Marcus Armytage, The Telegraph

Marcus Armytage

The Telegraph

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Past articles by Marcus:

'I won £7,000 betting on horses even though I was in a coma'

Trevor Jacobs is co-owner of Champion Chase contender Editeur Du Gite but will be watching Cheltenham from his hospital bed → Read More

BHA offers olive branch to jockeys over new whip rules

Governing body responds to concerns that rapid implementation would lead to multiple suspensions and consequently a shortage of jockeys → Read More

Conner McCann career back on track after brutal fall

Eighteen-year-old conditional jockey has endured many injuries and tribulations in 2022 but makes his Cheltenham debut on Saturday → Read More

Jack de Bromhead, teenage son of leading trainer Henry, dies in ‘freak’ pony accident

The 13-year-old son of Waterford-based Gold Cup and Grand National winner suffered fatal injuries during a race on Rossbeigh beach in Kerry → Read More

Goodwood winner takes the knee with black power salute

The choreographed move was instigated by Ashleigh Wicheard → Read More

Five race meetings abandoned in unprecedented move due to heatwave warning

Although the BHA pre-empted calls for racing to be abandoned by taking unprecedented step, racehorses are, in fact, pretty resilient to heat → Read More

Racing needs to get behind biggest changes to whip rules in a decade

The rules were ripe for an overhaul and new changes are not the fudge critics claim → Read More

Paralysed jockey Jacob Pritchard Webb on the day his life changed

The 25-year-old is taking on a mammoth hand-biking challenge in a bid to raise £25,000 each for two charities which have helped his rehab → Read More

Frankie Dettori and John Gosden ‘take a sabbatical’ after Royal Ascot rumpus

Frankie Dettori has not been booked for any of the Gosden stable’s three runners at Newmarket on Saturday → Read More

Racing great Frankie Dettori 'frozen out' by trainer John Gosden

Gosden publicly criticised the jockey after high-profile Royal Ascot defeats - and Dettori has now been dropped for weekend rides → Read More

Hollie Doyle becomes first female jockey to win a European Classic

Having won her third race at Royal Ascot last week, short-neck victory on Nashwa in Prix de Diane makes history → Read More

Royal Ascot 2022 live: results, tips and latest updates from day five at the races

Until the first race of the day - the Chesham Stakes at 2. → Read More

Two horses with same name to run against each other for first time in 28 years

The two horses called Sierra Nevada will be running in the 4.50 at Gowran Park on Sunday → Read More

Epsom Derby 2022 runners and riders: our expert's horse-by-horse verdict for race

Full list of the 2022 Derby runners and riders, including our rating and latest odds → Read More

How the Derby favourite's breeder Gary Robinson is helping to rebuild Ukraine

Having started breeding aged 45 the breeze block innovator's ever-increasingly commercial hobby has gone from strength to strength → Read More

Meet the jockey who loves motorbikes, is covered in tattoos

Richard Kingscote, who stumbled into racing, is cut from a different cloth to many jockeys → Read More

Grand National 2022 runners and riders: our expert's horse-by-horse verdict for Aintree race

Full list of 40 entries plus latest odds for this year's Aintree spectacular - as three reserves join line-up at the final declaration stage → Read More

Gordon Elliott interview: 'I let down everyone with that picture – it almost cost me everything'

In 2021, Elliott's world collapsed when a photo emerged of him sitting on a dead horse - fortunately for him racing is a forgiving sport → Read More

Robbie Dunne appeals against ban for bullying fellow jockey Bryony Frost

Dunne was found guilty by an independent disciplinary panel but has lodged an appeal against both the decision and penalty → Read More

Racing health check for 2022: Which stars are waning, who is on the rise and what is the looming crisis?

The Queen goes in search of the only Classic she has yet to win while the racing industry faces being split over the whip review → Read More