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Ward Trainees Head Kentucky Juvenile Stakes On ‘Thurby’ At Churchill

Trainer Wesley Ward, who beat the boys with the filly Silvertoni in 2016, will send out the filly Happy Like a Fool and Waterford Stable’s McErin as a coupled entry for Thursday’s 24th running of the $ 100,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds going five furlongs on the main track. The Kentucky Juvenile will go as the 10th race on Thursday’s ...

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Trio head betting for Irish Grand National as 124 entered | Horse Racing News |

Lexus winner Outlander heads the weights for the Irish Grand National  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By Stuart Riley 11:16AM 7 MAR 2017  SPONSORS BoyleSports have made The Crafty Butcher, Noble Endeavor and Mall Dini their 10-1 co-favourites out of the 124 entries for next month’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. RELATED LINKS Without Gordon Elliott the field size would have fallen short ...

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Kitasan Black to head Arc mission for Japan | Horse Racing |

Kitasan Black: crowned Japan’s horse of the year for 2016   PICTURE: Masakazu Takahasi    By MaSAKAZU TAKAHASHI 1:00PM 29 JAN 2017  Japan: Horse of the Year Kitasan Black is set to be given the chance to end the country’s lengthy pursuit of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe crown in the autumn. Twice a Grade 1 winner last year, ...

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Thistlecrack and Faugheen head weekend wonders

Thistlecrack: star chaser makes his next appearance on Saturday   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By James Burn 11:43AM 27 JAN 2017  RACING fans could be forgiven for thinking Christmas has come twice in little over a month after a host of the sport’s biggest and best names were declared to be in action this weekend. Cheltenham stages a monster nine-race ...

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Familiar Turf Foes Head ‘Competitive’ Field In La Prevoyante

Four weeks after hitting the wire less than a length apart in the Via Borghese, the top trio of Paige, Desiree Clary and Flipcup will meet up again in Saturday’s $ 200,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (G3) on the Gulfstream Park turf. The 48th running of the 1 ½-mile La Prevoyante and $ 100,000 Hurricane Bertie (G3) at seven furlongs, both ...

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Walsh: bookies mad in the head to make Douvan 5-1

Ruby Walsh: little sympathy for bookmakers   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 3:41PM 30 NOV 2016  RUBY WALSH has weighed in on the gamble on Douvan for Saturday’s Betfair Tingle Creek, describing bookmakers as “mad in the head” for initially pricing the six-year-old as big as 5-1 for the Grade 1. While last season’s Arkle winner has yet ...

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Best head lad claims BHA forced him out of the sport

Jim Best: trainer’s former head lad Paul Cooley had two rides last year   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Bruce Jackson 2:29PM 25 NOV 2016  PAUL COOLEY, former head lad to Jim Best, accused the BHA of ruining his riding career by not renewing his riding licence this year, with the authority citing his involvement in the case. Cooley, 22 ...

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Altior to head to Kempton for chase debut

Altior: Chase debut is pencilled in for November 21   PICTURE: Mark Cranham (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 11:45AM 11 NOV 2016  ALTIOR, last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner, will not make his eagerly awaited chase debut at Cheltenham on Sunday, with trainer Nicky Henderson preferring to wait until Kempton later in the month. The six-year-old, unbeaten in five over hurdles, ...

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