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Jockey Oisin Murphy three-month suspension following positive test for cocaine

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Oisin Murphy: Will learn and come back better and more determined.

Quote: ‘Murphy told disciplinary hearing the positive was due to environmental contamination, via sexual contact with a user of the Class A drug’ By Andrew Atkinson Flat champion jockey Oisin Murphy has been given a three-month suspension following his positive test for cocaine after riding in France in July. The suspension comes after Murphy, 25, […]

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Jockey Evans tests positive for banned substance

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Jockey Evans facing BHA disciplinary hearing amid allegations of testing positive for banned substance By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Nathan Evans is facing a disciplinary hearing by the BHA amid allegations of testing positive for a banned substance, understood to be a metabolite of cocaine. “Nathan has been informed that he was tested positive for a […]

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Jockey Evans tests positive for banned substance

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Jockey Evans facing BHA disciplinary hearing amid allegations of testing positive for banned substance By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Nathan Evans is facing a disciplinary hearing by the BHA amid allegations of testing positive for a banned substance, understood to be a metabolite of cocaine. “Nathan has been informed that he was tested positive for a […]

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Jockey Evans tests positive for banned substance

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Jockey Evans facing BHA disciplinary hearing amid allegations of testing positive for banned substance By Andrew Atkinson Jockey Nathan Evans is facing a disciplinary hearing by the BHA amid allegations of testing positive for a banned substance, understood to be a metabolite of cocaine. “Nathan has been informed that he was tested positive for a […]

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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

By Andrew Atkinson Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Horse Racing Ireland said that Smullen, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on September 15. Smullen, nine times Irish champion jockey, announced his retirement from racing in May 2019 after completing treatment […]

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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

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Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen dies aged 43

By Andrew Atkinson Derby winning Jockey Pat Smullen has died at the age of 43. Horse Racing Ireland said that Smullen, diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2018, died at St Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin on September 15. Smullen, nine times Irish champion jockey, announced his retirement from racing in May 2019 after completing treatment […]

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Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, told by medics he will...

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Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb

By Andrew Atkinson Aspiring jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb, 23, has been told by medics he will never walk again after a horrific fall at Auteuil racecourse, in Paris, causing serious damage to his spine. Leicester born Jacob, who moved to France last year, also sustained broken ribs and broke his sternum. Jacob’s parents, Matt, 45, […]

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Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

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Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer set to return

By Andrew Atkinson Former champion Flat jockey Jamie Spencer has been given the go-ahead to return to race-riding following a long spell on the sidelines, having broke his hip on the gallops. “It has been a long three months since I suffered my injury on April 17. I’m delighted to say that I passed all […]

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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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VENICE ‘PAPPY’ RICHARDS/Alex Higgins

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The passing of Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, Southern Caribbean jockey, mirrors former apprentice jockey Alex Higgins’ death By Andrew Atkinson Barbados born Venice ‘Pappy’ Richards, dubbed the greatest jockey in Southern Caribbean thoroughbred racing history, has passed away in Trinidad and Tobago, aged 78. Richards, relatively unknown by most punters in the racing world in Britain, […]

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Johnson faces ‘triple-whammy’ in broken arm dilemma

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Richard Johnson - Broken arm. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Exclusive Champion jump jockey Richard Johnson could face a ‘triple-whammy’ – after sustaining a broken arm at Exeter on Tuesday. Johnson said last night he is confident he will be back in the saddle for the Cheltenham Festival, just seven weeks away. Johnson, 42, four times champion NH jockey, was taken to […]

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Nick’s dedication has pulled him through after working hard at Jack...

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Nick Barratt-Atkin - stylish jockey.

By Andrew Atkinson NICK Barratt-Atkin returns to the saddle at Ayr when riding the Phil Kirby trained Hard Times – the teenage jockey’s first official ride as an Apprentice jockey – for the Richmond, North Yorkshire, stables. Nick is back in the fold after recuperating at Jack Berry House after sustaining a broken leg. “It […]

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