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Champion Hurdle: Who Can Stop Buveur D’Air From Making History?

The Champion Hurdle is the feature race on day one of the Festival and in Buveur d’Air there would appear to be a worthy favourite. Having won the race in fine style aboard the Nicky Henderson trained mount last year Meath native, Barry Geraghty will be hoping for another royal welcome to the winners enclose at around 3.40 on Tuesday. …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 1 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 10: Don Cossack ridden by Tony McCoy and Cue Card ridden by Daryl Jacobs compete in the Betfred Melling Steeple Chase at Aintree Racecourse on April 10, 2015 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Nearly three weeks have passed since the thrills and spills of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival and national hunt racing fans have had time to dust themselves down and refocus their attentions on the next major festival of the season – the three-day Aintree Grand National Meeting. While Cheltenham was notably devoid of some of racing’s major stars, Aintree has fared …

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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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Hennessy Gold Cup Preview

The Willie Mullins trained Djakadam has been the buzz horse for Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup since he was declared to run, can the five-year old prevail in one of the biggest handicaps of the year? Stephen Loftus previews his chances.   The statistics say Djakadam cannot win Saturday’s race. No five-year-old has ever won the Hennessy Gold Cup. No Irish …

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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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