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Four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson feels sorry for whoever fails at Sandown

Down to the wire! Four-time champion jockey Richard Johnson feels sorry for whoever fails between Brian Hughes and Harry Skelton in big duel at SandownFour-time champion Richard Johnson feels sorry for whoever fails at SandownIt will be between Hughes and Skelton for the jumps jockeys’ championshipJohnson says both Hughes and Skelton have worked hard to be in the running By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday Published:

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Robin Goodfellow’s Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, April 17

Robin Goodfellow's Racing Tips: Best bets for Saturday, April 17Dingo Dollar (Ayr, nb, 3.35) can strike for those north of the border on SundayGiven the success of Irish raiders in the past month, Mister Fogpatches is feared Alcohol Free is hails from a yard which has started the turf season in grand formWhile jockey Jim Crowley appears to have chosen Mujbar over Alkumait By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail

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Harriet Graham’s jump from stand-in clerk at Ayr to Coral Scottish Grand National contender

Harriet Graham will be eyeing a fairytale return to the Coral Scottish Grand National after going from stand-in clerk to contender as the trainer saddles 6-1 favourite Aye RightGraham’s last involvement in the Coral Scottish Grand National was as an officialShe was a stand-in clerk of the course at Ayr and helped the race run smoothlyShe will attempt to win Sunday's marathon contest as a trainer with Aye RightCallum Bewley’s

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Buick faces 2,000 Guineas dilemma after riding Master Of The Seas to victory at Newmarket 

Jockey William Buick faces 2,000 Guineas dilemma after riding Master Of The Seas to impressive victory in the Craven Stakes at NewmarketMaster of The Seas is a 14-1 shot for the first colts’ Classic of the season He beat stablemate La Barrosa by three-quarters of a length on ThursdayBuick could also partner the Appleby-trained, Godolphin-owned One Ruler By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail Published: 21:16 BST, 15 April

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The Queen’s Tactical claims poignant success at Newmarket

Tactical claims poignant success at Newmarket as the Andrew Balding-trained colt carries the Queen's colours to first victory since the death of Prince PhilipThe Queen's colours were carried to a poignant victory at NewmarketTactical put his career back on track by winning the Listed Free Handicap The colt bagged the Windsor Castle Stakes at Royal Ascot last seasonBy Sam Turner For The Daily Mail Published: 21:57 BST,

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Balding seeks to keep up good run with Tactical in the bet365 European Free Handicap at Newmarket

Andrew Balding seeks to keep up good run with Tactical in the European Free Handicap at NewmarketTactical carried the Queen’s colours to victory at Royal Ascot last season He subsequently came up short three times in Group One companyBut Oisin Murphy’s mount can make his racing nous count at Newmarket By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail Published: 22:48 BST, 13 April 2021 | Updated: 22:48 BST,

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MARTIN SAMUEL: Rachael Blackmore is helping to close sport’s gender gap

Pioneers change their environment, the way of the world. Few considered the electric guitar a lead instrument until Charlie Christian was introduced to band leader Benny Goodman in 1939. Now look where we are.Rachael Blackmore, the jockey, will impact sport the same way. We will look at past certainties and ask: why? We will regard possibilities previously unconsidered and think: why not? Particularly, we will review merging competition for men and women.There was a time, not long ago, when it

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