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Star horse Winx could be set for British campaign

Australian star horse Winx could be set to race in Britain in 2018 after the prolific mare’s trainer Chris Waller revealed a “campaign” in Europe is on the cards. Winx is the winner of 20 successive races since May 2015, a run that has gained her a huge following down ...

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Predictions beyond Yu Darvish: Dark horse, biggest splash

Jul 27, 2017 With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, we asked a panel of our experts to make predictions about where six of the biggest names on the market would end up. For all the rumors and speculation this time of year, there’s only one thing we really want ...

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Horse racing: Can you guess the name of a horse just from its picture?

Could you identify one horse from the other? The ‘wrong horse’ won a race at odds of 50-1 at Great Yarmouth on Thursday. The two-year-old Mandarin Princess was declared the winner, when in fact it was its three-year-old stablemate Millie’s Kiss. Trainer Charlie McBride says he was “stressed and rushing” ...

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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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Red Horse Racing suspends operations immediately in Truck Series

Red Horse Racing, an organization with one of the longest-running tenures in the Camping World Truck Series, is suspending operations immediately because of a lack of funding, according to multiple media reports. The company will continue to search for funding and could resume operations if it surfaces, but for now ...

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Women in horse racing under-represented in most prominent areas, says study

Women are under-represented in the most prominent areas of British horse racing, says the first report into gender diversity in the sport. Nearly 400 people at all levels of racing took part in the study, which has been seen by BBC Sport. It found more women are entering racing from ...

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Kentucky Derby: Patch the one-eyed horse will compete in America's biggest race

A one-eyed horse called Patch has been entered into the Kentucky Derby, America’s biggest race, on Saturday. Patch, trained by Todd Pletcher, had his left eye removed because of inflammation last year. However, he finished runner-up in April’s Louisiana Derby – his first graded stakes – after competing in his ...

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Jockey Club horse racing posts record annual turnover

The Jockey Club, which operates 15 racecourses, including Aintree, Epsom Downs, Cheltenham and Newmarket, has posted record annual turnover for 2016. Turnover was £191.5m, up 4.5% on a year earlier, with operating profits also up, to £22.6m from £21.9m. Its contribution to prize money also hit a record, of £20.6m. ...

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Horse racing: Funding changes welcomed by chief executive

A major change affecting how horse racing is funded in the United Kingdom will “help grow the sport”, according to the British Horseracing Authority. A new levy system will see offshore betting companies contribute 10% of their profits to British racing if they make more than £500,000. Offshore companies were ...

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