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Walsh heartbroken over missing Vautour ride

Sat, 20 Dec 14 10:35

RUBY WALSH has admitted it will be extremely tough to miss the ride on Vautour at Leopardstown on December 26, describing the Racing Post Arkle favourite as "absolutely bombing" in his homework.

The Tullow Tank bang on target for Leopardstown

Sat, 20 Dec 14 07:20

CONNECTIONS of dual Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank are confident he can bounce back from his Drinmore Novice Chase disappointment when he runs at Leopardstown later this month.

Reve faces big task to notch Ascot hat-trick

Fri, 19 Dec 14 20:20

HE HAS won the two most recent runnings of the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle by double-digit margins on similar testing ground, but this time Reve De Sivola is unlikely to go off favourite, or even second favourite.

The New One to miss Faugheen Christmas Hurdle clash

Fri, 19 Dec 14 10:55

BRITAIN'S leading Stan James Champion Hurdle contender The New One will miss a clash with the race's ante-post favourite Faugheen at Kempton next week after connections decided to wait for an opportunity at Haydock next month.

Sole Power bidding to end 2014 on a high in Hong Kong

Wed, 10 Dec 14 07:55

IT HAS been a year to remember for owner David Power and it will get even better if last year's runner up Sole Power goes one better in Sunday's Longines Hong Kong Sprint at Sha Tin.

Sandown: More joy for Nicholls as Bullets fires in Creek

Sat, 06 Dec 14 15:08

PAUL NICHOLLS, who last weekend recorded his 100th Grade 1 success, enjoyed another big-race triumph when Dodging Bullets bagged his biggest win in Sandown's celebrated Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday.

Crunch time as Sprinter Sacre close to return

Tue, 25 Nov 14 07:15

SPRINTER SACRE could have a racecourse gallop later this week but Nicky Henderson is still some way from committing the sport's highest-rated horse to Saturday week's 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown.

In-form Hobbs gunning for second Hennessy

Mon, 24 Nov 14 17:11

PHILIP HOBBS sent out his 11th winner in as many days on Monday and the in-form trainer is hopeful about the chances of his Fingal Bay in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

Steroids vet Hughes banned for five years

Mon, 24 Nov 14 16:08

JOHN HUGHES, a retired Department of Agriculture vet, has been disqualified for five years by the Turf Club after being found in possession of "commercial quantities" of a potent anabolic steroid.

Buzz horse Djakadam now 4-1 for Hennessy

Mon, 24 Nov 14 13:25

ANTE-POST Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Djakadam is now a general 4-1 for Saturday's race following the latest forfeit stage on Monday, which left 23 horses engaged.

'Very fit' Trading Leather gears up for Japan Cup

Mon, 24 Nov 14 09:10

JIM BOLGER'S Japan Cup contender Trading Leather stretched his legs on Tokyo's dirt course on Monday, pleasing workrider Pat O'Donovan who reports last year's Irish Derby winner to be in fine form.

Star mare Annie Power to remain over hurdles this season

Wed, 12 Nov 14 10:42

WILLIE MULLINS has confirmed star mare Annie Power, who has been beaten only once in her 12-race career, is to stay hurdling this season.

Brilliant Kingman crowned Cartier Horse of the Year

Wed, 12 Nov 14 07:04

TOP three-year-old Kingman, whose four Group 1 wins helped light up the 2014 British Flat season, was named Cartier Horse of the Year at a prestigious ceremony in London on Tuesday night.

Mullins voices Hurricane Fly fitness concerns

Tue, 11 Nov 14 12:54

TRAINER Willie Mullins has expressed strong fitness concerns for Hurricane Fly as he prepares to clash with Champion Hurdle winner Jezki in Sunday's Stanjames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.

Lexus Chase next for Shutthefrontdoor

Tue, 11 Nov 14 12:10

JONJO O'NEILL's Crabbie's Grand National hope Shutthefrontdoor is bound for the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown next month.

Buywise and Massini ready for Paddy Power mission

Tue, 11 Nov 14 09:16

BUYWISE is set to run in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup for Evan Williams, with the trainer also rating the chances of stablemate King Massini.

Moore on top again as Protectionist storms to Cup glory

Tue, 04 Nov 14 16:05

RYAN MOORE once again proved why he is the ultimate big-race jockey as he partnered Germany's Protectionist to a runaway success in Australia's greatest race.

Ruby ready to rock fascinating Elite Hurdle

Mon, 03 Nov 14 19:55

ROCK ON RUBY, who on his latest appearance gave the odds-on The New One a fright when getting within a head of him in the Grade 1 Aintree Hurdle, is likely to start his season in Saturday's Grade 2 stanjames.com Elite Hurdle at Wincanton.

Smad Place to head straight for Hennessy

Mon, 03 Nov 14 16:47

ONE of last season's best staying novice chasers, Smad Place, will make his seasonal reappearance in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury later this month after pleasing trainer Alan King over the summer.

Champion Stakes hero Noble Mission retired

Mon, 03 Nov 14 14:34

NOBLE MISSION, who provided a fairytale ending to British Champions Day when emulating his brother Frankel to land the Champion Stakes last month, has been retired from racing to take up stallion duties.

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