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‘An Awful Tragedy’: Groom Killed At Kempton Park Saturday Evening

A groom who died at Kempton Park on Saturday night has been named by his employer as Ken Dooley, trainer Amanda Perrett said in a statement issued to Press Association Sport. Dooley, who was attached to Perrett’s yard in West Sussex for seven years, suffered fatal injuries following an incident in the stable yard at […]

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‘It Is Quite A Shock’: Britain’s Kempton Park Set For Demolition

The racing industry in Britain was dealt a surprise blow when the Jockey Club announced Tuesday that Kempton Park racecourse in southwest London would be sold and the property developed for housing. The Guardian reports that Kempton Park, which is home to both all-weather and jumps courses, will have its racing fixtures, including the prestigious Group […]

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Seven Weeks After Spill, Jockey Tylicki Released From Hospital

Seven weeks after the fall that left him paralyzed from the waist down, German-born rider Freddy Tylicki has been released from the hospital. According to Reuters, the 30-year-old jockey announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday and is set to undergo rehabilitation. Tylicki was part of a four-horse spill at Kempton in late October which caused racing […]

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Paralyzed Jockey Tylicki Released From Hospital, Enters Rehab Clinic

Jockey Freddy Tylicki, paralyzed in a fall at Kempton Race Course in late October, was released from the hospital on Tuesday to enter rehab, according to The Guardian. Tylicki spent more than seven weeks in the hospital after the accident, the first 15 of which were in intensive care. Tylicki’s T7 paralysis means that he […]

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Help Wanted: British Trainer Takes To Twitter To Line Up Jockey For Upcoming Race

When British-based trainer Jamie Osborne needed to line up a jockey for one of his runners scheduled to run at Kempton Park, instead of contacting an agent in order to line up a rider, he took to social media. Racing UK reports that Osborne, who trained 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic runner-up, Toast of New York, needed a […]

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Kauto Star claims historic fifth King George win

Kauto Star made racing history Monday at Kempton Park in London when he won his fifth King George VI Chase, becoming the first horse in the 74-year history of the race, according to a report. The 11-year-old gelding, trained by Paul Nicholls and ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the 3-mile contest over last year’s […]

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Video: Reindeer race at Kempton Park

Here’s a bit of Christmas cheer to brighten up your weekend. Kempton Park in London hosts the Reindeer Derby, complete with wagering. Watch Cupid, Prancer and Comet, among others, race along the finishing straight, courtesy of a YouTube video. Read more about Kempton’s Reindeer Derby here.

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By Ray Paulick Bob Evans, president and chief executive officer of Churchill Downs Inc., said during a Friday morning press conference at the company’s flagship track in Louisville, Ky., that the CDI board of directors discussed the possibility of reducing the field size of the Kentucky Derby during a regularly scheduled meeting in New Orleans […]

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