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Let’s hear it for the girls

Most weeks, when writing this column, I look for a different angle to the previous weeks racing. Sometimes I can find something fresh. But when it comes to the King George and Queen Elizabeth...

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Kings and Queens

The King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is a new addition to the racing calendar, relatively speaking. The Classics, and many of the big races that make up the pattern, are more than...

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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...