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Walsh v Thornton: The jockey challenge

Is there really any difference between male and female jockeys? We decided to let the science do the talking as Katie Walsh and Andrew Thornton take on a three-part challenge at Liverpool John Moores University.

It is just under a month until the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree. Katie Walsh, who finished third on Seabass in 2012, is a part-host of the Grand Women's Summit on Ladies Day - highlighting the impact women have had in horse racing.

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