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Talking Horses: Bryony Frost to miss Grand National over bone break

The hugely popular jockey, a winner at the Cheltenham Festival last week, broke a collarbone in a fall at Southwell on MondayBryony Frost broke a collarbone in her Monday fall at Southwell, it has been confirmed. The hugely popular jockey, a winner on …

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Anthony Honeyball calls for changes to Cheltenham Festival four-miler

• Three horses fell in controversial National Hunt Chase last week• Trainer ponders making race for experienced chasersAnthony Honeyball has added his voice to those calling for changes to the National Hunt Chase, in the wake of last week’s running of …

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Lalor expected to bounce back at Aintree after lifeless Cheltenham run

• Hayley Woollacott: ‘He seems very well. Horses have off days’ • ‘It’s a head-scratcher … we’ll ride him differently at Aintree’Nothing has come to light to explain the lifeless performance at last week’s Cheltenham Festival by Lalor, who had been str…

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Bryony Frost has x-ray on injured shoulder after Southwell fall

• Ryanair Chase-winning jockey takes tumble on Midnight Bliss• Frost has one ride booked for Tuesday’s racing at HuntingdonBryony Frost, who became the first female rider to win a Grade One race over jumps at the Cheltenham Festival aboard Frodon in la…

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Talking Horses: Santa Anita action resumes, with raceday meds debate

The reaction to the raceday medication Furosemide’s ban from many trainers and owners has mixed shock with angerThe attention of most European racing fans was understandably focused on Cheltenham last week, which meant that some unexpected – and potent…

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Could series of recent controversies result in confidence vote in BHA? | Chris Cook

Sir Anthony McCoy led the critics on TV, while trainer Henry Daly voiced his concerns in an open letter as racing’s rulers limp from crisis to crisisRelations between racing professionals and the sport’s ruling body have reached such a low ebb that a v…

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Bryony Frost and Andrew Gemmell counter Cheltenham Festival despair | Greg Wood

Equine fatal injuries inflicted deep sadness and it took Thursday’s drama and joy, and then some statistics, to raise positivity about jump racing’s futureFor a few minutes on Tuesday evening at Cheltenham this week, the chance that we would head home …

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Talking Horses: Davy Russell can put Cheltenham aside with Folsom Blue

Davy Russell travels to Uttoxeter for a single ride after a disappointing Festival and may make it count in the Midlands NationalCheltenham ended in disappointment for Davy Russell, who could not find a winner during the week and was eighth in the Gold…

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Paul Townend repays Al Boum Photo’s owners in gold for mistake | Chris Cook

Gold Cup-winning jockey had taken wrong course when heading for victory in a race at Punchestown last AprilIn the hard-nosed, results-driven world of horse racing jockeys who make a mistake cannot always count on getting the chance to redeem themselves…

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Two fatalities on Gold Cup day dampen spirits at Cheltenham Festival

• Willie Mullins wins Gold Cup but stable runner killed in race• Triumph Hurdle favourite Sir Erec breaks down badlyTwo horses were fatally injured on the final day of the Festival, taking the total over the course of the meeting to three following the…

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Al Boum Photo wins Willie Mullins his first Cheltenham Gold Cup

• Champion Irish trainer breaks his lengthening hoodoo • Anibale Fly goes one better than last year in secondWith a circuit of Cheltenham still to run here on Friday Willie Mullins’s hopes of filling the infuriating, Gold Cup-shaped hole in his record-…

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Mud, beer and cheers: Cheltenham Festival 2019 – in pictures

Our photographer Tom Jenkins captured the winners, the losers, the punters and all the thrills and spills at this year’s Cheltenham FestivalCheck back later for pictures from the Gold Cup and the final day’s racing Continue reading…

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s dream will come true if Clan wins the Gold Cup

Former Man Utd manager may realise ultimate racing ambitionClan Des Obeaux runs in Cheltenham’s most prestigious eventMany owners get into racing as an escape from the pressures of their day job. Few have ever done so with as tough a day job as the man…

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Cheltenham Festival tips: Clan Des Obeaux can strike Gold for Paul Nicholls

Sir Alex Ferguson’s horse could add the crowning glory to a great Festival for the traner’s rejuvenated yardThe good times are back at Paul Nicholls’ yard, which has been celebrating the wins of Frodon and Topofthegame. Not since Kauto Star’s Gold Cup …

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‘It’s a joke! I’m in tears’: Paisley Park gives Andrew Gemmell first Festival win

• Favourite secures emotional victory for blind owner• Stayers’ Hurdle triumph comes 46 years after first visitAndrew Gemmell, the owner who has been blind since birth, got his cherished Festival winner 46 years after his first visit when Paisley Park …

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Bryony Frost makes history with Frodon in Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham

• Ryanair Chase winner Frodon and rider get huge reception • Front-runner looked beaten before rallying to win after lastBryony Frost became the first female jockey to win a Grade One chase at the Cheltenham Festival as Frodon made all the running unde…

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Cheltenham Festival 2019 day three: Stayers’ Hurdle and more – live!

Follow all Thursday’s races including the Ryanair ChaseChris Cook’s tips: Supasundae to star in Stayers’ HurdleEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 10.00am GMT It’s been fun, getting half the winners over the first two days, but I feel…

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Cheltenham Festival 2019 day three: Stayers’ Hurdle and more – live!

Follow all Thursday’s races including the Ryanair ChaseChris Cook’s tips: Supasundae to star in Stayers’ HurdleEmail Barry or tweet @bglendenning with your thoughts 10.00am GMT It’s been fun, getting half the winners over the first two days, but I feel…

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Six Nations deciders, the Rocket’s 1,000 centuries and penalty woe | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also includes a cheeky Carlisle goal, horses racing all over the place and some heavily accented lip-reading1) Will Warren Gatland end his Six Nations sojourn with Wales as he began it, with a grand slam? Ireland stand in their way …

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Six Nations deciders, the Rocket’s 1,000 centuries and penalty woe | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also includes a cheeky Carlisle goal, horses racing all over the place and some heavily accented lip-reading1) Will Warren Gatland end his Six Nations sojourn with Wales as he began it, with a grand slam? Ireland stand in their way …