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O'Keeffe on a roll with rising star Sam Spinner

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 02:30
A week after the north of England plundered the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham, Yorkshire trainer Jedd O'Keeffe landed Ascot's JLT Long Walk Hurdle yesterday with Sam Spinner, the rising star of the staying-hurdle division.
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Plans put Kempton magic on shaky ground

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 02:30
How much poorer would the recent history of British jump racing be without the contribution of François Doumen, the effortlessly charming trainer who used to travel there several times each winter and carry some of the best prizes back across La Manche. Had it not been for the particular qualities of Kempton Park, now under threat of development as it prepares to stage the latest running of the King George VI Chase on St Stephen's Day, he might never have had a runner in this country.
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Footpad and Death Duty to lock horns

Sun, 24/12/2017 - 02:30
Death Duty and Footpad lock horns in what promises to be a fascinating Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown on St Stephen's Day.
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'If they came and saw my life for a week, there would be no pity'

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 02:30
The first thing you need to realise about Robbie McNamara is that the story of his life will not be defined by the fall. It’s never about the fall.
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Fry's Harry has what it takes to do a double

Sat, 23/12/2017 - 02:30
While I was obviously happy to collect a decent few bob at 9/1 on last week's main selection Guitar Pete, (won the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap at Cheltenham), the success felt a bit hollow as he won only because Starchitect sadly broke down, sustaining a fatal injury.
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Hughie Morrison 'over the moon' after BHA disciplinary panel rule nandrolone was administered to horse by 'persons unknown'

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 13:03
Trainer Hughie Morrison has been handed the minimum fine of £1,000 and ruled not to blame by an independent disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority after one of his horses failed a drugs test at the start of the year.
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'He was unconscious for a minute' - Apprentice jockey gets all-clear after final race fall in Dundalk

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 10:18
Irish apprentice Robbie Downey appears to have escaped serious injury after suffering a heavy fall in the final race at Dundalk on Thursday evening.
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Harrington confirms 'John' for Leopardstown bid

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 02:30
Jessica Harrington has confirmed Sizing John as a definite runner in the Leopardstown Christmas Chase.
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Lightbulb of racing winter continues to shine brightly

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 02:30
As the evening passes at Dundalk, the shouts after every race grow louder. The punters who leave the bar to watch in the stands steadily lift the volume.
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'Patch' upsets the odds to kick off Leonard double

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 02:30
Snow Patch ran out a shock winner of the five-furlong nursery at Dundalk yesterday.
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Yorkhill and 'John' set for Christmas cracker

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 02:30
A Christmas cracker looks on the cards at Leopardstown next Thursday if Sizing John and Yorkhill stand their ground for the new conditions chase over three miles.
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Disko and Outlander in the mix for King George tilt

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 02:30
Two Irish raiders, Disko and Outlander, are on course to take on the home team's big three of Might Bite, Bristol De Mai and Thistlecrack in next Tuesday's King George VI Chase at Kempton.
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Honeyball sweet on 'Parfois' for more glory

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 02:30
Promising mare Ms Parfois secured her second victory in a week with a determined display in yesterday's feature at Newbury.
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Aidan O’Brien shines brightest of all Irish stars in 2017

Thu, 21/12/2017 - 02:30
You'd think it ought to be easy to explain why Aidan O'Brien was last night named the Irish Independent Sportstar of the Year.
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Mullins to consider Min and 'Sceaux' for Leopardstown

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 02:30
Willie Mullins has opted to leave both Min and Un De Sceaux in his team for next Wednesday's two-mile Paddy's Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown.
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'Saxophone' calls tune in landmark win for Frankel

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 02:30
It might not have been what was in the mind of his breeders but Solo Saxophone, a son of Frankel, made a winning debut over hurdles at Catterick yesterday.
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Irish racing pay tribute to 'true gent' O'Brien

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 02:30
Glowing tributes were paid by all sections of the industry yesterday following the death of senior National Hunt handicapper Noel O'Brien, who lost his long fight with illness.
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Might Bite the one to beat in King George - Ruby

Wed, 20/12/2017 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh won the King George at Kempton a record five times aboard Kauto Star but will be an interested observer this year as he is currently nursing a broken leg after last month's fall at Punchestown.
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Racing in mourning following the death of Noel O'Brien

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 09:34
Senior National Hunt handicapper of the Turf Club, Noel O'Brien, has passed away following a lengthy battle with cancer.
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Elliott to send Death Duty to Limerick on Stephen's Day

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott is set to let Death Duty line up in the Greenmount Park Novice Chase at Limerick on St Stephen's Day.
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