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The New One out to continue domination if Haydock survives

Providing the meeting survives an 8am precautionary inspection, The New One will attempt to win the Unibet Champion Hurdle Trial for the fourth year in succession at Haydock.

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Un De Sceaux.

O’Connell targets historic hat-trick at Ascot

Connections of Un De Sceaux are hoping he can make their dreams come true by claiming a record-breaking third success in the Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase at Ascot today.

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Favourites chance: Middleham-trained Sam Spinner is market leader for Cheltenhams Stayers Hurdle.

Sam stays on course for Festival

Sam Spinner tops 38 entries for the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Mullins optimistic over Faugheen

Willie Mullins is hoping Faugheen can still bid to regain the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on February 3 – despite being pulled up at the same track over Christmas.

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Leger Day is the biggest day in Doncaster's racing calendar.

York Racecourse plans for £1m super race - just three weeks before Doncaster's St Leger

Plans to introduce a £1 million "super-race" at York Racecourse just three weeks ahead of Doncaster's famed St Leger are under consideration.
Waiting Patiently's jockey Brian Hughes.

Jefferson’s stars fly the flag for North

THERE are three reasons why Waiting Patiently’s brilliant win at Kempton was celebrated so warmly after Malcolm Jefferson’s exciting chaser extended his unbeaten run over fences to five.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson rode a four-timer at Wetherby.

Johnson’s Wetherby trip proves profitable

CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson’s decision to head to Wetherby, rather than the major meetings at Warwick and Kempton, paid off with a 196-1 four-timer.

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MS Parfois ridden by Sean Bowen (left) clear an early fence before going on to win The Betfred Home Of Goals Galore Hampton Novices' Steeple Chase Race run during Betfred Classic Chase Day at Warwick racecourse, Warwick.

Waiting Patiently cruises to Kempton win

Waiting Patiently put in the performance of a horse destined for the top in maintaining his perfect record over fences in the 32Red Casino Chase at Kempton Park.

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Joe Colliver and Just Cameron on Middleham Moor.

Star turn Just Cameron tipped to continue defying time at Wetherby

MICKY Hammond is confident that age is not catching up with Just Cameron as his stable star returns to action at Wetherby.

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Jockey Brian Hughes (right) speaks to trainer Malcom Jefferson after winning The Sky Bet Racing Cash Out Novices' Steeple Chase on Mount Mews at Doncaster this week (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Jefferson remains patient in pursuit of perfection

THE high regard in which Waiting Patiently is held by trainer Malcolm Jefferson and his staff is illustrated by the steeplechaser’s big race entries.

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Bob Champion and Aldaniti clear the water jump in the 1981 Grand National.

Bob Champion appeals for help after Yorkshire memories go up in smoke

GRAND NATIONAL legend Bob Champion has appealed for photographs that chronicle his early life in North Yorkshire.

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Sean Quinlan won the North Yorkshire National on I Just Know for Sue and Harvey Smith.

National ambitions after I Just Know wins Catterick showpiece

SUE and Harvey Smith’s monopoly of the North Yorkshire National continued when I Just Know made every yard of running to win this year’s renewal.

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Racehorse Trainer Malcolm Jefferson with Cloudy Dreams

Yorkshire duo in Gold Cup entries

TWO TOP steeplechasers from Yorkshire feature amongst 38 entries for the blue riband Cheltenham Gold Cup.

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Mount Mews and Brian Hughes win at Doncaster yesterday.

Jefferson hopes Patient’s plans pay dividends

Waiting Patiently will step up to Grade One level at Ascot if he does not take his chance in a Listed race at Kempton on Saturday.

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Into action: Doncaster has passed inspection.

All systems go at Doncaster

This afternoon’s meeting at Doncaster goes ahead as planned after the track passed an inspection.

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James Bowen, 16, celebrates his Welsh National win.

Francome takes delight in new wave of talent

JOHN Francome has credited the burgeoning pony racing circuit for the emergence of a new generation of fearless young riders headed by 16-year-old Welsh Grannd National-winning jockey James Bowen.

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Thistlecrack - out for season

Tizzard regret as stable star is ruled out

THISTLECRACK will miss the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the second successive year – and the rest of the season – after suffering a small stress facture.

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Mark Johnston is expected to become Britain's winning-most trainer this year.

Johnston calls for revamp of championships

MARK JOHNSTON has called for the introduction of 12 month championships to determine Flat racing’s leading trainer, owner and jockey.

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Joe Colliver and Sam Spinner clear the last in Ascot's Long Walk Hurdle.

Liberated Colliver learning from his mistakes

JOE Colliver still has to pinch himself that he’s a Grade One-winning rider after making all to land Ascot’s prestigious Long Walk Hurdle on the front-running Sam Spinner.

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