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Talking Horses: Cheltenham reception will be acid test for Elliott

The warmth, or otherwise, of the response after his next Festival winner will be a key moment for disgraced trainerAs one of the biggest names in jumping officially departed the stage last week, two more returned to action as a National Hunt campaign w…

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Talking Horses: Speedy Just Frank will be hard to pass in Ayr Gold Cup

Les Eyre’s three-year-old produced a career-best performance when dropped back to six furlongs last time outThe Ayr Gold Cup is always one of the Flat season’s most compelling challenges for backers but this year’s race may boil down to the simple ques…

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Gordon Elliott savours winning feeling again after returning from suspension

Favourite Fancy Foundations wins for Elliott at SligoTrainer was suspended in March over photo with dead horseFor the first time since early March, a Gordon Elliott runner walked into a winner’s enclosure at Sligo on Wednesday as the Grand National-win…

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Gordon Elliott savours winning feeling again after returning from suspension

Favourite Fancy Foundations wins for Elliott at SligoTrainer was suspended in March over photo with dead horseFor the first time since early March, a Gordon Elliott runner walked into a winner’s enclosure at Sligo on Wednesday as the Grand National-win…

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Gordon Elliott savours winning feeling again after returning from suspension

Favourite Fancy Foundations wins for Elliott at SligoTrainer was suspended in March over photo with dead horseFor the first time since early March, a Gordon Elliott runner walked into a winner’s enclosure at Sligo on Wednesday as the Grand National-win…

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Altior, four-times Cheltenham Festival winner, is retired at age of 11

Altior won 19 consecutive races from 2015 to 2019Owners retire him while he is still fit and healthyAltior, one of the most prolific and popular jumps horses of recent decades, will not race again after his owners decided to retire him “while still at …

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Altior, four-times Cheltenham Festival winner, is retired at age of 11

Altior won 19 consecutive races from 2015 to 2019Owners retire him while he is still fit and healthyAltior, one of the most prolific and popular jumps horses of recent decades, will not race again after his owners decided to retire him “while still at …

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Altior, four-times Cheltenham Festival winner, is retired at age of 11

Altior won 19 consecutive races from 2015 to 2019Owners retire him while he is still fit and healthyAltior, one of the most prolific and popular jumps horses of recent decades, will not race again after his owners decided to retire him “while still at …

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Talking Horses: 100th Arc shaping up as a classic but will the fans go back?

Frankie Dettori’s defeat on Snowfall adds intrigue to next month’s race and may entice British and Irish visitors to returnSome Arcs revolve around whether there is anything to beat the favourite. Others have no obvious favourite at all. It’s a matter …

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Talking Horses: 100th Arc shaping up as a classic but will the fans go back?

Frankie Dettori’s defeat on Snowfall adds intrigue to next month’s race and may entice British and Irish visitors to returnSome Arcs revolve around whether there is anything to beat the favourite. Others have no obvious favourite at all. It’s a matter …

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Snowfall suffers first defeat of season with Teona winning Prix Vermeille

Snowfall drifts out in betting for Prix de l’Arc de TriompheRoger Varian’s Teona upsets form book with 18-1 successThe ante-post prices ahead of next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe were heavily revised here on Sunday afternoon after Snowfall, the ru…

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William Buick and Hurricane Lane storm to St Leger victory

Odds-on favourite eases to finish line ahead of Mojo StarSt Mark’s Basilica takes Irish Champion Stakes at LeopardstownHurricane Lane, the odds-on favourite, eased to a comfortable victory in the Cazoo St Leger in front of a capacity crowd, drawing two…

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William Buick and Hurricane Lane storm to St Leger victory

Odds-on favourite eases to finish line ahead of Mojo StarSt Mark’s Basilica takes Irish Champion Stakes at LeopardstownHurricane Lane, the odds-on favourite, eased to a comfortable victory in the Cazoo St Leger in front of a capacity crowd, drawing two…

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Stradivarius strolls to magnificent seven under Dettori to lift Doncaster Cup

All-time great stayer lands seventh straight Yorkshire winWonderful Tonight retired after injury at morning exerciseEven the weather was minding its manners on Friday as Stradivarius extended his winning streak in Yorkshire to seven races with a brisk …

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Stradivarius strolls to magnificent seven under Dettori to lift Doncaster Cup

All-time great stayer lands seventh straight Yorkshire winWonderful Tonight retired after injury at morning exerciseEven the weather was minding its manners on Friday as Stradivarius extended his winning streak in Yorkshire to seven races with a brisk …

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It’s the Frankie Dettori show as Italian wows St Leger meeting crowd

Inspiral favourite for 1,000 Guineas after May Hill rompJockey lauds big-race ride in Doncaster Classic on SaturdayFrankie Dettori has already ridden his 20th and 21st English Classic winners this year and he ended the second day of the Leger meeting h…

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Talking Horses: Save A Forest good value to upset Frankie Dettori

The Italian’s mount Free Wind should start favourite, but Roger Varian’s filly is worth interest at around 11-2 at DoncasterThe Frankie effect should ensure that Free Wind sets off as favourite for the Group Two Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster on Thursda…

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Talking Horses: hurry to have your voice heard on crucial whip debate

The public has till midnight on Monday to have their say on the whip consultation ordered by the British Horseracing AuthorityThere is still time for racegoers and punters who have yet to contribute to the British Horseracing Authority’s consultation o…

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Emaraaty Ana to be aimed at Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint after Haydock win

Kevin Ryan horse holds off favourite Starman to win Sprint CupRyan: ‘I think he’s tailor-made for the Breeders’ Cup this year’A tilt at the Breeders’ Cup looms large for Emaraaty Ana after justifying Kevin Ryan’s confidence with victory in a pulsating …

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Talking Horses: Starman fancied after rivals fall on hard times at Haydock

Ed Walker’s four-year-old is unbeaten on good ground or faster and should have enough to see off Creative ForceIt is eight years since the word “soft” failed to appear in the going description at Haydock on Sprint Cup day, so the connections of Starman…