Karen Sargeant

Karen can usually be found glued to her computer or at the stables. Having edited several national magazines she co-founded Eclipse Magazine in 2008 after realising that many of her friends were nervous about going racing due to lack of information – what to wear, how to bet etc.She absolutely loves her job (how many people can say that?!) and is truly grateful to all supporters of and contributors to Eclipse Magazine.If you are reading this she would like to say THANK YOU! (And please spread the word about Eclipse...!!)

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 3

Dreams come true and history is made for plenty of fairytale endings in Aintree’s Grand National: the ‘world’s greatest race’…  Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 2 here. 1977 Red Rum created history by winning the Grand National, by 25 lengths, for a record third time under Tommy Stack. His …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 2

Aintree’s Grand National is now the ‘world’s greatest race’? But as well as hosting a base for US troops and a motor-racing circuit, it came close to being lost forever… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 1 here. Read Part 3 here. 1930 By an unknown sire and initially sold for a mere 20 …

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Timeline: Grand National’s most historic moments – part 1

Why is the Grand National the ‘world’s greatest race’? From winning horses that played on the stage, pulled a bus and worked on a farm, to races run in blizzards and fog… these highlights from the race’s history say it all… Facts courtesy of Aintree Racecourse. Read Part 2 here. Read Part 3 here. 1829 …

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Grand National 2020: Virtual Reality to the Rescue

With ‘the world’s greatest race’ having to be cancelled because of the Covid-19 outbreak and social distancing guidelines, may racing fans were set to disappointed this Saturday 4th April when the race was due to be run. But ITV has now stepped in to broadcast The Virtual Grand National 2020 at the race’s scheduled start …

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Online Sweepstake for the Virtual Grand National 2020

An online sweepstake generator has been created for the Virtual Grand National which will be broadcast on ITV on Saturday, 4th April 2020 at 17:00 BST. The sweepstake has been created by Degree 53, specialists in UX, design and software development. Every year, the Grand National sweepstake is part of the office life in Britain, …

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Racing Industry’s Pandemic Response

Plan released for the racing industry’s pandemic response: the industry group coordinating work to respond to the coronavirus has published an operational plan setting out work currently underway. The operational plan can be viewed here. The purpose of the plan is to protect the health of British racing’s people, horses and businesses during the pandemic and …

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Holland Cooper supports official NHS charities #Covid-19 appeal

It’s a difficult time for everyone during this Covid-19 pandemic. While we are being urged to stay home, British brand Holland Cooper are spreading positivity in any way they can by continuing to make people feel good and look stylish while at home or on their daily walk. People who are still supporting the small …

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Update to Protect Bettors Funds Remaining in Bookies’ Accounts

Protect Bettors Funds: The HBF (Horseracing Bettors Forum) wishes to highlight their latest update to the Register of Protection Of Funds. This list shows how protected (or not) any funds bettors may have in their bookmaker accounts in the event of insolvency. In these uncertain times bettors may wish to consider the withdrawal of funds …

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Hong Kong: Purton vs Moreira set for long tussle

Purton and Moreira set for long tussle but first it’s FWD Champions Day Joao Moreira relinquished his lead in the jockeys’ title race to reigning champion Zac Purton (pictured) at Happy Valley midweek and both riders are psyched for an unrelenting fight for the crown through the season’s final four months, writes David Morgan. Purton …

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