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Jockey Scudamore daughter’s letter to PM falls at first fence with...

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Jockey Scudamore daughter's letter to PM falls at first fence with schools returning on March 8

By Andrew Atkinson Margot Scudamore, daughter of jump jockey Tom, who wrote a letter to PM Boris Johnson to move the 2021 Cheltenham Festival a week – so she could watch him on TV – fell at the first fence, with schools returning on March 8, amid the coronavirus lockdown. Margot, 14, who has ridden […]

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Christmas snuffed out is heartbreaking and cruel

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Christmas was offering a ray of hope to so many people this year and for that to be snuffed out is heartbreaking and cruel – trainer Nick Alexander By Andrew Atkinson With racing returning back to behind closed doors – after a brief reprieve amid the coronavirus situation – trainer Nick Alexander said a sense […]

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BHA announce owners new coronavirus guidelines

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BHA announce owners new coronavirus guidelines

By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority has announced owners new coronavirus health and safety guidelines after the UK Government gave the go ahead for racing to continue behind closed doors in the wake of the current situation. Any owners attending race meetings from Thursday November 5 through to Wednesday December 2 must follow the […]

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Anthony Van Dyck was very tough, straightforward and genuine – he...

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Vincent O'Brien won the Investec Derby for the seventh time with Anthony Van Dyck in 2019.

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Aiden O’Brien has praised 2019 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck who tragically died participating in the 2020 Melbourne Cup this month: He gave everything. “I didn’t get any results of any post mortem or anything yet but I believe he broke his fetlock,” said O’Brien. “It was just terrible for him […]

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BHA announce owners new coronavirus guidelines

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Coronavirus: BHA announcement

British Horseracing Authority announce owners new coronavirus health and safety guidelines By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority has announced owners new coronavirus health and safety guidelines after the UK Government gave the go ahead for racing to continue behind closed doors in the wake of the current situation. Any owners attending race meetings from […]

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BHA announce owners new coronavirus guidelines

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Coronavirus: BHA announcement

British Horseracing Authority announce owners new coronavirus health and safety guidelines By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority has announced owners new coronavirus health and safety guidelines after the UK Government gave the go ahead for racing to continue behind closed doors in the wake of the current situation. Any owners attending race meetings from […]

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Nicky Richards leads tributes to Kenny Rogerson (1930-2020)

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Nicky Richards leads tributes to Kenny Rogerson (1930-2020)

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Nicky Richards has lead tributes following the passing of Kenny Rogerson, 90, who provided stable staff in Penrith, Cumbria, with food orders – while on horseback! “Kenny Rogerson ran the village shop for over 20 years before retiring to Penrith,” said Richards, based at Rectory Farm, Greystoke, Penrith. “The stable lads […]

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British Horseracing Authority fixture list for January-April 2021

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By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority has published a full fixture list for January-April 2021 developed with a view to maximising revenue to help the sport through the coronavirus crisis, while safeguarding participant wellbeing. Confirmed dates for all fixtures involving Pattern races for full year also published, alongside provisional dates for racecourse fixtures for […]

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Ladbrokes and Coral withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in Britain and...

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Ladbrokes and Coral withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in Britain and Ireland

‘These are worrying times for everybody – but we’ll battle through – and I hope that when it does come back, the punters who’ve been starved of racing will surge back on to the racecourse.’ By Andrew Atkinson Ladbrokes and Coral has agreed to sell its 106 pitches and withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in […]

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Ascot welcome youngsters to Racing To School programme

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Racing can encourage more young people, from ethnic minority backgrounds – jockey Sean Levey. By Andrew Atkinson Ascot welcomed a group of youngsters as part of the Racing To School, a charity that inspires young minds, delivering free programmes and engaging young people in educational activities at racing venues. Also Jockey Sean Levey has recently […]

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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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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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