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Oct 18

‘I’ve wanted to prove a point’ – De Sousa on second title

Silvestre de Sousa says he is riding better than before as he prepares to be crowned Britain’s champion flat jockey for a second time.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41667344

Oct 16

Thornton to return after almost 10 months out

Andrew Thornton is returning to the saddle after a prolonged period on the injury list, and has no immediate plans to retire.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41644550

Oct 15

O’Brien waits in record chase after blank in Canada

Aidan O’Brien must wait for his chance to set a new record for top-level wins in a year after drawing a blank in Canada on Sunday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41624648

Oct 15

Kempton Park racecourse: Man dies after stables injury

It is believed groom Ken Dooley, who was in his 50s, was kicked by a horse in the stables.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-41625839

Oct 14

Kempton: Meeting abandoned after serious injury in stable yard

Kempton’s meeting on Saturday is abandoned with two races left after a medical emergency in the stable yard.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41624655

Oct 14

US Navy Flag leads O’Brien 1-2-3-4 at Newmarket

US Navy Flag wins the Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket in a 1-2-3-4 for trainer Aidan O’Brien, who is now one win away from the record Group One tally in a year.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41623040

Oct 13

Laurens beats September by a nose to win Fillies’ Mile

Laurens wins the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket in a photo finish from September to deny record-chasing Aidan O’Brien another top-level victory.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41613560

Oct 09

Enable: Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner to remain in training in 2018

Prince Khalid Abdullah confirms Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable will remain in training next season and not be retired to stud.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41557744

Oct 07

Jimmy Fortune: Classic-winning jockey retires after 29 years with third place at Newmarket

Classic-winning jockey Jimmy Fortune ends his 29-year career with a third-place finish at Newmarket on Saturday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41538466

Oct 05

Gibbons banned after swapping urine samples – and testing positive

Jockey Graham Gibbons is banned until June 2019 after switching his urine sample – which contained traces of cocaine – for another rider’s.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41516421

Oct 05

2017 Grand National winner One for Arthur to miss jumps season

The 2017 Grand National winner One For Arthur is to miss the whole of the upcoming jumps season with a leg injury says trainer Lucinda Russell.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41513382

Oct 01

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Frankie Dettori breaks record on Enable

Frankie Dettori wins a record fifth Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in Chantilly on John Gosden’s Enable.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/equestrian/41459569

Sep 30

Cambridgeshire Handicap: Dolphin Vista wins big race at Newmarket

Dolphin Vista produces a late burst to win the Cambridgeshire Handicap at Newmarket under apprentice jockey George Wood at 50-1.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41454857

Sep 27

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Enable heads field at Chantilly for Frankie Dettori

Favourite Enable is set to head the field as jockey Frankie Dettori seeks a record fifth win in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41414119

Sep 27

Dale Swift: Former jockey banned for 21 months after positive cocaine test

Former jockey Dale Swift is banned from racing for 21 months after testing positive for cocaine.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41415937

Sep 26

Owners fined £1 by BHA after bicarbonate of soda incident

Two racehorse owners are fined 50p each “as a token gesture” after a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary case.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/41399627