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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Monday 11 July 2011
A man died and a young child was injured when they were hit by a train today.
Friday 24 June 2011
Bidders for the racecourse operator Arena Leisure have been told they will have to pay close to £200m to win control of the company.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Doncaster captain Shaun Leaf has been suspended with immediate effect pending the outcome of an investigation into an allegation that he bet on his side to lose a Challenge Cup match.
Thursday 12 May 2011
Hearts face serious questions from the Scottish Premier League over how a supporter was able to breach security and reach Celtic manager Neil Lennon in his technical area at Tynecastle.
Tuesday 19 April 2011
The possibility of a British League Cup was raised yesterday when Scottish Premier League clubs met at Hampden. As part of plans to reform the game north of the border – which could see the Premier League reduced to 10 teams from the current 12 – a competition involving teams from around Britain has been tentatively proposed.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Trainers of the old school may not be concerned by the way Richard Fahey deals with his horses – though the evidence, for all the obtuseness of the sport's wealthiest patrons, is that they jolly well ought to be. Yesterday, however, Fahey showed that his dealings with the public are just as exemplary.
Friday 01 April 2011
The military could be brought in to staff prisons should officers strike over plans to privatise three jails, the Justice Secretary said yesterday.
Thursday 31 March 2011
However anomalous the stage, there was nothing wrong with the script. For various reasons, the first Flat meeting on turf in 2011 was yesterday staged at Catterick, of all places – three days before the William Hill Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster. But if few pulses could be raised by an apprentice handicap, won by a mare rated just 54, then hearts could still be touched when Eric Alston, trainer of Ballarina, revealed that it was exactly 50 years ago that he had ridden a horse called Troilus to win the first race of the season, on the forgotten old course at Lincoln.
Friday 11 March 2011
Thursday 03 March 2011
Reading captain Matt Mills feels the Championship side are owed something by the FA Cup competition this year.
Saturday 22 January 2011
The Mayor of Doncaster has been caught speeding by children in a police road-safety exercise.
Thursday 13 January 2011
Bradford have tackled their lack of a specialist stand-off by signing Kyle Briggs from Featherstone Rovers.
Wednesday 12 January 2011
The press conference staged by a panel of international handicappers in London yesterday was briefly delayed by a fire alarm test, and really that set the tone for everything that followed. For the publication of the World Thoroughbred Rankings is itself a comforting ritual – one that shows the system to be functioning soundly, while permitting no sensible person to take the more sensational implications too literally.
Monday 10 January 2011
Sunday 09 January 2011
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