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Dec 16

‘We turned 80 loose, but five didn’t come home’ – US trainer Miller loses horses in wildfires

Leading American horse trainer Peter Miller reflects upon the “living nightmare” of losing five horses in the California wildfires.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42377543

Dec 16

Guitar Pete win marred by death of Starchitect

Guitar Pete wins the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham but the race is marred by a fatal injury to Starchitect.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42379515

Dec 14

Hayley Turner: Three-month ban for breach of betting rules is ‘harsh’

Jockey Hayley Turner says her three-month ban for breaching British Horseracing Authority betting rules is “harsh” and a “bitter pill to swallow”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42354378

Dec 14

Three-month ban for betting is ‘harsh’ and a ‘bitter pill to swallow’ – Turner

Jockey Hayley Turner says her three-month ban for breaching British Horseracing Authority (BHA) betting rules is “harsh” and a “bitter pill to swallow”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42351682

Dec 12

Sizing John to miss King George VI Chase at Kempton, says Jessica Harrington

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John is to miss the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, says trainer Jessica Harrington.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42330140

Dec 12

Ayr Races off: Scottish horse racing hit for third day running

Tuesday’s meeting at Ayr Racecourse is abandoned due to the freezing weather, following cancellations at Hamilton and Kelso.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42321916

Dec 10

Sizing John wins John Durkan on track return at Punchestown

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John claimed an impressive victory on his return to the track in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42301782

Dec 10

UK snow: Saracens v Clermont Auvergne & four WSL 1 games off, horse racing postponed

Saracens v Clermont Auvergne in the Champions Cup is postponed after succumbing to the wintry conditions, while WSL 1 fixtures and racing are also affected.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42298850

Dec 10

Highland Reel marks farewell with win in Hong Kong

Highland Reel ends his career by winning the Hong Kong Vase at Sha Tin under jockey Ryan Moore and will now head to stud.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42298642

Dec 09

Blaklion wins Becher Chase, Politologue takes Tingle Creek

Blaklion delivers a statement of intent for the Grand National with victory in the Becher Chase, while Politologue wins the Tingle Creek Chase.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42293598

Dec 09

Aintree & Chepstow racing on but snow hits Scottish football

Several sporting fixtures are postponed owing to snow and ice across large parts of the UK on Saturday, with heavy snow forecast for Sunday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/42292011

Dec 08

Peter Walwyn: Former champion trainer dies at 84

Former champion trainer Peter Walwyn, who saddled Grundy to Epsom Derby success in 1975, dies at the age of 84.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42282479

Dec 06

Toast of New York returns with a win after three years out

Toast Of New York, ridden by Frankie Dettori, returns from a three-year absence with victory at Lingfield.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42254801

Dec 06

Hayley Turner: Jockey charged with breach of betting rules

Jockey Hayley Turner is to face a British Horseracing Authority inquiry after being charged with breaching betting rules.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42254186

Dec 04

Jockey Willy Twiston-Davies retires at 23

Jockey Willy Twiston-Davies decides to retire from horse racing at the age of 23, despite being cleared to return to the saddle after injury.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42230070

Dec 02

Ladbrokes Trophy: Total Recall becomes first Irish-trained winner since 1980

Favourite Total Recall thrillingly passes Whisper in the closing stages to claim the Ladbrokes Trophy and become the first Irish-trained winner since 1980.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/42210206