Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.
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Saturday 11 August 2012
Leeds have signed former Liverpool and Bolton striker El Hadji Diouf on a non-contract basis.
Friday 03 August 2012
A shop overlooking the Olympic park is charging customers to look at the site from its viewing window.
Thursday 26 July 2012
There is more for the history books at stake in this year's St Leger than a possible Triple Crown winner, the 16th in all and the first since Nijinsky in 1970. Yes, the 2,000 Guineas and Derby winner Camelot is odds-on favourite to complete his set at Doncaster in September. But victory would also make his trainer Aidan O'Brien the first of his profession to win all five English Classics in the same year.
Thursday 12 July 2012
A woman was jailed for life yesterday over the murder of a 13-year-old girl who was randomly stabbed to death in a park on her way for a sleepover at a friend's house.
Thursday 12 July 2012
Haggas colt fast-tracked to Group company, as July Meeting opens amid gathering clouds
Wednesday 11 July 2012
The father of a 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death in a park has said her murder “means we will never have the privilege of her in our lives again”.
Tuesday 26 June 2012
Seriously-injured paratrooper Ben Parkinson was greeted like a rock star today when he carried the Olympic Torch with thousands of people willing him on.
Monday 18 June 2012
Radiohead have paid tribute to their drum technician, who was killed when part of a stage collapsed before their concert in Canada.
Sunday 10 June 2012
Jockey dominates Newmarket card while Buick rides second Doncaster three-timer in 24 hours
Sunday 03 June 2012
Typical. You wait all these years for a Triple Crown horse, and two come along at once. True, as London bus syndrome goes, this was closer to the coach that careered through the film, Speed, than the open-top double-deckers that gazed upon Camelot as he duly separated himself from his inferiors in the straight here yesterday. In this instance, admittedly, all that would have exploded – had he slowed down – was a reputation. As it was, the Derby was won with such an overwhelming show of horsepower that everyone is already talking about the first Triple Crown since Nijinsky in 1970.
Vicar who posted foul-mouthed messages on Facebook and complained about going to church investigated by senior clergy
Thursday 24 May 2012
A vicar who posted foul-mouthed messages on Facebook and complained of going to Church on Sunday is being investigated by senior clergy after a complaint from a parishioner.
Thursday 24 May 2012
Church bosses have launched an investigation into a vicar's online postings after a complaint was made about swearing and comments about having to go to church on Sunday.
Tuesday 22 May 2012
A 21-year-old man who "wrecked the life of another human being" with one unprovoked punch has been jailed for two years and eight months.
Monday 21 May 2012
Whatever the fate of the 2,000 Guineas winner Camelot at Epsom in 12 days' time, and whatever his destiny afterwards, at least one Triple Crown dream is still alive. The Kentucky Derby hero I'll Have Another followed up in the second leg of the US version, the Preakness Stakes, on Saturday night and is now bound for the third, next month's Belmont Stakes.
Friday 11 May 2012
An odds-on favourite already bestrides the Epsom betting, and the flat-out success of Mickdaam in the trial staged across the mire here yesterday did nothing to alter that.
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