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Former jockey Robbie Power blasts BHA over ‘ridiculous’ timing of new whip rules ahead of Cheltenham

Fri, 24/02/2023 - 21:24
Robbie Power has blasted the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) for the "ridiculous" timing of their controversial new whip rules on the eve of the Cheltenham Festival.
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20 riding suspensions incurred during first week of new whip rules

Wed, 22/02/2023 - 13:32
A total of 20 riding suspensions were incurred during the first week under the British Horseracing Authority's revised whip regulations, with one serious breach resulting in disqualification.
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Delta Work is main fancy in Gordon Elliott’s attempt at fourth Aintree Grand National victory

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 16:02
Delta Work - the horse who foiled Tiger Roll's fairytale farewell at Cheltenham last season - appears to be Gordon Elliott's main fancy as the trainer seeks a fourth success in the Randox Grand National.
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Ted Walsh left ‘absolutely shocked’ as Any Second Now given joint top weight for Aintree Grand National

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 16:00
Trainer Ted Walsh was left "absolutely shocked" after Any Second Now was given joint top-weight for this year's Randox Grand National.
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Cheltenham contender Brandy Love back in action for Willie Mullins at Punchestown

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 14:02
Leading Cheltenham Festival contender Brandy Love will return from 10 months off the track in the Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown on Wednesday.
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Rachael Blackmore hails Minella Times after Aintree Grand National history-maker is retired following setback

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 11:57
Minella Times, the horse Rachael Blackmore created history with when becoming the first woman to ride the winner of the Aintree Grand National, has been retired following a setback.
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Giving Cheltenham a miss – leading contender Hip Hop Conti will swerve cross-country challenge

Tue, 21/02/2023 - 10:39
Hip Hop Conti will skip the Cheltenham Festival despite the French cross-country specialist enhancing his reputation in a Pau Listed event on Sunday.
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Mick Halford and Tracey Collins set to combine forces with joint-training licence from March onwards

Mon, 20/02/2023 - 14:49
Mick Halford and Tracey Collins have made the decision to combine and take out a joint training licence from the start of March in what is just the second official training partnership in Ireland.
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Haut En Couleurs can bounce back for Willie Mullins in Gowran

Sat, 18/02/2023 - 03:30
Cheltenham is under a month away but there may still be some Festival clues on offer at Gowran Park today.
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Question marks over Shishkin make Fakir D’Oudairies the safer option at Ascot

Sat, 18/02/2023 - 03:30
Just over two years ago, I wrote here about chasers that had a wind operation since their last run, a procedure performed to help them breathe better when racing.
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‘I feel I have had a bit of a warning’ – Tom Scudamore announces retirement after fall

Fri, 17/02/2023 - 09:52
Tom Scudamore has announced his retirement from the saddle with immediate effect.
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Oisin Murphy returns from alcohol and Covid breaches ban with victory at Chelmsford

Thu, 16/02/2023 - 20:28
Oisin Murphy made a winning return to the saddle at Chelmsford on Thursday evening, following his 14-month ban for alcohol and Covid breaches.
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Ronan McNally gives emotional interview after saddling first winner since being dealt 12-year IHRB ban

Wed, 15/02/2023 - 17:51
Ronan McNally gave an emotional interview after saddling his first winner since being handed a 12-year ban by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board at Dundalk on Wednesday.
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Gavin Cromwell pleased with Flooring Porter’s progress in Stayers’ Hurdle defence

Wed, 15/02/2023 - 15:43
Gavin Cromwell is “pretty optimistic” Flooring Porter will return to full fitness in time to bid for a third victory in the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham next month.
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Oisín Murphy returns to saddle on Thursday after 14-month BHA ban for alcohol and Covid breaches

Tue, 14/02/2023 - 16:20
Oisín Murphy returns to the saddle with one ride at Chelmsford on Thursday, following his 14-month ban for alcohol and Covid breaches.
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Horse Racing Ireland’s €72.8m Government funding is unjust, immoral and wrong

Mon, 13/02/2023 - 19:57
THE GAA gets kicked around a lot.
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‘Rare condition’ rules Allaho out of Cheltenham Festival for Willie Mullins

Mon, 13/02/2023 - 14:25
Allaho has been ruled out of next month’s Cheltenham Festival.
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The trainer, the mare and a horror story that shames horse racing

Sun, 12/02/2023 - 03:30
Five years ago, on a summer’s afternoon in July 2018, Homer Scott made the five-minute drive from his home in Co Kildare to meet a journalist from The Irish Field at the Kilkea Castle hotel and golf resort. The venue was his idea. He’d taken the call the day before and had suggested lunch at the golf club, where he was a former captain and president.
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Ronan McNally may go out with a bang through Dreal Deal

Sat, 11/02/2023 - 03:30
Ronan McNally hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons recently but he will be out to highlight his skills as a trainer once again in the Grade Two Boyne Hurdle (2.40) at Navan tomorrow.
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Master Chewy looks the right sort to give trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies a fourth Betfair Hurdle win at Newbury

Sat, 11/02/2023 - 03:30
In one of his books, the former William Hill PR man Graham Sharpe mentions a Scottish punter who was around back in the 1980s by the name of Bill Brown.
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