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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.

Racing: Maguire in Murphy link

ADRIAN MAGUIRE is poised to clinch a deal to ride for Ferdy Murphy. However, the jockey, in his first full season since splitting with David Nicholson, will retain his freelance status for the 1999/2000 campaign.

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Racing: Dunwoody partners Nahthen in the Cup

RICHARD DUNWOODY will ride Nahthen Lad in Saturday's Whitbread Gold Cup at Sandown for the trainer Jenny Pitman who retires at the end of the National Hunt season. Dunwoody has ridden the 10-year-old on three of his five outings this season.

Racing: Teeton Mill silences most of his critics

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Racing: Danoli returns to linger in limelight

TWO YEARS ago, the chance to see Danoli run at a racecourse in Ireland would put thousands on to the attendance. Back in 1994, he put a hundred times as much into punters' pockets when he won the Sun Alliance Novices' Hurdle. He opened fetes and received bagfuls of fan mail, like Desert Orchid and Red Rum rolled into a single, brave little Irish package, until the leg injury which almost killed him seemed to stop the bandwagon in its tracks.

Racing: Punters' Guide; The Toiseach gets vote of confidence

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Great Yorkshire Chase

Racing: The Toiseach heads for Yorkshire Chase

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Words: Vamp

No sooner had the Government produced its White Paper for the reform of the Upper House than it hit another snag. This time it was a bit of a row over the appointment of Lord Wakeham to head the Royal Commission, or, as the Evening Standard's Patrick Hennessy put it, "to oversee the revamp", which was crisply put. But wasn't there something rather undignified about Mr Hennessy's choice of word for this historic constitutional change?

Racing: Bobby a dazzler in the Newcastle mud

BOBBY GRANT provided his trainer Chris Grant (no relation) with the biggest success of his training career by taking yesterday's Dipper Novices Chase at Newcastle yesterday. The eight-year-old chestnut, scoring for the first time over fences, overhauled Course Doctor on the run-in to take the Grade Two two-and-a-half mile contest by half a length. The favourite, the ex-New Zealander No Retreat, lost his unbeaten record in Britain in a weary third place.

Racing: Danoli on target for Gold Cup attempt

TOM FOLEY, the trainer of Danoli, said yesterday his charge would run in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The 11-year-old has been injured but will be among the entries for the Gold Cup today.

Of all the places in all the world, the century had to pick this one

Anadyr in Russia's frozen far north is the last place on earth that you'd choose to see in the new year. But, by a cruel twist of geography, it'll be the first to greet the new millennium. Wrap up and get down for the coldest party of the year...

Racing: Reveley Free-for-all

MARY REVELEY's runners continued in brilliant form yesterday. A Catterick double with Jessica One and Free took her score to seven winners in three days.

Racing: Hunter punter alliance thrives

Stan Hey sees the new grey idol leave gloom and rivals behind

Racing: The Toiseach ready to show authority

The former top jump jockey Steve Smith Eccles analyses today's Hennessy Gold Cup

Racing: Bradley's Fine Thyne

THE TOP WEIGHT, Senor El Betrutti will miss the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday and will instead run in the Jacky Upton Handicap Chase at the course the previous afternoon. Susan Nock, the grey's trainer, said yesterday: "We worked Senor El Betrutti yesterday and schooled him today. He is in very good form and going like a bomb.''
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