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Deer break into Horse Racing Track

A horse racing meeting at the Meadows Racecourse was delayed when three deer decided to get in on the action and run a few laps of the track much to the amusement of the commentators. by 


Frankie Dettori Could Face a Six Month Ban After ‘Positive Test’

Frankie Dettori faces a French horse racing inquiry after a “positive test” at French track Longchamp in September reports the BBC.

In a statement, Stewart-Moore said: “As a consequence of a positive test at Longchamp on 16 September 2012, he will be the subject of an inquiry by the medical committee of France Galop.”

France Galop have not yet made a statement prior to the hearing.

“Whatever the outcome, Dettori is such a huge name so there’ll be much interest in this hearing next week,” said BBC Radio 5 live racing correspondent Cornelius Lysaght.

“If found in breach of any rules in this area jockeys can normally expect automatic suspensions.”

In 2009 Kieren Fallon told the BBC that Racing ” Had a drugs problem “.

Of course you’re ashamed of the things you’ve done wrong. It eats away at you

Jockey Kieren Fallon

 

“Newmarket has the highest rate [of drug use] for its population in any town in England,” he said.

“I know there is [a drug problem in racing]. I don’t know what can be done. I’ve done something and I’m all right.”

Fallon said it was the stress of the prolonged race-fixing trial at the Old Bailey which led him to take cocaine again – his solicitor admitting in December 2007, just a day after his Old Bailey acquittal, that he had failed a drugs test.

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Incredible Kauto Bows Out.

 

Paul Nicholls has confirmed the incredible Kauto Star has run his final race.

Speaking in his Betfair column, Nicholls said: “The end of an era has finally arrived. Clive was here this morning (Wednesday) and we have taken the decision to retire Kauto Star.”

“We have had nine superb years with the horse but, after seeing him in his work these past few weeks, myself, Clifford (Baker, head lad) and Dan (Skelton, assistant trainer) were of the opinion that the time had arrived to retire him,” Nicholls said. “Of course, as owner, the final decision rested with Clive, but he agreed that the horse had done enough.

“Don’t get me wrong, Kauto looks and feels as vibrant as ever, as those who saw him at our owners’ Open Day last month would testify to. He was mad fresh that day and continues to be as alert as ever and very, very well in himself.

“But I suspect Kauto will be like that when he is 20 years old. And, deep down, we know he has done enough – and in some ways I think we have to protect him from himself. And maybe ourselves, too. If he did go to Kempton and win or run well, would you really want to run him – or be able to resist the temptation – in the Gold Cup? I am not so sure.”

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