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It's now the second most popular sport after football

2014 Qipco 2000 GuineasBritish Prime Minister David Cameron has hailed British racing as a “massive success story” after visiting the gallops in Newmarket on Friday morning.

Cameron was on Warren Hill to see horses work and is keen for racing’s emergence as one of the country’s best loved sports to continue.

He said: “It’s early morning and I’m in Newmarket. I’m on Warren Hill, the Heath just outside Newmarket where some of the world’s best racehorses come and train every day.

“British racing is a massive success story and I wanted to come and see and hear about it for myself. It’s an industry worth over £3 billion, employs well over 100 000 people. It’s now the second most popular sport after football in our country.

“One of the themes I have been talking about is how we need to play to our national successes, whether it’s our science, our universities, our manufacturing base. This is a success story, too, and we want to make sure it’s continued.

“So I am meeting with some trainers and hearing their views about how we make sure this great industry, a lot of it based here in Newmarket, goes from strength to strength.”

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