Robot jockeys could be riding racehorses in the near future, a “report” by bookmaker BetBright has claimed. The bookmaker commissioned “future gazer” Dr Ian Pearson to look at the role technology could have on racing in the future. Dr Pearson predicted robot jockeys could have the potential to become a reality by 2025, although H&H would like to know how a robot could be programmed to see a stride or pull up if a horse doesn’t feel right.
Claire Lomas is taking on her second marathon this spring. The former eventer, who was paralysed from the waist down in a fall at Osberton Horse Trials in 2007, will be walking the Manchester Marathon on 8 April wearing a robotic ReWalk suit. Broadcaster Vassos Alexander, who provides the sport news on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 weekday breakfast show, has chosen Claire to join his #dontstopmenow team, which is made up of 10 inspirational people taking part in the marathon.
Henrietta Knight’s latest book, The Jumping Game, is not simply a book on ‘how to train a racehorse’, but offers an insight into all aspects of horsemanship that stretches beyond racing. Henrietta, trainer of three-time Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate, takes the reader on a fascinating tour around the yards and training practices of some of the biggest names in the world of National Hunt racing.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".