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Former rider says Robbie Dunne tirade contributed to her leaving racing

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A former amateur rider who says that she was left in tears in a weighing room after fellow jockey Robbie Dunne accused her of “cutting him up” in a race told a disciplinary hearing in London on Thursday that Dunne’s a...

Sir Frank Williams, founder of Williams Racing F1 team, dies aged 79

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Sir Frank Williams, founder and former team principal of Williams Racing, has died at the age of 79. The team won the F1 drivers’ title seven times and the constructors’ championship on nine occasions under Williams’ ...

Can horse racing clean up its image? ‘Every single death is regrettable’ – video

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Horse racing is a lucrative industry, the playground of kings and billionaires, and financed by betting. But its focus on money is at the detriment of horses, which are at constant risk of injury or death, with unknow...

Former jockey alleges that weighing-room abuse drove him from racing

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A former National Hunt jockey has spoken for the first time about what he says was a campaign of physical and verbal abuse by a weighing-room valet that ultimately led him to walk away from the sport. The former rider...

Randy Lanier: the hotshot driver who juggled racing and drug smuggling

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Here it was, the escape hatch that never fails to present itself in crime films: a chance to get away with it, an opportunity to go legit. Except when this all-too-real turning point arrived 37 years ago, Randy Lanier...

Trainer Johnny Farrelly permanently excluded from British racing by BHA

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Johnny Farrelly, who has trained from a stable in Somerset since 2013, has been permanently excluded from racing with the right to a review after seven years for serious breaches of the sport’s safeguarding regulation...

Talking Horses: Goodwood and York crowds offer hope for racing recovery

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We are a little over a month into the resumption of racing with full attendance and crowd figures, at the sport’s biggest venues at least, are as strong as anyone could have realistically hoped to see. Two major Festi...

Masilingi and Mboma racing against Olympic elite and complex cruelty

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“I don’t understand why people come up with stuff like that. I just don’t get it. It’s very cruel.” Beatrice Masilingi is 18, born and raised in Katima in the Zambezi region of Namibia. In the humid bowels of Tokyo’s ...

Activists renew calls to end greyhound racing as 400 die despite lockdowns

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Almost as many racing greyhounds were killed trackside in 2020 as the year before despite there being a third fewer races in Britain due to lockdowns. More than 400 greyhounds died or were killed last year, 200 of the...

Physical review – Rose Byrne’s fitness guru fails to get the pulse racing

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There are two main problems with Apple TV+’s latest offering, a 1980s-set “dramedy” series in 10 half-hour parts called Physical. The first is that it has no comedy and the second is that it has precious little drama....

Eat Just is racing to put ‘no-kill meat’ on your plate. Is it too good to be true?

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In December of last year, a handful of diners sat down to a futuristic meal at 1880, a members-only restaurant in Singapore. The star ingredient was “no kill” chicken – raised not on a farm but in a laboratory bioreac...

Susie Wheldon: ‘Dan would have been over the moon about our sons racing’

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Susie Wheldon’s two sons want to be elite race-car drivers someday, which is no surprise. Sebastian and Oliver Wheldon’s father, Dan, won the Indianapolis 500 twice and an IndyCar Series driving championship, and as S...

Racing rejoices as crowds return after easing of government Covid rules

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Grangeclare View was a well-backed winner of the first race run in front of a crowd at Redcar for over a year as racegoers returned on Monday. Under the latest easing of the government’s lockdown measures, up to 4,000...

Racing NSW boss Peter V’landys loses defamation case against ABC over animal cruelty report

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Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys has lost his defamation case against the ABC over a report showing graphic footage of retired racehorses being slaughtered at a Queensland abattoir. While the 7.30 program tit...

Talking Horses: Kentucky Derby drugs positive set to convulse American racing

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Shortly before the Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland last November, Bob Baffert issued a statement addressing a recent spate of drug positives for horses in his barn, and promising to improve his record. “I want to have a po...

Talking Horses: Lester Piggott and Frankel join Flat racing Hall of Fame

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Lester Piggott, whose record of nine wins in the Derby at Epsom seems unlikely to be approached, never mind equalled, has been unveiled as one of the first two inductees into Flat racing’s new Hall of Fame, alongside ...

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