Tinie Tempah was one of the celebrity names at Newbury yesterday, jockeys' temper one of the talking points. An incident in which Timmy Murphy was injured after coming to blows with fellow-rider Dominic Elsworth on Friday is to be investigated by the British Horseracing Horseracing Authority, with a hearing scheduled for Thursday. The men could face charges of bringing the sport into disrepute.
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Tuesday 30 December 2008
Someone more seasoned in the fluctuations of his chosen vocation might have been tempted to take Robbie Hennessy aside here yesterday and offer some quiet counsel. Not, perhaps, that it would all be downhill from here; but certainly to savour the moment, because joys like these tend to become brief succour against a perennial state of siege.
Sunday 30 November 2008
Monday 28 April 2008
Thursday 29 November 2007
In a golden generation of jump jockeys, the eminence of Ruby Walsh can be usefully gauged by the opportunities being seized in his absence. The most obvious beneficiary remains Sam Thomas, who hopes to build on his achievements last weekend when riding Denman, the favourite, in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday. But the man who rides Denman's chief rival, Abragante, finds himself in a position to make a defining breakthrough of his own.
Friday 09 March 2007
Sunday 24 July 2005
Monday 07 February 2005
Saturday 11 December 2004
David Johnson chose his racing colours as the reverse of the blue and green livery which besported the horses owned by the late Robert Sangster. The results, though, have followed sweetly the lines of the former champion owner on the Flat.
Thursday 11 November 2004
Friday 02 April 2004
Before the Martell Cognac Cup yesterday, on the opening afternoon of the Grand National meeting, it was considered that Tiutchev did not have the requisite staying power for his three-mile plus mission. He must have borrowed some from his jockey and trainer.
Sunday 21 March 2004
Sunday 14 March 2004
Beef Or Salmon
Wednesday 10 December 2003
Sunday 30 November 2003
Sunday 30 November 2003
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