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Aintree barbecue ‘marred’ by news of death of a cow

A barbecue held at a home in Aintree yesterday was tinged with sadness, as the joy of tucking in to chargrilled quarter pounders was marred by the news that a cow had tragically died in the run-up to the event.

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Posted: Apr 16th, 2012
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Two candidates put down in race to become Mayor of London

Two well known politicians have died after falling at a major hurdle in the race to become Mayor of London. Conservative Skye Terrier Boris Johnson, and balding Labour bulldog, Ken Livingstone, were both put down after vets agreed it was the only humane course of action.

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Posted: Apr 15th, 2012
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Grand National organisers promise ‘humane treatment’ for injured jockeys

Organisers of the Bostick Grand National today promised an end to scenes of desperate suffering which last year blighted the nation’s favourite exhibition of high-speed horse mangling, by ensuring ‘prompt and painless’ treatment for all injured jockeys.

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Posted: Apr 14th, 2012
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Your handy guide to the horses that might get shot at this year’s Grand National


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Posted: Apr 13th, 2012
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Odds-on that racing’s Tic-Tac sign language will die out soon

A suggestion that ‘Tic-Tac’, the ancient sign language of on-course bookmakers, will die out soon has caused consternation amongst the anthropology community, especially those who enjoy a flutter.

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Posted: Apr 9th, 2011
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