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The highs and lows of racing: Asmussen family back on top

HERE’s the latest story of deep lows and great highs, so often evident in racing. Midway through 2014, US trainer Steve Asmussen was Public Enemy Number One after being accused of mistreating horses. He hit rock bottom. In September 2015...

Royal Ascot 2016 is upon us

THERE is no finer week of Flat racing anywhere in the world than the five-day Royal Ascot extravaganza, a celebration of high-class horse racing that sees the best of Europe tackling raiders from around the world. In recent years, those...

American Pharaoh winning bet tickets selling on E-Bay

WHEN American Pharaoh won the third leg of the 2015 Triple Crown at Belmont Park, more than 94,000 gamblers placed $2 win bets on him to win, and more than 90,000 of them left their winning tickets uncashed. A large...
Brian Toomey will be putting his life at risk just once more. (Photo credit: UK Mirror)

Brian Toomey decides to think with head, not heart

IN the Summer of 2013, jump jockey Brian Toomey fell on his head, sustaining terrible injuries. He spent 157 days in hospital and was given a 3% chance of survival. Last year, Toomey returned from the verge of death to...