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Ghaiyyath Gallops to the top of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

International galloper GHAIYYATH (IRE) [127], who has been a perfect three-for-three in his races this year, leads the first edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2020. The official listing of the world’s best racehorses, for 3yos and upwards which raced between 1st January and 5th July 2020, ranks Stradivarius a close second. …

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Lizzie Kelly: Record-breaking Jump Jockey Announces Her Retirement

Record-breaking Jump jockey, Lizzie Kelly has announced her retirement from horseracing after a phenomenal 11 years in the saddle, following the news that she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year. Kelly, made her mark on sporting history when she became the first woman to win a Grade 1 race (the …

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Al Boum Photo and Cyrname have been awarded the highest ratings in Anglo-Irish Jump Classification 2019/20

Willie Mullins’ dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo and the Paul Nicholls-trained Cyrname have been confirmed as the joint-highest-rated Jumps horses of the 2019/20 season as the Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications for the season are published. Al Boum Photo’s thrilling battle up the Cheltenham hill with Santini was awarded a rating of 173, the …

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Derby Festival 2020: Five First Time Derby Jockeys

Five jockeys will enjoy the thrill of riding in the Investec Derby for the first time on Saturday 4th July. Harry Bentley (Max Vega), Ben Curtis (Highland Chief), David Egan (Gold Maze), Martin Harley (Worthily) and Tom Marquand (Khalifa Sat) will be hoping to emulate jockeys such as Mickael Barzalona and Padraig Beggy, who won …

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Tony Cruz is Hong Kong racing’s original ‘living legend’

Hong Kong: Tony Cruz was spotted moving around on foot not so long ago, writes David Morgan. In the grave reality of the world’s current state, seeing Hong Kong racing’s original ‘living legend’ walking between his stable and the Sha Tin trainers’ stand is light years removed from being the most unusual consequence but it …

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Harry Skelton Donates Jockey of the Month Prize Money

Jockey Harry Skelton has been named Jockey of the Month for March after his Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase success with Politologue at the Cheltenham Festival ™ presented by Magners. The 30-year-old received 38% of the vote, just ahead of second-placed Barry Geraghty (37%) and Paul Townend (25%), who came third in the contest. All three jockeys, in …

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Somerset cricket heroes are Wincanton’s Ambassadors for 2020

Cricketing heroes, Jamie and Craig Overton, will be swapping pitches for paddocks when taking up ambassador duties for a Westcountry racecourse. The talented twin brothers, who have played for Somerset County Cricket since 2012, have been announced as the first non-racing ambassadors for Wincanton during 2020. As enthusiastic followers of the sport and with homes …

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Kieran Schofield wins back to back Future Stars Apprentice Series

The Go Racing In Yorkshire Future Stars Apprentice Series, supported by White Rose Saddlery has been won for the second year in a row by Kieran Schofield. The jockey who was apprentice to Brian Ellison at the beginning of the season, but since turning 26 in October is now a claiming professional, took an early …

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