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JT McNamara riding Teaforthree win The Diamond Jubilee National Hunt Steeple Chase on ladies day on March 14, 2012
Former amateur jockey JT McNamara dies, aged 41
Irish jockey JT McNamara dies aged 41, more than three years after he was left paralysed from the neck down following a fall at the Cheltenham Festival.
Jul 26, 09:02
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Six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon retires to tackle "severe depression"
Six-time champion jockey Kieren Fallon retires from racing to tackle "severe depression".
Jul 4, 10:05
David Mullins rides Rule The World during the Grand National on April 9, 2016
Grand National winner Rule The World retired
This year's Grand National winner Rule The World has been retired with immediate effect.
May 10, 16:33
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Grand National winner Comply Or Die dies, aged 17
Racehorse Comply Or Die, who won the 2008 Grand National at Aintree, dies at the age of 17.
May 10, 10:16
David Mullins rides Rule The World during the Grand National on April 9, 2016
Rule The World wins Grand National ahead of The Last Samuri
Rule The World, a 33-1 shot, wins the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree ahead of 8-1 joint-favourite The Last Samuri.
Apr 9, 17:27
Ruby Walsh riding Annie Power clear the last to win the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge trophy at Cheltenham on March 15, 2016
Injured Ruby Walsh ruled out of Grand National
Ruby Walsh, due to ride Sir Des Champs at Saturday's Grand National, is forced to pull out of the event due to a fractured wrist sustained on Friday.
Apr 8, 20:31
Leighton Aspell riding Pineau De Re jumps the last fence to win the Crabbie's Grand National Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 05, 2014
Two horses die on day one of Grand National Festival at Aintree
Two horses – Clonbanan Lad and Marasonnien – collapse and die on day one of the 2016 Grand National Festival at Aintree.
Apr 7, 17:25
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BHA disqualifies trainer Jim Best for four years, bans jockey Paul John for 150 days
The British Horseracing Authority disqualifies trainer Jim Best for four years, while jockey Paul John is hit with a 150-day ban.
Apr 4, 19:01
Samir Carruthers of MK Dons in action against Northampton Town at Stadium mk on January 19, 2016
Footballers 'seen urinating into glasses at Cheltenham Festival'
Footballers Samir Carruthers and James Collins are facing investigations after the release of images that appear to show them urinating into glasses at Cheltenham.
Mar 16, 09:45
Victoria Pendleton riding Royal Etiquette during the Betfair novice flat amateur race at Ripon Races on August 31, 201
Victoria Pendleton to ride Pacha Du Polder at Cheltenham Festival
Victoria Pendleton will ride Pacha Du Polder in the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival next week.
Mar 7, 11:57
Willie Mullins on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse on March 09, 2015
Arctic Fire out of Cheltenham Festival
The Willie Mullins-trained Arctic Fire will not compete at the Cheltenham Festival because of a chipped sesamoid bone.
Feb 23, 19:16
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Darren Egan receives 12-year suspension
Former jockey Darren Egan will serve a 12-year suspension after he is found to have deliberately lost races in July 2013.
Feb 8, 19:50
Qualando ridden by Nick Scholfield clears the last fence on their way to victory in the Fred Winter Juvenile Handicap Hurdle during Ladies Day at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2015
UK horse racing to switch from Channel 4 to ITV in 2017
UK television coverage of racing is to shift from Channel 4 to ITV from 2017 after a £30m, four-year agreement was reached.
Jan 2, 09:52
Jockey A P McCoy celebrates after winning on Don't Push It following The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, north-west England on April 10, 2010
Tony McCoy knighted in New Year's honours list
Legendary jockey Tony McCoy is awarded a knighthood in the New Year's honours list.
Dec 30, 22:40
Jockey A P McCoy celebrates after winning on Don't Push It following The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, north-west England on April 10, 2010
AP McCoy wins Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award
Legendary jockey AP McCoy is named as the winner of the Sports Personality of the Year Lifetime Achievement award in Belfast.
Dec 20, 20:21
Nico de Boinville riding Coneygree celebrate winning The Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup during Gold Cup day at the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham racecourse on March 13, 2015
Coneygree to miss King George VI Chase
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree will miss the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day because of injury.
Dec 16, 10:11
Many Clouds ridden by Leighton Aspell wins the 2015 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 11, 2015
Later start for Grand National to boost viewing figures
Aintree officials confirm that the 2016 Grand National will start an hour later at 5.15pm in a bit to boost viewing figures for the famous steeplechase.
Dec 1, 11:37
Pat Eddery poses at Kempton Park racecourse on April 19, 2014
Legendary jockey Pat Eddery dies, aged 63
Legendary champion flat jockey Pat Eddery dies at the age of 63.
Nov 10, 09:27
All the runners clear the first fence in The John Smith's Grand National Steeple Chase at Aintree racecourse on April 06, 2013
Clare Balding to host Grand National coverage
Presenter Clare Balding is to return as the host of Channel 4's coverage of next year's Grand National.
Oct 28, 14:57
Jockey Robert Thornton celebrates victory after winning The Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle on Katchit at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 11, 2008 in Cheltenham, England.
Injury forces Robert Thornton into retirement
Jockey Robert Thornton is forced to retire from horse racing after failing to fully recover from a fall at Chepstow last year.
Sep 24, 10:10
Victoria Pendleton riding Royal Etiquette during the Betfair novice flat amateur race at Ripon Races on August 31, 201
Victoria Pendleton to race at Beverley
Former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton will feature in her second amateur race as a jockey at Beverley next Tuesday.
Sep 17, 10:13
Jockey A P McCoy celebrates after winning on Don't Push It following The Grand National steeplechase at Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool, north-west England on April 10, 2010
Tony McCoy to come out of retirement to ride in charity race
Tony McCoy confirms that he will come out of retirement briefly to ride in a charity flat race at Doncaster's St Leger meeting on Wednesday.
Sep 8, 09:11
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Lewis Kerr plans speedway return
Lewis Kerr plans on returning to speedway despite being involved in a crash that left him in a coma.
Sep 5, 14:19
Hayley Turner riding You Da One looks on in the Britannia Stakes on Ladies' Day during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013
Hayley Turner confirms retirement
British racing's most successful female rider, Hayley Turner, has confirmed that she is retiring at the end of the turf season.
Sep 1, 13:26
Hayley Turner riding You Da One looks on in the Britannia Stakes on Ladies' Day during day three of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 20, 2013
Leading British female jockey Hayley Turner to retire from racing?
Britain's leading female jockey Hayley Turner will reportedly retire at the end of the Flat racing season in November.
Sep 1, 09:07
Victoria Pendleton riding Royal Etiquette during the Betfair novice flat amateur race at Ripon Races on August 31, 201
Victoria Pendleton second on competitive amateur jockey debut
Victoria Pendleton finishes second on her competitive debut as a jockey in the Betfair Novice Flat Amateur Riders' Handicap at Ripon.
Sep 1, 06:27
Victoria Pendleton attends The Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year awards at Sky on December 5, 2013
Victoria Pendleton handed amateur riders' licence
Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton is given an amateur riders' licence by the British Horseracing Authority.
Aug 27, 10:41
Ruby Walsh celebrates winning at the Cheltenham Festival on March 11, 2014.
Ruby Walsh to make Australian debut
Jockey Ruby Walsh will make his Australian debut this weekend when featuring in the Australian Grand National at Ballarat.
Aug 6, 10:52
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Racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan passes away
Former BBC racing commentator Sir Peter O'Sullevan passes away at the age of 97.
Jul 29, 17:26
Brian Toomey at Wetherby racecourse on October 30, 2010
Brian Toomey in line for return
Jockey Brian Toomey will return to racing at Southwell on Sunday, two years after suffering severe brain injuries.
Jul 10, 20:35
Jockey Ryan Moore celebrates with the trophy after winning on Protectionist in race 7 the Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 4, 2014
Jockey Ryan Moore to miss rest of July Festival at Newmarket with neck injury
Jockey Ryan Moore is ruled out of this weekend's July Festival at Newmarket with a neck injury.
Jul 10, 08:24
Three day eventer Laura Collett with ex racehorse Kauto Star at Kempton Park racecourse on December 26, 2013
Kauto Star ashes to rest at Kempton Park
The ashes of two-time Gold Cup winner Kauto Star will rest underneath his statue at Kempton Park.
Jul 8, 18:25
Three day eventer Laura Collett with ex racehorse Kauto Star at Kempton Park racecourse on December 26, 2013
Rider Laura Collett 'bullied, hurt' by rumours of Kauto Star's death
Rider Laura Collett says that she feels 'bullied and hurt' by rumours that she lied about the circumstances surrounding Kauto Star's death.
Jul 7, 09:25
Victoria Pendleton attends The Sunday Times & Sky Sports Sportswomen of the Year awards at Sky on December 5, 2013
Victoria Pendleton makes jockey debut at Newbury
Former Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton finishes in eighth place on her debut as a jockey at Newbury.
Jul 2, 20:05
Three day eventer Laura Collett with ex racehorse Kauto Star at Kempton Park racecourse on December 26, 2013
Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star put down, aged 15
Two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kauto Star is put down at the age of 15 after suffering a pelvis fracture.
Jun 30, 09:46
Lady Jane Cecil poses at Sandown racecourse on June 13, 2015
Lady Cecil to retire from training
Lady Cecil, the widow of Sir Henry Cecil, confirms that she will retire from training at the end of the season.
Jun 25, 05:40
Barry Geraghty on Bob's Worth land safely over the last ahead of Long Run and Sir des Champs on their way to victory in the Chentenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2013
JP McManus hires Barry Geraghty as AP McCoy's replacement
Irish jockey Barry Geraghty becomes JP McManus's leading rider, replacing the retired AP McCoy.
Jun 23, 05:13
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Female jockey Christelle Zimmer dies after falling during race in France
Female jockey Christelle Zimmer, 25, dies after falling during a trotting race in France at the weekend.
Jun 22, 09:10
The field in action during the Windsor Castle Stakes on day one of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 17, 2014
Stravagante put down after freak injury
Stravagante is put down by vets after suffering a "freak injury" at Royal Ascot on Friday.
Jun 20, 12:59
Jockey Ryan Moore celebrates with the trophy after winning on Protectionist in race 7 the Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 4, 2014
Ryan Moore breaks Ascot winners record on Aloft
Ryan Moore becomes the first post-war jockey to ride nine winners in a single Royal Ascot festival by winning the final race of day four aboard Aloft.
Jun 19, 17:41