French-owned Arcangues and jockey Jerry Bailey beat Bertrando in the 1993 Breeders Cup. Photograph: Timothy A Clary/Getty/AFP

The Breeders Cup is racing’s version of the Ryder Cup. It’s different in that it is annual but similar in how the rivalry only works if the Americans (...)

Walter Swinburn, one of the most renowned jockeys of his generation, who died as a result of an accident, a coroner has ruled. The 55-year-old suffered a fatal head injury after falling approximately 12 feet from his bathroom window in Belgravia, central London. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Walter Swinburn, one of the most renowned jockeys of his generation and rider of the great Shergar, died as a result of an accident, a coroner has rul(...)

Muhammad Ali: accidental boxer was ranked the greatest athlete of the 20th century by Sports Illustrated magazine. Photograph: Getty Images

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Walter Swinburn (August 7th, 1961-December 12th, 2016 ) on Shergar, after winning the Derby at Epsom in 1981.  Photograph: Central Press/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Walter Swinburn, who has died aged 55, was one of Europe’s outstanding flat-race jockeys over the course of the 1980s and 1990s. But he will forever b(...)

When it mattered most, and when a cool head was most required, there was no one better than Walter Swinburn. Photo: Adrian Murrell/Allsport/Getty Images

With Walter Swinburn it was all about the hands. They were quick enough to make him an exceptional schoolboy scrumhalf for Rockwell College. But on th(...)