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Kempton Park may close in 2021

Kempton may close as early as 2021 for housing development. Credit: PA

Kempton Park, home of the classic King George VI Chase, could be closed for housing redevelopment "from 2021 at the earliest", its owners the Jockey Club announced today.

The planned £500million of investments to be made in the sport in a 10-year plan proposed by the Jockey Club would see Kempton proposed as a future redevelopment site, with a new all-weather venue to be built if that idea goes ahead.

The Jockey Club's land at The Links in Newmarket is favoured as the location for a new artificial track, with the King George moving to Sandown.

For the full story, check out the ITV Racing website


Pit crew member mowed down by Indy car during race

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Pit crew member Todd Phillips escaped with six stitches in his leg after being run over by Francesco Dracone’s car during an IndyCar race on Sunday.

The accident took place during the inaugural IndyCar Grand Prix in Louisiana, when Dracone's car spun out of control and his back tyre flipped Phillips into the air.

Dale Coyle racing tyre changer, Phillips, posted on Facebook following the accident:

"I guess the cat is out of the bag. I can't tell you how lucky I am to walk away with only 6 stitches!"

Lewis Hamilton's plans to build 'museum' for his trophies

Lewis Hamilton has revealed that he is considering building a museum to house his huge collection of trophies.

“I have been thinking to build a museum. It was my dad’s idea. It would be cool to have somewhere – in Stevenage or London, I don’t know – where we could have one of the cars from every year that I have driven and have the trophies up so that people can see them”

“Or I am going to have to build a house big enough because I have hundreds of trophies – I must have at least 500,” the 2008 world champion told the Guardian.

Lewis Hamilton could soon open a museum - to himself Credit: HOCH ZWEI/DPA/Press Association Images

Ahead of Sunday’s opening Formula one race, the 28-year-old also revealed he is excited to welcome “new member of the family” to his team - his new bulldog, Roscoe.

2013 is dawning as a year of change with a new team and a new dog, and a £20m private jet to help the 28-year-old get around the world.

The Mercedes driver said, “having the plane gives you a lot of time back in your life."

Dettori 'ashamed and embarrassed' by failed drugs test

Jockey Frankie Dettori says he is "ashamed and embarrassed" after failing a drugs test. Credit: PA Wire

Frankie Dettori fears he may never repair the damage done to his reputation by a failed drugs test which has seen him handed a six-month ban.

The jockey told the Daily Star: "I'm ashamed and embarrassed. It was one night of madness with friends.

"I dropped my guard when I was at my weakest. I was in a dark place. I was very low, my job was going down the drain.

"When I woke up the next morning I regretted it but it was already too late. I will regret it for the rest of my life."

He added: "People will always remember it. Now when they look at me they won't think of the things I have done for racing in the past 20 years, they'll just think, 'He's the guy who got caught with drugs'."

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