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BLOOD is rarely spilt in the Towton Novices’ Chase. Unlike the event after which it is named, the 1461 Battle of Towton, the clash of racing titans at Wetherby Racecourse is, by comparison, somewhat more sedate.
9:22am Friday 24th January 2014
IF you gave Jack Berry a spade and a pile of bricks, he would probably try to build it himself. Work has finally begun on constructing the Injured Jockeys’ Rehabilitation Centre in Malton – and the man whose name it will bear can hardly contain his excitement.
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11:00am Friday 27th December 2013
WHEN a new year is about to dawn there’s only one thing to do... spend a while looking back at the last one. So as the festive season gets into full swing, these are Turf Talk’s best North Yorkshire racing moments of 2013.
10:19am Friday 20th December 2013
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10:27am Friday 25th October 2013
DON’T get too excited yet. Just join Wetherby Racecourse chief executive Jonjo Sanderson in crossing your fingers and hoping the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase a week tomorrow bears any kind of resemblance to the early entry list.
10:27am Friday 18th October 2013
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WITH three weeks to go to the start of York’s Welcome To Yorkshire Ebor Festival, Turf Talk begins its countdown by asking the track’s head of marketing, James Brennan to relive his five favourite Knavesmire Ebor moments over his time at the course.
10:04am Friday 26th July 2013
9:57am Friday 19th July 2013
TOM O’RYAN feels many things these days. Fortune – that he looked death squarely in the face and has lived to tell the tale. Frustration – that his jet-set 16-hour-a-day lifestyle has been curtailed, temporarily at least.
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WILLIAM DERBY has a policy of looking forward rather than back. But, when the York Racecourse chief executive and clerk of the course reflects on ten years in the Knavesmire hot-seat, he concedes it has been a remarkable tenure.
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11:27am Friday 1st March 2013
DOES John Quinn believe in déjà vu? The run-up to the Cheltenham Festival seems eerily similar to 12 months ago if you are a follower of the trainer’s Highfield Stables – and we all know what happened then.
10:43am Friday 22nd February 2013
11:54am Friday 15th February 2013
THE entries for the handicaps haven’t even been announced yet, but next month’s Cheltenham Festival could already be playing host to one of the largest raiding parties from North Yorkshire for many years.
11:55am Friday 25th January 2013
THE wintry weather has played havoc with fixtures across the country. Turf Talk catches up with Stillington trainer Ruth Carr to see how the snow and ice are affecting her preparations for the upcoming Flat campaign.
11:07am Friday 18th January 2013
EVER wanted to look behind the scenes of the horse racing industry? The thrill of watching a horse on the racetrack, hearing the trainer and jockey planning a winning performance and experiencing the sight of watching these amazing animals on the gallops – all that is up for grabs to the lucky reader of The Press who wins a special competition.
11:22am Friday 11th January 2013
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10:57am Friday 23rd November 2012
THERE can be no galloping at that speed without risk. It is the greatest of sights – half a ton of horse and jockey leaping in unison over obstacles, a view that makes the heart beat faster and the eyes follow in wonder.
11:52am Friday 16th November 2012
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10:11am Friday 2nd November 2012
IT is a line-up that wouldn’t look out of place at the Cheltenham Festival next March. If you get the chance to watch tomorrow’s bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby Racecourse then take it because it’s rare to see such a stellar set of chasers going into battle so early in the National Hunt season.