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Talking Horses: Altior faces post-defeat day of destiny at Newbury

Altior approaches a crossroads in his career after his brutal Ascot run and no one can be sure which way he will turnAltior will approach a crossroads at Newbury on Saturday afternoon, and no one, not even those who devote themselves daily to the task …

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Talking Horses: Altior faces post-defeat day of destiny at Newbury

Altior approaches a crossroads in his career after his brutal Ascot run and no one can be sure which way he will turnAltior will approach a crossroads at Newbury on Saturday afternoon, and no one, not even those who devote themselves daily to the task …

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Talking Horses: Altior faces post-defeat day of destiny at Newbury

Altior approaches a crossroads in his career after his brutal Ascot run and no one can be sure which way he will turnAltior will approach a crossroads at Newbury on Saturday afternoon, and no one, not even those who devote themselves daily to the task …

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Talking Horses: BHA signs up to monitor betting on Irish racing

Officials in Britain have signed a deal to provide integrity services to support their counterparts in IrelandHorse racing is to enter a new era of collaboration across the Irish Sea with the news that officials in Britain have signed a deal to provide…

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Talking Horses: racing the poorer for failing to fund a Hall of Fame

Who will value horse racing’s past if not the sport itself? If we cannot pay for a building, at least let us find the space onlineThe absence of money, a familiar problem for followers of horse racing, is, I am told, the reason why the sport in Britain…

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Talking Horses: in defence of the Gigginstown racing operation

While some are sanguine about the planned withdrawal of Michael O’Leary, much can be said for his ownership vehicleThere was a certain amount of criticism by Talking Horses regulars of the O’Leary brothers, Michael and Eddie, when I raised the topic of…

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Talking Horses: Can Altior rediscover two-mile zest in Betfair Hurdle? | Greg Wood

Nicky Henderson’s Altior returns to action on Saturday for the first time since the end of his winning streakAltior, with his winning streak reset from 19 back to zero, will return to action at Newbury on Saturday for the first time since his defeat by…

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Chacun Pour Soi makes plenty of appeal for Cheltenham Festival

Willie Mullins’ runner looks a very rare talent and the visual impression of Saturday’s win was backed up by a timefigure that was almost off the scaleThe third Dublin Racing Festival over the last two days at Leopardstown was, by some margin, the best…

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Delta Work lifts Irish Gold Cup for Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott

• Willie Mullins’ Kemboy is runner-up in Leopardstown feature• Faugheen rolls back the years with Grade One novice chase winDelta Work, the 5-2 second-favourite, stayed on best at the end of a gruelling race for the Irish Gold Cup here on Sunday, beati…

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Talking Horses: Sharjah can prevail on Irish Champion Hurdle day

Selection can surprise the hot favourite, Honeysuckle, on the opening day of the Dublin FestivalIt is not available to viewers of ITV4 but the Irish Champion Hurdle is undoubtedly the big race of the day, with the betting market evidently expecting Hon…

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Talking Horses: weighty problem over Tiger Roll and the Grand National

It is reasonable for Tiger Roll’s owners to expect a reduction in their horse’s rating for Aintree but 8lb may be asking too muchTiger Roll’s chance of winning a third Grand National hangs in the balance and will do so until the weights are unveiled fo…

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Talking Horses: Shake-up to Starting Prices moves significant step closer

Now that some off-course bookmakers have ditched pre-race betting shows from the track, the starting price mechanism will be debated once moreSignificant change appears to be in the offing for that grand old feature of horse racing, the Starting Price,…

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Talking Horses: Lingfield lost to rain while they water at Leopardstown

Irrigation has been used to avoid a dry surface for the Dublin Racing Festival but rain on Saturday night could be a problemSomehow the weather is contriving to be a problem for horse racing around Britain and Ireland, in differing ways at each trouble…

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‘Shell-shocked’ bookmakers face big fines for underage betting at Royal Ascot

• Seven on-course bookies allowed 16-year-old to place £5 bet • ‘It’s scary. You’d think there’d be a procedure in place’Racecourse bookmakers say they are “shell-shocked” at a decision by the Gambling Commission to ramp up punishments meted out for fa…

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Talking Horses: why is it so hard to make a realistic horse racing movie?

It’s great that the Dream Alliance story has been filmed with Toni Collette and Damian Lewis but racing films usually prove problematicI love horse racing movies, or at least I love the fact that they are occasionally made. It’s so encouraging when Hol…

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Aggrieved Twiston-Davies puts Bristol De Mai firmly on course for Gold Cup

• Trainer believes Cotswold Chase runner-up is underestimated• Henderson suggests Grand National may be plan for Ok CorralBristol De Mai is being underestimated once more, Nigel Twiston-Davies said on Sunday as he reflected on the grey’s effort in Satu…

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Paisley Park odds-on for Cheltenham’s Stayers Hurdle after Trials Day win

• ‘He’s getting better,’ says Paisley Park’s trainer, Emma Lavelle• Santini wins Cotswold Chase to enter Gold Cup argumentPaisley Park went odds-on with most firms for a second Stayers Hurdle success after winning on Trials Day here with a performance …

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Talking Horses: Slate House stands out on Cheltenham Festival Trials day

The selection makes more appeal than the underwhelming Santini and it is surprising to see him at a much bigger priceColin Tizzard’s yard has been awash with classy staying chasers for the last few seasons and he has another on his hands in Slate House…

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Talking Horses: Brian Hughes to ride clear in jockeys’ championship race

The jockeys’ title leader has four chances to increase his lead over the injured Richard Johnson at DoncasterBrian Hughes pointed out after a fall in the first at Wetherby on Thursday that the jump jockeys’ title is “by no means an open goal” despite R…

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Talking Horses: Gérald Mossé hails British rehab facilities as best in world

Much-travelled French jockey, now based in Newmarket, is being helped back to action at Oaksey HouseThe rehabbing facilities available to jockeys in Britain have been hailed as the best in the world by Gérald Mossé, who speaks with authority after more…