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Simonsig Vs Overturn

The world-famous horse racing event is one of the best things about March and…

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At Fisher’s Cross Leaps To Head Of Albert Bartlett Market

Rebecca Curtis is enjoying a good season and looks to have a likely sort on…

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Walsh Partners Hurricane In Champion Hurdle

Trainer Willie Mullins has ended speculation over who will ride his leading Champion Hurdle contender Hurricane Fly by announcing that Ruby Walsh will be in the saddle on Tuesday. Read more

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Jessies Works Like A Dream

The Gordon Elliott-trained Jessies Dream has come through his latest piece of serious work in fine style and connections are set to let him take his chance in the RSA Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on March 16, writes Elliot Slater. Read more

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Cheltenham – RSA Chase

A race that is often thought of as the novices Gold Cup, but of the recent winners only Looks Like Trouble and Denman have gone on to land the premier prize in steeplechasing. This could be down to the fact that this is a very tough race for novices which often results in a tough battle of attrition that can take an awful lot out of a horse and take them a long time to recover from. Read more

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Kim To Be Given World Hurdle Entry

Nigel Twiston-Davies has raised the fascinating prospect of last season’s Champion Hurdle runner-up Khyber Kim being stepped up to three miles at the Cheltenham Festival 2011 in March to have a crack at the mighty Big Bucks in the World Hurdle, writes Elliot Slater. Read more

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Waley-Cohen Acknowledges Kauto Superiority

Talented amateur rider Sam Waley-Cohen believes that his father’s Long Run and the other nine runners in Saturday’s Grade 1 King George VI Chase at Kempton Park, are all going to have a tough task on their hands to deny the remarkable Kauto Star a fifth successive victory in the famous three-mile chase, writes Elliot Slater. Read more

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Concorde Wings In For Deserved Big Race Success

Dermot Weld’s Majestic Concorde put up a tremendous weight-carrying performance to land the valuable PP Chase at Leopardstown on Wednesday and finally gain due reward for some fine efforts under both codes over the last 12 months, writes Elliot Slater. Read more

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Ruby Walsh’s Amazing Record

The 2010 Cheltenham Festival saw Ruby Walsh surpass Pat Taaffe’s record of twenty-five victories at the great meeting.

Ruby obviously knows that he is a good jockey – it goes without saying – but he is also modest, saying just before breaking Pat’s record: ‘When I think about that, I’m lucky to have good trainers to ride for. Taaffe had Tom Dreaper to ride for and I have Paul Nicholls and Willie Mullins.That made it a bit easier for Taaffe and it makes it a lot easier for me.’ Read more

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