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Jul 25

Racing funding boost: Grassroots horseracing to receive £9.7m extra in 2018

Grassroots racing will receive an extra £9.7m in 2018 under new proposals by the British Horseracing Authority.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40715897

Jul 22

Victoria Pendleton: ‘I spend most of my time snogging horses’

The former cyclist turned jockey on being kept awake by cows, who she would invite to her dream dinner party and her most embarrassing moment

Born in Bedfordshire, Victoria Pendleton, 36, rode her first cycle race aged nine. She went on to win sprint gold at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and keirin gold and sprint silver at the London Olympics. By the time she retired from cycling in 2012, she had also won nine World Championship golds. She has just launched English Heritage’s Medieval Knights Season.She is now an amateur jockey, and lives in Oxfordshire with her husband.

What is your earliest memory?
Being on the beach with my grandparents, building sandcastles.

Related: Ivan Lendl: ‘What keeps me awake at night? Bad hips’

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/22/q-and-a-victoria-pendleton

Jul 21

Haydock: Stalls handler dies after incident before race

A stalls handler is pronounced dead at the scene after being run over by the mobile starting stalls at Haydock on Friday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40686921

Jul 20

British Equestrian: Chief executive Clare Salmon quits over ‘serious concerns’

Clare Salmon resigns as British Equestrian chief executive over “serious concerns” about the “culture” of the organisation.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/equestrian/40668002

Jul 19

Ana O’Brien: Injured Irish jockey out for ‘three to four months’ after heavy fall

Irish jockey Ana O’Brien is likely to be out for three or four months after fracturing vertebrae in her neck and back in a heavy fall.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40661987

Jul 18

Ana O’Brien: Irish jockey injured in Killarney fall

Irish jockey Ana O’Brien, daughter of trainer Aidan O’Brien, is airlifted to hospital following a fall at Killarney on Tuesday night.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40650858

Jul 18

Adam Carter tells horse ‘stopping’ inquiry his ride was due to ‘brain fade’

• Jockey and trainer charged with corruption by BHA
• Rider claims he invented earlier confession

Adam Carter, a former jockey who is alleged to have carried out a “very deliberate, premeditated stop of a horse” at Southwell in 2014, told a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary hearing on Tuesday that he had previously admitted to stopping the horse because he had been “brainwashed” by “family and friends” into believing it was the best thing to do. Carter also claimed his controversial ride was the result of “brain fade”, due to the pressure of an acrimonious break-up with a former girlfriend.

Carter is charged with conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice over the running and riding of Blazeofenchantment, a 4-1 chance who finished seventh of nine runners in a seven-furlong handicap at Southwell on 4 June 2014. John Wainwright, the horse’s trainer, is also facing charges over the controversial ride along with three unlicensed individuals: John Wright, Paul Bradley and Peter Bennett.

Related: Sarah Harrison the punters’ champion at the Gambling Commission

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/18/adam-carter-tells-horse-racing-british-horseracing-authority-inquiry-ride-was-brain-fade

Jul 18

‘Triple sickie’ policeman sacked over horse racing trips

PC Jonathan Adams was seen on television celebrating a win at Royal Ascot while “off sick”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-40644598

Jul 18

Talking Horses: Jockeys resist idea of saunas being taken from tracks

Racing’s chief medical adviser foresees a future without saunas at the track but accepts it is a long-term vision

Unexpectedly, saunas have become a source of tension within racing this summer. Twice this month, I’ve heard from jockeys worried about suggestions that racecourse saunas are to be removed, perhaps to be replaced by the healthier alternative of exercise bikes.

Related: Sarah Harrison the punters’ champion at the Gambling Commission

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2017/jul/18/talking-horses-jockeys-reject-idea-of-saunas-being-taken-from-tracks

Jul 17

Police officer ‘pulled three sickies’ to go to the races

The officer was seen on TV celebrating a win, a misconduct hearing is told.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-40630979

Jul 15

McCain’s granddaughter, 16, wins on debut

The 16-year-old granddaughter of Grand National-winning trainer Ginger McCain rides to her first victory days after sitting her GCSEs.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40620446

Jul 15

Irish Oaks: Enable wins at Curragh to become dual Oaks winner

Frankie Dettori rides Enable to victory in the Irish Oaks at the Curragh to complete a double after winning The Epsom Oaks in June.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40621136

Jul 15

Harry Angel wins July Cup by length and a quarter at Newmarket

Harry Angel, trained by Clive Cox, wins the prestigious July Cup in brilliant style over six furlongs at Newmarket.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40618449

Jul 14

Roly Poly helps O’Brien and Moore claim double at Newmarket

Roly Poly claims victory in the Falmouth Stakes to complete a Group-race double for trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40612540

Jul 13

Newmarket double and 15-day ban on same day for jockey Doyle

Jockey James Doyle wins both feature races at Newmarket on the same say he is given a 15-day whip ban by the BHA.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40600513

Jul 12

Tommy Carberry: Grand National-winning trainer and jockey dies aged 75

Tommy Carberry, who won the Grand National as a trainer and jockey, dies aged 75.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/horse-racing/40587613

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