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 20 January 2014
What’s going on in the parliamentary lobby? Adam Boulton’s decision to stand down as political editor of Sky News after 25 years and five elections appears to mark the end of an era. Boulton will present an evening show on Sky News.
Friday 17 January 2014
The heart may want Somersby to win Saturday's Clarence House Chase at Ascot as a timely tribute to Terry Biddlecombe, who died two weekends ago. But the head says Sire De Grugy.
Sunday 01 December 2013
For champion trainer Nicky Henderson, the season started in earnest yesterday as the rather dull, by his standards, opening to the defence of his title came to a decisive end with a sparkling big-race double. My Tent Or Yours presented satisfactory Champion Hurdle credentials in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, and less than an hour later Triolo D'Alene took the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. And there is the Seven Barrows superstar Sprinter Sacre to look forward to at Sandown on Saturday.
Sunday 01 December 2013
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.
BHA to investigate incident between Timmy Murphy and fellow jockey after he was reportedly involved in a weighing room altercation
Saturday 30 November 2013
British Horseracing Authority confirmed that an inquiry will be held after 'further information came to light'
Saturday 30 November 2013
A roll call of the early winners of the Hennessy Gold Cup reads like a Who’s Who of steeplechasing legends: Mandarin, Taxidermist, Stalbridge Colonist, Mill House and, of course, Arkle, who twice made light of 12st 7lb in the mid-Sixties.
Wednesday 27 November 2013
Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup meeting opens on Thursday with the unusual spectacle these days, when Saturdays have long since commandeered almost all worthwhile jumps races on the way to the Festival, of an informative contest that has moved in the opposite direction.
Thursday 14 November 2013
German fans shun Wembley as tickets returned to FA
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Over the years Tidal Bay has drawn many less than complimentary opinions concerning his level of commitment to his vocation, but in the autumn of his career, revitalised since joining Paul Nicholls, he can now demand comparison with some of the stable's best.
Thursday 05 September 2013
Former Foreign Secretary Lord Hurd has been shortlisted for a prestigious book prize for his biography of former Conservative Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli.
Friday 02 August 2013
Buyer did not check inside the boxes and on arriving home found they contained real apples
Tuesday 09 July 2013
David Haye and Tyson Fury will finally fight in a heavyweight bout in Manchester on 28 September, both boxers' camps confirmed in a joint press release.
Thursday 13 June 2013
Post-mortems will be carried out today on the bodies of three brothers who drowned when their fishing vessel overturned at sea.
Cheltenham Festival: Bobs Worth takes Gold Cup victory but final day overshadowed by McNamara concerns
Saturday 16 March 2013
The 11-4 favourite outstayed Tony McCoy and Sir Des Champs
Friday 15 March 2013
The champion jockey was down to ride JP McManus' horse Sunnyhill Boy but will now ride Sir Des Champs
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
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