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Special Tiara team opt not to appeal Tingle

THE connections of Sire De Grugy can finally breathe a sigh of relief as Henry de Bromhead revealed on Monday that the Special Tiara team will not be appealing the result of the Tingle Creek at Sandown last Saturday week. Special Tiara was cannoned...
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Henderson: Peace And Co Champion hopes alive

NICKY HENDERSON insisted on Sunday that the Stan James Champion Hurdle dream was still alive for Peace And Co after identifying an early-race collision as the most probable cause for his Cheltenham flop. Last season’s Triumph Hurdle winner was pushed out from a top-priced 8-1 to...
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O’Neill hopeful Minella Rocco can step up a gear

MINELLA ROCCO, potentially one of the nicest young horses in training, takes the next step in his fledgling career when he tackles five rivals in the £23,000 Harrison James And Hardie Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham this afternoon. The manner of the five-year-old’s two novice...
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Cheltenham gamble A Hare Breath back again

A SUSTAINED gamble ensued in the lead up to A Hare Breath’s convincing, if not emphatic, win at Cheltenham last month and there is clear hope a 12lb rise will not prove enough to stop the talented seven-year-old following up on his return to...
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Irish Cavalier gets go-ahead for Cheltenham

IRISH CAVALIER, ante-post favourite for the Caspian Caviar Gold Cup, has been given the all-clear for Cheltenham on Saturday after the results of a blood test satisfied trainer Rebecca Curtis.
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Johnson sides with Village Vic at Cheltenham

RICHARD JOHNSON has chosen to ride Village Vic in Saturday’s Caspian Caviar Gold Cup at Cheltenham. The runaway jockeys’ title leader had the option of partnering Philip Hobbs-trained stablemate Champagne West, who is priced two points shorter in the betting at 8-1 with Ladbrokes...
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Tabcorp and The Sun in deal to create Sun Bets

AUSTRALIAN betting giant Tabcorp and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp are set to target the UK and Irish gambling markets through a new business linked to The Sun newspaper. Sun Bets will launch next year in an agreement set to run for an initial ten...
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Cup draw sets poser for Free Eagle team

FREE EAGLE will break from stall nine under Pat Smullen when he attempts to add Longines Hong Kong Cup glory to his Prince of Wales’s Stakes success on Sunday. The 1m2f start is less than a furlong from the first turn at Sha Tin...
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Coneygree ‘on track’ for Christmas return

SCINTILATING Gold Cup winner Coneygree is “absolutely on track” to return to action over Christmas having overcome a setback that forced him to miss last month’s Hennessy at Newbury. However, buoyed by his recovery so far, connections are optimistic that he will return to action in...
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Racing turns out to pay respects to Pat Eddery

GREAT NAMES FROM THE WORLD OF RACING JOINED FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF PAT EDDERY OBE ON TUESDAY TO PAY TRIBUTE TO ONE OF THE GIANTS OF THE SADDLE AT THE FUNERAL OF THE 11-TIMES CHAMPION FLAT JOCKEY. Figures from Eddery’s past and present...
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