Prominent individuals connected to starting stalls
spoke of Yarborough in glowing terms, including stalls guru Steve 'Yarmy' Dyble, who said: "I knew him very well and he was one of the top men in the north.
THE Turf Club's Appeals & Referrals Committee will tomorrow inquire into the failure of the new Italian starting stalls
at Cork last month when the Ballyogan Stakes had to be started by flag.
Five of the eight races on last Wednesday's turf card at the Surrey track were abandoned on safety grounds after jockeys expressed concern at the condition of one section of the track, while another area was damaged when starting stalls
Anniversaries: 1623: Death of Pope Gregory XV; 1822: Death of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley; 1823: Death of Scottish painter Sir Henry Raeburn; 1836: Birth of Birmingham politician and social reformer Joseph Chamberlain; 1889: Last bare-knuckle world heavyweight boxing contest took place in Richburg, Mississippi; 1961: Angela Mortimer beat Christine Truman in first all-British women's singles final at Wimbledon since 1914; 1965: Starting stalls
used for first time in Britain in Chesterfield Stakes at Newmarket; 1967: Death of actress Vivien Leigh; 1985: Death of Frank Hampson, creator of Dan Dare.
DUNDALK has been assured there will be no repeat of last Friday's strike carried out by starting stalls
handlers tomorrow night after a meeting between their representatives and Horse Racing Ireland, writes Jessica Lamb.
FLOODED The starting stalls
look marooned at Down Royal yesterday MISERABLE Officials keep races going
Rain had turned the going to heavy and officials were forced to dispense with the starting stalls
for all eight races.
Tempers boiled over after Ginola's Magic played up in the starting stalls
and later the colt's jockey Richard Hughes was fined pounds 250 after being involved in heated exchanges with the stewards in the weighing room.
This is a change to previous years when the horses have been led to the one-furlong pole and then released to canter to the starting stalls
Day two of the charity tipping contest in support of Prostate Cancer UK proved a little less fruitful than day one but David Williams of Ladbrokes managed to make his way out of the starting stalls
after selecting The Gold Cheongsam at 11-4.
The new portable starting stalls
have finally arrived on The Curragh.
Ayr-born Lee Newman is the son of former apprentice Nat Newman, now a member of the Racetech starting stalls
team on the northern circuit.