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Boost for armchair racing fans as TV is back in the saddle

If you are a keen racing fan, the chances are you subscribe to Racing UK. Or, at the very least, you know where to find its free-to-air rival channel, At The Races, on your remote.

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STAR OF SADDLE AND SCREEN -- former jockey Hayley Turner, who will be a member of ITVs racing team next year.

The racing you can watch, live and free, on ITV next year

If you are a keen racing fan, the chances are you subscribe to Racing UK. Or, at the very least, you know where to find its free-to-air rival channel, At The Races, on your remote.

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Leger love-in: The packed stands at Doncaster on Saturday when more than 25,000 flocked to Town Moor to see a dramatic Ladbrokes St Leger.

Loss of Ladbrokes St Leger sponsorship should not be regarded as a sob story

If it’s not the winner being controversially disqualified, it’s the odds-on favourite stumbling and unseating his rider!

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Leger love-in: The packed stands at Doncaster on Saturday when more than 25,000 flocked to Town Moor to see a dramatic Ladbrokes St Leger.

Doncaster drama as St Leger favourite evokes memories of Devon Loch!

If it’s not the winner being controversially disqualified, it’s the odds-on favourite stumbling and unseating his rider! You can’t match the drama that is engulfing the modern renewals of Doncaster’s ancient Classic.

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Harbour Law ridden by George Baker celebrates after winning the Ladbrokes St Leger Stakes during day four of the 2016 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster.

22/1 shot Harbour Law becomes first ever female-trained St Leger winner

22/1 shot Harbour Law, trained by Epsom handler Laura Mongan, was the surprise winner of an incident-packed running of the Group One Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.

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Racehorse trainer Karl Burke

Horse racing: Future stars worth watching for the rest of the Flat season

A plethora of meetings means the racing comes thick and fast through the summer, so it’s often difficult for punters and racegoers to keep track.

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SPRINT KING -- trainer Karl Burke, who saddled Quiet Reflection, the winner of the Group One 32Red Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.

HORSES TO FOLLOW: potential stars of the future worth keeping an eye on

A plethora of meetings means the racing comes thick and fast through the summer, so it’s often difficult for punters and racegoers to keep track.

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WE LOVE THE LEGER! -- packed crowds are guaranteed at Doncaster next week for the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

St Leger: Doncaster’s jewel in the crown

The age-old adage goes something like this: the fastest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest horse wins the Derby, and the best horse wins the St Leger.

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WE LOVE THE LEGER! -- packed crowds are guaranteed at Doncaster next week for the four-day Ladbrokes St Leger Festival.

It’s the oldest swinger in town -- but Doncaster’s St Leger is still a big deal

The age-old adage goes something like this: the fastest horse wins the Guineas, the luckiest horse wins the Derby, and the best horse wins the St Leger.

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KING OF THE KNAVESMIRE -- Paul Mulrennan, who rode Meccas Angel to victory for the second year running in the Coolmore Nunthorpe at Yorks Ebor Festival. (PHOTO BY: racingfotos.com)

York’s Ebor Festival proves it is one of the best meetings Team GB Racing delivers

It was very much a game of two halves, with the first two days bathed in summer sunshine and the second two ravaged by rain and wind. But when the final whistle blew, the consensus of opinion was that York’s Ebor Festival had been an end-to-end thriller.

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RACING ROYALTY -- Frankie Dettori rides a winner for The Queen this time last year at the Ebor Festival at York.

Stand aside Sir Bradley Wiggins, Max Whitlock and Mo Farah....here comes Frankie Dettori!

On the night most of British sport was paying homage to one of the country’s sporting legends, racing had its own luminary to salute.

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SUPERMAC -- jockey PJ McDonald on Clever Cookie after their victory in the Yorkshire Cup at York earlier this season. (PHOTO BY: racingfotos.com)

Looking ahead to my rides at York’s Ebor Festival -- by jockey PJ McDonald

Crack northern jockey PJ McDonald has shared his views on York’s superb Ebor Festival, which gets under way on Wednesday, and has disclosed his exclusive thoughts on some of his best rides.

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HEAD TURNER -- top female jockey Hayley Turner, who came out of retirement to ride a winner at the Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup at Ascot on Saturday.

Ascot’s Shergar Cup symbolises the dangers of racing’s skewed message

Here are a couple of quick quiz questions for you. Which team won the Shergar Cup at Ascot in 2010? And which jockey took the Silver Saddle in 2013?

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The Gurkha (right), who won the big race of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Group One Sussex Stakes. Photo: racingfotos.com

Reflections on a glorious Goodwoood

Glorious by name it might no longer be, but glorious by nature it most certainly is. That’s the Qatar Goodwood Festival, which enhanced its burgeoning reputation over five compelling days.

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GOODWOOD GREAT -- The Gurkha (right), who won the big race of the Qatar Goodwood Festival, the Group One Sussex Stakes. (PHOTO BY: racingfotos.com)

Goodwood enhances its reputation with glorious midsummer festival

Glorious by name it might no longer be, but glorious by nature it most certainly is. That’s the Qatar Goodwood Festival, which enhanced its burgeoning reputation over five compelling days last week.

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Final day at Goodwood plus Doncaster tips for Saturday

Orion’s Bow should take a heck of a lot of stopping in the Qatar Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood.

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Cotai Glory wins at Glorious Goodwood in  2014 and is napped to score there again on Friday.  Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Glorious Goodwood preview for Friday, July 29

Charlie Hills tasted big-race glory earlier in the week at Goodwood and Cotai Glory can keep the ball rolling by bouncing back to form in the Qatar King George Stakes on day four of the Glorious meeting.

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Flashback to Galileo Gold's  St James' Palace Stakes triumph at Royal Ascot, but Jockey Frankie  Dettori may not be jumping for joy at Glorious Goodwood where runner-up The Gurkha bids to turn the tables in the Qatar Sussex Stakes. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Gurkha set for a Glorious Goodwood: Second day preview and tips

The Gurkha can avenge his Royal Ascot defeat by seeing off Galileo Gold in the Qatar Sussex Stakes, the feature event on day two of Glorious Goodwood.

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Dutch Connection can win on  Day One of Glorious Goodwood. Photo:  Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Glorious Goodwood - first day preview and tips (for Tuesday, July 26)

Dutch Connection can take a starring role on the first of five days of top-notch action at Goodwood by landing the Qatar Lennox Stakes.

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Just like watching Brazil! Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa, who hails from Brazil, will be gunning for lots of winners at Ascot and Goodwood.

Key stats to find big winners at Ascot and Goodwood

As busman’s holidays go, there can be few better than ones that take in the midsummer delights of Ascot and Goodwood.

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