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An affiliate marketer, living in the UK.

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Horse Racing Gifts for the horse racing enthusiast are extensive in their variety and regardless of price, gift giving and receiving is something all of us indulge in, no matter what part of the world we come from or what … Continue reading

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The Grand National

The Grand National The Grand National, known as the world’s most famous steeplechase, is probably the most valuable National Hunt horse race in the world. National Hunt horse racing is different to flat racing because the horses are required to … Continue reading

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Pat Eddery – UK Champion Jockey and Racehorse Trainer

Patrick James John ‘Pat’ Eddery, OBE, was born in County Kildare, Ireland on 18th March 1952.  He was a flat racing jockey from 1967 until 2003 and rode the winning horses of 4,632 British flat horse races, a figure only … Continue reading

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Dick Hern – Famous UK Racehorse Trainer

William Richard "Dick" Hern, CVO, also known as ‘The Major’ (January 20, 1921 – May 22, 2002) was an English Thoroughbred racehorse trainer, winner of sixteen British Classic Races between 1962 and 1995, and was Champion Trainer four times. He … Continue reading

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Willie Carson – Champion UK Horse Racing Jockey

William Fisher Hunter Carson, OBE was born in Stirling, Scotland on 16th November 1942 and is a retired UK horse racing jockey. Better known as Willie Carson, he was apprenticed to Captain Gerald Armstrong at his stables at Tupgill, North … Continue reading

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Fred Winter

Frederick Thomas Winter CBE (20th September 1926 – 5th April 2004) was a British racehorse jockey and trainer. He was British jump racing Champion Jockey four times and British jump racing Champion Trainer eight times and is the only person … Continue reading

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A Brief History of UK Horse Racing

It is thought that the first horse races in Britain took place around 200 A.D. and were organized by Roman soldiers in the Yorkshire area. The first recorded race meeting, which was a four mile race, took place long after … Continue reading

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Henry Cecil – Famous UK Race Horse Trainer

Sir Henry Richard Amherst Cecil was born on the 11th January 1943 in Aberdeen in Scotland. He was a very successful English race horse trainer and the stepson of the former champion race horse trainer, Sir Cecil Boyd-Rochford. Henry Cecil … Continue reading

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Joe Mercer – Champion UK Jockey

Joseph Mercer (nickname ‘Smokin. Joe’) was born on 25th October in Bradford, Yorkshire in the UK. He started his career as a Thoroughbred race horse jockey in 1947 and rode a total of 2,810 winners in Britain, a number only … Continue reading

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