Come in number 1

Racehorses carrying the No1 cloth win more races than any other nag, new figures revealed yesterday. A detailed analysis of results from 9,500 races in the UK during 2010 revealed No1 wins on 15 per cent of occasions. It also emerged there is no such thing as a lucky No 7, with the hapless horse…

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Racehorse valued at £100 million

A British racehorse yesterday became the first nag in history to be valued at a  staggering £100million. Frankel, a three year old bay colt, has won all eight of his flat races and is the hot favourite for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot next weekend. But his incredible valuation – which is said…

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Happiness versus success

British parents would rather their children grew up to be happy than successful, according to a new survey. Given the choice between a glittering career and a future filled with happiness, parents choose contentment for their offspring every time. More than half of parents polled simply aren’t concerned how academic their children are at all – as…

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Nepotism still rife

Eleven million Brits have landed a job through a friend or family member –provoking the question ‘Is who you know more important than what you know?’ New research has revealed one in three people are either working with a relative who gave them the role, or in a position which a family member helped them…

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