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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.

Channel 4 Racing suffers further decline in Boxing Day audience

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Another alarming loss of audience has been recorded by Channel 4 Racing, whose broadcast of a thrilling King George VI Chase on Boxing Day reached an average of just 475,000 people. That compares with 651,000 for the previous year and means a third of the audience has been lost since 2012, when 746,000 tuned in.

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Walter Swinburn obituary

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.