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British European Breeders’ Fund (British EBF) supplementing Flat racing prizemoney by...

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By Andrew Atkinson The British European Breeders’ Fund (British EBF) are supplementing prizemoney for British Flat racing by £750,000 between September and the end of 2020 – which will be available as enhancements above BHA minimum value. With a return to a near normal race programme for the autumn and winter months, the British EBF […]

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LADY BUTTONS SET TO RETIRE?

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Lady Buttons: set to retire?

One race at time starting at Wetherby, with the aim of going to Doncaster. I’ve watched her enough times to know when she’s working well, and when she isn’t. She’ll tell us when she doesn’t want to carry on – trainer Phil Kirby By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trainer of Lady Buttons is to sit […]

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COVID-19 TO HIT CHELTENHAM FESTIVAL 2021 ATTENDANCE

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Jockeys: required to wear masks.

Quote: ‘There are a lot of developments happening almost daily. Those will help us change the way we live in society – not just in sport. As the rules stand it is unlikely we could be ready for a normal Cheltenham’. By Andrew Atkinson Amid the ongoing controversy of the 2020 Cheltenham Festival taking place […]

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Delia Bushell stands down as group chief executive – Jockey Club

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Delia Bushell is to stand down as Jockey Club group chief executive.

By Andrew Atkinson The Jockey Club has announced that Chief Group executive Delia Bushell would stand down immediately – after 13 months in charge – amid allegations of misconduct, including bullying behaviour towards colleagues, inappropriate racist comments and sharing offensive materials. The statement said: “Delia Bushell is to stand down as group chief executive with […]

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Delia Bushell stands down as group chief executive – Jockey Club

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Delia Bushell is to stand down as Jockey Club group chief executive.

The Jockey Club has announced that Chief Group executive Delia Bushell would stand down immediately – after 13 months in charge – amid allegations of misconduct, including bullying behaviour towards colleagues, inappropriate racist comments and sharing offensive materials. The statement said: “Delia Bushell is to stand down as group chief executive with immediate effect. “The […]

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Delia Bushell stands down as group chief executive – Jockey Club

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Delia Bushell is to stand down as Jockey Club group chief executive.

The Jockey Club has announced that Chief Group executive Delia Bushell would stand down immediately – after 13 months in charge – amid allegations of misconduct, including bullying behaviour towards colleagues, inappropriate racist comments and sharing offensive materials. The statement said: “Delia Bushell is to stand down as group chief executive with immediate effect. “The […]

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VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

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VETERAN MICK, 89, LOOKING FOR CHEF

Quote: ‘Training ‘osses is me morning job. In an afternoon it’s time to relax. One way I unwind is to work on the farm. Y’see I’m a farmer at heart, I have always been. I’ve lived on farms for all me 89 years – I don’t know any other way’. By Andrew Atkinson Veteran racehorse […]

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Doctor Syntax euthanised at Newmarket August 1838

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Doctor Syntax: euthanised August 1838.

Horse skeleton discovered at King Charles II Palace stables Andrew Atkinson continues a look back to prolific horse Doctor Syntax in Part 2 of an illustrious career on the turf. Doctor Syntax began his career as a stallion, age 13, in 1824 and sired two classic winners in Ralph, winner of the 2000 Guineas in […]

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Brotherly love for ace jockey Cieron!

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Kieran Fallon: stayed in UK to help son Cieron.

By Andrew Atkinson Brittany Fallon, twin-sister to top jockey Cieron, was brought to tears after he landed Europe’s top sprint July Cup on at Newmarket on July 11. “I’m crying – happy tears – I’m so proud,” said Brittany. “It was a big day, it being my first ride in a Group 1,” said 2019 […]

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DR IN THE HOUSE!

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Dr Syntax began his career at Catterick Bridge

Quote: ‘In July 1814, Dr Syntax ran at Preston Racecourse, opposite Preston North End football stadium. It was the beginning of a remarkable career’. Racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson looks back in Part 1 of a special Feature on Dr Syntax. In 1821, 10-year-old Dr Syntax began a rivalry with the 1818 St Leger winner Reveller. […]

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DR IN THE HOUSE!

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Dr Syntax began his career at Catterick Bridge

Quote: ‘In July 1814, Dr Syntax ran at Preston Racecourse, opposite Preston North End football stadium. It was the beginning of a remarkable career’. Racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson looks back in Part 1 of a special Feature on Dr Syntax. In 1821, 10-year-old Dr Syntax began a rivalry with the 1818 St Leger winner Reveller. […]

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DR IN THE HOUSE!

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Dr Syntax began his career at Catterick Bridge

Quote: ‘In July 1814, Dr Syntax ran at Preston Racecourse, opposite Preston North End football stadium. It was the beginning of a remarkable career’. Racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson looks back in Part 1 of a special Feature on Dr Syntax. In 1821, 10-year-old Dr Syntax began a rivalry with the 1818 St Leger winner Reveller. […]

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DR IN THE HOUSE!

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Dr Syntax began his career at Catterick Bridge

Quote: ‘In July 1814, Dr Syntax ran at Preston Racecourse, opposite Preston North End football stadium. It was the beginning of a remarkable career’. Racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson looks back in Part 1 of a special Feature on Dr Syntax. In 1821, 10-year-old Dr Syntax began a rivalry with the 1818 St Leger winner Reveller. […]

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DR IN THE HOUSE!

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Dr Syntax began his career at Catterick Bridge

Quote: ‘In July 1814, Dr Syntax ran at Preston Racecourse, opposite Preston North End football stadium. It was the beginning of a remarkable career’. Racing correspondent Andrew Atkinson looks back in Part 1 of a special Feature on Dr Syntax. In 1821, 10-year-old Dr Syntax began a rivalry with the 1818 St Leger winner Reveller. […]

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Pinatubo eyes Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat glory

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Pinatubo eyes Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat glory

By Andrew Atkinson Charlie Appleby trained Pinatubo heads a list of 14 runners in the 7 furlongs Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat on Sunday, July 12, at Deauville, France. Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien, who saddled Serpentine to victory in the Investec 2020 Derby at Epsom last weekend, saddles Arizona who finished behind Pinatubo […]

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Pinatubo eyes Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat glory

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Pinatubo eyes Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat glory

By Andrew Atkinson Charlie Appleby trained Pinatubo heads a list of 14 runners in the 7 furlongs Group 1, 2020 Qatar Prix Jean Prat on Sunday, July 12, at Deauville, France. Ballydoyle trainer Aidan O’Brien, who saddled Serpentine to victory in the Investec 2020 Derby at Epsom last weekend, saddles Arizona who finished behind Pinatubo […]

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the...

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA

By Andrew Atkinson The full Flat racing programme for August has been published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA. The August flat amateur and apprentice races for August includes a small number of races, restricted to apprentice or amateur jockeys. Field sizes – Flat Field sizes for Flat races can now revert to the maximum […]

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the...

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA

By Andrew Atkinson The full Flat racing programme for August has been published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA. The August flat amateur and apprentice races for August includes a small number of races, restricted to apprentice or amateur jockeys. Field sizes – Flat Field sizes for Flat races can now revert to the maximum […]

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the...

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Flat racing programme for August published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA

By Andrew Atkinson The full Flat racing programme for August has been published amid the Covid-19 by the BHA. The August flat amateur and apprentice races for August includes a small number of races, restricted to apprentice or amateur jockeys. Field sizes – Flat Field sizes for Flat races can now revert to the maximum […]

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Kirby duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall Newcastle debuts

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By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Philip Kirby two year old duo Mont Blanc and Fircombe Hall made their debuts at Gosforth Park, Newcastle on June 6. “They will find easier assignments in future as the young pair lined up against some mightily expensive 2 year olds, with Ascot dreams,” said Pippa Kirby from Green Oaks, Richmond, […]

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Gary Gibson Lennon: Piggott style-riding-short-stirrups, arse-in-the-air!

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Quote: ‘I just wish my granddad could have given me a leg-up – he would have been so proud. Seeing me return to the Paddock, covered head to boots in sand, he would have said his usual two words: ‘Silly-bugger!’ By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Lester Piggott tutored amateur jockey Gary Gibson Lennon reminisced of his […]

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‘Legend’ December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

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'Legend' December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

Quote: ‘December Second was one of Phil’s favourite horses, riding him out himself. He will remain a legend in our eyes’. By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained December Second suffered a fatal injury in the Betway Handicap Class 3 over 1 mile 4 furlongs at Newcastle’s all weather track at Gosforth Park on June 1. […]

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Ayr set to recommence racing in Scotland on June 22

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This way. Jockeys temporary changing rooms at Newcastle racecourse.

By Andrew Atkinson AYR racecourse is eyed as a return to racing in Scotland on June 22, with the opening 2020 Flat race season set to get underway amid the coronavirus lockdown, following suspension of meetings since March 17. Hamilton Park is scheduled for two meetings on June 24 and 28, respectively, with Musselburgh staging […]

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Focus on Trainer: CHRIS GORDON

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Chris Gordon with retired NH champion jockey Sir Anthony McCoy in 2015. Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Chris Gordon is looking forward to the return of racing in June after the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown in March. “It’s good to hear that they are starting racing again on June 1,” said Gordon, based at Morestead stables, Winchester, Hampshire. “From July our winter horses will start to come back in, […]

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Ascot date change would clog-up racing pattern – Ascot’s Director of...

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Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien

By Andrew Atkinson Racing in England is set to return on June 1 with Irish meetings scheduled to resume on June 8, as easing of the coronavirus lockdown comes into play. Royal Ascot gets underway on June 16, leaving Irish trainers a week to get horses qualified to run in 2-year-old races, such as the […]

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Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

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Trainer John Berry on course with Hopels High

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer John Berry has revealed that Hopels High is set to run at Great Yarmouth next month in the wake of racing returning to the fold in England on June 1. “She has been enjoying herself on the Al Bahathri at Newmarket gallops,” said John, based at Beverley House Stables, Newmarket. “Hopels […]

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Bin Suroor’s Military March eyes 2000 Guineas and Derby

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By Andrew Atkinson Military March is eyeing success in the 2020 Investec Derby in July – after running in the Qipco 2000 Guineas in June. Racing in Britain is set to resume next month, amid the coronavirus cancellations of meetings on March 17, as long as the government departments’ approval is granted. June 1 is […]

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2020 Epsom Investec Derby and Investec Oaks – behind closed doors...

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The behind closed doors Derby and Oaks at Epsom will go ahead on the same day

Quote: ‘These two Classics (Derby and Oaks) play a vital role. It is of great importance to go ahead, during this difficult period’ – Delia Bushell, Group Chief Executive of the Jockey Club By Andrew Atkinson The Jockey Club have played a leading role in the 2020 staging of the Investec Derby and Investec Oaks […]

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2020 Epsom Investec Derby and Investec Oaks – behind closed doors...

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The behind closed doors Derby and Oaks at Epsom will go ahead on the same day

Quote: ‘These two Classics (Derby and Oaks) play a vital role. It is of great importance to go ahead, during this difficult period’ – Delia Bushell, Group Chief Executive of the Jockey Club By Andrew Atkinson The Jockey Club have played a leading role in the 2020 staging of the Investec Derby and Investec Oaks […]

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Remembering KEITH FLOYD

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Gary during his racing days as an amateur jockey.

Quote: ‘You can see by Keith’s face he had a great night – the drinking continued into the early hours’ Andrew Atkinson talks to former amateur jockey, actor, musician and performing artist Gary Gibson Lennon, who rolled back the clock during COVID-19 lockdown, remembering his time with legendary cook, restaurateur and tv celebrity star Keith […]

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