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Refugee rider recognised with award nomination

Abdulkareem Musa Adam: has ambitions to be a jockey   PICTURE: Andy Commins    By David Baxter 12:05pM 7 DEC 2016  OVERCOMING adversity in life and sport is something nearly everyone has to face, but aspiring jockey Abdulkareem Musa Adam has endured more than most would in several lifetimes. The 19-year-old has been nominated in the Young Achiever category for Wednesday’s ...

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Former top rider Mark Birch dies aged 67

Mark Birch: was for many years one of the North’s top jockeys   PICTURE: Racing Post    By Colin Russell 7:31PM 19 OCT 2016  MARK BIRCH, who was one of the most successful and popular Flat jockeys in the north of his generation died on Wednesday aged 67. He is be best remembered for his association with the great Sea Pigeon ...

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Doyle loses role as Bin Suroor's leading rider

James Doyle: Doyle will partner Saeed Bin Suroor’s runner at Pontefract   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Carr 8:00PM 20 SEP 2016  JAMES DOYLE will no longer be automatic first-choice jockey for Saeed Bin Suroor in what amounts to another significant change of Godolphin policy. The news comes less than a week after Godolphin announced they were “pruning” their ...

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Harbour Law Captures St. Leger After Idaho Slips, Loses Rider

Harzand (Pat Smullen) beats Idaho (Ryan Moore) in the Irish Derby. Harzand will contest the Irish Champion Stakes, while Idaho runs in the G1 St. Leger Harbour Law upset Saturday’s Group 1 St. Leger at odds of 22-1, as hot favorite Idaho slipped with three furlongs to run and unseated rider Seamie Heffernan. Harbor Law, a sophomore son of Lawman, ...

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Practical Joke All Business In Hopeful; Classic Empire Loses Rider At Start

William H. Lawrence and Klaravich Stables’ Practical Joke did not mess around when taking Monday’s G1 Hopeful Stakes, closing strongly down the stretch to win by a neck at the wire. The juvenile son of Into Mischief complete seven furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:23.39 for meet-leading jockey Jose Ortiz and trainer Chad Brown. “It’s been a pleasure ...

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Renowned amateur rider JT McNamara dies aged 41

John Thomas McNamara: was renowned for his exploits as an amateur   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 8:30AM 26 JUL 2016  JOHN THOMAS McNAMARA, the former leading Irish amateur rider, has died at the age of 41. McNamara, who was widely considered to be one of the leading amateur riders of his generation, was paralysed after suffering a ...

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Wheelchair-bound rider fails in compensation bid

Paul Goode was left in a wheelchair following a catastrophic fall   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By Mark Scully 12:16PM 23 JUL 2016  A FORMER British-based jockey has failed in his bid to win compensation from a fellow rider for a fall in Australia that left him in a wheelchair for life. Paul Goode, 38, who suffered life-changing injuries that left ...

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Catlin retires to join Godolphin as work rider

Chris Catlin was last in action at Chelmsford in February   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Milnes 7:49AM 13 JUL 2016  FORMER champion apprentice Chris Catlin has joined the growing list of jockeys to have retired this year after handing in his licence to join Godolphin as a work-rider. The 34-year-old, who rode 1,218 winners in Britain and many ...

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Limato rider Bentley fears Twilight Son will be July Cup king

Harry Bentley: rides Limato in the July Cup on Saturday   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Lewis Porteous 6:45PM 3 JUL 2016  LIMATO‘s jockey Harry Bentley thinks that stablemate Twilight Son will prove ‘very hard to beat’ in Saturday’s July Cup, the feature race on the final day of Newmarket’s July meeting. RELATED LINKS On a day when his mount Limato ...

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