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British Equestrian: Chief executive Clare Salmon quits over 'serious concerns'

Clare Salmon has resigned as chief executive of the British Equestrian Federation over “serious concerns” about its “culture and governance”. The BEF said it will conduct an independent investigation in response to Salmon’s comments. Chair Joanne Shaw said the BEF is considering appointing an interim CEO in place of Salmon, ...

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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: Injured Irish jockey out for 'three to four months' after heavy fall

Irish jockey Ana O’Brien is expected to be out for three or four months after suffering fractured vertebrae in her neck and back in a fall on Tuesday. O’Brien, 21, was airlifted to hospital after being injured when her mount Druid’s Cross slipped up and fell fatally during a race ...

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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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Police officer 'pulled three sickies' to go to the races

A police officer threw a “sickie” three times in order to watch horse racing, a misconduct hearing has been told. PC Jonathan Adams part-owns a horse with a racing syndicate and on one of the occasions was seen celebrating a win on television, the panel heard. He faces three allegations ...

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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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Irish Oaks: Enable wins at Curragh to become dual Oaks winner

Frankie Dettori rode Enable to victory in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh to complete a classic double, having also won the Epsom Oaks last month. The 2-5 favourite overhauled long-time leader Bengala to romp home by five and a half lengths from Rain Goddess (7/1), with Eziyra (20/1) third. ...

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Harry Angel wins July Cup by length and a quarter at Newmarket

Harry Angel won the prestigious July Cup in brilliant style over six furlongs at Newmarket. The three-year-old, ridden by Adam Kirby and trained by Clive Cox, is part of Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin team. Last year’s winner Limato was second, a length and a quarter behind, with Brando in third. Aiden ...

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Roly Poly helps O'Brien and Moore claim double at Newmarket

Roly Poly claimed victory in the Falmouth Stakes to complete a Group-race double for trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore. O’Brien and Moore took both big races at Newmarket as Clemmie won the Duchess of Cambridge Stakes. Wuheida, in her first start since October, was second behind Roly Poly. ...

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Newmarket double and 15-day ban on same day for jockey Doyle

Jockey James Doyle responded to being given a 15-day whip ban by the British Horseracing Authority by winning both feature races at Newmarket. Doyle rode Cardsharp to victory in the Arqana July Stakes, before also taking the Princess Of Wales’ Arqana Racing Club Stakes on Hawkbill. Earlier on Thursday, the ...

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