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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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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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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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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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Talking Horses: Tiger Roll is back at Aintree, but not in the right race

The dual Grand National winner lines up over traditional fences on Thursday and misses his chance for Aintree immortalityTiger Roll, one of Aintree’s – and racing’s – favourite sons, returns to Liverpool on Thursday for what may well be the final time …

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Talking Horses: Some Neck backers face anxious wait ahead of National

Trainer faces a nervous time to discover if late gamble Some Neck is guaranteed a run in the Grand National on SaturdayTrainer John McConnell faces an anxious wait to discover if late gamble Some Neck is guaranteed a run in the Randox Grand National at…

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Talking Horses: Robin De Carlow looks good value at Irish National

Willie Mullins should have Robin De Carlow in good shape for Fairyhouse showpiece after 547 days on the sidelinesOnly two winners of the Irish Grand National this century have carried 11st or more to victory and both Our Duke and Commanche Court were c…

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Talking Horses: Bangkok the one to beat in Good Friday racing highlight

TV tips for the Bank Holiday action at Lingfield and Newcastle, including Finals day at the formerThe Betway Easter Classic, the feature event on Finals day at Lingfield on Good Friday, has attracted the smallest field in its seven-year history, but an…

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Talking Horses: Bangkok the one to beat in Good Friday racing highlight

TV tips for the Bank Holiday action at Lingfield and Newcastle, including Finals day at the formerThe Betway Easter Classic, the feature event on Finals day at Lingfield on Good Friday, has attracted the smallest field in its seven-year history, but an…

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Talking Horses: Harry Skelton the favourite in champion jockey race

Skelton is still one win behind Brian Hughes in the National Hunt jockeys’ championship but appears to have momentumHarry Skelton moved further clear of Brian Hughes in the National Hunt jockeys’ championship betting on Wednesday, despite still being a…

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Talking Horses: will promising Flat season lure back annual racegoers?

Millions of people will need reminding there is a racecourse just down the road where they used to have some great days outThe now-traditional start-stop opening to the Flat season on turf is upon us once again, with six blank days on the grass between…

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Talking Horses: King Ottokar can reign in Lincoln on turf season return

The selection for the Doncaster betting highlight has eased in the weights and could be set for a very productive campaignJames Doyle has won the past two runnings of the Lincoln Handicap in 2018 and 2019, including an easy success on Charlie Appleby’s…

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Talking Horses: prize money switch under fire after Cheltenham drubbing

Scheme does little to encourage key players to send the most expensive yearlings and jumping prospects to British yardsPunters will not notice quite a significant change to the way British racing operates from Saturday afternoon, but owners certainly w…

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Talking Horses: Sheikh Hamdan’s investment in racing was incalculable

The blue and white colours of the hugely popular owner were instantly familiar to racing fans around the worldThe blue and white colours of Sheikh Hamdan al-Maktoum, whose death at the age of 75 was announced on Wednesday, were instantly familiar to ra…