Date - April 19, 2014
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Another dry night has resulted in the going now being described as good on the
Gordon Elliott's ultra-consistent chaser Toner D'Oudairies has a good opportunity to get back in the
Pat Shanahan saddled his first ever winner at Musselburgh when That's Plenty came up with


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While Phil Smith holds court on the Grand National in his Head of Handicapping blog the remainder of our NH team underline how there’s much more to Aintree than the showpiece alone. This week’s bulletin gives an in-depth update on all the best act
Like kids at Christmas, our NH team has gone to town on what’s always the longest blog of the year, with every one of the six-strong team having put pen to paper. Phil Smith leads off with his Gold Cup views in his separate Head of Handicapping pi
As Saturday’s William Hill Imperial Cup is often considered a late pointer to one of the Cheltenham handicap hurdles, especially with the lure of a bonus, we’ve drawn together a short piece comprising of last-minute information and a behind-the-sc

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  • Willie Mullins has announced that Arvika Ligeonniere has sustained a career-threatening injury

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Willie Mullins Arvika Ligeonniere suffers career threatening injury - Willie Mullins has indicated that his four-time Grade One winning chaser Arvika Ligeonniere might have run his last race after sustaining an injury at Fairyhouse when winning the Normans Grove Chase recently. That was his tenth victory from 18 starts over fences but Mullins has suggested that Rich Ricci’s talented 9 year old may not […]
  • Be Ready’s poor run down to heart problem - It has transpired that Be Ready’s dreadful run in Thursday’s Craven Stakes was the result of an atrial fibrillation. The colt had looked ill at ease throughout the contest and quickly lost touch despite having been highly touted as a potential Classic contender. A statement on said: “Following a veterinary examination after the race, […]
  • No illusions of Grandeur in Lingfield’s big race - The class act Grandeur made amends for an unlucky draw in the Winter Derby, to land the big race on Lingfield’s ground-breaking Good Friday Meeting the Coral Easter Classic All-Weather Middle Distance Championships Conditions Stakes. He broke quickly from the stalls but Party Royal went on from Dick Doughtywylie as they passed the stands for […]

Latest Features

  • Easter Sunday Preview: Quality quartet in Powers Gold Cup - Fairyhouse’s Irish Grand National meeting gets under way on Easter Sunday with a small but select field of four runners for the Grade 1 Powers Gold Cup. This race has been won by some of the great Irish chasers of the Post-War era including Arkle, Fort Leney, Captain Christy, Bobsline, Carvill’s Hill, Doran’s Pride and […]
  • The Cesarewitch featured  2 of the runners in Saturday's Queens' PRize at Kempton Park

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Easter Saturday Preview - There is plenty of racing on a busy Easter Saturday, with Kempton Park maintaining its role as the leading meeting of the day. The card opens with a fascinating maiden which may well provide starting points for one or two Royal Ascot juveniles. A field of 10 go to post with Ralph Beckett’s Designate looking […]
  • Heeraat (right) is one of the stars on show as Good Friday racing becomes a reality

Image reproduced with the kind permission of Newmarket Racecourse Lingfield and Musselburgh set to make history - Good Friday racing becomes a reality today as Lingfield and Musselburgh host an afternoon of competitive fayre. The two meetings begin a busy weekend period of racing which has the Irish Grand National Meeting at Fairyhouse as an undoubted highlight. Much of the Friday focus will be on Lingfield however, where £1 million of prize […]