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Kempton Boxing Day PreviewNeed a break from Christmas over-indulgence? Well, there’s plenty of Boxing Day racing action to get your teeth into. It’s the busiest day of the year with eight meetings in England plus three in Ireland.
Chris Pitt is an experienced journalist and author of several books on horse racing including the highly acclaimed ‘A Long Time Gone', charting the history of Britain's lost racecourses, and ‘Go Down to the Beaten', telling the stories of jockeys who didn't win the Grand National. He founded the Midlands Racing Club to encourage interest in the sport through organised visits to race meetings and trainers' stables, tipping competitions and club nights with well- known jockeys, officials and members of the media. A former racing correspondent for BBC Radio WM, he was also feature writer for the betting industry publication BOS Magazine prior to becoming involved with betting.com. He has visited every British racecourse and attended race meetings in a dozen countries. He lives in Birmingham, UK with his wife Mary, who is also a racing journalist.
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Dark Horses – Ten to Follow in Novice HurdlesThe run up to Christmas is full of top-quality jump racing in Britain. Cheltenham’s November meeting is done and dusted. Next up is Haydock’s Betfair Chase, followed by Newbury’s three-day Winter Carnival featuring the Ladbrokes Trophy.