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Johnston defends TV views in feisty debate

CHANNEL 4 RACING’s critics have accused it of not being entertaining enough but there was nothing lacking about a riveting clash between trainer Mark Johnston and presenter Graham Cunningham on Saturday’s Morning Line. The spirited exchange focused on comments Johnston made in the Racing...
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Renowned rider JT McNamara dies at 41

JOHN THOMAS McNAMARA, the former leading Irish amateur rider, has died at the age of 41. McNamara, who was widely considered to be one of the leading amateur riders of his generation, was paralysed after suffering a broken neck after a fall on Galaxy...
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Ladbrokes and Coral must sell 350-400 shops

THE Competition And Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed that Coral and Ladbrokes must sell around 350 to 400 of their betting shops to gain clearance for their proposed merger. The CMA’s report, which was released on Tuesday morning, identified 642 local areas where it...
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Others Have Come & Gone, We Are Different

Diamond Racing have been syndicating racehorses since 1994 and are one of the longest established racing syndicates in the UK & Europe so we must be doing something right. Since starting out in 1994 we have seen other syndicates come and go during this...
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Ex-footballer faces jail for robbing betting shops

A FORMER professional footballer who represented England at youth level has been jailed for 15 years after turning to armed robbery to cover gambling debts. Nathan Ashton, whose clubs included Fulham, Crystal Palace and Charlton, targeted betting shops across London and the South East....
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Star hurdler Faugheen on road to recovery

FAUGHEEN may start his preparations for the new jumps season as early as next week after recovering from the injury he sustained in February. The 2015 Champion Hurdle winner was a red-hot favourite to retain his crown last season before he damaged a suspensory...
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Popular jumps sire Midnight Legend dies

MIDNIGHT LEGEND, a talented performer on the Flat and over hurdles who won more fans as a rags-to-riches jumps sire, was euthanised at his long-time home of Pitchall Farm in Warwickshire on Monday after suffering from colic. The son of Night Shift was 25....
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Police hunt killer of Woolfall Treasure

POLICE are investigating the shocking killing of Woolfall Treasure, a former dual-purpose performer for Gary Moore, in a field at the grey’s retirement home. The 11-year-old gelding, who won eight of his 58 races during a racing career that ended in April 2013, was...
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