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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Racing expected to return to Towcester
Racing is expected to return to Towcester in 2019 after administrators announce they have sold assets.
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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Chelmsford night card abandoned after lights go out
Racing at Chelmsford was abandoned after a power failure caused a virtual blackout during the running of the third race.
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Wednesday 14 November 2018

Roaring Lion named Horse of the Year
Roaring Lion beats stablemate Enable to be named 2018 Horse of the Year at the Cartier Racing Awards.
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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Pressure grows on Ladbrokes after settlements over ‘cancelled’ bets
Pressure is growing on Ladbrokes to explain what appear to be serious issues after the company reached out-of-court settlements with at least four customers who had bets ‘cancelled’
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Tuesday 13 November 2018

Grand National hero Tiger Roll set for Cheltenham comeback in Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase
Grand National winner Tiger Roll will make his seasonal debut at Cheltenham on Friday.
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Monday 12 November 2018

Jockey Evan Daly narrowly avoids serious injury while jogging on Navan course
A teenage jockey was lucky to escape serious injury as he obliviously jogged around a course as racehorses sped towards him.
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Monday 12 November 2018

Cheltenham installs rail to prevent repeat of horses running wrong way
Cheltenham racecourse is to make use of a newly constructed section of rail when racing returns on Friday in an effort to prevent a repeat of the extraordinary scenes last month when two likely winners took the wrong course.
Opens in New Window The Guardian
Sunday 11 November 2018

Kalashnikov boosts Cheltenham hopes with Warwick win
Exciting chasing prospect Kalashnikov cemented his Arkle Chase favouritism on his fencing debut.
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Sunday 11 November 2018

Walsh falls on two favourites at Naas
Jockey Ruby Walsh falls at the last fence while riding the favourite in consecutive races at Naas Racecourse.
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Sunday 11 November 2018

Frost guides Present Man to Wincanton win
Bryony Frost wins the Badger Ales Trophy for the second year running on Present Man as trainer Paul Nicholls enjoys five victories at Wincanton.
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Friday 09 November 2018

Ladbrokes pays out in full on ‘cancelled bet’ after punter threatens to sue
Ladbrokes’ procedures for accepting and rejecting online bets came under further scrutiny on Thursday when it emerged the firm recently paid one of its customers in full for a bet the bookmaker initially insisted had been rejected – but only when the customer threatened to sue for his winnings.
Opens in New Window The Guardian
Friday 09 November 2018

Horse wins after 55-race losing run - at 80-1
L'es Fremantle triumphs at odds of 80-1 in a race at Market Rasen after being beaten in all of his previous outings.
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Friday 09 November 2018

Whip-less races make South Africa debut
Trials of whip-less races in South Africa are being "monitored with interest", the British Horse Racing Authority says.
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Friday 09 November 2018

How fit do you have to be to be a jockey?
BBC Sport's Lizzie Greenwood-Hughes is tested at the British Racing School to find out how fit you have to be to become a jockey.
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Thursday 08 November 2018

Ladbrokes may be forced to pay out on hundreds of ‘cancelled bets’
Ladbrokes could be forced to pay out on hundreds of bets which were turned down by its trading team if the Independent Betting Arbitration Service (Ibas) finds against the firm in three near-identical disputes over bets which are currently being considered by its adjudicators.
Opens in New Window The Guardian
Thursday 08 November 2018

Ryan Moore's final act for horse put down after shattering shoulder in Melbourne Cup
Ryan Moore has been praised for saving The Cliffsofmoher from an even more painful death.
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Wednesday 07 November 2018

British runner tried to bite rival at Melbourne Cup start
Marmelo swung his head to the right and had a right old go at Avilius before finishing second in Australia’s biggest race.
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Wednesday 07 November 2018

Melbourne Cup carnage: Barefoot boozing, flowerbed frolics and twerking
It's billed as "the race that stops a nation". But judging by these pictures, the Melbourne Cup should be called "the race that intoxicates a nation".
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Tuesday 06 November 2018

Cross Counter in historic Melbourne Cup win
Cross Counter makes history by becoming the first British-trained racehorse to win the Melbourne Cup.
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Tuesday 06 November 2018

The Cliffsofmoher dies after Melbourne Cup injury
Last year's Derby runner-up The Cliffsofmoher suffers a fatal injury in the Melbourne Cup won by Cross Counter.
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