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The Despaired Reaction As Irish-Trained Douvan Unexpectedly Beaten At Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Punters look on during the Glenfarclas Chase during Ladies Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2017 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The French-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred Douvan has seen his long winning run come to an end, after he finished seventh of ten in the Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Patrick Mullins, son of Douvan’s trainer Willie, had earlier described riding Douvan as like “driving a Ferrari”. Eleven-time Irish National Hunt Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh was booked …

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Cheltenham: Get Ready For A Willie Mullins Domination

After winning the last two champion trainer titles at the Cheltenham festival, Willie Mullins is readying his troops for another assault on the Cotswolds with a hat-trick of titles looking a certainty.   Day one of the festival looks set to be a Mullins showcase as there is a possibility he will saddle five favourites for the seven races. The …

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