Horse Racing News

End for lads and lasses in new BHA initiative

Stable staff: new job titles have been introduced  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (   By Bruce Jackson 9:01AM 13 MAR 2017  RACING is getting rid of stable lads and stable lasses under a new industry initiative. Before owners and trainers choke on their cornflakes, it’s the job title that is going as racing tries to attract more young people into jobs in racing stables. ...

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USA: Magical Mastery victory marred by injury

Mastery: Kentucky Derby favourite sustained a leg fracture  PICTURE:Benoit Photo   By Nicholas Godfrey 9:38AM 12 MAR 2017  Report: USA, Saturday Santa Anita: San Felipe Stakes (Grade 2) 1m½f, dirt, 3yo IN A dramatic turn of events at Santa Anita, the Bob Baffert-trained Mastery (Mike Smith) extended his unbeaten sequence to four with the sort of display that guaranteed Kentucky Derby favouritism ...

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Walsh opts for Limini in Mares' showdown with Mag

Vroum Vroum Mag: coming for stablemate Limini in the Mares’ Hurdle  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (   By Andrew Dietz 10:23AM 12 MAR 2017  VROUM VROUM MAG has been declared for Tuesday’s OLBG Mares’ Hurdle but will be without the services of Ruby Walsh, who has been booked to ride stablemate Limini. The versatile Vroum Vroum Mag, the mount of Paul Townend, held a ...

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Tizzard: I've never seen Cue Card school so well

Cue Card: impressed connections in his schooling this week  PICTURE:John Grossick (   By Peter Scargill 3:00PM 12 MAR 2017  AFTER a string of late absentees and Cheltenham Festival uncertainty, Joe Tizzard delivered a clear and definitive message on Sunday: Cue Card and Native River could not be in better shape for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday. The Tizzards have ...

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Racing Post news quiz: the week that was

Captain Guy Disney made history this week, but who was he riding? (Q9)  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (     4:35PM 12 MAR 2017  1 Which Grand National winning jockey trained the winner of the Novice Handicap Hurdle at Southwell on Monday? A Neil MulhollandB Nigel HawkeC David DennisD Richard Rowe 2 Which former England footballer this week announced plans to ride ...

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Blow for Supreme Novices' as duo miss festival opener

Paul Nicholls: ruled out Movewiththetimes on Sunday afternoon  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (   By Peter Scargill 3:15pM 12 MAR 2017  MOVEWITHTHETIMES is the latest horse to miss the Cheltenham Festival next week after a pulled muscle ruled him out of the Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle. The race will also be without Neon Wolf, who heads to the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ ...

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Weighed In: the best and worst of the weekend racing

Vroum Vroum Mag has had all sorts of options for Cheltenham  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (   By Collated by Peter Scargill 6:10PM 12 MAR 2017  Performance of the weekendIt has been quite a performance from the connections of a number of leading contenders for the Cheltenham Festival, who have led us a merry dance with horses being diverted here, there and everywhere in ...

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Dry forecast brings good into Cheltenham equation

Alan King and Nicky Henderson walk the course at Cheltenham  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (   By Bruce Jackson 7:00PM 12 MAR 2017  GOOD is likely to form part of the ground description ahead of the opening Sky Bet Supreme Novices’ Hurdle on Tuesday after the last of the forecast rain fell at Cheltenham on Sunday morning. That is the view of clerk of ...

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Gigginstown notch 1-2-3-4 at Naas… in four-runner race

Ball D’Arc: winner of the four-runner Gigginstown House Stud race  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (   By Peter Scargill 4:03PM 12 MAR 2017  THE saying goes there is no such thing as a certainty in racing, but try telling that to Michael and Eddie O’Leary as they watched a €32,500 race at Naas on Sunday that only contained horses they own. The brothers’ Gigginstown ...

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Four fantastic beasts to be found on day one of Cheltenham

Altior: the headline act of the opening day of the festival  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (   By Andrew Dietz 1:55PM 12 MAR 2017  BallyandySupreme Novices’ Hurdle Impressive Betfair Hurdle winner sets the standard in the curtain-raiser and boasts festival-winning form having claimed the Champion Bumper last year. What they say “He would be one of my best chances of the week. He’s in ...

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