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Always Tipsy suffers fatal injury at Musselburgh in William Hill Handicap...

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Always Tipsy: Broke shoulder at Musselburgh.

By Andrew Atkinson suffered a fatal injury at Musselburgh on December 22 after falling in the William Hill Handicap Hurdle. “I am extremely sorry to report that we lost Always Tipsy when he broke his shoulder at the third last hurdle at Musselburgh,” said Nick, based at Kinneston, Fife.   11-year-old Always Tipsy, owned by […]

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Altior returns in Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park

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Altior returns in Desert Orchid Chase

By Andrew Atkinson Altior is set to return to action in the Grade 2 Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton Park on December 27. “I have no worries about the ground. He will run, he has to. Soft ground at Sandown and soft ground at Kempton are two different sorts altogether – one gets sticky and […]

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Epatante test against Goshen, Sceau Royal and Silver Streak in Ladbrokes...

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Epatante faces big test in Christmas Hurdle after Fighting Fifth Hurdle win.

By Andrew Atkinson Champion Hurdler Epatante – winner of the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle in November – is set to run in the Ladbrokes Hurdle (Grade 1) on Boxing Day. “She is all set to go – this was always the route we’ve intended to take,” said trainer Nicky Henderson. “Touch wood, things are […]

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Chepstow Coral Welsh Grand National expected to be heavy going

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Raz De Maree 2017 winner

By Andrew Atkinson Chepstow stage the Coral Welsh Grand National on Sunday (December 27) on what is expected to be heavy going – having been postponed four times in a decade, due to waterlogging and snowfall. “I don’t think there should be any threat because the rain is going to be dotted throughout the week […]

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Henderson trained Santini joins King George VI Boxing Day party!

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Nicky Henderson trained Santini

By Andrew Atkinson Nicky Henderson trained Santini has been supplemented at £5,000 to run in the Ladbrokes King George VI Chase at Kempton Park on Boxing Day: We’ve joined the party! “We’re going to join the party. We’re up for it and looking forward to it,” said Henderson. “It looks a strong race and we’ve […]

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Lostintranslation ‘Boxing clever’ ahead of King George V1

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Lostintranslation 'Boxing clever' ahead of King George V1

By Andrew Atkinson Lostintranslation’s drifting odds of 8-1 for the King George V1 Chase on Boxing Day could be a Christmas cracker of a price – if proven a blip in form was due to muddy going in the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park in November – when trailing 47 lengths behind winner Bristol De […]

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O’Leary sells Apple’s Jade for €530,000 to trainer Elliott on behalf...

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Apple's Jade: sold for €530,000 to trainer Gordon Elliott on behalf of Noel and Valerie Moran's Bective Stud. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Michael O’Leary has sold mare Apple’s Jade for €530,000 to trainer Gordon Elliott on behalf of Noel and Valerie Moran’s Bective Stud. Grade 1 winner on 11 occasions Apple’s Jade was sold by O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud at Goffs December National Hunt sale. One of the most prolific hurdlers, Apple’s Jade retired […]

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Master Tommytucker and Al Dancer Cheltenham Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap...

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Al Dancer who beat Master Tommytucker in October go head-to-head at Cheltenham.

By Andrew Atkinson Paul Nicholls trained Master Tommytucker and Nigel Twiston-Davies trained Al Dancer go to post in the 19 runners Grade 3 Caspian Caviar Gold Cup 2m 4 1/2f Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday, December 12, having swerved the re-scheduled Caspian Caviar Gold Cup on Friday. Both opted to miss the Grade 2 […]

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A WALK IN THE PARK!

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Hat-trick Bushypark enters winner's enclosure at Hexham. Photo courtesy Hexham races.

By Andrew Atkinson Bushypark completed a hat-trick of victories on December 9 when landing the Follow Hexham Racecourse on Facebook Handicap Hurdle over 2 miles 4 furlongs under jockey Tommy Dowson. Trained by Philip Kirby at Green Oaks Farm stables in Richmond, North Yorkshire, Bushypark (1-4) gained a 12 lengths win over Itsnotyouitsme, making all […]

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Happy Kirby shines in purple-patch

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Phil Kirby overlooks his string of horses up on Bushypark.

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Phil Kirby has hit a purple-patch with Shine Baby Shine the latest saddled winner from the Green Oaks Farm, Richmond, North Yorkshire stables, when winning at Southwell on December 8. “It was a well deserved success for Shine Baby Shine under Rossa Ryan and a much improved effort from Lady Camelot, […]

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Presenting Percy win will do him world of good

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Presenting Percy win will do him world of good

Gordon Elliott trained nine-year-old Presenting Percy returned to winning ways at Thurles this month, when beating Kemboy under jockey Jack Kennedy, having last won in January 2019. Presenting Percy fell when seventh two out in the 2020 Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase in March, won by Al Boum Photo. Presenting Percy has been slashed to 16-1 […]

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Anthony Van Dyck was very tough, straightforward and genuine – he...

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Vincent O'Brien won the Investec Derby for the seventh time with Anthony Van Dyck in 2019.

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Aiden O’Brien has praised 2019 Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck who tragically died participating in the 2020 Melbourne Cup this month: He gave everything. “I didn’t get any results of any post mortem or anything yet but I believe he broke his fetlock,” said O’Brien. “It was just terrible for him […]

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Namib Dancer will be very sorely missed after Huntingdon fatality

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Namib Dancer will be very sorely missed after Huntingdon fatality

By Andrew Atkinson Trainer Emma Lavelle has made a statement following the loss of six-year-old Namib Dancer after falling at Huntingdon on November 10. “It was a very sad day for everyone here at Bonita Racing Stables, as well as for Will, Sarah and Tom Davies and The Grundy’s, the owners of Namib Dancer, as […]

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Whoshotthesherrif Carlisle win

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By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained Whoshotthesherrif returned to winning form at Carlisle on November 9 with a victory in the Durdar Graduation Chase C2 over 1m 7f. Six-year-old Whoshotthesherrif gained a 1 length win over Kiltealy Briggs, ridden by Sean Quinlan. “Whoshotthesherrif made amends for his unlucky fall at Cheltenham last year with a […]

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Seven horses killed in fire tragedy purchased by new Spanish owners...

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Three-time winner Wise Counsel, a half-brother to former Spanish poster boy Noozhoh Canarias, runner-up in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, dies By Andrew Atkinson Seven horses who lost their lives in a horse box fire had been purchased by new Spanish owners in Newmarket, including three-time winner Wise Counsel, a half-brother to former Spanish poster boy […]

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Legend 17-year-old veteran See Double You Tipperary outing

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See Double You wins at Hexham in 2018. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran 17-year-old racehorse See Double You returned to the fold at Tipperary on October 20, after 388 days since it last ran. See Double You lined-up for a 68th career race for owner/trainer Ronan McNally at the Irish course, having last ran in September 2019, finishing 15th of 25 runners. See Double […]

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Legend 17-year-old veteran See Double You Tipperary outing

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See Double You wins at Hexham in 2018. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran 17-year-old racehorse See Double You returned to the fold at Tipperary on October 20, after 388 days since it last ran. See Double You lined-up for a 68th career race for owner/trainer Ronan McNally at the Irish course, having last ran in September 2019, finishing 15th of 25 runners. See Double […]

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Legend 17-year-old veteran See Double You Tipperary outing

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See Double You wins at Hexham in 2018. Photo: Twitter.

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran 17-year-old racehorse See Double You returned to the fold at Tipperary on October 20, after 388 days since it last ran. See Double You lined-up for a 68th career race for owner/trainer Ronan McNally at the Irish course, having last ran in September 2019, finishing 15th of 25 runners. See Double […]

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Alston saddles Redrosezorro – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – in Catterick William...

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Jockey Jason Hart: Redrosezorro William Hill Veterans Handicap win.

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran trainer Eric Alston saddled Redrosezorro – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – to win the Class 4 William Hill Veterans Handicap over 5 furlongs at Catterick. Ridden by Jason Hart, six year old Redrosezorro – backed from 4-1 to 11-4f – was winning for the eighth time for Longton, Edges Farm stables, Preston […]

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Alston saddles Redrosezorro – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – in Catterick William...

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Jockey Jason Hart: Redrosezorro William Hill Veterans Handicap win.

By Andrew Atkinson Veteran trainer Eric Alston saddled Redrosezorro – tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info – to win the Class 4 William Hill Veterans Handicap over 5 furlongs at Catterick. Ridden by Jason Hart, six year old Redrosezorro – backed from 4-1 to 11-4f – was winning for the eighth time for Longton, Edges Farm stables, Preston […]

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Whoshotthesheriff home for tea after Chasing bow at Carlisle

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Whoshotthesheriff: back home for tea after finishing second at Carlisle.

By Andrew Atkinson Phil Kirby trained Whoshotthesherrif finished second at Carlisle on October 15 in the Class 3 Racing TV Novices Limited Handicap Chase over 1 mile 7 furlongs. “Whoshotthesherrif is back home for tea time. An excellent start to his chasing career, after running a very close second at Carlisle,” said Green Oaks Farm […]

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Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

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Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

Quote: ‘I did cry. It was a bit of an emotional moment, we were still thinking about rolling the dice one more time’ – Dettori By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori shed tears after it was announced that superstar racehorse Enable will be retired and moved to stud to be covered by Kingman, after her last […]

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Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

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Dettori sheds tears after superstar Enable retired

Quote: ‘I did cry. It was a bit of an emotional moment, we were still thinking about rolling the dice one more time’ – Dettori By Andrew Atkinson Frankie Dettori shed tears after it was announced that superstar racehorse Enable will be retired and moved to stud to be covered by Kingman, after her last […]

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O’Brien’s Bolshoi Ballet and Gosden’s Terebellum Newmarket raids

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By Andrew Atkinson Adian O’Brien saddles Bolshoi Ballet (1.05) at Newmarket racing headquarters on Saturday tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to win the EBF C4 Maiden Stakes over 1m under Ryan Moore. Mighty Gurkha (1.40) trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Holly Doyle is tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to land the 150,000 Tattersalls October C2 Auction Stakes […]

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O’Brien’s Bolshoi Ballet and Gosden’s Terebellum Newmarket raids

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By Andrew Atkinson Adian O’Brien saddles Bolshoi Ballet (1.05) at Newmarket racing headquarters on Saturday tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to win the EBF C4 Maiden Stakes over 1m under Ryan Moore. Mighty Gurkha (1.40) trained by Archie Watson and ridden by Holly Doyle is tipped by fromthehorsesmouth.info to land the 150,000 Tattersalls October C2 Auction Stakes […]

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

The Tin Man set to return to winner’s enclosure By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston has booked Jamie Spencer to ride six-year-old Maid In India (1.55) in the tote.co.uk Listed Class 1 Rous Stakes over 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. Longton, Edges Farm stables Preston based Alston saddled Maid In India at The Curragh in […]

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

The Tin Man set to return to winner’s enclosure By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston has booked Jamie Spencer to ride six-year-old Maid In India (1.55) in the tote.co.uk Listed Class 1 Rous Stakes over 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. Longton, Edges Farm stables Preston based Alston saddled Maid In India at The Curragh in […]

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

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Alston books Jamie Spencer to ride Maid In India at Ascot

The Tin Man set to return to winner’s enclosure By Andrew Atkinson Eric Alston has booked Jamie Spencer to ride six-year-old Maid In India (1.55) in the tote.co.uk Listed Class 1 Rous Stakes over 5 furlongs at Ascot on Saturday. Longton, Edges Farm stables Preston based Alston saddled Maid In India at The Curragh in […]

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History beckons for Enable in Arc de Triomphe triple bid

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History beckons for Frankie Dettori and Enable in Arc de Triomphe.

By Andrew Atkinson Enable is set to face testing going in a bid to become the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a third time on Sunday, October 4. The going was officially very soft at ParisLongchamp after 19mm of rain fell in 24 hours earlier in the week. John […]

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History beckons for Enable in Arc de Triomphe triple bid

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History beckons for Frankie Dettori and Enable in Arc de Triomphe.

By Andrew Atkinson Enable is set to face testing going in a bid to become the first horse to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for a third time on Sunday, October 4. The going was officially very soft at ParisLongchamp after 19mm of rain fell in 24 hours earlier in the week. John […]

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