The heart may want Somersby to win Saturday's Clarence House Chase at Ascot as a timely tribute to Terry Biddlecombe, who died two weekends ago. But the head says Sire De Grugy.
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Sunday 05 January 2014
Terry Biddlecombe, the three-times champion jump jockey who in later life was associated with the triple Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Best Mate, died on Sunday, aged 72.
Sunday 29 December 2013
Gold Cup champion trounces Irish challengers to become clear favourite to retain Festival crown
Saturday 21 December 2013
While At Fishers Cross and Reve De Sivola do battle for the Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot today, one cannot get away from the sense that the most significant action in their staying hurdlers’ category took place in a training spin at Exeter on Thursday.
Thursday 12 December 2013
Jumping returns to its spiritual home at the natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds today, for the latest instalment in the all-consuming soap opera whose denouement comes at the Cheltenham Festival next March, but the man-made arena quarried out at Huntingdon provided a theatre of dreams for a day when one of Nicky Henderson's old stagers revived past glories in the Grade Two Peterborough Chase.
Sunday 24 November 2013
The race regarded as an autumn Gold Cup resulted in the utter rout of the past winners of the Festival blue riband at Haydock on Saturday as Cue Card set the seal on his emergence at the top of the British staying division with an emphatic display of front-running jumping to win the Grade One Betfair Chase.
Sunday 24 November 2013
To his already numerous proven positive qualities, Cue Card has now added the priceless one – for a chaser aiming for the greatest glory come March, anyway – of stamina.
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Friday 22 November 2013
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Friday 13 September 2013
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Sunday 08 September 2013
Veteran Irish jockey continues his remarkable sequence of winning rides on Gordon Lord Byron
Friday 30 August 2013
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Friday 26 July 2013
Like wine, racehorses from different vintages can vary in quality, as indeed they must.
Friday 26 July 2013
Thursday 25 July 2013
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Monday 22 July 2013
Though Britain’s premier league fillies were firmly repulsed by Chicquita in the Irish Oaks on Saturday, at least the second division came home with some honour from The Curragh yesterday.
Monday 08 July 2013
The gauntlet laid down by the maturing Al Kazeem at Sandown the previous day was promptly picked up yesterday by the younger colt who may yet lead the home defence in Paris this autumn. But the fact that Intello was dropped in trip, as well as grade, for a Group Three race at Maisons-Laffitte appeared to compound reservations about the suitability of the stamina test presented by the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
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