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King George VI Chase: Might Bite set to take on Thistlecrack

Might Bite will face seven rivals, including last year’s winner Thistlecrack in the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day.

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Morrison fined but ‘not to blame’ in doping case

Trainer Hughie Morrison is fined the minimum £1,000 and found not to blame after My Little Sister tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

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Morrison ‘over the moon’ at minimum fine verdict in horse drugs case

• Trainer handed the minimum fine of £1,000 and ruled not to blame• Our Little Sister failed drugs test after race at Wolverhampton in JanuaryTrainer Hughie Morrison has been handed the minimum fine of 1,000 and ruled not to blame by an independent dis…

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Stalls handler had used syringe in hand before start of Wolverhampton race

• Incident in 2014 raises fresh concern over racecourse security• Arena Racing Company says handler was given verbal warningA stalls handler produced a used syringe from his pocket as the runners approached the starting stalls moments before a race, th…

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Talking Horses: Hughie Morrison case shows hair testing is neglected

Almost three years ago, racing was supposedly entering a brave, new world of hair testing for drugs. What happened to that?…will be at 1pm tomorrow (Friday). It’ll be a live quiz, so you’ll have to be there to answer questions as soon as they appear….

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Hughie Morrison questions BHA’s rigour as Our Little Sister hearing concludes

• Trainer in doping case says governing body did not investigate properly• Verdict due on Friday with Morrison claiming malicious interventionHughie Morrison painted a picture of official laxity allowing a racehorse doper to go undetected as his hearin…

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Hughie Morrison alleges ‘malicious’ doping plot on first day of BHA hearing

• Trainer’s filly Our Little Sister returned positive nandrolone test in January• Morrison says should not be penalised under strict liability regulationsThe battle lines were drawn on Tuesday in a case that could result in the Group One-winning traine…

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BHA in a tight corner as panel hears Hughie Morrison nandrolone case

• Morrison filly tested positive for anabolic steroid in January• First high-profile case under doping rules since Philip Hobbs controversyThe British Horseracing Authority’s zero-tolerance policy on doping with anabolic steroids, which was introduced …

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Ayr Racecourse: Additional National Hunt meeting on Friday

An additional National Hunt fixture is scheduled at Ayr on Friday after several recent abandonments.

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Leading chaser Douvan ruled out for season

Douvan is to miss the whole of the jump racing season with trainer Willie Mullins taking a “conservative approach” to his recovery from injury.

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Douvan, Willie Mullins’ top chaser, to miss 2018 Cheltenham Festival

• Mullins confirms Douvan will be out of action for rest of this season• Killahara Castle makes history with shock 200-1 win at ThurlesWillie Mullins confirmed on Sunday that his top chaser Douvan will miss the rest of the season. The seven-year-old, w…

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‘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.

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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.

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Talking Horses: Hayley Turner’s case suggests jockeys get it tougher than trainers

Which recent ‘betting’ case worries you more, that of Hayley Turner or that of the trainer David Evans?Andrea Atzeni has joined kingmaker jockeys’ agent Tony Hind in the hope of making a charge at the champion jockey’s title next year. Asked about rumo…

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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”.

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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”.

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