Gigginstown mob-handed at Punchestown
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Gigginstown mob-handed at Punchestown

Michael O’Leary’s plans to withdraw from racing are hardly reflected at Punchestown’s Wednesday fixture where his Gigginstown Stud team could be set to dominate. Just one of the four runners in the Grade Three Ladbrokes Buck House Novice Chase isn’t owned by the Ryanair boss. Later he has four of the six starters for the… […]

Royal Illusion romps home at the Curragh
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Royal Illusion romps home at the Curragh

Royal Illusion turned the Tote Irish Cesarewitch into a procession at the Curragh. Giving 17-year-old rider Joey Sheridan a landmark success, the Willie Mullins-trained mare went quickly clear of the field after taking over at the head of affairs inside the two-furlong marker. The winner’s stablemates Legal Spin and Saglawy had cut out the early… […]

Former fire chief accused of undercharging Cheltenham racecourse in exchange for hospitality box
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Former fire chief accused of undercharging Cheltenham racecourse in exchange for hospitality box

Ex-Gloucestershire fire chief who resigned last year over the inappropriate sale of a Land Rover is accused of undercharging Cheltenham racecourse in exchange for the use of a festival hospitality boxFormer fire chief Stewart Edgar and the racecourse denies any wrongdoingRacecourse says claims made by whistleblower on BBC report are wrong FOI request shows racecourse charged… […]

Gloucestershire fire chief ‘gave support in return for hospitality’
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Gloucestershire fire chief ‘gave support in return for hospitality’

Image copyright Gloucestershire County Council Image caption Stewart Edgar resigned from Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service last year A fire chief undercharged Cheltenham racecourse for giving fire support in return for its festival hospitality, it has been alleged.A BBC Freedom of Information request revealed Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service charged varying amounts while Stewart Edgar… […]