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Newbury: Thomas Crapper shoots to Greatwood victory

Newbury hosted the Greatwood Gold Cup on Saturday  PICTURE:Getty Images   By Keith Melrose 3:23PM 4 MAR 2017  Report: Newbury, Saturday William Hill ‘High 5’ Supporting Greatwood Gold Cup (Grade 3) 2m3f 187yds, 5yo+ THOMAS CRAPPER bounced back to form in emphatic style to win the Greatwood Gold Cup by 20 lengths from Vic De Touzaine for Charlie Poste and Robin Dickin. ...

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Newbury: River flows fast as he shows speed and stamina

Native River (centre): Aidan Coleman steers chaser to victory   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By LEE MOTTERSHEAD 2:40PM 11 FEB 2017  Report: Newbury, Saturday Betfair Denman Chase (Grade 2) 2m7f86yd, 5yo+ SOME may have thought Native River was a one-trick pony, even while acknowledging his great prowess at that trick. RELATED LINKS We knew he possessed endless stamina but ...

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Newbury: Awesome Altior earns Sprinter comparisons

Altior: passed his toughest test over fences with flying colours   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By james burn 3:05PM 11 FEB 2017  Report: Newbury, Saturday Betfair Exchange Chase (Grade 2) (Registered As The Game Spirit Chase) 2m92y, 5yo+ ON THE day the former two-mile chasing king of Seven Barrows paraded before racing, Altior showed exactly why trainer Nicky Henderson ...

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Bomb scare at Newbury day before Betfair Hurdle

Newbury racecourse: hosted bomb disposal officers on Friday   PICTURE: Getty Images    By David Carr 5:52PM 10 FEB 2017  NO COURSE welcomes the arrival of bomb disposal officers but Newbury officials were able to laugh off a scare on the eve of the Betfair Hurdle meeting. The alarm was raised after a suspect object was discovered on the David Wilson ...

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No point shirking Newbury battles says Twiston-Davies

Nigel Twiston-Davies: runs a pair of aces at Newbury on Saturday   PICTURE: Martin Lynch (racingpost.com/photos)    By Lee Mottershead 8:30PM 10 FEB 2017  NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES has questioned why more owners and trainers shy away from running in the sport’s big Saturday prizes after today’s two feature chases at Newbury attracted only eight runners in total. A number of top trainers ...

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Small but star-filled fields for Newbury chases

Altior: faces some very good rivals in Game Spirit   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By David Baxter 11:09AM 10 FEB 2017  EIGHT runners will contest Newbury’s pair of Grade 2 chases on Saturday, each of which carry a prize fund of £50,000. While there is a lack of quantity, there is plenty of quality, with Timico Gold Cup second-favourite Native ...

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Freezing temperatures forecast for Newbury | Horse Racing |

Richard Osgood (right): Newbury clerk of the course   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/Photos    By By Richard Birch 6:10PM 8 FEB 2017  TEMPERATURES at Newbury are expected to dip below freezing overnight on Thursday and Friday in advance of the course’s keenly anticipated meeting on Saturday. The Berkshire track has been covered since Tuesday and clerk of the course Richard Osgood said: ...

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Ladbrokes take over sponsorship of Gold Cup at Newbury

 By David Baxter 12:19PM 23 JAN 2017  LADBROKES have been confirmed as the new sponsor of the race formerly known as the Hennessy, signalling the end of longest sponsorship deal in British racing history. Speculation had been rife the bookmaker would take over sponsoring the famous Grade 3 handicap chase, which was won this season by Native River and which had ...

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Newbury: Messire Des Obeaux wins dramatic Challow

Messire Des Obeaux and Daryl Jacob clear the last in front   PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)    By Tony McFadden 1:54PM 31 DEC 2016  Report: Newbury, Saturday Betfred Challow Novices’ Hurdle (Grade 1) 2m4½f, 4yo+ MESSIRE DES OBEAUX put up a professional performance under Daryl Jacob to win this Grade 1 novice hurdle for trainer Alan King. RELATED LINKS The 100-30 ...

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