Irish billionaire makes rare public appearance to put the boot into ‘abysmal’ board
Mr Desmond said lost profits from up to 1,000 betting shops the merged company could be forced to sell off by competition authorities could outweigh £65m in cost savings
Taylor crashed out in his defence of the title losing 4-3 to the world youth champions
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Trainer seeks fourth winner in the Classic in seven years but Talent could upset favourite
The status of Derby favourite proved something of a poisoned chalice this spring, when first Kingsbarns and then Telescope dropped out of the Epsom picture with setbacks. Both are about to start making up for lost time, however, each having been given an exploratory Group Three entry this weekend. Telescope, who made an impressive resumption at Leicester last month, could go to Haydock on Saturday, while Kingsbarns is on course to reappear at the Curragh the following day.
Al Zarooni was found guilty of administering anabolic steroids to 15 horses
Trainer will stand before a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday afternoon
Joe Miller has been voted the prime Broadchurch suspect by Independent readers.
We can only imagine how long ago five years seems to brilliant trainer
Mullins' prospect shoots up National reckoning with shock win at Navan on his return to action
However conscientiously they strive to improve the odds in terms of safety at Aintree – a greater imperative than ever, after trauma and tragedy in each of the past two years – the one thing they will never provide is a level playing field. Even so, some felt that the dice had been unfairly loaded in favour of one horse in particular when the weights for the John Smith's Grand National were published.
After Ayr managed to stage jumping today, hopes are rising that the big card scheduled for Cheltenham on Saturday may not have to be postponed, after all. In the meantime, some instructive sport is promised at Gowran tomorrow.
Taylor won his 16th world darts title after overcoming Michael van Gerwen