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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 – Timico Gold Cup

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Cheltenham 2016 Timico Gold Cup

No race delivers so often on promise as the Gold Cup, whether it’s the sheer theatre of Dawn Run’s irresistible late rally in 1986, Norton’s Coin’s 100/1 defeat of the nation’s darling in 1990 or Adrian Maguire lifting Cool Ground over the line in a 3-way photo in 1993. Those were the highlights of my…

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Cheltenham 2016 – Ryanair Chase

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Cheltenham 2016 Ryanair Chase

The Ryanair Chase has suffered as a recent edition to the Festival, and while many top-class chasers are best at intermediate trips, the cachet of both the Queen Mother Champion Chase and The Gold Cup means that trainers are loath to take what is deemed an easy option in the Ryanair, for all it holds…

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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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Racing Review: Bullets connects in Tingle

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Racing Review: Bullets Connects in Tingle

The ninth edition of Racing Review and in this edition Jamie Taylor looks back on the Tingle Creek at Sandown, the John Durkan at Punchestown and various other notable performances over the past seven days. BULLETS CONNECTS IN TINGLE CREEK The feature race on Sandown’s Saturday card saw Dodging Bullets return a career-best effort with…

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Racing Review: Meade On Road To Riches

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Road To Riches lands JNWine Champion Chase

The fourth edition of Racing Review and in this edition we focus on some top class racing action from both Wetherby and Down Royal, including both the Charlie Hall Chase and JNWine.com Champion Chase. We also have some high quality stuff from Ascot on Saturday, and some creditable performances from novices worthy of mention during…

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JNWine.com Champion Chase 2014

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JNWine.com Champion Chase 2014

At Down Royal this weekend we have the 15th renewal of the JNWine.com Champion Chase. Inaugurated in 1999 over the years it has become a first port of call for many top-class staying chasers in both Ireland and Britain, with Paul Nicholls regularly sending over some of his top staying stars. Dual Gold Cup and…

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Racing Review: Minstrel Holds Court

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Minstel Holds Court

The second edition of the weekly Racing Review and this week we will be taking a look back at the The Showcase Meeting, which signalled the return to action at Cheltenham racecourse kicking things off there for the season. This weekend also saw the return of Champion Hurdle aspirant The New One, who returned to…

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Cheltenham ’14 – National Hunt Chase

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Alan King possibly has answer for NH Chase with Midnight Prayer.

The National Hunt Chase was once considered second in prestige only to the Grand National, and while its reputation has lessened in line with that of the sport as a largely Corinthian pursuit, it has seen something of a revival in quality in the last decade, with new conditions doing much to encourage a classier…

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