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Farewell Kauto Star. Racing's most important horse of the 21st Century.

Yesterday, 30th of June 2015 , was a desperately sad day for racing with the announcement of the death of Kauto Star. The 15 year old had been retired since pulling up in the 2012 Gold Cup at Cheltenham and in the ensuing three years he’d controversially embarked on a new career in dressage. 2,296 more words

Review of the 2014/15 season

The lasting memory of this season will of course be the retirement of AP McCoy after 20 years as Champion jockey. He is not only a great sportsmen but a great ambassador for a sport that he epitomises all that is great about. 937 more words


Veterans Day?

This is a historic day and it is great to write a blog on the day of AP McCoy’s retirement.

McCoy has been a mainstay of my adult racing life and it has been a pleasure to watch and read about someone with so much skill, determination, dedication and courage. 549 more words

Aintree Festival Day 2

Day 1 proved disappointing from a betting point of view but enjoyed a glorious day in the Aintree sun and witnessed some fine racing. Also got selfies with AP and Ruby so not all bad! 73 more words

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A record total of 248,521 racegoers attended the 2015 Cheltenham Festival

By Simon Jackson.

A record total attendance of 248,521 racegoers attended the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, an increase of more than 11,000 on the previous best of 237,369 in 2012. 267 more words

London24 Simon Jackson

My day at the Cheltenham Festival in 10 photos