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Horse racing in May 2024: Guineas Festival & Kentucky Derby headline stellar month

Horse racing fans will be in their element this month, with the calendar packed with a host of top-class meetings in the United Kingdom and overseas. All eyes will be on Newmarket this weekend as the highly-touted City of Troy makes his seasonal reappearance at the prestigious Guineas Festival. The unbeaten colt heads a field […]

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Grand National 2024: Mullins set for an incredible Aintree

This article contains third-party links. Aintree Racecourse on Merseyside takes centre stage on April 13 as the 176th edition of the world-famous Grand National Steeplechase is staged. The race traditionally sparks massive interest in the betting industry, with many people placing their solitary bet of the year on the iconic race. Every horse racing betting

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Grand National 2024: Lucinda Russell bids to make history with Corach Rambler

Lucinda Russell has admitted winning the Aintree Grand National is “incredibly addictive” as she bids to become the most successful female trainer in the race’s history. The Kinross-based handler won the world’s greatest steeplechase for a second time in 2023 when Corach Rambler triumphed at Aintree, six years after One For Arthur crossed the line

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2024’s Cheltenham Festival Highlights

This article contains third-party links. The 2024 Cheltenham Festival kicked off on Tuesday, 12th of March, featuring seven of the 28 races scheduled over the next four days. This write-up highlights the proceedings of this year’s events, including the complete list of Champion Day winners, noteworthy incidents, and runners expected to dominate in the final

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Cheltenham Festival 2024: 100 Gold Cup Winners Gather to Celebrate Centenary

Some of Jump racing’s most famous names attended Cheltenham Racecourse, as 100 winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup gathered to celebrate the race’s centenary. Although a race known as the Cheltenham Gold Cup had existed in the past as a three-mile Flat race in the 19th Century, its present status is very much down to

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Sir Alex Ferguson’s horses have won him £6.8m as he targets £400,000 payday at Cheltenham Festival

This article contains third party links. Sir Alex Ferguson’s hobby of being a horse racing owner and breeder has been a profitable one with horses under his ownership banking £6.8m in prize money, research by Boyle Sports has revealed. The former Manchester United manager has found a lot of success in recent years from racehorse

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“Winning the Gold Cup would be life-changing” Irish trainer Shark Hanlon shares his love for £800 horse Hewick with chance of Cheltenham and Grand National double

This article contains third-party links. John “Shark” Hanlon has admitted it would be heartbreaking if Hewick were not able to run because of the ground conditions at Cheltenham – but insisted if his fan favourite horse won the Gold Cup then it would be life changing for the trainer.  Hewick was a sensational winner of

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Cheltenham Festival: History of the National Hunt Chase

In 2024 the National Hunt Chase at The Cheltenham Festival, will be run in honour of the late Maureen Mullins. Read about Maureen Mullins here.  Maureen Mullins National Hunt Novices’ Chase (Grade 2) 3m 5f 200y – Facts & Figures BACKGROUND INFORMATION The Grade Two National Hunt Novices’ Chase is the oldest race run at

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Cheltenham Festival 2024: National Hunt Chase to be run in honour of Maureen Mullins

The Grade Two National Hunt Chase, staged on Champion Day at The Cheltenham Festival 2024 (Tuesday 12th March), will be run in honour of the late Maureen Mullins. Mullins, who sadly passed away aged 94 on 14th February, was the matriarch of an outstanding Irish racing dynasty. Her late husband Paddy saddled half a dozen

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