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Scientists crack gene code to make horses that run faster and jump higher - and they could compete soon in the Olympics

Wed, 27/12/2017 - 02:30
Genetically engineered horses designed to be faster, stronger and better jumpers will be born in 2019 after a breakthrough by the same laboratory which clones polo ponies.
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'Bite' bares teeth to claim King George

Wed, 27/12/2017 - 02:30
Straightforward is not a description that would apply to two of the three Grade One chases Might Bite had contested before yesterday's 32Red King George VI Chase but Kempton's Christmas feature could not have gone more like clockwork for the 6/4 favourite.
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'Awesome' Footpad proves foot-perfect for Townend

Wed, 27/12/2017 - 02:30
Footpad continued his ascent over fences with victory in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown yesterday.
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Dounikos jumps to it at Limerick for ring

Wed, 27/12/2017 - 02:30
Favourite backers in yesterday's featured novice chase at Limerick were cursing their luck as market leader Al Boum Photo came a cropper at the last when looking poised to land the spoils.
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O'Sullivan hopes Baie Des Iles can make light of heavy going

Wed, 27/12/2017 - 02:30
Katie Walsh has fond memories of the Tim Duggan Memorial Handicap Chase at Limerick as back in 2011 she guided Seabass to an all-the-way win for her father, Ted.
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WATCH: Emotional scenes at Leopardstown as family of Berkeley victim celebrate Ellie Mac's shock 50-1 win

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 19:02
Leopardstown races got off to a galloping start today as thousands of festival fans snubbed the sales in favour of a flutter.
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WATCH: Might Bite hangs on to win the King George at Kempton

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 15:52
Might Bite lived up to his lofty reputation from his novice days to land the 32Red King George VI Chase at Kempton.
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WATCH: Fabulous Footpad slashed for Arkle at Cheltenham after demolishing his Leopardstown rivals

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 14:39
Footpad continued his ascent over fences with victory in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
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WATCH: Espoir D'Allen justifies Triumph Hurdle hype with Leopardstown success

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 13:49
Espoir D'Allen confirmed himself as the leading three-year-old in Ireland this season when extending his winning run in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown.
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Nina to get Gilgamboa back on track for McManus

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
The hunter chase at Down Royal this afternoon traditionally attracts a quality field and this year's renewal is no exception, with former Grade One winner Gilgamboa the standout name.
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Santa finds himself before stewards at Lingfield

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
A 'festive parade' involving Father Christmas caught the attention of eagle-eyed stewards at Lingfield Park on Saturday.
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Patrick Mullins: Footpad has the extra gear to get off to a flier

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
Racing at Leopardstown makes my Christmas. Since Santa left the building, this is what the excitement is all about. This is the first major festival of the winter season and its results set up the narrative for the spring festivals. It's a fantastic blend of country meeting city and the atmosphere is always special - much different to racing in the summer and spring.
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Eamonn Sweeney: Revel in a festive feast of racing

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
The fuss over Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott's epic battle for National Hunt supremacy last season tended to overshadow the fine showing of Nicky Henderson and Jessica Harrington.
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Photo aims to lower the Boum for Mullins

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
There are not many big races run over the Christmas period in Ireland that Willie Mullins does not have a good record in, and he will be bidding to continue his fine run in the feature Grade 2 novice chase (2.10) at Limerick.
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Cromwell hopeful 'Espoir' can conquer field

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
Gavin Cromwell is hopeful Espoir D'Allen can keep his unbeaten record intact in the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown.
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Henderson not planning on being 'Bitten' again

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
Nicky Henderson does not expect a repeat of last year's drama at Kempton today when hot favourite Might Bite runs in the King George VI Chase.
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Elliott's Death Duty can kill off the threat from Footpad in fascinating novice clash

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
The great Dublin tradition of getting away from the house to swap the hustle and bustle of presents, in-laws and too much food in favour of binoculars, the betting ring and a couple of pints too many resumes today.
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Billy Keane - St Stephen, boxing and the madness of King George

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
For years I thought Boxing Day was so called because lads went walloping each other late at night on the Feast of St Stephen. Boxing Day is so called because this was the day for giving Christmas boxes. We were given the tradition of the day out on the 26th by the English.
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Thistlecrack can be a thorn in Bite's side

Tue, 26/12/2017 - 02:30
Very few who watched Thistlecrack destroy a decent field in last year's King George could have imagined Colin Tizzard's charge wouldn't start as favourite 12 months later, but here we are and he's well behind the first two in the market.
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De Boinville eager to add Kempton showpiece to his CV

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 02:30
When Nico de Boinville's career was shot into orbit by his victory on Coneygree in the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup while he was still a conditional jockey effectively wearing 'L' plates, he was better known as the work-rider of Sprinter Sacre.
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