At least 16 deaths were blamed on a snow storm that swept across the eastern half of the US as North Dakota experiences -35C
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Monday 27 August 2012
Willing Foe's Ebor win at York leads the way for more success at Saratoga and Deauville
Sunday 22 July 2012
He looks like an indie kid and sounds like Bob. But Jake Bugg's musical inspiration, he tells Nick Duerden, was a little yellow animation …
Monday 11 June 2012
It might have been a John Terry moment, but thankfully was not. Before the Belmont Stakes on Saturday night, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner I'll Have Another, deprived of his chance of a Triple Crown on the eve of the New York race by a leg injury, was taken to the winner's circle anyhow for a ceremonial retirement.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Hopes of sealing historic Triple Crown ruined by injury and thoroughbred may be forced to retire
Friday 08 June 2012
A sport said to be on its last legs in the US is desperate for I'll Have Another to do the treble tomorrow
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Though the race falls only a week before Epsom, the Abu Dhabi Irish 2,000 Guineas on Saturday will not only measure the form of Camelot but could also produce an 11th-hour threat to the odds-on favourite for the Investec Derby.
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.
Thursday 03 May 2012
Though the stable has failed to muster a starter in the Qipco 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, the changing complexion of Godolphin still leaves much to anticipate. For one thing, Mahmood al-Zarooni has two strong chances in the fillies' Classic the following day, in Discourse and Lyric Of Light, a year after sealing his promotion to supervise a yard in his own right through Blue Bunting – who was relieving a Godolphin drought, in both the early Classics, going back to 2002.
Monday 30 April 2012
Organisers have cancelled this year's Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials after they accepted there was "no chance" of the ground drying out in time.
Saturday 31 March 2012
Though the whole purpose of this meeting is to bring together disparate racing cultures, punters can hardly know beforehand how the varied form lines will measure up. In pure value terms, however, it seems a little presumptuous to be making So You Think a warm favourite for the Dubai World Cup, not least when the reputation that preceded him from Australia last year ultimately seemed to be placed in due perspective.
Friday 09 March 2012
1. Baker's Seven-Year-Old
Thursday 08 March 2012
An Australian investment banker pleaded guilty today to chaining a fake bomb to a young woman's neck in a bizarre extortion attempt last year.
Saturday 03 March 2012
Powerful storms stretching from the US Gulf Coast to the Great Lakes in the north wrecked two small towns and killed at least 28 people as the system tore roofs off schools and homes and damaged a maximum-security prison. It was the second deadly tornado outbreak this week.
Friday 23 December 2011
It may sound sacrilegious, as Kauto Star seeks another piece of Turf history at Kempton on Boxing Day, but something equally momentous might conceivably get under way 15 minutes earlier – in a £3,500 race at Wolverhampton. Few will be paying the slightest attention to Harvard N Yale, not least with the holiday programme over jumps apparently secured by a mild weather forecast. Unlikely as it seems, however, this young colt will be taking the first tentative steps towards a summit never yet scaled from this side of the Atlantic.
Thursday 03 November 2011
A US soldier has been arrested at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska on suspicion of espionage.
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