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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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Trainer Colin Tizzard at his stables in Milborne Port, Somerset. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Colin Tizzard has a double shot at Cheltenham golden glory

For purists of National Hunt racing there is no bigger prize than the Cheltenham Gold Cup. And, like all of his colleagues, it is a life-long ambition trainer Colin Tizzard hopes to enjoy.

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Trainer Harry Fry says he expects more from Chalonnial in the Novices' Hurdle at Kelso. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fry expects more ‘professional’ run from Chalonnial at Kelso

Harry Fry is expecting a “more professional” Chalonnial in the totescoop6 Premier Kelso Novices’ Hurdle.

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Jockey Noel Fehily may get the ride on Buveur D'Air at the Cheltenham Festival. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

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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