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Sky Sports Racing – a new channel dedicated to horse racing

Sky Sports Racing will be Sky’s fifth sports channel dedicated to a single sport and will be produced at Osterley in a new dedicated Sky studio facility. The channel will broadcast over 700 UK fixtures in full HD to approximately 14 million homes and will be available to all basic satellite and cable subscription packages, with no Sky Sports subscription ...

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Delta Work: Drinmore Novice Chase (2018)

Delta Work proved too strong for Le Richebourg in a driving finish to the Grade 1 Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse. The Gordon Elliott-trained Delta Work won the Pertemps Final at the Cheltenham Festival in March before being touched off by Next Destination at Grade One level at Punchestown. He made a successful start to his chasing career with ...

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Apple’s Jade: Hatton’s Grace Hurdle (2018)

What a supserstar – the brilliant Apple’s Jade puts up arguably her best-ever performance to win the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle for the third under Jack Kennedy for trainer Gordon Elliott and owners Gigginstown House Stud at Fairyhouse. Joining Solerina and Limestone Lad as just the third horse to win this illustrious race for the third time, Apple’s ...

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Buveur D’Air wins the Grade 1 BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle (2018)

Dual champion Buveur D’Air was a hugely impressive winner of the BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old handed out an eight-length beating to Irish challenger Samcro, who was backed into 6-5 favourite marginally ahead of him but in the end was no match for the Barry Geraghty-ridden winner. Buveur D’Air has therefore taken his unbeaten run to ...

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Hugh Bowman: Fourth Cox Plate for Winx?

On the eve of the 2018 Ladbrokes Cox Plate, our Matt Chapman speaks to top jockey Hugh Bowman, rider of Winx, as the duo bid for racing history at Moonee Valley and a remarkable fourth Cox Plate triumph. ——————- Enjoy the best of At The Races on our free, award-winning app: iPhone: Android:

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Fourth Cox Plate for Winx? Full Matt Chapman interview with trainer Chris Waller

What’s it like training an Australian national treasure? Before Winx bids for racing history in the Ladbrokes Cox Plate at Moonee Valley, our Matt Chapman speaks to trainer Chris Waller on the pressures of training Winx, the star mare’s development and big-race rider Hugh Bowman. UK challenger Benbatl bids to foil Australian icon Winx and her run of a remarkable ...

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Matt Chapman: Winx

Matt Chapman’s diplomatic mission to Australia is going well! Asked to give the home view of Aussie superstar Winx, Matt replied that the consensus seems to be that the mare is beating “fairly moderate horses” while acknowledging the remarkable run, durability and exciting running style of Winx and the excellent handling of an Australian national treasure by trainer Chris Waller ...

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Shetland Pony Grand National

They also provide quite the spectacle! Raising money for the Bob Champion Cancer Trust, we had quite a finish to the Shetland Pony Grand National at Chepstow. Those shetland ponies can certainly get a move on… The race was won by nine-year-olod jockey, son of Timmy Murphy who ride over 1000 winners over jumps and was most famously associated with ...

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Kayley Woollacott: Fighting back from personal tragedy

In January 2018, the racing world was left in complete shock at the death of Richard Woollacott, a rising jumps trainer who passed away aged just 40 after fighting against mental illness. Wife Kayley Woollacott took over the licence at the stables in Rose Ash, South Molton, Devon, and with three-year-old daughter Bella has managed to cope and look forward ...

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