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Gold Cup champion trounces Irish challengers to become clear favourite to retain Festival crown

Jason Maguire won on his first ride yesterday since a fall in August

Maguire returns in style with show of Fee spirit

Though his use of the whip on the winner arguably contributed to the traumas they have endured during his recent absence, Jason Maguire's rivals will readily acknowledge his success in the John Smith's Grand National in April as sealing his arrival among their elite. And while his hopes of consolidating that status this season were painfully interrupted by a fall at Cartmel in August, he looks ready to make up for lost time judged on his comeback at Hereford yesterday.

The business on...Breon Corcoran, Chief Executive, Betfair

The favourite won!

Yes, which is something bookmakers won't want to hear today, the first really big Saturday of the jumps season.

Websites hit by cyber-hackers

A number of websites, including The Daily Telegraph's, were targeted by hackers last night with visitors redirected to a third-party web page. The websites of National Geographic, BetFair, The Register and Acer were also affected. Visitors to the websites saw a message from a Turkish hacking group that read: "We TurkGuvenligi declare this day as World Hackers Day. Hacking is not a crime."

Haggas looks to build on Entifaadha promise

Though York might have toasted a more obviously local hero, had Hoof It won the Nunthorpe, perhaps not even Mick Easterby has a greater affinity for the place than the exile who came home to win two Group races at the Ebor meeting last week. For William Haggas, though long based in Newmarket, the success of Entifaadha and Green Destiny was especially sweet because of the soil under their feet.

Arsenal and Newcastle charged over conduct

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Business Diary: Footballers with a social conscience

Derby County know a thing or two about chasing lost causes, but full marks to them for supporting a struggling local business. Its players will take to the pitch on Saturday with shirts bearing the slogan "save our rail industry": it's a sign of solidarity with Bombardier workers at the Derby factory who are losing their jobs after the company missed out on a lucrative Government order last month. Manager Nigel Clough is even dedicating his column in the programme to the issue.

Betfair looks to regain its winning streak

The City is wondering if the betting exchange has lost its way, and not just its CEO, since last year's IPO

Business Diary: Britons should bank on Phillies

Those Britons who don't share their countrymen's traditional prejudice against baseball, but who simply cannot decide on a team to support, might like to consider the Philadelphia Phillies.

Bets are off at Betfair in recent weeks

The online gambling firm Betfair posted record profits for its first full year as a listed company yesterday but admitted that revenues have taken a hit in recent weeks.

Matthew Norman: Is America's plight so terrible that it would lurch this far?

Bewildering lack of knowledge, blind terror of others, paranoid hatred of Barack Obama... herein lies her appeal to the frothing far right

The business on... David Yu, Chief executive, Betfair

Carrying the can?

Betfair and Ocado unveil figures

Investors will be taking a close look at results statements from two of 2010's biggest Stock Exchange listings, Betfair and Ocado.

Market Report: Analysts say Betfair should gamble on tie-up

The possibility of Betfair entering into a merger with its small-cap peer Sportingbet was being mulled over yesterday, as City scribblers argued a tie-up between the two gambling groups would result in a sure-fire winner for investors.

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