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Ascot to host Europe’s richest handicap mile

British Champions Day also includes the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes © PA Photos

Ascot will stage the richest handicap mile in European flat racing in October following the addition of the £250,000 Balmoral Handicap to the British Champions Day card. The race will feature a maximum field of 30 runners and will only be open to horses that finish in the top six ...

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Gilgamboa signed off for season nd will start the next campaign novice chasing

Gilgamboa: Finished for season

Gilgamboa has been roughed off for the season and will start the next campaign novice chasing. Enda Bolger’s six-year-old won the ultra-competitive Boylesports.com Hurdle at Leopardstown on just the fourth run of his life. Connections then decided to run the JP McManus-owned gelding in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham ...

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Iptisam set to storm Palace House Stakes on May 3 following his good effort at Lingfield on Saturday

Iptisam (far right): Newmarket next

Iptisam will head to Newmarket for the Group Three Palace House Stakes on May 3 following his good effort at Lingfield on Saturday. The James Tate-trained five-year-old beat all bar Stepper Point in the Listed Hever Sprint Stakes. Having won a handicap at Epsom in September off a mark of ...

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Enda Bolger duo eye Fox Hunters Chase at Aintree next Thursday

Enda Bolger: Eyes Fox Hunters' prize

Enda Bolger is likely to be represented by On The Fringe and Mossey Joe in the Crabbie’s Fox Hunters’ Chase at Aintree next Thursday. On The Fringe was well fancied for the Cheltenham equivalent and finished third behind Tammys Hill, while Mossey Joe, who only joined Bolger in January, will ...

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Aintree beckons for Modus at the Cheltenham Festival

Modus: Aintree next

Modus is likely to turn out on Crabbie’s Grand National day at Aintree on Saturday week following his creditable performance at the Cheltenham Festival a fortnight ago. The Robert Stephens-trained four-year-old was among the leading contenders for the Champion Bumper following impressive victories at Exeter and at Cheltenham. Although he ...

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Dreaper has to alter Goonyella plan

Goonyella: Chepstow hopeful

Jim Dreaper has had to come up with a Plan B to get Coral Welsh National fancy Goonyella to Chepstow on Saturday after stormy weather scuppered his original thinking. Dreaper had hoped to send the six-year-old on the journey from Ireland on Tuesday as there are no ferries leaving the ...

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Horse Racing: On Demand close to return says trainer Andrew Balding

On Demand with trainer Andrew Balding

Andrew Balding is confident Sky Sports News’ horse On Demand will turn potential into victories on the track during the coming year. The daughter of Teofilio caught the eye when running sixth of 11 to Rosehill Artist on her racecourse debut at Salisbury last September. However, a lung infection has ...

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Catching Pigeons latest news from the major training centres

Long Run: Each-way value in the King George

Our Catching Pigeons column is back with the latest news from the major training centres ahead of the busy festive period It is very rare for a Nicky Henderson-trained horse to wear any sort of headgear so this year’s King George VI Chase at Kempton is a real collector’s item with both ...

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