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Records broken at Newmarket yearling sale as 372 horses fetch £84m

Newmarket Racecourse

There were no seven-figure yearlings during the final session of Tattersalls’ prestigious Book 1 Sale in Newmarket on Thursday but, with the hammer falling on 372 colts and fillies over the three days at an average price of 222,000gns, turnover at the sale broke 80m guineas (£84m) for the first time to set a new record for a European bloodstock auction.

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Conor Benn ready to emerge from the shadows of his father

In one respect, it was heartening to hear Conor Benn talk about his professional debut in London this Saturday night – 20 years after his father retired – as if it were no more than a prologue to greatness, because boxing is not a business for the timid of heart.

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