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The Grand National 2019: Marcus Townend’s guide to the big race at Aintree 

The Grand National 2019: Marcus Townend's guide to the world famous race at AintreeLack of forecast rain will suit Rock The Kasbah as he doesn't like very soft groundTalented contender Mall Dini is trying to emulate 2016 winner Rock The World Lake View Lad ran the perfect trial when third at the Cheltenham Festival By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday Published: 22:43 BST, 30 March 2019 |

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Gordon Elliott is driven only by winners, and he could make history next Saturday 

It is only a short walk from the main yard at Gordon Elliott's Cullentra House Stables to the back field but the dogs lying outside the tack room in the afternoon sun are unimpressed by the equine royalty that awaits us there and they decide it is not worth the effort. They raise their heads briefly and watch us disappear around the corner.The four horses in the field do not look up from their grazing as we lean on the

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Robin Goodfellow’s racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, March 30

Robin Goodfellow's racing tips: Best bets for Saturday, March 30By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail Published: 22:30 BST, 29 March 2019 | Updated: 22:30 BST, 29 March 2019 Charlie Appleby has earned a reputation as a masterful trainer and Auxerre could once again enhance his standing in the Lincoln on Saturday.Newmarket maestro Appleby has enjoyed incredible success across four continents courtesy

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1996 World Series MVP John Wetteland indicted on 3 counts of child sex assault

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5077596.1553888407!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/apw2001012277369.jpg A Texas grand jury has indicted former all-star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child.The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of making a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him.The 52-year-old Wetteland was released in January after posting a $25,000 bond. A phone number couldn't be found for him Friday and it's unclear if he has

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Blaklion to miss the Grand National through a back injury

Blaklion to miss the Grand National through a back injury... dashing the hopes of new owner Darren Yates having a runner in the £1million raceBlaklion will miss next Saturday's Grand National because of a back injuryInjury scuppers the hopes of Darren Yates having a runner in the £1million race Yates paid £300,000 for Blaklion, who was brought down at first fence last year By Marcus Townend for MailOnline Published:

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The Levy Board injects extra £6.5million into 2019 racing prize money

The Levy Board injects extra £6.5million into racing prize money for 2019 to plug anticipated drop in media rights income as betting shops close The Levy Board has agreed to an extra £6.5 million into 2019 racing prize moneyIt is to plug the anticipated drop in the sport's media rights income this yearBetting shops are closing due to reduced max stakes on Fixed Odds Terminals By Marcus Townend for MailOnline

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The Queen visits champion trainer elect Paul Nicholls’ Ditcheat yard

The Queen visits champion trainer elect Paul Nicholls' Ditcheat yard where she gives six star horses carrotsTrainer Paul Nicholls welcomed The Queen to his Ditcheat yard on ThursdayThe Queen saw six of his stable stars, and also managed to feed them carrotsHer Majesty is a racing enthusiast, and has owned multiple star horses herself By Sportsmail Reporter Published: 17:41 BST, 28 March 2019 | Updated: 22:14

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Patience will pay dividends for Blue Jays in long run: Ross Atkins

https://i.cbc.ca/1.5075200.1553791689!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_620/atkins-ross-100317-620.jpg Ross Atkins is putting up a brave front.The Toronto Blue Jays general manager has surely seen the predictions and heard the doomsday prognostications for his team. Some projections say they'll lose around 90 games.But Atkins is embracing the optimism of Opening Day, when every team is still in first place. He acknowledges this is a young team, but promises it will be an exciting one."For 10 players, this is their first Opening Day," Atkins told CBC's Metro Morning.Don't look for any

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