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Cue Card poised for Wetherby return

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Cue Card poised for Wetherby return

The super popular Grade One-winning chaser Cue Card is on track to make his seasonal debut at Wetherby in October, as connections look to follow the same route that served him so well last season. Victory in the Charlie Hall Chase last autumn ignited a scintillating campaign for Colin Tizzard’s stable stalwart. With the 10-year-old…

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Don Cossack progressing well from injury

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Cheltenham 2016 Timico Gold Cup

Trainer Gordon Elliott has issued a positive update on stable star and Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Don Cossack this morning, but has warned that any signs of him not being at 110% would result in the nine-year-old gelded son of Sholokhov being retired. Signs are good as the nine-year-old continues on the road to…

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Cheltenham 2016 – Arkle Chase

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Cheltenham 2016 Arkle Chase

The Arkle Chase is the second race on the opening day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival. Over the years we have been treated to some real superstars over this trip including Sprinter Sacre, Sizing Europe, Moscow Flyer, Big Zeb and Master Minded and most recently Un De Sceaux who is looking to follow up a…

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Cheltenham 2016 – OLBG Mares Hurdle

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Cheltenham 2016 OLBG Mares Hurdle

Rewind the clock back twelve months ago and heading towards the last Annie Power seemingly had the OLBG Mares Hurdle in the bag, until she got the last wrong and ended up on the floor. Rich Ricci’s star racemare doesn’t bid to right the wrongs of twelve months ago and instead heads for the Champion…

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Cheltenham 2016 – Neptune Novices Hurdle

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Cheltenham 2016 Neptune Novices Hurdle

The Neptune Novices Hurdle is a race for novices’ run over a distance of 2 miles 5 furlongs, and despite its distance it has proven a rich source of producing future Champion Hurdle winners, even more so than the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle which is run over the same distance as the Champion Hurdle. Faugheen, Hardy…

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Cheltenham 2016 – RSA Chase

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Cheltenham 2016 RSA Chase

The RSA Chase has come to prominence for producing future Gold Cup winners of late, and this year Don Poli looks to add another notch onto that roll-call having taken this race twelve months ago. Last year Don Poli became the first horse in the last 11 years that hadn’t run within the calendar year,…

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Cheltenham 2016 – Triumph Hurdle

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Cheltenham 2016 Triumph Hurdle

The Triumph Hurdle is the opening race on the final day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival, run over a trip of two miles and a furlong for horses aged four. Katchit became the first winner of the Triumph Hurdle since Kribensis in 1988 to go on and win the Champion Hurdle, when victorious in 2007.…

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Cheltenham 2016 – World Hurdle

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Cheltenham 2016 - World Hurdle

The World Hurdle division has received somewhat of a revival this season with the exploits of Thistlecrack through the winter, however Jamie Taylor believes there are one or two in this field than can down the challenge of the chief contender to the throne. 10 of the last 11 winners of the race have finished…

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BetBright Preview Evening Review

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BetBright Preview Evening

Jamie Taylor ventured down to London to attend the BetBright Preview Evening held on 3rd March 2016. Plenty was said in a place that was packed to the rafters, with not enough staff behind the bar and quite a rowdy bunch of people – which meant RR and MC had to continually shush people to…

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King George VI Chase 2015 Preview

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Don Cossack King George

It is a special time of year with Christmas only a day away and for the racing purist attentions are firmly fixed on Kempton’s Boxing Day card, as racing returns after a three-day break. Jamie Taylor returns to the column to take a look at the King George VI Chase, a race which the Paul…

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