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Cheltenham Racecourse 13 March 2020 Festival Day 4 The JCB Triumph Hurdle Race. Goshen ridden by Jamie Moore fall at the last hurdle whilst leading and part company. Photo Andy Watts / Racingfotos.com"
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SAINT ROI (Barry Geraghty) wins The Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle Cheltenham 13 Mar 2020 - Pic Steven Cargill / Racingfotos.com
HEADMAN (pink cap) ridden by Jason Watson beating Sinjaari in The Al Zubarah London Gold Cup Handicap Stakes at Newbury 18/5/19 Photo Ian Headington / Racingfotos.com

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Buckfastlleigh used to race twice a year

Lost racecourses 10: Buckfastleigh

The ideal holiday for a National Hunt enthusiast in the late 1930s had to be a fortnight on the English Riviera, writes Ian Sutherland. It was long before the birth of summer jump racing, and August marked the start of the new season. South…
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Lost racecourses 9: Moreton-in-Marsh

I wonder whether the Romans ever staged chariot racing during their occupation of Britain? If they did, one likely place would have been Moreton-in-Marsh, a significant mid point staging post on the Fosse Way linking Exeter and Lincoln.…
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Race Histories 12: The Becher Chase

The Grand National fences have their first test of the season on Saturday, when the Becher chase is run over 3 miles 2 furlongs at Aintree. The race starts immediately after Valentines Brook, so is just shy of one and a half circuits of the…
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Alter egos 19: Get It On

I remember Get It On first time round as a number 1 single in 1971 for T. Rex. By the time of its release Marc Bolan had long moved from the music of the psychedelic folk/rock duo Tyrannosaurus Rex that filled my student rooms, and was a full…
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Alter egos 18: Jack Barker

John William "Jack" Barker (1906 – 1982) was an English footballer who played over 350 matches for Derby County and won 11 England caps. He later managed Derby County and Bradford City. He was born in the Yorkshire mining village of Denaby,…
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Alter egos 17: BB tries for a GG double

Brendan Bracken [/caption]The First Viscount Brendan Bracken (1901-1958) was an Irish born journalist who turned politician and became Conservative MP for North Paddington. He played a key role in helping Winston Churchill become Prime…
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Lost racecourses 8: Clifton Park, Blackpool

102 years ago today there was great excitement on the North West coast of England. Horse racing was about to begin in Blackpool. The site that was prepared was a large expanse of relatively flat ground, just the sort of terrain that racecourses,…
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Race histories 10: The Dee Stakes

The Dee Stakes has long been recognised as a Derby Trial, although it is ten years since it threw up the winner in Kris Kin. It’s hard to believe then, that one winner of the race went on to win the Grand National. You won’t remember it…
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Alter egos 14: Walter de la Mare

Racing is no different to any other walk of life in that most of its participants are neither born great, achieve greatness, nor have greatness thrust upon them. Almost all are honest in their toil, and a proportion of them do make their mark…