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Thursday 24 May 2018

Fraud trial collapses over disclosure of BHA evidence
A six-week racing-related fraud case has collapsed after a judge ruled material held by the police and the British Horseracing Authority had not been properly disclosed to the defence. The case arose out of a complaint by the trainer Tony Carroll that he had been defrauded by a former employee, James Hamer, but the defence contended that all relevant cash movements had been carried out at Carroll’s direction.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Loose talk sees BHA chairman stepping down in November
A lunch at the Cheltenham Festival and “inaccuracies” in his initial account of it appeared to have cost Steve Harman, the British Horseracing Authority’s chairman, his job on Tuesday, following weeks of speculation that his position was under threat due to growing tension between the chairman and some members of the BHA’s board.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Goodwood to step up security with sniffer dogs and random bag searches in a bid to stop violence
Goodwood have announced tighter security measures after the security review which followed a violent mass brawl at its May 5 meeting.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

TV presenter tackles loose racehorse
At The Races presenter Hayley Moore grabs the reins of Give Em A Clump after he unseats his rider.
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Wednesday 23 May 2018

Roaring Lion to race in Derby at Epsom
Roaring Lion, the second favourite for next month's Epsom Derby, is confirmed for the race by trainer John Gosden.
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Tuesday 22 May 2018

Faugheen vet Tim Brennan charged with passing on inside information
A leading Irish vet has been accused of passing on inside information before top hurdler Faugheen's withdrawal from the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Tim Brennan, who is alleged to have conspired with his brother Michael, has been charged by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) and could face a ban.
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Monday 21 May 2018

Curbing FOBTs is a big win – now bookies’ racing bet practices must go
Now bookmakers have lost their ignominious battle against shop roulette stakes being cut to £2 their licences should enforce minimum bet guarantees on racing and other sports.
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Sunday 20 May 2018

Rhododendron wins Lockinge Stakes in photo finish
Rhododendron beats Lightning Spear by a short head to become the first filly since Red Evie in 2007 to win the Lockinge Stakes.
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Sunday 20 May 2018

Justify wins Preakness Stakes
Kentucky Derby winner Justify won the Preakness Stakes to stay on course to become the 13th horse to win US flat racing's Triple Crown.
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Saturday 19 May 2018

Newbury on high alert with sport fearing summer of brawls
High-profile recent brawls at Goodwood and Ascot will ensure that Saturday’s meeting will be scrutinised for any hint of trouble.
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Saturday 19 May 2018

Stradivarius surges to Yorkshire Cup win
Stradivarius strengthened claims for the Gold Cup at Ascot with a win at York for Frankie Dettori and John Gosden.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Jockey Charlie Deutsch jailed after high-speed police pursuit
A top jockey who sped away from police at up to 114mph after a roadside breath test has been jailed for 10 months.
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Friday 18 May 2018

Roaring Lion tames Dante rivals at York
Roaring Lion is about 6-1 second favourite for the Derby next month after victory in the Dante Stakes but is not certain to run at Epsom.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Racing 'should not be funded on misery'
Culture secretary Matt Hancock says horse racing should not be funded by "misery", amid plans to cut stakes on controversial betting machines.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange ruled out for season with leg injury
Ascot Gold Cup winner Big Orange has been ruled out for the season because of a leg injury. Trainer Michael Bell has announced said: 'It's a body-blow for all concerned. 'The horse is 100 per cent sound and giving off all the right signs. But he had a little bit of heat in his leg tonight and though he jogged up sound on a hard surface, there is a small hole in his off-fore suspensory.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

New betting rules 'will cost horse racing £50m'
New government rules limiting the maximum stake on fixed-odds betting terminals will cost horse racing £50m, according to analysts.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Racing's efforts to grapple with horse slaughter not enough
Alborano’s efforts have recently received support from some of the most respected jockeys, trainers, owners and journalists in the industry. Some say that she has broadened awareness of this issue like few have been able. But her efforts have also courted controversy.
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Thursday 17 May 2018

Harry Angel sprints to York success
Harry Angel will be aimed at Royal Ascot next month after a comfortable win at York, while Give And Take wins the Musidora.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018

York racecourse hope sniffer dogs and extra police can stop repeat of fights that stunned Ascot and Goodwood
York racecourse hope that sniffer dogs, increased police and more visible stewarding will prevent a repeat of the ugly fights that broke out at Ascot and Goodwood. Officials have 'changed the balance' of stewarding at the Dante Festival, which starts on Wednesday, to have more security in high-visibility clothes. It is hoped the move will reassure racegoers with young families and deter trouble-makers.
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Wednesday 16 May 2018

Native River and Might Bite dominate jump ratings after Gold Cup duel
Native River and Might Bite, who fought out a memorable duel round two circuits of Cheltenham in the Gold Cup in March, were the only staying chasers to be rated above 170 when the Anglo-Irish Classification for the 2017-18 season was published on Tuesday.
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