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The History of Sport 1927: Babe Ruth hits sixty home runs for the all conquering Yankees, the first Ryder Cup, Greyhound Derby, Champion Hurdle and World table tennis championship, the ‘Long Count’ heavyweight title fight.

  Some of the main events in sport in 1927 In football Cardiff City 1–0 Arsenal in the final of the FA Cup.  This victory remains the only time the competition has been won by a club outside England. New … Continue reading

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Most Wins in the Major British and Irish National Hunt (Hurdles and Steeplechases) Horse Races

Here is a list of the most important races in the National Hunt season and the most successful horses in them. The top part lists races that are Grade One (highest standard) where weights are generally equal for all. The … Continue reading

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Greatest Racehorses

Most wins in major National Hunt races: Champion Hurdle – The most prestigious hurdles race, run over 2 miles at Cheltenham (3 wins) Hatton’s Grace – 1949, 1950, 1951 Sir Ken – 1952, 1953, 1954 Persian War – 1968, 1969, … Continue reading

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