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‘Unethical Practices Being Conducted With Relative Impunity’: Leaked Report Targets Horse Auction Integrity In Great Britain

An investigation report leaked to the Racing Post revealed that a pattern of unscrupulous, potentially criminal, practices are regularly being conducted by a small group of participants in the British horse auction industry, emboldened in a segment of the business lacking serious regulation. The report, commissioned by the British Horseracing Authority, pointed out glaring weaknesses […]

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Veteran Euro Holland Rides First U.S. Winner At Gulfstream Friday

The winner of 19 Group 1 stakes in Europe, jockey Darryll Holland notched his first success in the U.S. Friday, scoring aboard Justa Jill in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park. The 45-year-old veteran scored his first win on his 32nd mount in the U.S. since joining the Gulfstream jockey colony this summer. His most high-profile ride […]

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Reunited and It Feels So Good: Racing Cheers Scotland’s ‘No’ Vote

Scotland’s decision to remain part of the United Kingdom after its historic vote Thursday has many people involved in racing industry relieved, according to the Racing Post. Several industry representatives had expressed concern as to what would happen should Scotland vote ‘Yes’ to becoming an independent nation. It was a general belief that many racetracks […]

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Horse manure yields £10,000 pineapple in Britain

Gardeners in Britain have used some 30 tons of straw, manure, and horse urine to grow what is being called the world’s most expensive fruit–a pineapple worth £10,000.  The prickly fruit’s value comes from the slow-growing Victorian method that recreated tropical conditions from the chemical reactions of the decomposing poo. A total of eight fruits […]

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England: Jockey among those charged in race-fixing scandal

Jockey Andrew Heffernan is among nine people charged with ‘serious breaches of the rules of racing’ by the British Horse Racing Authority on Thursday. Three of those indicted are British footballers-Michael Chopra of Ipswich Town, Nottingham Forest’s James Coppinger and former England Under-21 international Mark Wilson. Heffernan, who is currently riding in Australia, has been […]

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Racing in England: Facing challenges similar to those ‘across the pond’

Like its North American counterpart, horse racing in England is facing some tough challenges. While attendance figures have actually risen over the past year, on-track wagering has dipped, according to an article in Metro UK. Much of that has to do with the fact that many gamblers now place their wagers online, where they can […]

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Racing Enterprises urges people to ‘Enjoy Great Racing in Britain this Summer’

If you’re heading to Great Britain this summer on holiday or for a slice of the Olympics’ action and fancy a trip to the races then check out a new website,www.GreatBritishRacing.co.uk, for a Great Day Out. GreatBritishRacing.co.uk has been designed to help overseas horseracing fans find a race day to attend during their stay and comes […]

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