HORSE POWER: There’s no shame for Constitution Hill and Galopin Des Champs in being in the shadow of Istabraq and Kauto but there is no need for comparison – simply enjoy these animals for what they are

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The next… those two words are the most wearisome and unhelpful in any sport.A young footballer emerges with a flurry of goals and spectacular performances, and there will be a…

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Trainer Nicky Henderson enters Shishkin for Rehearsal Chase after his King George preparations were thrown into disarray by Ascot antics

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Shishkin's refusal to start at Ascot has caused a headache for Nicky HendersonTrainer loath to send wayward star to Kempton with black mark against his nameShishkin would also form part…

Continue ReadingTrainer Nicky Henderson enters Shishkin for Rehearsal Chase after his King George preparations were thrown into disarray by Ascot antics

All bow to royalty in showdown of big four, as Haydock Park specialist Royale Pagaille wins battle of the giants in the Betfair Chase

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Royale Pagaille, the Haydock Park specialist, ran away with the Betfair ChaseIn five trips to the Merseyside track, Royale Pagaille has now won four timesThe chaser put odds-on favourite Bravemansgame…

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Shishkin’s refusal to start at Ascot has caused a King George VI headache for trainer Nicky Henderson as he looks for prep race ahead of Boxing Day

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Shishkin's refusal to start at Ascot has caused a headache for Nicky HendersonPic D'Orhy won the Grade 2 Nirvana Spa 1965 Chase in Shishkin's absenceHenderson is now looking for a prep…

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Betfair launches the Rachael Blackmore’s Serial Winners Fund with initial £100,000 donation to charities working with jockeys adversely affected by the world of horse racing

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Betfair launches the Rachael Blackmore's Serial Winners Fund to aid jockeysThere is an initial £100,000 donation, but it could reach over £250,000 The fund will be split between the Injured Jockeys Fund…

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ED CHAMBERLIN: Sir Alex Ferguson’s passion is putting a smile on the face of our sport… the Manchester United legend is the BEST ambassador for horse racing

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The first interaction I had with the man who has become the best ambassador for horseracing was in my formative years as an odds compiler.I worked for Ladbrokes and if…

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