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Cheltenham Day 1: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Preview

Day one of Cheltenham has been hampered badly by the withdrawals of star names – most notably the previous two winners of the coveted Champion Hurdle: Faugheen and Annie Power. Despite these stars not being able to travel, one superstar will be present. Altior will be at centre stage with masses from around the world paying good money to catch …

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Why We All Should Have A Soft Spot For Sutton Ahead Of Arsenal Tie

KINGSTON UPON THAMES, ENGLAND - JANUARY 17: The Sutton United team celebrate after the final whistle in the changing room after the Emirates FA Cup third round replay between AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United at The Cherry Red Records Stadium on January 17, 2017 in Kingston upon Thames, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Premier League high-flyers Arsenal take on National League strugglers Sutton United on Monday evening, who are hoping to pull off one of the biggest shocks in FA Cup history. But with both Arsene Wenger and the world’s oldest association cup competition fighting for modern day credibility, something has got to give on the minnows’ third generation playing surface.  Not taking …

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Cheltenham: Supreme Novices Hurdle Preview

This year’s race will be similar to last year’s. It has a Willie Mullins favourite and an English second favourite. Here David Rusk previews the Supreme Novices Hurdle.   Last year this writer picked the winner of this race. Vautour was a common selection amongst the Irish Punters, he made all the running last year, he kicked for home two …

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Cheltenham: Champion Hurdle Preview

The Stan James Champion Hurdle is, without doubt, one of the most intriguing races of the week as it’s packed with star quality. It was first run in 1927, and since then only top horses have won the race. Is this an omen for this year’s Champion Hurdle? It is hard to see the winner coming from outside the first three in …

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Top Five Jockeys & Horses To Watch Out For At Cheltenham

We are just days away from the 2015 Cheltenham Festival, which is regarded by many racing fans as being the greatest show on turf. The national hunt season in the sport all builds up to the four days at Prestbury Park where the finest jumps horses from the UK and Ireland do battle in their respective divisions. Here are five …

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Cheltenham: The Best Week Of The Year Is Almost Upon US

The best week of the year is almost upon us, and no it’s not Christmas nor Halloween. It is of course the Cheltenham racing festival. It’s the punters’ Christmas morning with four days of brilliant horse racing and action. Infact even if you’re not a punter but love Horse Racing, this is your All Ireland Final day or county final. If …

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Cheltenham Trials

David Rusk weighs in with his tips ahead of the Cheltenham Trials.    Last year I predicted the winner of the Supreme Novice Hurdle. Now I have decided to give my opinion on today’s action. Cheltenham’s Trials tend to hold numerous secrets to overall winners at the highly anticipated main event in March. Despite the soft ground – the festival’s …

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Cheltenham: Micheal Flips On Cross Country Path

An interesting development in the last couple of weeks has been the appearance of the formerly smart chaser/hurdler Micheal Flips in the colours of JP McManus under the tutelage of banks racing kingpin Enda Bolger. Having previously been in the care of British trainer Andrew Turnell, Micheal Flips came into McManus ownership late in life at the Spring Sales of …

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Horse Racing Over The Christmas Period: Part 1

Aside from the Cheltenham festival, the next three weeks of jump racing are the highlight of the calendar. Kempton, Leopardstown and Chepstow all take centre stage while the Christmas dinner leftovers are being dished out. In part one of a two-part series, Stephen Loftus previews the races at Ascot, Kempton and Chepstow over the festive period. 20th December – Long …

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The New One To The Fore – Weekend Racing Preview

Michael Dorgan takes a look ahead to the weekend racing where star hurdlers The New One and Rock On Ruby will be on show at Cheltenham today. At Cheltenham today, last year’s unlucky Champion Hurdle third The New One aims to cement his place at the top of the 2015 Champion Hurdle market where he takes on seven others in StanJames.com International Hurdle. …

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Hurricane Fly Triumph Illustrates Why We Love Jump Racing

As Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh ranged up to reigning champion hurdler Jezki and cruised by to claim his 20th Grade 1 success, we were given a reminder of the unhinged joy that jump racing gives to its fans, writes Stephen Loftus. Jump racing followers will always contend that their form of racing will always reign supreme over flat racing …

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Clonmel Card Offers Cheltenham clues

A fascinating renewal of the Clonmel Oil Chase highlights a cracking day of racing in Tipperary on Thursday. With both the ageless Sizing Europe and Cheltenham Festival winner Champagne Fever both in attendance Thursday, Clonmel’s card surely offers some clues for March. The Willie Mullins trained grey Champagne Fever is sure to go off favourite and with Paul Townend aboard, …

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