the betting operator insists it has become better value“The problem we’ve found is not that people think the Tote is poor value,” Jamie Hart, UK Tote Group’s product director, says. “They k…

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Adayar shows ‘endless power’ to follow up Derby with King George victory

William Buick mount comfortably beat second-placed MishriffFavourite Love could only finish back in third at AscotWilliam Buick talked of Adayar’s “endless power” after Charlie Appleby’s colt became the first Derby winner for 20 years to follow up in t…

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Talking Horses: Adayar and rain could derail Love’s bid for Ascot supremacy

The Derby winner and softer ground threaten Love’s chances of glory in King George VI & Queen Elizabeth StakesThe strong chance of heavy rain ahead of the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday adds an extra dash of uncertainty to …

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Panorama’s shocking tale raises urgent questions for racing

The revelations in Monday’s BBC documentary demand urgent action from horseracing authorities in Britain and IrelandIn a 24-race career for Nicky Henderson between May 2014 and April 2019, Vyta Du Roc won seven races including the Grade Two Reynoldstow…

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Talking Horses: Haskell Stakes drama raises new questions over whip bans

New Jersey has banned use of the whip for encouragement but incident in Saturday’s race showed it does not guarantee safetyThe stretch run in the Grade One Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park, New Jersey on Saturday was packed with drama and excitement in …

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Talking Horses: Eye-catching Gubbass looks a good bet in Super Sprint

More than just stable form makes Richard Hannon Jr’s ride look an interesting runner in a race his father helped deviseRichard Hannon Sr helped to devise the concept of Saturday’s Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, in which runners get a weight based …

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Talking Horses: how Galileo and John Magnier changed the game | Greg Wood

The sport will be a different place without the 23-year-old stallion, who made a fortune for John Magnier’s Coolmore studWhen Galileo was put to sleep on Saturday morning after sustaining a “non-responsive, debilitating” injury on his left fore foot, E…

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Coolmore and racing mourn death of Galileo, Europe’s 12-time champion sire

23-year-old stallion put down because of chronic foot injuryWinner of 2001 Derby sired a record five sons of the raceGalileo, one of the most significant and successful stallions in racing history and a cornerstone of the Coolmore Stud breeding operati…

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The Organiser a belting big-price bet on Newmarket July meeting first day

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy looks an eye-catching booking for 20-1 outsider in competitive Group Two contest Four horses that finished behind Berkshire Shadow in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot have had an outing since and all four have been beaten…

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The Organiser a belting big-price bet on Newmarket July meeting first day

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy looks an eye-catching booking for 20-1 outsider in competitive Group Two contest Four horses that finished behind Berkshire Shadow in the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot have had an outing since and all four have been beaten…

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Talking Horses: key week as new claims emerge on drugs in racing

Reports that a prominent British trainer found traces of steroids in horses could be seriously damaging for Irish racing’s leadersJust a few days before senior officials from Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) and the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) …

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Photo-finish furore at Sandown as race amended to dead-heat

Phoenix Star’s ‘win’ downgraded to dead-heat by stewardsRacegoers left baffled after ‘mirror’ image shown on screensNot for the first time, confusion reigned after a close finish to the opening race at Sandown on Saturday, when an initial announcement …

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Talking Horses: Marquand can put Addeybb on course to eclipse rivals

The Sandown Group One heat has attracted just four runners but the selection’s rider has the tactical nous to grab the prizeFour runners for a Group One with a £340,000 first prize is undoubtedly a disappointment, but Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes at…

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Talking Horses: why BHA will be in a tricky position if Zarooni returns

The BHA may face uncomfortable questions if the once-banned trainer tries to work again in BritainHad things turned out differently for Mahmood al-Zarooni – had he not made what he described last week as his “big mistake” – he might well have woken up …

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Hurricane Lane blows past Lone Eagle to deny Dettori in Irish Derby thriller

William Buick pips Frankie Dettori at the CurraghAidan O’Brien favourite High Definition is well beatenHurricane Lane got up in the closing stages to deny Lone Eagle in a thrilling finale as British raiders dominated the Irish Derby at the Curragh.Fran…

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Hurricane Lane blows past Lone Eagle to deny Dettori in Irish Derby thriller

William Buick pips Frankie Dettori at the CurraghAidan O’Brien favourite High Definition is well beatenHurricane Lane got up in the closing stages to deny Lone Eagle in a thrilling finale as British raiders dominated the Irish Derby at the Curragh.Fran…

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Talking Horses: Dubious Affair rates smashing bet in Northumberland Plate

Trueshan’s bid to stage one of the greatest weight-carrying performances since Red Rum is set to be scupperedIt will be one of the greatest weight-carrying performances since Red Rum’s second Grand National in 1974 if Trueshan can defy 10st 4lb in the …

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Music mogul has Wonderful Tonight tuned for Arc after Royal Ascot win

Chrysalis Records founder sees easy Hardwicke Stakes victory ‘A Royal Ascot winner – I have died and gone to heaven’Wonderful Tonight went to post for the Hardwicke Stakes here on Saturday as a proven talent in races against her own sex and returned as…

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Royal Ascot: day five, including the Diamond Jubilee Stakes – live!

Updates on the runners, riders and results from Royal AscotMurphy demoted then wins but is unseated on eventful dayFeel free to email Tony here or tweet him here 12.31pm BST The Queen is back at Ascot today and the traditional betting markets have open…

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Talking Horses: Fresh can brush off rain on Royal Ascot’s final day

Fresh could be the pick of the runners in the biggest betting race of the fifth and final day of this year’s meetingAs if the Wokingham Handicap were not challenging enough, the rain which changed the Ascot going from good-to-firm to borderline heavy i…