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Talking Horses: Bank on Blue Flight soaring to success at Kelso

The unexposed youngster caused an upset by beating Black Corton three weeks ago and can prove that was no flukeKelso gets its moment in the spotlight on this low-key Saturday between Cheltenham and Aintree, and will stage some tricky contests, notably …

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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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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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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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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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Supasundae can star in the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham Festival

Likeable veteran can crown his career with victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle on the third day at the Cheltenham FestivalThe ideal jumps horse is talented, durable, reliable and versatile, so who wouldn’t want to own Supasundae (3.30), the likeable veteran…

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Cheltenham Festival 2019: day two gets go-ahead after inspection – live!

Storm Gareth has not prevented day two going aheadAltior hot favourite for the Champion Chase 9.44am GMT 9.19am GMT Relief after Wednesday’s card at the Festival got the go ahead at around 7am this morning has already been replaced by anticipation as…

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Cheltenham Festival tips: Buveur D’Air can make it three Champion Hurdles

JP McManus’s runner can match his more forebear Istabraq while Klassical Dream can step up in Supreme NoviceMemories of Istabraq will be revived on day one of this Cheltenham Festival as Buveur D’Air (3.30) can become the first horse since his day to w…

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Talking Horses: Sandown to measure run-in after wrong result called

Course officials will consider whether it is worth continuing with separate finish lines for races over hurdles and fencesOfficials at Sandown are going to do some measuring this week, just to establish what the consequences would be if they were to mo…

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Talking Horses: Williams can lift Imperial Cup with Monsieur Lecoq

Monsieur Lecoq, running in Saturday’s Imperial Cup at Sandown, can give Jane Williams her most notable prize since she started training in her own name last summerSaturday’s Imperial Cup at Sandown can become the most notable prize won by Jane Williams…

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Talking Horses: BetBright disgrace is a test for Gambling Commission

Regulator says it is ‘urgently engaging’ with the firm, but where is the reassurance that such voiding of bets is not allowed?I got a new line out of the Gambling Commission on Thursday night, when I asked what they were doing about the disgraceful goi…

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Talking Horses: Rich Ricci, 888.com and a slew of bad publicity

The anger among punters over BetBright’s decision to void all outstanding ante-post bets shows little sign of abatingThree days on from the sale of BetBright’s technology platform to rival gambling firm 888.com, the anger among punters over BetBright’s…

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New details hint at scale of BetBright injustice on punters – Talking Horses

Should the bookie be allowed to walk away from its ante-post liabilities, punters could miss out on thousands of poundsIt may be just six days until the start of the Cheltenham but there are no apologies this morning for bringing football into the disc…

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Talking Horses: a cut in the Tote’s take-out at Cheltenham Festival?

An interesting tidbit doing the rounds at present is that the Tote will attempt to up its game at next week’s meetingNext week’s Cheltenham Festival has long since overtaken Royal Ascot as the biggest betting event of our racing year, with 25 of the ye…

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Danny Brock defends decision to ride at Lingfield despite boycotts

• Jockey says he agrees with action but ‘has family to feed’• Boycotts set to cause lowest turnout since at least 2002Danny Brock, who has six booked rides at Lingfield Park on Wednesday on a card with only 17 runners, said on Monday that, while he und…

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Talking Horses: time to include trainers and owners in whip penalties

If whip breaches are to be reduced, jockeys must be told by their employers not to break the rules at any costOh whoopee, the whip is back in the news. This time, the headline is a threat from the British Horseracing Authority that “temporary measures”…

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Debbie Matthews: ‘We want a place we can go and hide for 10 minutes’| Chris Cook

Mental health campaigner says quiet spaces at British tracks would allow people with social anxiety to enjoy a day at the racesBattling through a Festival-week crowd at Cheltenham racecourse is a significant challenge for anyone, and so much more so fo…