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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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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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What Is Going On With Jamie Spencer?

Jamie Spencer has found himself without a job and now without a flagship horse since coming out of a retirement that lasted all of about five minutes, writes Neill Dennehy. His ousting by the slightly callow Andrea Atzeni as retained jockey to Qatar Racing was likely the hurtful blow that prompted his short absence. It put this corner in mind …

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Saturday Racing Preview 16/1/2015

The inclement weather might have its say on a potentially cracking day of racing on Saturday with the return of Sprinter Sacre the highlight, but there are plenty of other exciting horses on display, Stephen Loftus writes. All racing fans are hoping that Nicky Henderson will allow the highest rated horse in England, Sprinter Sacre, to take his chance in …

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Horse Racing Over The Christmas Period: Part 2

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 the second part of a two-part series on racing over the coming weeks, Stephen Loftus previews the races at Leopardstown over the festive period. 27th December …

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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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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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