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No talk of Altior retirement despite loss

Mon, 28/12/2020 - 02:30
Nicky Henderson dismissed talk of retirement for Altior following his surprise defeat on his return to action in the Ladbrokes Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton yesterday.
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'Chacun' hits high notes as Townend cements class

Mon, 28/12/2020 - 02:30
Paul Townend inherited the biggest job in jumps racing when Ruby Walsh retired from the saddle last year, but the Cork pilot has seamlessly filled those enormous shoes and he gave yet another exhibition of his class at Leopardstown yesterday.
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As a year of downers ends, Mullins gets all the good news

Mon, 28/12/2020 - 02:30
A different Christmas. A different Leopardstown festival. But the same old Willie Mullins tour de force.
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Mullins shows depth of Closutton string as Cooper leads 'Franco' safely into port

Mon, 28/12/2020 - 02:30
It looked like it may be a testing start to the festive period for Willie Mullins when Micro Manage and El Barra were turned over as favourites in the opening two races at Leopardstown on Saturday, but the wheel quickly turned for the champion jumps trainer with four winners throughout the day.
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Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 16:37
Top-weight Castlebawn West made virtually every yard of the running in the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown.
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More Willie Mullins winners at Leopardstown as Paul Townend steers Chacun Pour Soi and Appreciate It home

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 13:56
Appreciate It provided Willie Mullins with a sixth victory in the Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown.
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Wet weather wreaks havoc on horseracing cards with day two of Limerick racing festival and Welsh National postponed

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 11:19
The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) have announced the cancelation of day two of the Limerick Christmas racing festival after heavy rain overnight left the track waterlogged.
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Frost creates history

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 02:30
Bryony Frost landed the biggest British race ever won by a female jockey yesterday when she and Frodon, who she described as the "comfiest armchair I'll ever sit on," made all the running at Kempton to win the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase, worth £116,000 to the winner.
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Smith loves disproving old arguments

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 02:30
We keep hearing that racing in Ireland is a closed shop, particularly if you are a trainer who does not have an automatically high entry point. It is too competitive, we are told, and it certainly isn't easy, with most of the riches congregated at the top end. Yet more and more conditioners are making their mark.
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Mullins hopeful Chacun will strip fitter this time

Sun, 27/12/2020 - 02:30
Chacun Pour Soi is the star attraction in the Paddy's Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown today.
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Gordon Elliott to miss Leopardstown and Limerick Christmas festivals after positve Covid-19 test

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 17:18
Gordon Elliott has a formidable team competing over the festive period, but the Meath trainer will be conspicuous by his absence over the coming days having tested positive for Covid-19.
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Colreevy battles to victory in Faugheen Novice Chase on good day for Willie Mullins

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 17:14
Colreevy dug deep to land the Matchbook Betting Exchange Faugheen Novice Chase at Limerick.
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Bryony Frost makes history on Frodon as first female jockey to win King George Chase

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 15:54
Frodon and Bryony Frost sprang a 20-1 shock to win the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park.
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Franco De Port delights Willie Mullins with Grade One triumph in Leopardstown Stephen's Day feature

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 14:24
Franco De Port stepped up on his debut fencing success to give trainer Willie Mullins a record seventh Grade One Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
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Time has come for Cyrname to prove he's 'King'

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 02:30
The gambling gods looked favourably on this column last week with wins for Not So Sleepy (20/1) and Paisley Park (9/4), and I'm pleased to report that the profit and loss (P&L) is looking healthy for 2020 overall.
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Notebook can rip up script once again and pour misery on 'Chacun', while Ballyadam can confirm Grade One class

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 02:30
Christmas really kicks into gear at Leopardstown tomorrow with a cracking card headlined by the sight of Chacun Pour Soi in a fascinating renewal of the Grade One Paddy's Rewards Club Chase (1.10).
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Nicholls expects star duo to serve up treat as he eyes 12th King George

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 02:30
Paul Nicholls expects Clan Des Obeaux and Cyrname to serve up a St Stephen's Day treat in the King George VI Chase.
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Leopardstown, St Stephen's Day: Your race-by-race guide and top tips

Sat, 26/12/2020 - 02:30
It's the most wonderful time of the year, with Leopardstown wrapping up plenty of Christmas presents for racing fans, and the four-day bonanza kicks off in style today.
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Patrick Mullins' St Stephen's Day preview and top tips: Cool Jet will fly as the 26th reignites Faugheen memories

Fri, 25/12/2020 - 18:05
"At the last, Faugheen jumps it brilliantly, Samcro back in second. The old warrior still has plenty of life left in him yet! Faugheen strides up to the line to win…"
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