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Broadcasting History Of The Grand National

Three National Hunt races were broadcast on television in 1948, and within a short space of time there was regular coverage from Kempton Park and Ascot. After years of negotiation the Grand National was televised in 1960, with the original commentators…

Hayley Turner

Hayley Turner is a female jockey like none other before. In 2005 she became only the fourth woman ever to ‘ride out her claim’, thereby losing her Apprentice status at the end of the season. In the same year she became the first female Champion…

Why Horses Wear Blinkers

If you’ve ever watched a horse race and wondered why some of the horses are wearing blinkers, then wonder no more. The primary reason is to keep the horse focused on the path ahead of him and limit his peripheral vision to avoid distractions.…