KIRSTY MILCZAREK is hoping to get back on a horse in February with an expectation that a recent major operation on her spinal cord will enable her to resume an interrupted riding career.
SOMETHING had to give when France's two best cross-country chasers locked horns and it was course specialist Malberaux (Philippe Cottin/David Cottin) who inflicted a first defeat on Toutancarmont in seven starts in the discipline.
DISGRACED trainer Gerard Butler claimed in a statement issued on Thursday that an error of judgement in giving horses banned drugs had undone many years of honest endeavour.
RACEHORSE owner and professional punter Stephen Arnold, whose horses have won 20 races this year, has been banned by the BHA for three months after admitting to ten breaches of the rule which bans owners from laying their runners.
TIMMY MURPHY was suspended for nine days for violent and improper conduct in the changing room at Newbury on Friday following two separate clashes with fellow jockey Dominic Elsworth.
QUEVEGA's attempt at winning a sixth successive OLBG David Nicholson Mares' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March will be broadcast live on Channel 4 with the running order of the first two days of the meeting reshuffled for 2014.
SPRINTER SACRE will miss the Grade 1 BetVictor Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday with the superstar chaser not deemed to be 100 per cent ready for his seasonal return.
THE FUGUE and Sky Lantern were both shortened for success at Sha Tin on Sunday after receiving positive post positions at the barrier draw on Thursday.
MPs on Wednesday voted to approve the government's regulations on stakes and prizes for gaming machines, including the continuation of the status quo for the controversial Fixed Odds Betting Terminals in betting shops.
BREEDERS' Cup Classic winner Mucho Macho Man will race on in 2014 connections have announced with a defence of his title at Santa Anita the ultimate aim.