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Vicente wins Scottish Grand National for second year in a row

Vicente joined the list of dual Coral Scottish Grand National winners after getting up in the final stride at Ayr.

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Southfield Royale should be well suited by the four-mile trip in the Scottish Grand National at Ayr. Picture: PA

Southfield Royale aims to reign in Scottish Grand National

Southfield Royale has the class and staying power to challenge for victory in the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr today.

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One For Arthur, ridden by jockey Derek Fox, jumps the last fence on the way to winning the 2017 Grand National and becoming the first Scottish-trained winner since 1979. Picture: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Horse racing in Scotland winning the turf war as attendances rise

When One For Arthur crossed the line at Aintree to become the first Scottish-trained winner of the Grand National since 1979, it was a seminal moment for horse racing north of the border.

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Hundreds of people turned up yesterday to greet Grand National hero One for Arthur. Picture: PA.

No pressure on One For Arthur to defend Grand National crown

Lucinda Russell insists Randox Health Grand National winner One For Arthur will be put under no pressure to repeat his feat next year.

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One For Arthur ridden by Derek Fox wins the Grand National at Aintree. Pic: Davies/PA Wire

One for Arthur wins the Grand National for Scotland

The 170th Grand National was won by One for Arthur after a storming finish by the Scottish-trained horse at Aintree.

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Lucinda Russell and her Grand National hope One for Arthur. Picture: Grossick Racing Photography.

One for Arthur carries Lucinda Russell’s Grand National dream

Lucinda Russell has a theory. It won’t necessarily help her become a Grand National-winning trainer, which is her dearest wish this morning, But it does mean she’s pretty good at calculating someone’s age.

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Peter Scudamore chats with his son Tom, who rides the joint-favourite in tomorrows Grand National. Picture: PA.

Grand National: Split loyalties for Peter Scudamore

While he might retain a close association with the Grand National, Peter Scudamore is not defined by it. On the eve of tomorrow’s race he is only looking forward. In a manner of speaking, he is riding two horses.

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Lizzie Kelly celebrates winning on Tea For Tea in the Betway Bowl Chase. Picture: PA.

Lizzie Kelly’s Gold Cup dream alive after win at Aintree

Lizzie Kelly and Tea For Two bounced back from their Cheltenham nightmare with a tremendous victory in the Betway Bowl at Aintree.

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Jockey Derek Fox will ride One For Arthur in the Grand National. Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Derek Fox raring to go at Carlisle ahead of Grand National

Derek Fox is thrilled to be making his competitive comeback at Carlisle just three days before taking the ride on One For Arthur in the Randox Health Grand National.

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Scotland's Grand National hope One For Arthur and Derek Fox, pictured in action together at Warwick, will team up again at Aintree after Lucinda Russell's stable jockey was passed fit. Picture: PA Wire

Derek Fox cleared to ride Scotland’s Grand National contender

Regular jockey Derek Fox has been passed fit to ride One For Arthur in the Randox Health Grand National on Saturday after returning tto the gallops at the weekend.

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It is hoped the new system will provide a safe and consistent surface. Picture: Fraser Band

New £250k irrigation system in place for Perth Festival

Perth Racecourse has welcomed significant investment ahead of its season opener, including the installation of a new irrigation system.

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Trainer Nicky Richards saddles Chidswell in the feature at Kelso. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/PA

Chidswell can toast treble in Kelso’s Edinburgh Gin Handicap

Chidswell is bidding to complete a hat-trick in the feature race at Kelso.

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Jockey Lucy Alexander will be looking for a good spin on Leading Score at Musselburgh.

Jimmy Moffatt chases more Musselburgh success with Idder

Jimmy Moffatt is after more Musselburgh success with Idder in the feature race on the East Lothian venue’s 
final jump card of the season.

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Jockey Kirsty Purves, in the Queen's colours, with the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the background. Picture:

Royal riches on offer in Queen’s Cup at Musselburgh

Musselburgh will stage the inaugural £100,000 Queen’s Cup on Easter Saturday.

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Jockey Robbie Power pumps his fist in delight after riding Sizing John to victory in the Gold Cup. Picture: David Davies/PA

Sizing John’s Gold Cup triumph thrills Cheltenham

All those years spent yearning, six seconds in total, four on the spin for Willie Mullins in the Cheltenham blue riband and along comes a first-timer to run off with the Gold Cup.

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Trainer Willie Mullins celebrates after Yorkhill, ridden by Jockey Ruby Walsh won the JLT Novices' Chase. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Gold Cup no longer a shot at redemption for Willie Mullins

The way the story was shaping up the Gold Cup was looking like a redemptive shot for 
Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh, an opportunity to nick a little happiness at the end of a torrid week.

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Jockey Ruby Walsh on Nichols Canyon celebrates winning the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle at Cheltenham. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Canyon stays best as Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins hit form

Ruby Walsh conjured an irresistible run from Nichols Canyon to deny the gallant Lil Rockerfeller and lift the Sun Bets Stayers’ Hurdle, the feature race on the third afternoon of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Buveur DAir, ridden by Noel Fehily, jumps the last on his way  to victory in the  Champion Hurdle. Picture: Getty.

Cheltenham: Nicky Henderson breaks Champion Hurdle record

Nicky Henderson became the most 
successful trainer in the history of the Stan James Champion Hurdle after Buveur D’Air claimed the feature race on day one of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Harry Fry's six-year-old, Neon Wolf, will be hard to beat. Picture: Getty.

Cheltenham: Douvan can live up to top billing

Betting takes a back seat when there is a brilliant horse on show and that is certainly the case with Douvan, who can live up to his top billing in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.

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Altior ridden by Nico de Boinville pulls away from the last fence before going on to win the Arkle Challenge Trophy Novices' Steeple Chase Race. Picture: PA

Cheltenham 2017 – Scottish themed horses for patriotic punters

It’s Cheltenham time again – that midweek in March were everyone is suddenly a horse racing form expert and a tipster to boot.

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