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Jimmy Moffatt is hopeful Highland Lodge can repeat his Becher Chase feat

JIMMY MOFFATT took to heart the trenchant advice that he was given at the outset of his training career.

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Jack Kennedy

Kennedy’s brilliant horsemanship earns an unlikely victory

TEENAGE jockey Jack Kennedy produce the ride of the year – and possibly the recovery of the decade – when performing a minor miracle to win on Robin Des Mana at Clonmel.

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Vieux Lion Rouge and Tom Scudamore.

Lion ready to roar at Aintree again

DAVID Pipe reports Vieux Lion Rouge to be in prime condition ahead of his attempt to win the Randox Health Becher Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

Horse Racing
Total Recall ridden by Paul Townend (right) trail Whisper ridden by Davy Russel up the home straight before going on to win The Ladbrokes Trophy Race at Newbury.

Battling Present delivers at Newbury for Cotton

SIR Peter O’Sullevan’s broadcasting career was celebrated when the aptly-named Gold Present – owned by Yorkshire businessman John Cotton – won a special race that celebrated the champion commentator’s life and times.

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Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore runs in the Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury.

Outsider Goggles sees off illustrious opponents

TOM scudamore was phlegmatic in defeat after his horse of a lifetime Thistlecrack was well-beaten on his comeback at Newbury.

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Thistlecrack

Thistlecrack is ready to race again – Tizzard

COLIN Tizzard is hopeful that steeplechasing superstar Thistlecrack can make a winning return over hurdles at Newbury following a injury-hit year.

Horse Racing
The Yorkshire Post Says: Now get on with the job

The Yorkshire Post Says: Now get on with the job

If Theresa May’s government is genuinely committed to improving the future prospects of all, it will not hesitate to adopt many of the common sense measures set out in the latest report by the Social Mobility Commission after it revealed a “spiral of division” in Britain because of London’s dominance.

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Jockey Miss Bryony Frost celebrates after her winning ride on Pacha Du Polder in the St. James's Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters' Chase during Gold Cup Day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire)

Festival heroine Frost pens one of the stories of the year

BRYONY Frost has already had a year to remember – she won the Foxhunters Chase at the Cheltenham Festival on Pacha Du Polder before turning professional.

Horse Racing
Bristol De Mai ridden by Daryl Jacob clears the last fence to win the Betfair Steeple Chase at Haydock.

Superb de Mai leaves leaves his rivals in the shade

HEAVY Haydock ground predictably played to the strengths of Bristol De Mai who justified favouritism to turn the Betfair Chase – jump racing’s first Grade One contest of the season – into a one-horse contest.

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Harry Cobden and Cue Card lead Tom Scudamore and Thistlecrack in a racecourse gallop during Badger Chase Day at Wincanton. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA

Brennan quick to offer Cue Card advice to ‘replacement’ Harry Cobden

HARRY COBDEN – the teenage jockey entrusted with the ride on Cue Card in Saturday’s prestigious Betfair Chase – has been offered the full support of the horse’s former rider Paddy Brennan.

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Sizing John wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Heavy Haydock is costly for John

SIZING John will not run in the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday due to the heavy ground, trainer Jessica Harrington has announced.

Horse Racing
'Fit for the future? This Budget suggests this Government may not be fit for purpose'

'Fit for the future? This Budget suggests this Government may not be fit for purpose'

PHILIP Hammond promised – repeatedly – to build a Britain which is “fit for the future”, the carefully crafted soundbite that underpinned the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s second Budget of the year.

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Zimbabwe coup: Is this a way out for Africa's bread basket?

Zimbabwe coup: Is this a way out for Africa's bread basket?

As the fate of Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old dictator Robert Mugabe remains uncertain, the turmoil was best summed up by Winston Churchill’s grandson Sir Nicholas Soames who said: “If it is not a coup then it is certainly its first cousin.”

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Racehorse Trainer Malcolm Jefferson of Newstead Cottage Farm, Norton, with Cloudy Dreams (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Racing: Malcolm Jefferson-trained Cloudy Dream primed for Cheltenham u-turn after entries ‘error’

TOP Yorkshire steeplechaser Cloudy Dream could still run at Cheltenham this weekend after not being declared for the feature BetVictor Gold Cup – one of the top handicaps of the season.

Horse Racing
Epsom vicotry: Kieren Fallon and Oath after their Derby triumph.

Bygones: Roller-coaster career of controversial jockey Kieren Fallon

THERE were times when Kieren Fallon courted as many controversies as big-race winners during a roller-coaster riding career chronicled on both the front and back pages of the national newspapers.

Horse Racing
Tom Richmond: Quick to respond to Post as Grayling snubs Commons

Tom Richmond: Quick to respond to Post as Grayling snubs Commons

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling will not be forgiven in Yorkshire for dodging this week’s House of Commons debate on the future of the region’s creaking infrastructure.
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Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dreams

Trainer Jefferson takes the Patient approach with star

WAITING Patiently – one of the North’s most exciting steeplechase prospects – will skip the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on Saturday week.

Horse Racing
Theresa May, Chris Grayling and Priti Patel.

'Unless Ministers are made to answer for their actions, the electorate’s verdict will be a damning one'

First, Philip Hammond, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, refused to attend the House of Commons to answer urgent questions about tax avoidance in the wake of revelations in the Paradise papers.

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Yorkshire MPs had their say on transport in the north during a debate at Westminster last night... but Transport Secretary Chris Grayling did not attend in person.

Yorkshire MPs join forces to deliver urgent transport message, despite Grayling snub

Chris Grayling’s contempt was self-evident when he failed to attend Monday night’s Commons debate to discuss transport in the North and, specifically, his broken promises.
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Chris Grayling

Transport secretary Chris Grayling set to snub tonight's Parliamentary debate on transport

CHRIS Grayling is  to snub tonight's House of Commons debate on transport, The Yorkshire Post can reveal.
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