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Don Poli ruled out of Gold Cup 2017

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Don Poli ruled out of Gold Cup 2017

Don Poli, third in the 2016 Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, will miss the 2017 edition of the race after suffering a setback, just four days before the start of the Cheltenham Festival. Trained by Willie Mullins to win the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle (2014) and RSA Chase (2015) at successive Festival’s, a dispute…

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Geraghty to miss Festival

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Geraghty to miss Festival

He looked to have a superb book of rides at Prestbury Park, but Irish jockey Barry Geraghty will miss this year’s Cheltenham Festival with injuries sustained from a fall on Supreme Novices’ and Triumph Hurdle hope Charli Parcs in the Adonis Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday. One of the finest jockey’s of his generation, Geraghty…

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Thistlecrack out of Gold Cup

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Thistlecrack out Of Gold Cup

Racing can be a cruel game at times and the sport was dealt one of its harshest blows yesterday as it was announced that Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack would miss the Cheltenham Festival and the rest of the season after suffering a slight tendon tear. In a cruel twist of fate for Tizzard and National Hunt fans…

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Bristol De Mai will head for Gold Cup

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Bristol De Mai heads for Gold Cup

The Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Bristol De Mai will head to Racing’s Blue Riband event, the Cheltenham Gold Cup at Prestbury Park next month. A bitterly disappointing run behind Native River in the Denman Chase at Newbury last time had left connections questioning his participation in the extended three-miles and two furlongs contest. However, connections found…

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Sizing John enhances Cheltenham credentials

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Sizing John enhances Cheltenham credentials

The Jessica Harrington-trained Sizing John was an impressive winner of the Grade One Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Sunday, enhancing his chances for Racing’s Blue Riband event the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Cheltenham Festival next month. The seven-year-old was having first start over three miles in the Grade One contest on Sunday…

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Finian’s Oscar sets up Cheltenham tilt

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Finian's Oscar sets up Cheltenham tilt.

24 hours on from Native River’s impressive display in the Grade Two Betfair Denman Chase, another of Colin Tizzard’s main hopes for the Cheltenham Festival, Finian’s Oscar, delivered an authoritative performance in a Listed contest at Exeter. Alan and Ann Potts’ £250,000 purchase went off at odds of 1/16 for the two mile and one…

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Faugheen and Min miss Cheltenham

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Faugheen storms clear up the hill to land the 2014 renewal under Ruby Walsh.

A year is a long time in racing. Cast your mind back to February 2016. Willie Mullins was just about to saddle Outlander to victory in the Grade One Flogas Novices’ Chase at Leopardstown and was readying a team for the Cheltenham Festival stacked full of star quality and unbound potential which would go on…

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Many Clouds – Gone but not forgotten.

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Many Clouds gone but not forgotten

Grand National hero Many Clouds trained by Oliver Sherwood, was found to have suffered a severe pulmonary hemorrhage which caused his untimely death following his heroic victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham on Festival Trials Day. The 10-year-old son of Cloudings had produced a career best performance at Prestbury Park over the…

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