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The Life of a Jockeys’ Agent

A jockey’s success depends on many elements; opportunities, connections and vitally getting on the right horses at the right time. And the person who can help them with those key factors is their agent. Steve Croft is the jockey agent to the likes of leading pilot Hayley Turner, and welcomes us to his home to find out more about a ...

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Should we bring in a female jockeys allowance in horse racing?

A fiery topic discussed at length on Racing Debate on Sky Sports Racing. Kevin Blake puts forward his opinion, which he fleshes out in full on his blog (link here:, and the panel debate whether women jockeys should receive a weight allowance in British and Irish horse racing, as they do in France.

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Romanised wins the Group 1 Prix Jacques Le Marois

Ken Condon’s Romanised recorded an impressive success in the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville. A surprise winner of last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas, there were signs earlier this year he was coming back to something like his best when he was not beaten far in the Lockinge at Newbury and the Queen Anne at Royal Ascot. Dropped in class ...

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Vincent Ho at the Edinburgh Fringe | Shergar Cup 2019

Not something you see everyday! Matt Chapman takes top young Hong-Kong jockey Vincent Ho for a tour around the Edinburgh Fringe ahead of Saturday’s Shergar Cup at Ascot… ——————- Enjoy the best of Sky Sports Racing on the free and award-winning At The Races app: iPhone: Android:

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Advertise wins the Group 1 Prix Maurice de Gheest

Frankie Dettori steered Advertise to a third top-level success in the Prix Maurice de Gheest at Deauville. Winner of the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot last month, the Showcasing colt was last seen filling the runner-up spot behind Aidan O’Brien’s Ten Sovereigns in the July Cup at Newmarket three weeks ago. With the all-conquering Italian on his back once more, ...

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Ride of the Month – July 2019

Vote for your Sky Sports Racing and Ride of the Month for July, in association with RaceBets… Vote at

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Arrogate’s half-sister Immediate Impact wins easily on debut!

Sensational debut! A two-year-old half-sister to the mighty Arrogate, Immediate Impact blasts clear of her rivals on debut for Bob Baffert in the hands of Drayden Van Dyke at Del Mar. A big future awaits!

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King George 2019 preview: Enable

She simply is the Queen! Eight Group 1s at eight different tracks and £8million prize money doesn’t happen by being anything other than extraordinary after all. Enable is that, and her opponents face a tall order in taking her on in Saturday’s King George VI and Elizabeth QIPCO Stakes – Jamie Lynch analyses her chances as she goes for yet ...

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