A jockey from Northern Ireland may be the toast of Town Moor today, but this time the rider in question is not Tony McCoy, but a young woman making her way in the racing world whom few casual followers of the sport will have yet heard of.
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Monday 13 May 2013
Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.
Thursday 09 May 2013
Halal lamb burgers have been withdrawn from a city's schools after tests revealed a sample contained pork.
Sunday 28 April 2013
The Calvin Report: Doncaster crowned champions with 95th-minute winner — immediately after Brentford miss penalty
Saturday 27 April 2013
There will be a 1980s reunion at Molineux today as Wolverhampton Wanderers mark the 25th anniversary of their Wembley victory over Burnley in the final of the Football League Trophy – or Sherpa Van Trophy as it was then known.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Trainer will stand before a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday afternoon
Monday 22 April 2013
The Classic-winning Godolphin trainer Mahmood al-Zarooni is to face a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing after samples taken from 11 horses in his care in Newmarket were found to contain traces of anabolic steroids. The horses include Certify, the winter favourite for the 1,000 Guineas, who must now miss the race.
Thursday 18 April 2013
This really has been a blasted Heath over the past couple of days, but today the gale was rendered incarnate by a colt named Toronado. His runaway success in the last of its Classic trials crowned a pleasing revival in the significance of this meeting, Hot Snap and Garswood having won their own rehearsals impressively the previous day. But while both arguably owed something to the shelter they found from fierce gusts across the track, Toronado went gliding clear of what had become a tailwind – and blew apart the betting on the Qipco 2,000 Guineas. Though Dawn Approach remains favourite, Toronado is no better than 4-1 to beat him back here in a fortnight.
Saturday 13 April 2013
Seven days after investing so much nervous energy in the Grand National, the sport today contemplates as tepid a Saturday as can be found in its calendar. But respite is almost immediate, with an engrossing week of Classic trials starting in Ireland tomorrow.
Thursday 28 March 2013
The Sky Blues were 10th in npower League One but drop to 14th
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Ref failed to spot the Wigan player's challenge on Newcastle defender Massadio Haidara
Monday 25 March 2013
With the domestic sport’s downtime between the Cheltenham and Aintree festivals exacerbated by cancellations, postponements and congealingly cold weather, there was at least one piece of warming news today. It concerned the improved condition of J T McNamara, the Irish amateur who fractured two neck vertebrae in a fall at Cheltenham 12 days ago.
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