Jockey JT McNamara dies at age of 41

The world of horse racing is waking up this morning to the sad passing of one of their bravest compatriots, jockey John Thomas “JT” McNamara, aged 41. The Limerick rider passed away overnight following a three-year battle against catastrophic injuries he sustained in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival in 2013. McNamara, a native of

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Harzand wins Epsom Derby

Harzand, ridden by Irish jockey Pat Smullen, held off favourite US Army Ranger, to win the Epsom Derby on Saturday. US Army Ranger appeared to be poised for victory with a well-timed burst but never got level with Dermot Weld-trained Harzand who stretched away to triumph in the world-famous flat race. “I spotted the white

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Victoria Pendleton to ride Cheltenham Festival, but what can she achieve?

Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton has confirmed her participation at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. The two-time gold medallist only switched to horse racing last year, a move that prompted sweeping criticism with seven-times Champion jump jockey John Francome describing her as an “accident waiting to happen”. The Englishwoman was unseated on her first ride over

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