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Rain forecast wouldn’t be a threat – Ascot clerk of the...

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Ascot clerk of the course Chris Stickels: Rain forecast wouldn't be a threat

By Andrew Atkinson Ascot’s meeting on Saturday is expected to go ahead amid the recent postponed meetings, due to the harsh weather conditions that has hit racing this year. “We are a mixture of soft and heavy in places – otherwise we anticipate that all that frost will have come out of the ground. “A […]

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After the awful weather it’s hard to believe it actually got...

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At Worcester racecourse, continuous heavy rain has left the track under water.

By Andrew Atkinson The bad weather continues unabated that has hit race preparations and meetings postponed, including Exeter’s meeting on February 3, abandoned due to a waterlogged course. “After the awful weather it is hard to believe it actually got worse – there’s no sign of it relenting,” rued trainer Nick Alexander, based at Kinneston, […]

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2021 Cheltenham Festival behind closed doors

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2021 Cheltenham Festival behind closed doors – spectators not allowed under coronavirus guidelines By Andrew Atkinson The 2021 Cheltenham Festival during March 16-19 is to take place behind closed doors and spectators will not be allowed to attend under current coronavirus guidelines. A spokesperson at Cheltenham Racecourse said: “Based on current Government restrictions, professional sport […]

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HIGH RISK THREAT AT WARWICK

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Appeal by Warwick racecourse to stay safe - stay away - during coronavirus lockdown. Photo: Warwick races, pre-covid.

Appeal by Warwick racecourse to stay safe – stay away – during coronavirus lockdown Quote: ‘The actions of these individuals posed a high risk, not only to themselves, but to others in the local community’. By Andrew Atkinson Warwick’s Classic Chase Day on January 16 had a significant number of unauthorised spectators watching racing, outside […]

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KEMPTON PARK 33-1 TREBLE

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Harry Cobden: completed fromthehorsesmouth.info 33-1 Kempton treble on Mcfabulous.

It’s Mcfabulous for fromthehorsesmouth.info punters! By Andrew Atkinson Mcfabulous completed a fromthehorsesmouth.info 33-1 treble at Kempton Park on Saturday when landing the Grade 2 Dornan Engineering Relkeel Hurdle over 2m 5f, under jockey Harry Cobden. Trained by Paul Nicholls seven-year-old Mcfabulous (10-11f) gained a 2 1/4 length win ahead of On The Blind Side (11-1). […]

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RACING CONTINUES IN BRITAIN

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Al Boum Photo back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cup wins in 2019 and 2020.

‘We have to be realistic that it is likely only small numbers of people will be present’ – Ian Renton, Regional director of the Jockey Club and responsible for staging the Cheltenham Festival Epsom, Leicester, Newcastle, Windsor and Beverley racecourses to be used as vaccine centres By Andrew Atkinson Racing will continue in Britain amid […]

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Haydock Park abandoned due to four inches of snow and rain

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By Andrew Atkinson Haydock Park’s meeting December 30 has been called off – 48 hours in advance following heavy rain – and four-inches of snow falling! “Unfortunately due to four inches of snow overnight and substantial rain on Boxing Day racing has been abandoned on December 30,” said a spokesperson from Haydock Park. Following the […]

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Haydock Park abandoned due to four inches of snow and rain

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By Andrew Atkinson Haydock Park’s meeting December 30 has been called off – 48 hours in advance following heavy rain – and four-inches of snow falling! “Unfortunately due to four inches of snow overnight and substantial rain on Boxing Day racing has been abandoned on December 30,” said a spokesperson from Haydock Park. Following the […]

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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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BHA confirm races from Huntingdon to be re-staged

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BHA confirm races from Huntingdon to be re-staged

By Andrew Atkinson The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has confirmed that a number of races from Huntingdon’s fixture on December 6, which was abandoned due to flooding, will be re-staged. The races will continue to be supported by Fitzdares. The Fitzdares Club Loves The Peterborough Chase (Class 1) (Grade 2) will be run at Cheltenham […]

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Kempton racecourse targeted by arsonists

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Kempton racecourse targeted by arsonists

By Andrew Atkinson Kempton Park racecourse has been targeted by arsonists – burning down the third-last fence at the Surrey based track – ahead of the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. “Someone burned it to the ground,” said Barney Clifford, Kempton’s clerk of the course. “We have 24-hour security – but they managed […]

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Jess Glynne stars at 2021 Newcastle Collingwood Insurance Beeswing Ladies Day

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Grammy winning star Jess Glynne Newcastle Ladies Day show.

By Andrew Atkinson With hopes boosted of a vaccination for the coronavirus, Newcastle racecourse have announced Grammy winning star Jess Glynne will appear on Ladies Day next summer. “Ladies Day is the most glamorous race day of the Flat season – combining with an exciting day of fashion, fillies, live music and a glass of […]

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Ladbrokes and Coral withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in Britain and...

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Ladbrokes and Coral withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in Britain and Ireland

‘These are worrying times for everybody – but we’ll battle through – and I hope that when it does come back, the punters who’ve been starved of racing will surge back on to the racecourse.’ By Andrew Atkinson Ladbrokes and Coral has agreed to sell its 106 pitches and withdraw from on-course racecourse rings in […]

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Cheltenham’s longest running sponsor RSA pulls plug amid COVID-19

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Ian Renton, The Jockey  Regional Director for Cheltenham and the South West.

Quote: ‘It is understandable a number of businesses are reassessing their future marketing and hospitality commitments in the current climate’ – Ian Renton, The Jockey  Regional Director for Cheltenham and the South West. By Andrew Atkinson Cheltenham’s longest running sponsor has ended its relationship – days before racing is set to resume at the racecourse […]

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Hollie in wonderland at Ascot

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Roger Teal saddled Oxted at Ascot.

By Andrew Atkinson Roger Teal trained Oxted (9-1) ridden by Cieron Fallon, selected each-way by fromthehorsesmouth.info was placed (Skybet) in the Qipco British Champions Long Distance Cup over 1m 7f at Ascot on Saturday. Hollie Doyle was up on Archie Watson trained winner Glen Shiel, 16-1, who got a nose verdict ahead of Brando, 80-1; […]

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Warwick and Newmarket test meetings amid COVID-19

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Warwick and Newmarket test meetings amid COVID-19

By Andrew Atkinson Warwick racecourse will be a UK Government test event on September 21, with an attendee capacity of 474 spectators amid COVID-19 legislation. Tickets will not be available to the general public, with the meeting comprising of 150 annual members, 124 hospitality bookers and up to 200 owners, jockeys and raceday staff. “We’re […]

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300-1 shock ‘He Knows No Fear’ record win at Leopardstown 

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300-1 shock He Knows No Fear record win at Leopardstown 

By Andrew Atkinson He Knows No Fear caused a shock 300-1 win at Leopardstown on August 13 – when gaining a head victory over even money favourite Agitare at the Irish track in the Irish Stallions Farm EBF Madien. Trained by Luke Comer and ridden by Chris Hayes three-year-old He Knows No Fear, which opened […]

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300-1 shock ‘He Knows No Fear’ record win at Leopardstown 

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300-1 shock He Knows No Fear record win at Leopardstown 

By Andrew Atkinson He Knows No Fear caused a shock 300-1 win at Leopardstown on August 13 – when gaining a head victory over even money favourite Agitare at the Irish track in the Irish Stallions Farm EBF Madien. Trained by Luke Comer and ridden by Chris Hayes three-year-old He Knows No Fear, which opened […]

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300-1 shock ‘He Knows No Fear’ record win at Leopardstown 

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300-1 shock He Knows No Fear record win at Leopardstown 

By Andrew Atkinson He Knows No Fear caused a shock 300-1 win at Leopardstown on August 13 – when gaining a head victory over even money favourite Agitare at the Irish track in the Irish Stallions Farm EBF Madien. Trained by Luke Comer and ridden by Chris Hayes three-year-old He Knows No Fear, which opened […]

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Racing at Yarmouth abandoned after fatal fall by Lord Chapelfield

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Lord Chapelfield: fatally injured in Yarmouth fall.

Jockey Gabriele Malune injured By Andrew Atkinson Racing at Great Yarmouth was abandoned after three races on August 3 due to concerns over the condition of a patch of ground following a fatal fall by horse Lord Chapelfield and jockey Gabriele Malune injured. Malune was attended to on the track following the third race, prior […]

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Qatar Goodwood Festival pilot event cancelled amid COVID-19 concerns

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Qatar Goodwood Festival

By Andrew Atkinson  From the BHA, RCA and Goodwood The Government has informed racing’s leaders that it has withdrawn permission for a pilot event involving customers to proceed at Goodwood on August 1. The racing on Saturday will continue behind closed doors as it has on the earlier days of the Festival. The Prime Minister […]

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CARTMEL STICKY TOFFEE FOR WINNING CONNECTIONS!

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Cartmel's annual race meetings are scheduled during May-August,

Quote: ‘We know you all love a party – but please do not come. It may be tempting to say ‘let’s watch from the woods’ – Cartmel General manager Geraldine McKay Quote: ‘With racing behind closed doors,  Cartmel Racecourse is doing an amazing job, stepping up to the plate, supporting northern jump racing this summer […]

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Decision slammed as Leicester racing goes ahead

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Glamourius force wins the first!

Decision to allow racing to go ahead slammed by leading Flat trainers as BHA give green light amid COVID-19 ‘spike’ in Leicester By Andrew Atkinson Leicester race meeting went ahead on June 30 – despite the city being placed in a return to lockdown – following a ‘spike’ in coronavirus cases. The decision to allow […]

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Sandown Park, Newbury, Doncaster, Leicester tips June 13

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Sandown Park, Newbury, Doncaster, Leicester tips June 13

STONE ‘SOLID’ IN STOUTE SANDOWN TILT Sunday Sovereign’s debut run for Varian By Andrew Atkinson Roger Varian trained Sunday Sovereign (2.40) ridden by Sylvester De  Souza, making a debut run for it’s new yard, is tipped to win the Class 1 Scurry Stakes over 5 furlongs at Sandown Park on Saturday. Winner at Tipperary and […]

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Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips – with SIX placed...

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Kempton fromthehorsesmouth.info selections rack-up 2 winning tips - with SIX placed on 9 racecard!

By Andrew Atkinson Following Newcastle’s 150-1 winning treble tips on the opening day of the return of racing on June 1, Kempton Park selections on June 2 saw two winning tips – with SIX tips placed on the nine racecard meeting! First Receiver (11-8) trained by Sir Michael Stoute and ridden by Ryan Moore won […]

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‘Legend’ December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

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'Legend' December Second fatal accident at Newcastle

Quote: ‘December Second was one of Phil’s favourite horses, riding him out himself. He will remain a legend in our eyes’. By Andrew Atkinson Philip Kirby trained December Second suffered a fatal injury in the Betway Handicap Class 3 over 1 mile 4 furlongs at Newcastle’s all weather track at Gosforth Park on June 1. […]

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Winning tip Brian The Snail – anything but!

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Quote: ‘Riding in the mask isn’t really nice, but we know the reasons behind why we have to wear them and will continue to do so’ – jockey Tony Hamilton By Andrew Atkinson Brian The Snail – tipped – landed the Betway Handicap over six furlongs at Newcastle on June 1, under jockey Tony Hamilton, […]

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Ayr set to recommence racing in Scotland on June 22

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This way. Jockeys temporary changing rooms at Newcastle racecourse.

By Andrew Atkinson AYR racecourse is eyed as a return to racing in Scotland on June 22, with the opening 2020 Flat race season set to get underway amid the coronavirus lockdown, following suspension of meetings since March 17. Hamilton Park is scheduled for two meetings on June 24 and 28, respectively, with Musselburgh staging […]

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French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from...

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French 2000 and 1000 Guineas, scheduled for June, could switch from Longchamp to Deauville

By Andrew Atkinson Government approval for racing in France has been withdrawn – from areas who remain affected by COVID-19 – amid racing resuming in the second week of May. Longchamp, Saint-Cloud and Auteuil are part of the regions – with racecourses – who remain affected by coronavirus. “I will not give up. I am […]

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Racing set to resume at Newcastle on June 1

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Quote: ‘Wouldn’t it be nice to think that by September we may be able to revert to the original plans with an enhanced jump fixture list, to make up for some of what we have lost’ – trainer Nick Alexander By Andrew Atkinson Racing is set to resume at Newcastle’s all-weather track on June 1, […]

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