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Mullins looking to his 'fab four' to break Gold Cup duck

Horse Racing News - 3 hours 32 min ago
It's an unusual scenario for Willie Mullins to be preparing a battalion of Cheltenham hopefuls without a host of hotpots carrying hoards of Irish cash and there's a much different feel to his travelling party this year.
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Laurina oozes class to highlight Champion Hurdle credentials

Horse Racing News - 3 hours 32 min ago
Laurina stamped her ticket for the Champion Hurdle in good style when Willie Mullins's exciting mare easily disposed of her five rivals in the Listed Quevega Mares' Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday.
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Watch: Laurina warms up for Cheltenham Champion Hurdle with facile win at Punchestown

Horse Racing News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 15:36
Laurina teed herself up for a crack at the Champion Hurdle with a smooth display in the Smart Money's On Coral Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown.
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Kemboy and Bellshill head Gold Cup bid as Willie Mullins aims to break hoodoo

Horse Racing News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 14:03
Willie Mullins hopes he has the ammunition to finally break his Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup hoodoo, with four live chances heading for the blue riband event.
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It's all systems go for Jade's duel with Buveur - Elliott

Horse Racing News - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott is relishing a crack at reigning champion Buveur D'Air with Apple's Jade and insists it's not a necessity that the ten-time Grade One-winning mare makes the running in next month's Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Laurina ready for Champion Hurdle tune-up at Punchestown tomorrow

Horse Racing News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 14:15
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

Horse Racing News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 02:30
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

Horse Racing News - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 02:30
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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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'

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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'

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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

Horse Racing News - 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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