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Altior makes seamless start to life over fences

Altior and Noel Fehily jump in splendid isolation at Kempton   PICTURE: Getty Images    By David Baxter 1:33PM 21 NOV 2016  THERE were no alarms, and few surprises, as Racing Post Arkle favourite Altior made a successful chasing debut at Kempton on Monday. Last season’s Supreme Novices’ Hurdle winner, Altior scared off potential opposition for his first start over fences, ...

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Ashforth's Angles: A day in the life of the punter

The punter lives on a higher plane than others   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:01PM 13 NOV 2016  How It Works: The Punter (with another bow to Ladybird Books) THE punter is one of the noblest members of the human race. He starts each day full of fresh enthusiasm and optimism. Today he is confident of success, ...

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Ashforth's Angles: A day in the life of a trainer

Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson: two leading trainers who continue to experience the highs and lows of the sport   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 7:55pM 25 OCT 2016  How It Works: The Trainer (with a bow to Ladybird Books). The trainer looks after racehorses. He gives them nice warm bedrooms and cereals for breakfast. Before the trainer ...

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Sarah Sis Holds Off Living The Life In Presque Isle Masters

Joe Ragsdale’s Sarah Sis returned to the winner’s circle Monday after a pair of tough outings at Saratoga. The 4-year-old daughter of Sharp Humor took the lead out of the gate in the G2 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, and was just able to hold off the defending champion Living the Life by a head on the wire. Ridden by ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Life can be very hard for very slow horses

David would like to see a Jilly Cooper Mounted Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 13 SEP 2016  IT’S sad but true that some horses, like some people, just can’t run fast, however hard they train and try. People who can’t run fast tend to miss buses and horses that can’t run fast tend to get ...

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Ashforth's Angles: Life can be very hard for very slow racehorses

David would like to see the Jilly Cooper Mounted Stakes   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 13 SEP 2016  IT’S sad but true that some horses, like some people, just can’t run fast, however hard they train and try. People who can’t run fast tend to miss buses and horses that can’t run fast tend to get ...

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Love Island pair given life bans for festival flash

Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon flashed photographers at Cheltenham   PICTURE: Daily Mirror    By David Baxter 6:20PM 22 AUG 2016  TWO TV stars have been banned from British racecourses for life after exposing themselves at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Jessica Hayes and Katie Salmon, who have starred in ITV2 show Love Island, exposed their breasts to photographers from the balcony of a ...

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Sprinter Sacre loving life at summer retreat in Shropshire

Sprinter Sacre enjoying his summer break at Mill House Stud, Shropshire   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Stuart Riley 9:23AM 29 JUN 2016  SPRINTER SACRE is such a winter horse that even on his summer holidays he loves nothing better than getting covered in mud on a rainy day. The Nicky Henderson-trained superstar, who returned to his brilliant best last season ...

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Marquand looks forward to life without his claim

Tom Marquand is one win away from riding out his claim   PICTURE: Getty Images    By Keith Melrose 9:49AM 28 JUN 2016  REIGNING champion apprentice Tom Marquand confessed the big challenge comes now as he prepares to ride out his claim. The 18-year-old, who leads this year’s Stobart Champion Apprentice Jockeys’ Championship, is one winner away from losing his claim ...

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Ashforth's Angles: A pirate's life for Henry Morgan

Hamilton Park, where Henry Morgan will reappear on Wednesday   PICTURE: John Grossick (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Ashforth 6:00PM 7 JUN 2016  AHOY there, matey! Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! Batten down the hatches and shiver me timbers! Just practising for Henry Morgan’s appearance at Hamilton (9.15). If the horse is anything like the 17th century privateer, his ...

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