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Done to pay prize-money after void race controversy

Chelmsford boss Done said he would reimburse prize-money in void race  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Jon Lees 11:43AM 24 FEB 2017  FRED DONE, owner of Chelmsford racecourse, has revealed he will compensate the winners of Thursday’s voided race by paying the prize-money out of his own pocket. The 6f handicap was declared void by stewards after the advanced flag operator mistakenly ...

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History beckons for Lizzie Kelly with Gold Cup ride | Horse Racing |

Lizzie Kelly: ‘It’s the best race in the calendar and I’ll be riding in it’  PICTURE:John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)   By Scott Burton 10:21AM 24 FEB 2017  LIZZIE KELLY is poised to break down another barrier in both her own career as well as for women in racing when lining up aboard Tea For Two in the Timico Gold Cup at Cheltenham in ...

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Lizzie Kelly: the first woman in a generation to ride in the Gold Cup | Horse Racing |

Lizzie Kelly: “This, more than any other ‘girl’ reference I’ve had in the past, is quite a big thing”  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Lizzie Kelly 9:04AM 24 FEB 2017  The jockey on the prospect of making more racing history It was quite a hard decision whether we go to Kempton or Cheltenham with Tea For Two, but the decision has been ...

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Cheltenham 'still looks unlikely' for Identity Thief | Horse Racing |

Identity Thief (right) could still make Cheltenham, but is up against it  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Richard Birch 7:24AM 23 FEB 2017  IDENTITY THIEF remains an unlikely participant at the Cheltenham Festival following a setback last weekend, but the seven-year-old was left in the Racing Post Arkle and JLT Novices’ Chase at Wednesday’s acceptance stage. The Grade 1-winning hurdler, sixth in ...

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Stayers' Hurdle: what is the strongest trial? | Horse Racing |

Unowhatimeanharry winning the Cleeve Hurdle, a famous Stayers’ trial  PICTURE:Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)   By Keith Melrose 3:00PM 23 FEB 2017  WITH three weeks to go until the championship for long-distance hurdlers, we look at where the contenders tend to come from. Cleeve Hurdle, Cheltenham Average RPR of last ten winners: 166 Stayers’ Hurdle winners to come from race in last ten years: ...

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Ryan furious as race is voided after 'ridiculous' flag farce | Horse Racing |

Chelmsford City: scene of Thursday’s void race drama  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Mark Scully 4:30PM 23 FEB 2017  KEVIN RYAN blasted racing for being “stuck in the dark ages” after a race won by his Nautical Haven was declared void due to a mix-up with the starting procedure. On a day of drama and farce at the Essex venue, the 3.30 ...

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Star Cue Card not waning yet, says Colin Tizzard | Horse Racing News |

Cue Card: working like a five-year-old according to Colin Tizzard  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Jon Lees 8:00PM 23 FEB 2017  COLIN TIZZARD said on Thursday it is only Cue Card’s age keeping him from being favourite for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, and that he continues to work with youthful exuberance. The indefatigable 11-year-old cleaned up his ninth Grade 1 success ...

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Star Cue Card not waning yet, says Tizzard | Horse Racing News |

Cue Card: working like a five-year-old according to Colin Tizzard  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Jon Lees 8:00PM 23 FEB 2017  COLIN TIZZARD said on Thursday it is only Cue Card’s age keeping him from being favourite for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, and that he continues to work with youthful exuberance. The indefatigable 11-year-old cleaned up his ninth Grade 1 success ...

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RP experts on which race Vroum Vroum Mag should run in | Horse Racing News |

Vroum with a view: our experts disagree on where she should run  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)     5:46PM 23 FEB 2017  Vroum Vroum Mag has just the six options at the Cheltenham Festival, listed below. Here, Racing Post experts mull over the alternatives… Stan James Champion Hurdle, 2m – shortest price 7-1, longest price 10-1 OLBG Mares’ Hurdle, 2m4f – shortest ...

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Void race at Chelmsford after flag farce at start | Horse Racing News |

Chelmsford City: scene of Thursday’s void race drama  PICTURE:Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)   By Mark Scully 4:30PM 23 FEB 2017  CHELMSFORD’S 3.30 race was declared void after a mix-up with the starting procedure on a day of drama and farce at the Essex venue. The race had already been delayed as the high winds of Storm Doris threatened to force the abandonment of ...

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