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Laurina ready for Champion Hurdle tune-up at Punchestown tomorrow

1 hour 20 min ago
Laurina will bid to enhance her claims for the Unibet Champion Hurdle when she lines up for the Smart Money's On Coral Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown.
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The 77-year-old who still rides out in the morning

13 hours 5 min ago
He may be 77 years young, but Frank Oakes continues to buck the trend of what's generally considered normal behaviour for a septuagenarian and he has no intentions of slowing down as he reaches the twilight of his colourful training career.
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Henderson: 'Buveur' will be better at this year's Festival

13 hours 5 min ago
Much of the Champion Hurdle talk surrounds Gordon Elliott's wonder mare Apple's Jade but Nicky Henderson expects reigning champion Buveur D'Air to be a different horse when lining up three weeks from today at Cheltenham.
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Tiger rolls back the years for Elliott

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 02:30
Last year's English Grand National hero Tiger Roll warmed up for another ambitious spring campaign with a clear-cut victory in the Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan.
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Class act 'Clan' eyes Cheltenham after Nicholls' 45,000/1 bonanza

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 02:30
Paul Nicholls believes the best is yet to come from Clan Des Obeaux after the seven-year-old backed up his King George VI success with a polished display in the Denman Chase, boosting his claims for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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De Boinville hails retired Coneygree

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 02:30
Nico de Boinville paid tribute to Coneygree for helping to put his name on the map after a decision was made to retire the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner at Ascot.
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Fergus McDonnell: 'National Hunt's highs and lows don't discriminate'

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 18:30
You could say they got lucky, the lads from Touchline Media, to present a film about women in jump racing in the season that Rachael Blackmore is a realistic challenger for the champion jockey title and to have been filming it when both Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry announced they were hanging up their riding boots.
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New Nicholls star primed for serious Gold Cup bid

Sun, 17/02/2019 - 18:30
In the King George VI Chase on St Stephen's Day, Clan Des Obeaux was the young upstart with everything still to prove against big-name rivals. Less than three months later, he will go into the Gold Cup at Cheltenham on March 15 with a fair claim to be the best staying chaser in training after a flawless trial in the Denman Chase at Ascot yesterday, the highlight of an exceptional afternoon for his trainer, Paul Nicholls.
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'Waiting' holds key to solving Ascot puzzle

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 02:30
Get your ducks in a row, blue-sky thinking, going forward . . . Is there anything more annoying than corporate jargon?
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Vincent Hogan: The triumph of skill and bravery over prejudice proves racing no longer a 'man's world'

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 02:30
Jessica Harrington emits a weather-proofed smile, reminding us of a place that seems so profoundly last century now.
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Monalee can book his Ryanair ticket while 'Couer' can be sublime

Sat, 16/02/2019 - 02:30
The racing world groaned yesterday when it was revealed that Presenting Percy would not take his place in today's Grade Two Red Mills Chase (2.30) at Gowran Park.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy set for Fairhouse after sidestepping Red Mills

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 12:54
The Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse has emerged as a potential target for Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy after connections elected to sidestep Saturday's Red Mills at Gowran Park.
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Mullins delight as Allaho earns Festival ticket

Fri, 15/02/2019 - 02:30
Allaho appears to have earned himself a place in Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Festival squad after running out a decisive winner of the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
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'Road' ready to rock for second Gold Cup bid

Thu, 14/02/2019 - 02:30
Road To Respect is on course for another tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with trainer Noel Meade hoping that his stable star will deliver a more polished round of jumping in next month's blue riband.
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Elliott refuses to rule Samcro out of return to the Festival

Wed, 13/02/2019 - 02:30
Samcro could make a sensational return this season, with Gordon Elliott reporting his precocious star to be back in full training and "definitely not" ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.
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2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John ruled out for the rest of the season

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 11:39
2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of this season after meeting with a setback.
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British racing to get back on track

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 02:30
Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings tomorrow, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority announced late last night.
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Hogan adds new dimension to dual star status on exciting team

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 02:30
Denis Hogan wasn't bred into racing, unlike the vast majority of his contemporaries, but with nine-time Irish champion jumps' jockey Charlie Swan living a mere stone's throw away, it was always likely to arrive on his radar.
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Red Mills Chase 'only option' for Anibale - Martin

Tue, 12/02/2019 - 02:30
Tony Martin hopes that Anibale Fly can get his season back on track when tackling a mouthwatering Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.
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Racing in Britain to resume on Wednesday after equine flu outbreak

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 23:29
Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings on Wednesday, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority has announced.
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