Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a little bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape?…

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Tom Jenkins’ best sports photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recalls how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape? Are…

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Always Dreaming wins Kentucky Derby on sloppy track at Churchill Downs

Always Dreaming wins 143 rd running of the Kentucky Derby on sloppy way at Churchill Downs Always Dreaming splashed through the slop to win the Kentucky Derby by 2 3/4 lengths on Saturday, devoting trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez their second victories in the race but their first together. Pletcher and Velazquez have teamed up often over the years and are the sports resulting fund wins. On their own, they were a combined 2 for 63 coming into Americas greatest race. Together, they were unbeatable on a cool…

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Trump immigration policy spurs ire at Kentucky Derby: ‘We can’t find workers’

Horse owneds and trainers have voiced frenzy amid a reported famine of workers, as immigrants fear expulsion and activists take a stand A dark cloud has been hanging over the Kentucky Derby this weekend as horse trainers have made public their fury at Trumps immigration policies, which they say are hurting the Kentucky Derby, the USs most glamorous pony racing event. We cant find workers this year its been tough, tells Julio Rubio of the Kentucky Horsemens Benevolent and Protective Association. Most of construction workers we have at the track…

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Tom Jenkins’ best athletics photos of 2016

The Guardian and Observer sport photographer Tom Jenkins selects his favourite images from 2016 and recollect how each one was created Andy Murray wins Wimbledon again 10 July 135 mm lens 1/1600 f4 ISO 1000 Championship-winning point at Wimbledon is always a little bit nervy for me even though I have done many of them over the years. There are some pretty big decisions to be made what lens do you go on as you dont know where on the court they will celebrate? Do you go upright or landscape?…

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‘Who will do the work? ‘ Trump’s migrant crackdown dangers horse racing’s future

The unglamorous hours in the stables entails racing have all along relied upon undocumented workers but recent federal raids raise pressing questions When it comes to its workforce, American horse racing could be galloping towards a crisis. A visa program that serves the racing industry poorly plus a dearth of US employees willing to do the athletics grunt work the grooming, the exercise-riding and the hot-walking of racehorses have all along left racing heavily reliant upon undocumented employees from Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. But now, the…

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Chef Raymond Blanc under starters orders at Royal Ascot

( CNN) Raymond Blanc comes to Ascot Racecourse with royal approval. Follow @cnnsport First invited there by the Queen mother in 1974, the “young French Republican” as he refers to himself, was blown away by the pageantry of the occasion. Now, Blanc is back for Royal Ascot — serving up his five-star cuisine in The Panoramic restaurant as some of the world’s richest racehorses combat it out for glory on the turf.

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‘Who will do the run? ‘ Trump’s migrant crackdown dangers horse racing’s future

The unglamorous hours in the stables means racing has long relied upon undocumented employees but recent federal raids raise pressing questions When it comes to its workforce, American horse racing could be galloping towards a crisis. A visa program that serves the racing industry poorly plus a dearth of US employees willing to do the sports grunt work the grooming, the exercise-riding and the hot-walking of racehorses have all along left racing heavily reliant upon undocumented employees from Mexico and elsewhere in Central and South America. But now, the recent…

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