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Demuro’s Ascot warm-up

Demuro’s Ascot warm-up

Leading Italian jockey Mirco Demuro warmed up for his St James’s Palace Stakes ride on top Japanese colt Grand Prix Boss in the best possible way: winning the Group 1 Gran Premio di Mil...

A worldwide view

A worldwide view

Australian team confident of yet another bold show on the international stage at Royal Ascot. Read more... China lifts 60-year ban on horseracing with weekly meetings at Wuhan, but no...

Extra cheer for Investec boss

Extra cheer for Investec boss

The day Investec signed the three-year sponsorship deal for the Derby meeting was not just a good one for the Epsom management team but for British racing in general. Anyone who ha...

Who’ll be Boss at Ascot?

Who’ll be Boss at Ascot?

While the easy verdict from a European point of view is that the St James’s Palace Stakes is likely to be a walk in the park for Frankel, it would be wrong to overlook the chances o...

Rio’s grand double

Rio’s grand double

The supporting card on Derby day may not be as strong as that of Oaks day but the Investec Dash is always a thrilling spectacle, with a large field of sprinters tearing downhill over...

Smart success

Smart success

The victory of Smart Socks in the Class 2 William Hill – Home of Betting Handicap at Doncaster on Derby Day took his trainer David O’Meara, formerly a successful Yorkshire-based jump...

A worldwide view

A worldwide view

Pedigree expert Roger Lyons examines the family of Dancing Rain, with speed influences Danehill Dancer and Indian Ridge as sire and damsire, and finds it to be no surprise that she st...

Tote bidders must heed racing’s needs

Tote bidders must heed racing’s needs

Obtaining the exclusive rights to operate pool betting in this country has long been regarded as the one remaining chance to put British racing on a sound financial footing. While it has...

Harnessing industry’s fresh talent

Harnessing industry’s fresh talent

Tony Morris, ‘the man you can’t ignore’, called me recently to share his delight in the young members of the Newmarket pedigree club, an informal group founded by the late Leslie Ha...

Restructure offers new hope for future

Restructure offers new hope for future

If plans currently being discussed by the principal organisations within the industry come to fruition, British racing will undergo its most radical structural change since the creation o...

Changes ahead for TBA and racing

Changes ahead for TBA and racing

A year ago, I supported the call for Tattersalls’ October Book 1 Yearling Sales to be delayed by a day, to provide for more time to view yearlings coming shortly after the Arc weekend...

ROA Leader, March 2011

ROA Leader, March 2011

As the Horsemen’s Tariff begins to get established, we must look at what it has so far achieved and knock down some of the misconceptions being portrayed by those who clearly want the t...

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