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A horse you could bank on

Horseracing is a glorious spectacle. The sight of these equine athletes thundering over the turf is breath taking. They strain muscle and sinew to be at the front of the herd. And sometimes they literally...

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Sectional timing not for everyone

Last week, these scribblings questioned the timing of the Levy Board providing £900,000 funding for sectional timing and tracking data to be installed at all British racecourses. Is now the right time to devote...

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Living by numbers

Trempolino won the 1987 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe ahead of Reference Point, Mtoto, Triptych, and subsequent Arc victor Tony Bin. Hawk Wing won a Lockinge by eleven lengths. Mark Of Esteem and Celtic...

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Is the timing right to spend £900,000?

Look away now if you are a fan of sectional timing. This week the Levy Board said it would contribute £900,000 towards the operating costs of all British racecourses having live sectional timing and...

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Not what was expected

Last weeks Irish Derby has been a subject of much debate. Aiden O’Brien had the 1-2-3, but the winner was not the one expected by many. Sovereign won the race by six lengths and...

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The Racing Paper cut

It hasn’t quite lasted 18 months, but The Racing Paper has ceased operations if not permanently, then certainly “for the foreseeable future”, with its publisher citing “distribution issues”. The Racing Paper was launched to...