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19-04-2024 18:20:59 in General by Andrew King
Enthusiastic owners Clive and Joan Hitchings are based only a few miles from Chaddesley Corbett Rracecourse and have long wanted a horse good enough to land the prestigious Lady Dudley Cup which takes centre stage on the seven race-card at the Worcestershire venue on Saturday. And their wish may have been granted in the shape of Grace A Vous Enki, who bids to extend his unbeaten sequence to six v...

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12-04-2024 12:29:25 in General by Peter McNeile
"Quality will out" is a watchword for racing at Aintree nowadays, where the era of long-priced unfancied horses has largely been put to bed by changes to race conditions and the shape of the fences. And perhaps the racing over the National fences is better for that.  That quality was proven yesterday when 3/1 favourite It's On The Line, trained by Emmet Mullins, and ridden by Derek O'Connor,...

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10-04-2024 07:51:19 in General by Peter McNeile
Time Leader and Spyglass offer the best chance of continued home-grown success on the Randox Foxhunter Chase, the second of the three "classics" of the amateur season tomorrow at Aintree.  Twenty-two runners line up for the thrill of a lifetime - a circuit of Aintree's Grand National fences, but rarely nowadays, the ground will be soft or heavy, which always throws up some imponderables. Ti...

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09-04-2024 19:48:08 in General by Peter McNeile
The misery continues for fixture secretaries in the Three Counties, following the opening of the heavens again. Fixtures at Maisemore on April 13 - already rescheduled from te end of March - and Woodford for the Berkeley Races, have been cancelled and will not be rescheduled.  A season to forget between the flags. Perhaps Latenightpass and Sine Nomine can shed some sunlight on the Point-to-P...

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03-04-2024 12:19:07 in General by Andrew King
Organisers at Bitterley races will be keeping everything crossed that the weather is kind over the next few days and allows the meeting to go ahead on Saturday (April 6th) with a scheduled first race off-time of 1.30pm. The course is in great nick with all the fences already in position and ground conditions on the testing side awaits the 78 entries for the seven-race card which promises some very...

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03-04-2024 09:22:13 in General by Peter McNeile
Paul Miller will replace Peter Wright as CEO of the Point-to-Point Authority on 3 June. However, he will be at point to points most weekends for the rest of the season. Born and bred in Scotland, Paul spent almost 20 years in London before moving to the countryside in 2012. For the last 25 years he has been involved in recruitment solutions and resource management through his own company. Working...

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03-04-2024 09:20:57 in General by Andrew King
Despite near-quagmire conditions Paxford managed to stage a six-race card that went without a hitch and was witnessed by a bumper crowd seemingly undeterred by having to squelch their way through mud which was definitely the order of the afternoon. Out on the course, title chasing Izzy Marshall and Toby McCain-Mitchell took the riding honours courtesy of a double apiece and on the training front ...

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28-03-2024 11:55:44 in General by Peter McNeile
Due to an unprecedented amount of rain in the last 24hrs, both Sandon and Gloucester Races has been called off this Saturday and Sunday 30th/31st March due to severe waterlogging.   An announcement will be made shortly regarding new dates.   Tickets and entries will be rolled forward should alternative dates be feasible. If no alternative date is arranged all tickets and en...

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27-03-2024 16:00:07 in General by Rory Alkin
The third of the Easter fixtures in the West Mercian area is the North Staffordshire, which takes place at Sandon on Easter Saturday. There are seventy-seven entries for the six races starting at 1.00, writes Rory Alkin. In the opening Members race, four of the eleven are trained by Hannah Roach and her choice of Iskandar Pecos, The Creadan Rogue, Time Leader or Willewonga should be good enough t...

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26-03-2024 16:42:36 in General by Andrew King
Paxford hosts the ever-popular North Cotswold meeting on Bank Holiday Monday (April 1st) where a six race card and 79 entries awaits racegoers with a scheduled first race off-time of 1pm.   Not surprisingly given the recent weather, the ground conditions are ' soft and good to soft in places ' at the time of writing and not likely to change that much come raceday.   Although Hidor De...

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