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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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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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