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Nicola Sturgeon to ride joint-favourite ‘Mister Ed’ at Scottish Grand National

‘I rode Mister Ed on Thursday’ said Sturgeon. ‘He didn’t seem to like me riding him so hard at first. Then I explained to him that if it came down to a photo-finish with the joint-favourite ‘Dangerous Dave’ he would need my help to win and he soon got the bit between his teeth.

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Posted: Apr 18th, 2015
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Your handy guide to the horses that might get shot at this year’s Grand National

5-1 Coalition – Goes off strong but fades rapidly

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Posted: Apr 10th, 2015
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Punter lost £2 on ‘unmiraculous’ seven-horse accumulator, announces Ladbrokes

A 58-year-old unemployed welder, Fred Stubbs, failed by a wide margin to get lucky at the races yesterday, when only one of the seven horses he backed in an accumulator romped home in first at Sandown Park.

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Posted: Mar 3rd, 2013
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Report: ‘There are not enough jockeys in Formula 1′

may lead to several cars having to be put done‘What is clear to see is that none of our current pool of drivers has ever competed in the 2:35 at Kempton Park,’ said F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone.

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Posted: Jun 10th, 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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