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Wild Shot Takes Pat Day Mile By Daylight In Second Career Win

Wild Shot picked up his second career victory in style Saturday afternoon, winning the Grade 3 Pat Day Mile by daylight under jockey Corey Lanerie. The Calumet Farm homebred stalked rapid early fractions over the muddy surface and made his move coming out of the final turn against rival Uncontested, drawing away solidly in the stretch. George “Rusty” Arnold trains the ...

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Financial problems force Nicholls to call time on career

David Nicholls: a dab hand with sprinters over the years  PICTURE:Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)   By Graham Dench 7:00PM 9 MAR 2017  DAVID NICHOLLS, known as the ‘Sprint King’ after a string of high-profile successes, has been forced to quit training with immediate effect, citing financial problems. Nicholls, whose riding career yielded more than 400 winners and a memorable association with Soba, took ...

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'Sprint king' Nicholls calls time on training career | Horse Racing News |

David Nicholls: won nearly every Group 1 sprint as a trainer  PICTURE:Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)   By Andrew Dietz 9:17PM 8 MAR 2017  DAVID NICHOLLS, dubbed the ‘Sprint king’ after winning nearly every major Group 1 sprint, has announced he is to quit training with immediate effect. Nicholls, who partnered more than 400 winners as a jockey, took up training in 1992 and ...

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Altior rated higher than Sacre at same stage in career

Altior: now officially rated 170   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Graham Dench 11:02AM 15 FEB 2017  ALTIOR will go into next month’s Racing Post Arkle Chase at Cheltenham rated even higher than his brilliant stable companion Sprinter Sacre at the same stage of his career five years ago following a 10lb rise for Saturday’s impressive Newbury win. Nicky Henderson’s seven-year-old, ...

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Donald McCain hits landmark career win figure

Donald McCain: “I feel proud and delighted”   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Michael Robson 5:20PM 29 DEC 2016  DONALD McCAIN enjoyed a champagne moment two days before the rest of the country as he secured the 1,000th winner of his training career at Kelso on Thursday. Grand National-winning trainer McCain had endured 16 days on the 999-mark until Lough Derg ...

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Injury ends career of 'horse of a lifetime' Sprinter Sacre

Sprinter Sacre winning the Champion Chase in March   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By Andrew Dietz 12:00PM 13 NOV 2016  SUPERSTAR chaser Sprinter Sacre, who so gloriously regained his Champion Chase crown in March with one of the Cheltenham Festival’s most emotionally-charged victories, has been retired. The brilliant ten-year-old, winner of 18 of his 24 starts – including nine at ...

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