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Talking Horses: Russian Emperor to outstay the favourite for Derby glory

If Serpentine goes hard enough to make this a true test, Russian Emperor is fancied to make his powerful finish count at EpsomA strong pace looks likely in Saturday’s Derby, since that would seem essential for the chances of Ballydoyle’s two main conte…

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Talking Horses: Russian Emperor to outstay the favourite for Derby glory

If Serpentine goes hard enough to make this a true test, Russian Emperor is fancied to make his powerful finish count at EpsomA strong pace looks likely in Saturday’s Derby, since that would seem essential for the chances of Ballydoyle’s two main conte…

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Talking Horses: Leicester race on despite city Covid-19 lockdown

Next Tuesday’s race meeting at Leicester will go ahead as planned despite the continuing local lockdown in the cityNext Tuesday’s scheduled meeting at Leicester will go ahead as planned despite the continuing local lockdown in the city, the British Hor…

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The Derby 2020: horse-by-horse guide to the Classic contenders | Chris Cook

The strong-finishing Russian Emperor looks the pick in Saturday’s race, while English King is badly drawn in stall one Related: The People’s Race makes way for Frankie Dettori dominating Derby day | Greg Wood Continue reading…

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Talking Horses: Bookies vent anger after Tote bets taken on track

On-course bookmakers have reacted with anger after discovering that Tote bets were being accepted at race meetingsOn-course bookmakers have reacted with anger after discovering that Tote bets were being accepted from owners at two British race meetings…

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Talking Horses: Ben Curtis plans Friday prep-ride on first Derby mount

Weeks after his first Royal Ascot success, this weekend will bring another thrill for jockey whose star is on the riseBen Curtis will be introduced to his Derby mount, Highland Chief, on Friday morning when the jockey who has made so much progress in r…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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Talking Horses: Leicester races given go-ahead amid city lockdown

The Oadby track will race on Tuesday evening after the British Horseracing Authority gave the meeting the green lightA nine-race fixture is to go ahead at Leicester on Tuesday evening, despite the city being the subject of Britain’s first local lockdow…

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Team tactics never part of racing strategy, promises Aidan O’Brien | Chris Cook

Talking exclusively to Chris Cook, the trainer addresses concerns raised by two owners of Saturday’s Derby fanciesTeam tactics form no part of pre-race preparations at Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien insisted on Monday. “I promise you, never ever,” the train…

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Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day

‘Someone was gonna have an accident,’ says PJA chief executive as riders appear content with not rushing to a second venueJockeys’ representatives say that a “silver lining” has emerged from the anti-coronavirus restrictions in the fact that jockeys ar…

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Talking Horses: jockeys seeing benefits of one race-meeting per day

‘Someone was gonna have an accident,’ says PJA chief executive as riders appear content with not rushing to a second venueJockeys’ representatives say that a “silver lining” has emerged from the anti-coronavirus restrictions in the fact that jockeys ar…

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Talking Horses: Kevin Manning hopes to splash out on Fiscal Rules

The Irish Derby winning jockey of seven years ago is hopeful of a repeat in this year’s race at the age of 53At 53, Kevin Manning has been going a lot longer than the men with whom he shares the weigh rooms of Ireland but the suggestion of retirement g…

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Talking Horses: Aidan O’Brien outlines plans for quick Derby double

Record-seeking trainer could rely on Russian Emperor, Mogul and Vatican City at Epsom, but Mogul’s prep has been rushedRussian Emperor, Mogul and possibly Vatican City look like forming the core of Aidan O’Brien’s challenge for the Derby a week on Satu…

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Talking Horses: the lessons for racing in Royal Ascot’s TV success

‘There is an audience for pure racing’ says Mark Johnston and others after sport achieves best viewing figures for eight yearsWhat could be more encouraging for horse racing, a sport that seems to struggle for self-confidence much of the time, than the…

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Talking Horses: Marquand ‘jocked off’ as Dettori lands plum Derby ride

English King is now a 3-1 shot for the Classic after Frankie Dettori was given the nod to ride in place of Tom MarquandFrankie Dettori has been booked to ride English King for Ed Walker in the Derby on 4 July, removing any lingering doubt that the colt…

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Betway dispute highlights problem of punters gaining access to winnings

Doug Shelley took legal action to access £108,000 winnings costing £10,000 before Betway eventually settled paymentThe obstacles that punters sometimes need to overcome before they can withdraw their winnings – or even their initial stake for a winning…

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Betway dispute highlights problem of punters gaining access to winnings

Doug Shelley took legal action to access £108,000 winnings costing £10,000 before Betway eventually settled paymentThe obstacles that punters sometimes need to overcome before they can withdraw their winnings – or even their initial stake for a winning…

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Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!

Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 10.44am BST It’s overcast here in north London but apparently the sun is (or at least has been) shining …

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Royal Ascot 2020: final day – live!

Live updates from the final day of racingWichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clashFeel free to email Tony Paley or tweet @tonypaley 10.44am BST It’s overcast here in north London but apparently the sun is (or at least has been) shining …

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Talking Horses: Wichita can see off Pinatubo in classic Royal Ascot clash

Wichita, narrowly denied in the 2,000 Guineas, can gain compensation in the big race on the final day of Royal AscotWichita (3.00) was denied victory in the 2,000 Guineas by mere inches. The Irish colt can gain compensation in the St James’s Palace Sta…