Victims of violence turned away

Racing: Anthem odds on to overcome Daylami

ROYAL ANTHEM is a 4-6 chance with Coral to beat Daylami in a match bet in an intriguing clash for the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown a week today. Daylami is an 11-10 chance with Coral to confirm his three- quarters-of-a-length Coronation Cup superiority over Henry Cecil's impressive International Stakes winner.

Marine life being massacred as the world's oceans are turning toxic

THE WORLD'S oceans are suffering outbreaks of disease on an unprecedented scale, according to a group of leading marine biologists who cite man as the chief culprit.

Racing: Moulin mile decider

THE MILE championship of Europe could be decided on Sunday when Aljabr and Sendawar, winners of this season's Sussex Stakes and St James's Palace Stakes respectively, meet in the Group One Prix du Moulin at Longchamp.

Top international rider killed instantly in fall from her horse

THE DEATH of the British international horse rider Polly Phillipps brought the Scottish Open Championships to a tragic and premature end yesterday.

Travel: Take the first left just after the coral reef

Claire Gervat is dazzled by the technicolour wildlife on a snorkelling trail off the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao

Coral go offshore to reduce bet taxes

CORAL, the country's third-largest bookmaker, is preparing to move its telephone-betting business to an offshore tax-haven. The move will allow it to charge less than half the rate of betting tax due on stakes in high-street betting shops, and could accelerate similar moves by the biggest names in British betting, William Hill and Ladbrokes.

EQUESTRIANISM; Official resigns `to heal wounds'

WHILE JOHN WHITAKER collected another two prizes at the Aachen International Horse Show, the Coral Cove positive dope test saga continued on its unhappy course at home with the resignation of a third key official: Michael Allen, the chairman of the British Horse Trials Association.

Global warming sinks islands

TWO PACIFIC islands have sunk beneath the waves, the first victims of the rising seas brought about by global warming, writes Geoffrey Lean. And others are on the verge of disappearing, too.



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Equestrianism: Britain to miss Sydney Olympics

GREAT BRITAIN yesterday found themselves out of the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney after a horse failed a drugs test for a substance that occurs naturally in hay.


YOU WON'T get rich backing England for a win in their match against Kenya today. Ladbrokes are the most generous with their prices and they make England white-hot favourites at 14-1 ON (you bet 14 to win one).

EQUESTRIANISM: Funnell so fluent in dressage

PIPPA FUNNELL and Supreme Rock held the lead when yesterday's first day of dressage was completed at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, having produced a beautifully fluent and accurate test to finish on 64 penalties. Under the previous formula, this would have meant a score in the upper thirties.


A diving trip to the Coral Sea - what could be more thrilling? But there was just one problem: first you had to travel 150 miles out into the open ocean to get there. Sue Ditchfield recalls the worst night of her life

Endangered Habitats

WHAT IS happening to the Costa Rican cloud forests is a significant early warning: a very vulnerable ecosystem is starting to be seriously damaged by global warming, perhaps beyond repair.
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