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'Triple sickie' policeman sacked over horse racing trips

Media playback is unsupported on your device A police officer who threw a “sickie” three times to watch horse racing has been sacked after being found guilty of gross misconduct. PC Jonathan Adams, of Ross-on-Wye, went twice to Nottingham Racecourse and to Royal Ascot where he was seen celebrating a ...

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Ana O'Brien: Irish jockey injured in Killarney fall

Irish jockey Ana O’Brien has been airlifted to hospital following a fall at Killarney on Tuesday night. The 21-year-old, who is the daughter of trainer Aidan O’Brien, was injured when her mount Druids Cross slipped two furlongs out in the second race. She was taken to hospital in an air ...

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McCain's granddaughter, 16, wins on debut

The granddaughter of Donald ‘Ginger’ McCain, who trained Red Rum to three Grand National victories, has ridden her first winner days after her GCSEs. Ella McCain, from Cholmondeley in Cheshire, was riding in her debut race on Friday night at Carlisle racecourse. The 16-year-old won a seven-furlong flat race on ...

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