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Walter Swinburn obituary

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Of all the distinctions accumulated by Walter Swinburn during his decades in horse racing, the greatest might be that he took a Derby-winning ride from Lester Piggott, who was famously good at pinching fancied mounts from other jockeys.

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Carl Frampton alive to dangers of Scott Quigg

There is a lightheartedness about Carl Frampton, an easy predilection for the craic, that disguises the ruthless streak common to most driven boxers, and he knows Scott Quigg will be similarly cold-hearted when they fight in Manchester on Saturday night.

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Royal Ascot announces prize money increase of 18% to a record £6.85m

Every day at Royal Ascot this summer will be a £1m day following a decision at the Queen’s racecourse to ramp up prize money for the famous week of action in June. An extra £1m in prize money is to be added to purses, taking the total for the five race-days to more than £6.5m and ensuring that at least £1m will be, as it were, redistributed each afternoon.

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