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Ryan Mania quits as jockey: “I get no kick from winning.”

Just eighteen months after he rode the winner of the Grand National, young jockey Ryan Mania has … [Read More...]

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“I wish I’d been as good as him around Cheltenham.” Richard Hughes on his late father, Dessie

Few men in racing are respected for decades. My late father was forever telling me about the then … [Read More...]

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Venetia in blinding spell

Venetia Williams went into Sunday with her string of horses in good early season form. And things … [Read More...]

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November Newsletter

NOVEMBER 2014, NEWSLETTER So how was that for you? The flat season, I mean. Better than the … [Read More...]

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Aguero's late, late show. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images

Manchester City paper over the cracks with last gasp win

Where would Manchester City be without Sergio Aguero? That was probably the most asked question on … [Read More...]

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Footballers lose the shirt off their backs… to ex-wives, bookies and the Inland Revenue

I confess I thought David James was meant to be one of the clever ones. Footballers that is. Wasn't … [Read More...]

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It’s all gone quiet over there!

In the space of a few hours last week I read of Barcelona footballers saying what a cauldron … [Read More...]