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Googling a runner Barbican 4.55 Doncaster The Barbican complex is situated in the heart of London adjacent to the Museum of London and the Guildhall. Built between 1965 and 1976 on a 35-acre site bombed during World War II, it is now home to some 4,000 people with over 2,000 flats and some of London's tallest residential towers. The complex also contains the Barbican centre, the largest performing arts centre in Europe.

Easy as 1-2-3 1 Name the last trainer to win the Grand National and be crowned champion in the same season 123 2 How many English jockeys have won the National in the last ten years? 3 How many British-bred horses have won the National in the last ten years? Answers on page 24 On this day ... April 3, 1971 Specify (10st 13lb) won the Grand National in a close finish. Owned by holiday camp tycoon Fred Pontin, trained by John Sutcliffe snr and ridden by John Cook, he just got up to beat Black Secret (11st 5lb) by a neck, with Astbury, Bowgeeno and Sandy Sprite all within five lengths.

In the inaugural year of the European Pattern, the first Group race in Britain or Ireland was the Ascot 1,000 Guineas Trial, won by Cawston's Pride on her reappearance.

The List Racetracks on Caribbean islands Antigua Cassada Gardens (St John's) Barbados Garrison Savannah (Bridgetown) Dominican Republic Hipodromo V Centenario (Santo Domingo) Jamaica Caymanas Park (Saint Catherine) Martinique Hippodrome du Carrere (Lamentin) Puerto Rico Camarero (Canonovas) St Kitts & Nevis Beaumont Park (St Kitts); Indian Castle (Nevis) St Lucia Old Runway (Vieux Fort) Trinidad & Tobago Santa Rosa (Arima) British Virgin Islands Little A (Sea Cow's Bay) US Virgin Islands Clinton Phipps (St Thomas), Randall James (St Croix) Some venues are for amateur racing and certainly not thoroughbreds All mixed up Rearrange the letters to reveal the name of a former National winner who will bid for glory at Aintree next weekend Bleak Car Rescue (7,7) Answer on page 24 Compiled by John Randall, David Dew and Nicholas Godfrey
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Title Annotation:Sports
Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
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Date:Apr 3, 2011
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