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Canberra rider dies three days after trackwork fall

 By Mark Scully 8:15AM 3 MAR 2017  Australia: A trackwork rider has died in hospital three days after a fall at Thoroughbred Park in Canberra. Riharna Thomson, 22, fell from Chosen Prayer during a gallop on Tuesday morning and was rushed to hospital with serious head injuries. The Canberra Racing Club announced Thomson had died as a result of her injuries ...

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Rider at lowest point as triumph turns to awful tragedy | Horse Racing |

Many Clouds and Leighton Aspell were together for the horse’s 27 starts   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 10:43AM 30 JAN 2017  LEIGHTON ASPELL on Sunday spoke of his distress at having Many Clouds collapse and die on the track at Cheltenham moments after defeating Thistlecrack in the finest performance of the Grand National hero’s career. Aspell said ...

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Rider left at lowest point as triumph turns to awful tragedy | Horse Racing |

Many Clouds and Leighton Aspell were together for the horse’s 27 starts   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 10:43AM 30 JAN 2017  LEIGHTON ASPELL on Sunday spoke of his distress at having Many Clouds collapse and die on the track at Cheltenham moments after defeating Thistlecrack in the finest performance of the Grand National hero’s career. Aspell said ...

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Former rider Collier sentenced for taxi driver robbery

Tjade Collier wining on Stagecoach Pearl at Sedgefield in 2009   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By James Burn 9:28AM 27 JAN 2017  JOCKEY Tjade Collier, who rode nearly 90 winners during his time in the saddle, was on Thursday given an eight-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, after admitting the robbery of a taxi driver in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. ...

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Australia: 'Brain fade' rider under investigation

Morphettville, where the incident took place on Saturday   PICTURE: AAP    By Keith Melrose 9:55AM 17 JAN 2017  SOUTH AUSTRALIAN stewards are continuing to investigate the incident at Morphettville on Saturday which has led to jockey Josh Cartwright being stood down for reckless riding. Cartwright pleaded guilty to the serious charge after stewards said he intentionally directed his mount Senior ...

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Foinavon's rider John Buckingham dies aged 76

John Buckingham and Foinavon all alone in the 1967 Grand National   PICTURE: MSI    By Keith Melrose 10:43AM 22 DEC 2016  JOHN BUCKINGHAM, who rode 100-1 shot Foinavon to win the 1967 Grand National, has died at the age of 76. The story of Foinavon, who was so far behind at the 23rd fence of the 1967 Grand National that ...

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Former top US rider Gomez dies aged 44

Garrett Gomez and Blame (centre) win the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic   PICTURE: Getty    By Keith Melrose 7:18AM 15 DEC 2016  GARRETT GOMEZ, winner of 13 Breeders’ Cup races including on Blame, who thwarted Zenyatta in the 2010 Classic, has been found dead. He was 44. Gomez twice won the Eclipse award for outstanding rider and in 2007 he set ...

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Three-time Derby-winning rider Walter Swinburn dies at 55

Walter Swinburn and Shergar after the 1981 Derby   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jack Haynes 6:26PM 12 DEC 2016  WALTER SWINBURN, one of the finest jockeys of his generation who will forever be associated with brilliant Derby winner Shergar, has died at the age of 55. Nicknamed the Choirboy, Swinburn memorably steered Shergar to an emphatic ten-length success in ...

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Three-time Derby winning rider Walter Swinburn dies

Walter Swinburn and Shergar after the 1981 Derby   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jack Haynes 6:26PM 12 DEC 2016  WALTER SWINBURN, one of the finest jockeys of his generation who will forever be associated with brilliant Derby winner Shergar, has died at the age of 55. Nicknamed the Choirboy, Swinburn memorably steered Shergar to an emphatic ten-length success in ...

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