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Noel Fehily in line for Festival reunion with Buveur D’Air

Nicky Henderson has raised the possibility of Noel Fehily being reunited with Buveur D’Air in the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Thistlecrack was favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup but has become the latest absentee from the Festival.

Cheltenham: Thistlecrack ruled out of the Gold Cup

Colin Tizzard hopes to have Thistlecrack back on a racecourse around Christmas time after a season-ending tendon injury saw him become the latest high-profile name to be ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.

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Faugheens setback has proved more serious and Willie Mullins star will miss the Champion Hurdle. Picture: Getty

Blow for Willie Mullins as Faugheen and Min miss Cheltenham

Willie Mullins has been dealt a hammer blow with the news that both Faugheen and 
Min will miss the Cheltenham Festival.

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Diego Du Charmil, ridden by Harry Cobden, wins the Scottish County Hurdle.  Photograph: Grossick Racing

Noel Fehily in the driving seat as he racks up 279-1 treble

Dancing Shadow and Noel Fehily stormed to victory in the first running of the Edinburgh National at Musselburgh.

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Trainer Iain Jardine has high hopes for Traditional Dancer in the Musselburgh feature. Picture: Kenny Smith/PA Wire

Iain Jardine hopes big-race entry leads rivals a merry dance

Iain Jardine has his eye on the feature race on day one of 
Musselburgh’s Cheltenham trials card for the second year running.

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Trainer Paul Nicholls sends Just A Par to Musselburgh for the new four-mile Edinburgh National. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Good ground and prize fund lure top trainers to Musselburgh

Musselburgh Racecourse has attracted entries from the UK’s leading trainers for its Scottish Cheltenham Trials fixture this weekend.

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Many Clouds and owner Trevor Hemmings, left, with with trainer Oliver Sherwood and stable lad CJ after the horse  won the 2015 Crabbie's Grand National. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Aidan Aherne says tragic Many Clouds was a “people’s horse”

Breeder Aidan Aherne hailed Many Clouds as “a people’s horse” after the 2015 Grand National’s hero sudden death following his shock defeat of Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase at Cheltenham.

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Many Clouds and Leighton Aspell (right) jump an early fence in company with Thistlecrack ridden by Tom Scudamore before going on to win the Betbright Trial Cotswold Chase Race at Cheltenham. The winner collapsed and died after the race. Picture: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Grand National hero Many Clouds dies after Cheltenham win

On a day that was supposed to put the finishing touches to Festival plans for many, the Cheltenham crowd was stunned as Many Clouds collapsed and died after defeating Thistlecrack in the Cotswold Chase.

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Annie Power in action at Aintree. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power miss Festival but Willie Mullins stays patient

Willie Mullins will not rush into any decision on Annie Power’s long-term future following the disappointing news the mare will miss this season’s Cheltenham Festival through injury.

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Jockey Brian Hughes guided Project Bluebook to victory in the feature race at Musselburgh. Picture: Daniel Smith/Getty Images

Brian Hughes and Project Bluebook win Musselburgh feature

Project Bluebook followed up his New Year’s Day course and distance success when he romped to an impressive 
victory in the feature race at Musselburgh.

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Welsh trainer Evan Williams enjoyed a double at Ayr. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Trainer Evan Williams enjoys double delight at Ayr

Welsh trainer Evan Williams sent two horses on a near 800-mile trip to Ayr Racecourse yesterdayand landed a short price double.

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Trainer Martin Todhunter's Landmeafortune was an all-the-way success in the three-mile handicap chase at Ayr. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Neil McKnight saddles Master Ruffit to Ayr glory

Trainer Neil McKnight saddled Master Ruffit to win the feature race at Ayr Racecourse yesterday – the Racing UK Day Pass Just £10 Novices’ Limited Handicap Chase –almost a year to the day since his last win, which came at the same course.

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Runners pass the packed grandstand at Kempton Park on Boxing Day. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Jockey Club aim to sell Kempton for housing to fund spending

Kempton, home of the King George VI Chase, could be closed for housing redevelopment “from 2021 at the earliest” owners the Jockey Club have announced.

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Carluke trainer Keith Dalgleish enjoyed his first winners of 2017 at Musselburgh. Picture: Sarah Peters

Keith Dalgleish saddles a double at Musselburgh

Keith Dalgleish saddled his first winners of the year when Dream Flyer and Mixboy gave him a double at Musselburgh.

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Suberb Story wins the Totepool Mobile Hogmaneigh Hurdle at Musselburgh. Picture: Alan Rennie

Hogmaneigh is nae bother for Superb Story at Musselburgh

Superb Story earned himself a tilt at the Champion Hurdle after shouldering top-weight to victory in the feature race at Musselburgh.

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Hereford-based Venetia Williams will send out Cold March with Liam Treadwell in the saddle for the �30,000 totepool.com Auld Reekie Handicap Classic. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Quality line-up brings in new year at Musselburgh

Musselburgh’s traditional totepool New Year’s Day meeting tomorrow, with more than £130,000 prize money, has attracted top quality entries from across the UK.

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Tom  Scudamore  celebrates as Thistlecrack heads for  the winners enclosure. Picture: Getty.

Thistlecrack puts on superstar show in King George VI Chase

Thistlecrack became the new king of British jump racing
with victory in the King George VI Chase at Kempton yesterday.

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Trainer Charlie Longsdon sent the Queen's horse Forth Bridge to Musselburgh and was rewarded with victory. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Queen’s horse Forth Bridge takes Musselburgh feature

Five months after she was on hand to give the Royal seal to Musselburgh’s bicentenary celebrations, the Queen enjoyed a winner when Brian Hughes brought Charlie Longsdon-trained Forth Bridge home in the Racing UK Anywhere Juvenile Hurdle.

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Walter Swinburn, left, in his training days, with jockey Richard Quinn and Grand Show at Lingfield racecourse in November 2004. Picture: Julian Herbert/Getty Images

Triple Derby-winner Walter Swinburn dies suddenly at just 55

Walter Swinburn, one of the most renowned jockeys of his generation and rider of the brilliant Shergar, has died, aged 55.

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Harvest Moon trainer Richard Fahey. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Harvest Moon set to reap rich reward for Richard Fahey

Harvest Moon can give Richard Fahey another winner in the 32Red Casino Median Auction Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Newcastle.

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