Date - March 4, 2015
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Champion Chase 2015 video preview - pure racing entertainment
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Nacarat suffers fatal injury - pure racing entertainment
The former Tom George-trained gelding enjoyed success at Grade One level when h

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Sire De Grugy will be sporting some eyecatching footwear as he defends his Betway Queen
Robbie McNamara enjoyed two winners as an amateur rider at the Cheltenham Festival in 2014,

The well-bred Antilope Du Seuil is dropped in trip and bids to open her account


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Below are videos of all the finalists from this year’s Godolphin Stud Stable Staff Awards. Each one illustrates the commitment, enthusiasm and passion stud and stable staff show towards racehorses in their care. STUD STAFF Winner & Employee of the

British Racing’s enhanced, Equine Anti-Doping Rules, which include a zero-tolerance approach to anabolic steroids, have today been published by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) after an extensive period of development. The Rules will be imp

Prime Minister David Cameron has visited Newmarket today, and in a short video has hailed British Racing as a “massive success story” which he wants to see go “from strength to strength.” The video he posted from Warren Hill can be seen here   The

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