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Cameron Norrie becomes first Briton to win Tennis’ Indian Wells – other historic British firsts

Cameron Norrie created history late last night by becoming the first British tennis player to win the Indian Wells Masters in California beating Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili 3-6 6-4 6-1. To celebrate this historic achievement, here are some more examples of historic British firsts. Rachel Blackmore Horse Racing is one of the best examples of men […]

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2,000 Guineas: Frankel inducted into QIPCO British Champions Series Hall of Fame

Newmarket Racecourse will play host to the 1,000 and 2,000 Guineas this weekend – with a certain 2011 winner becoming the first horse to be inducted into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame. The Legendary Frankel, who claimed the most emphatic 2,000 Guineas victory seen at flat racing HQ, has been joined by 11-time […]

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Horse racing is morally questionable but it’s importance to local economy comes above that: Comment piece

Horse racing has been morally dubious at the best of times and as time goes on it partly remains a sport still in the dark ages, a time before professionalism. The questionable treatment of the horses, drug use and being a sport built around gambling, however in the name of the “greater good”, I must […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Sky Pirate wins the Grand Annual Chase

Nick Schofield rode to Johnny Henderson Grand Annual Challenge Cup Handicap Chase glory on Sky Pirate, beating odds-on favourite Embitterred (9/2) in the process. Rachel Blackmore, who was riding Joseph Patrick O’Brien’s horse, was unseated for the third time today only 24 hours after becoming the first-ever female jockey to win the Champion Hurdle at […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Monkfish wins the Brown Advisory Novices Hurdle

The heavy favourite Monkfish 8/15 has won the Brown Advisory Novices Hurdle in the second race of Cheltenham Festival day two as the Irish continue to dominate on St. Patrick’s Day. Monkfish, ridden by Paul Townsend, unsurprisingly won by over four lengths ahead of Fiddlerontheroof in second. It wasn’t completely comfortable for Monkfish though, who […]

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Cheltenham Festival day two: Bob Olinger wins Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle

The odds on favourite Bob Olinger 15/8 has won the Ballymore Novice’s Hurdle in the first race of the day at Cheltenham as the Irish continue to dominate. Bob Olinger, ridden by Racheal Blackmore won by a distance followed by Gaillard Du Mensil in second and Bravemansgame in third and Blackmore says she’s overwhelmed with […]

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Cheltenham Festival day one: Jeff Kidder wins Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle after Black Tears wins Close Brothers Mares’ Hurdle

16:15 Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle Jeff Kidder (80/1) has won the Boodles Juvenile Handicap Hurdle by a length. The Noel Meade trained horse glided over the final few hurdles and stretched away from the field 50 metres from the line. Joint favourite Saint Sam (9/2) came in a close second after a strong resurgence towards […]