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Desert Orchid won the inaugural race in a thrilling contest with Panto Prince
Formerly known as the Victor Chandler Chase, this 2 mile 1 furlong signature chase gives the month of January some real impetus and began life in 1989… Read More
With the kind permission of Amy Murphy, I am delighted to
record some of the experiences I have had, working in Amy’s stables over the
Christmas period so far.
Firstly I should thank Amy and Lemos for kindly… Read More
The Welsh National has a long and illustrious history as well as several home and calendar dates.
The race originally had its home at Ely Racecourse in Cardiff, where the first running was held back in 1895. When Ely Racecourse… Read More
Undoubtedly the King George VI Chase, run at Kempton Park on Boxing Day, has become the Crown Jewel in British Steeplechasing’s first half of the season.
That underlines how misjudged the Jockey Club’s announcement that it wanted to sell… Read More
Edredon Bleu and Tiutchev clear the final fence in the 2003 King George VI ChaseImage by www.cranhamphoto.com
Some racehorses live long in the memory for the manner of their wins.
That was certainly true of Edredon Bleu, that redoubtable chaser… Read More
Teeton Mill followed his Hennessy Gold Cup victory with success in the 1998 King George VI Chase
One of the enduring beauties of the King George VI Chase is its ability to attract established stars and those on the upgrade.… Read More
See More Business and Andrew Thornton lead Challenger Du Luc and One Man in the 1997 King George VI ChaseImage by www.cranhamphoto.com
For any racing fan, Christmas has that extra bit of magic with the promise and expectation of the… Read More
Silver Buck and Night Nurse during their thrilling 1980 encounterImage reproduced with the kind permission of Ed Byrne
The 1980 King George VI Chase was an absolutely thrilling prospect on paper and in reality.
With hindsight, the race featured the… Read More