Favourite beaten after 420 days out with injury as 66-1 shot claims galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdles at Cheltenham
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Saturday 25 May 2013
The only remedy for despair is to remember darkest clouds blow through
Saturday 25 May 2013
With just a week remaining until the greatest race on British turf, much of the build-up has been culpably diverted to a jockey now depending for a mount on the indulgence not only of the regulators, but also of trainers and owners. For even if Frankie Dettori duly regains his licence next week, the timetable would make it impossible for him to ride before the very eve of the Investec Derby.
Friday 17 May 2013
Investors are being tempted by high returns, but new products are not as safe as they seem.
Wednesday 15 May 2013
With just four days still to serve, Frankie Dettori's first television interview since the start of his six-month drugs suspension will be broadcast on Channel 4 this evening. Though he has previously acknowledged succumbing to "a moment of madness", Dettori explicitly admits that he had taken cocaine before failing a random test at Longchamp last September.
Monday 13 May 2013
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. The accompanying picture is indeed a showjumping rabbit, taking part in an agility test at the London Pet Show, which took place at the weekend.
Monday 06 May 2013
The return to action of a Derby winner is always a matter of moment, particularly one with the charisma of Camelot, who seemed to be involved last year in more tales and trials than any knight of the table round. The colt, bearer of the Ballydoyle arms, so nearly achieved the holy grail of the Triple Crown, narrowly denied the final leg, the St Leger, by a Godolphin rival trained by the now disgraced Mahmood al-Zarooni.
Monday 06 May 2013
Jockey's first British Classic win in 1,000 Guineas as Hot Snap fails to last the pace
Saturday 04 May 2013
Jason Collins became the most eminent figure to come out of the mainstream American locker room and admit he is gay
Thursday 02 May 2013
Young people learned from their elders how to ignore the natural world
Wednesday 01 May 2013
The story of South Korean rap sensation Psy's ascent to global stardom with his megahit "Gangnam Style" has now been immortalised in full colour and with appropriate dramatic flourishes in a comic book.
Monday 22 April 2013
Wednesday 17 April 2013
Black Caviar has retired after 25 consecutive victories - but there are no guarantees any foals the mare produces will replicate her achievements
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Never mind that Menorah and Hunt Ball meet at Cheltenham today; or that the National winner is to be boldly returned to the fray at Ayr on Saturday; or even if Sprinter Sacre himself tops the bill at Punchestown next week. Always and unmistakably, Newmarket's first card of the season marks the formal transfer of centre stage from jump to Flat racing.
Financial meltdown was caused by too many bankers taking cocaine, says former government drugs tsar Prof David Nutt
Monday 15 April 2013
Academic, who was sacked for comparing the dangers of ecstasy with horse riding, said abuse of cocaine caused the financial meltdown
Thursday 11 April 2013
It was impossible to escape his first single – but can the Korean rapper strike it big a second time?
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train