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Horse of the year Charismatic dies aged 21 | Horse Racing |

D. Wayne Lukas: trainer of Charismatic  PICTURE:Getty Images   By Keith Melrose 8:31AM 20 FEB 2017  CHARISMATIC, who in 1999 came arguably closest to snapping the Triple Crown hoodoo eventually lifted by American Pharoah in 2015, has died in Kentucky at the age of 21. He had returned to the US in December after more than a decade at stud in Japan. ...

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Leopardstown: Some Plan last horse standing in Arkle | Horse Racing |

Some Plan gallops to victory at Leopardstown   PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)    By David jennings 2:37PM 29 JAN 2017  Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m1f, 5y0+ SOME sporadic jumping, some in-running carnage on the exchanges, some drama, Some Plan.  Four set out, only two remained after three fences. Identity Thief was first to depart ...

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Some Plan last horse standing in Arkle Novice Chase | Horse Racing |

 By David Baxter 2:37PM 29 JAN 2017  Report: Leopardstown, Sunday Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase (Grade 1) 2m1f, 5y0+ A GREAT week for trainer Henry de Bromhead and owner Roger Brookhouse was topped off nicely as Some Plan won under Davy Russell. It was a victory largely achieved on the horse’s ability to stay upright, as all three rivals departed ...

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'He was the complete horse – one of a lifetime'

Oliver Sherwood poses with 2015 Grand National winner Many Clouds   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Lewis Porteous 7:17PM 28 JAN 2017  WHAT is so often the scene for the most joyous of celebrations turned into what seemed the saddest place on the planet on Saturday as a numbing chill fell on Cheltenham’s hallowed winner’s enclosure. Thistlecrack, the beaten Gold Cup ...

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Japan: Kitasan Black Honored As JRA Horse Of The Year

Kitasan Black drew 134 out of 291 votes to win The Japan Racing Association’s 2016 Horse of the Year based on an outstanding season that included victories in the Tenno Sho (Spring) and the Japan Cup. Maurice, who won three G1 titles, including two in Hong Kong, earned 90 votes to deny him a second consecutive Horse of the Year ...

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USA: California Chrome named Horse of the Year

California Chrome: won the same award back in 2014   PICTURE: Benoit    By NICHOLAS GODFREY 10:25AM 22 JAN 2017  USA: California Chrome was named American Horse of the Year for the second time on Saturday night at the annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, getting the better of his Breeders’ Cup conqueror Arrogate in the vote for the nation’s most prestigious racing ...

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Opinion: Young Gives Horse Of The Year Nod To Arrogate

Horse of the Year 2016 will be announced Saturday at Gulfstream Park in Florida, and while it’s certain to be either Arrogate or California Chrome, the outcome could be closer than Arrogate’s dramatic half-length victory over Chrome in the $ 6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic run at Santa Anita last Nov. 5. Voters had to submit their ballots by Jan. ...

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Don Cossack: a tribute to a beautiful brute of a horse

Don Cossack: a big horse with a huge reputation   PICTURE: Alain Barr (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Jennings 9:09AM 12 JAN 2017  David Jennings offers a personal tribute to a champion who lived up to his colossal reputation FOR a horse who was considered overrated for so long and failed miserably on his first two trips to Cheltenham, Don Cossack didn’t ...

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Tizzard hails Cheltenham Festival dark horse Alary

Finian’s Oscar gave Colin Tizzard his 11th Pattern win of the season   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Jon Lees 11:29AM 8 JAN 2017  COLIN TIZZARD said on Saturday it was hard to know who could beat Thistlecrack at his King George-winning best, but revealed that Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup dark horse Alary is “bloody good” from what he had ...

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