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Royal racehorse fails drugs test

The Queen has found herself at the centre of an embarrassing 'doping' claim after it emerged that one of her racehorses failed a drugs test. Moonlit Path, a six-year-old mare,

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Trainer threatens to kill horses

An Australian trainer has threatened to kill his horses and send their heads to racing industry leaders if jumps racing is banned, national radio reported. Racing over jumps was suspended

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Grand National prize money increased

Aintree Racecourse has announced that the 2009 renewal of the John Smith’s Grand National will be worth a record £900,000, an increase of £100,000 on the 2008 value. This is

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Guatemala racing row turns deadly

At least 17 people were killed after a drunken row over a horse race between Mexican and Guatemalan drug traffickers spilled into violence, police say. Gun battles erupted in the

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China to legalise horse racing and betting

The Chinese government is set to legalise horse racing, and even betting, as the ruling Communist Party loosens controls on practices it once banned as feudal, colonial and backward. The

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MP joins call to ban whip use in horse racing

British MP Mike Hancock has joined a campaign to ban the use of the whip in horse racing. His call follows an investigation by the News of the World which

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The Aga Khan Studs separates from André Fabre

The Aga Khan Studs has decided to withdraw their horses in training with André Fabre. Approximately 30 horses will be redistributed amongst the Aga Khan's existing trainers: Alain de Royer

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Kieran Fallon gets 18-month worldwide ban from racing

Six-time champion jockey Kieran Fallon's career could be at an end after failing a random drugs test. It was revealed today that he has received an 18-month worldwide ban that

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Queen backs bare flesh ban at Royal Ascot

A strict dress code that outlaws bare midriffs and miniskirts is to be enforced during Royal Ascot with the backing of the Queen. This year, just in case any newcomers

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Kieren Fallon acused of fraud

On Sunday afternoon the six-times champion jockey Kieren Fallon romped home to a euphoric victory in Europe's richest horse race, the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. Yesterday morning (08/10), wearing