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Grand National: Shutthefrontdoor favourite as 74 remain after scratchings' stage

By Simon Jackson.

Irish Hennessy Gold Cup winner Carlingford Lough was on Tuesday the most high profile of the 13 horses scratched from the £1million Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 11. 1,457 more words

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AP McCoy - The Greatest

With dignity, charm and humbleness. That’s how AP announced his retirement afer riding his 200th winner aboard Mr. Mole at Newbury on the 7th February. In a 20th championship winning season where his dream of riding 300 winners was shattered after falling badly at Worcester in October, AP decided it was time to go out whilst at top of his game. 676 more words

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Day 4 round up Cheltenham Festival 2015

Gold Cup Day!

Rain fell on the final day of The Festival changing the ground to soft/good to soft and most likely changing the outcome for many of the competitors. 355 more words


Cheltenham Festival Photos

World Hurdle day….view of parade ring from the new bridge

World Hurdle day….Tony McCoy returning to the ring aboard Uxizandre after his amazing win in the Ryanair Chase for trainer Alan King… 80 more words

Horse Racing

Day 3 round up Cheltenham Festival 2015

St Patrick’s Thursday.

Day three was another mixed bag for punters, in the first race the well backed favourite Vautour easily won the JLT Novices Chase by 15 lengths.  213 more words


Clouds to beat the many in Gold Cup

The Gold Cup is the biggest race of the meeting let alone the day and this years renewal is a very intriguing one with former winner’s Bob’s Worth and Lord Windermere, five time Grade 1 winner Sillviniaco Conti, novice Grade 1 winner Coneygree and Hennessy Gold Cup winner Many Clouds all in the line up. 525 more words

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AP McCoy's last stand

It is the turn of the Cheltenham Festival, the biggest event in the horse-racing calendar. The top British and Irish horses and riders meet for four days. 244 more words

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