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Torres outruns Glengarry to cap Richard Fahey double

Luis Vaz De Torres produced a career-best effort when landing the £20,000 Shawbrook Bank Handicap at Musselburgh last night.

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Jockey Andrea Atzeni wil make his Ayr debut aboard Nezwaah. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Andrea Atzeni can fly on Nezwaah in first-ever Ayr race

Jockey Andrea Atzeni flies north today for his debut at Ayr and his only ride of the day is on Nezwaah in the £50,000 Class 1 Listed Tennent’s British Stallion Studs EBF Rothesay Stakes.

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Trainer Richard Fahey saddles Ribchester in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Sir Chauvelin repeats Braveheart Stakes victory at Hamilton

History was made at Hamilton Park last night as Sir Chauvelin became the first horse to win the PDM Mains To Drains 
Braveheart Stakes twice.

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Franny Norton rides Permian to glory in the Betfred Dante Stakes at York. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Caius Marcius pleases favourite backers at Perth

Caius Marcius, ridden by Craig Nichol, was a well-backed winner of the feature race in front of a 6,000-plus Ladies’ Day crowd at Perth.

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Brian Harding (wearing blue)  will be hanging up his saddle after the Heineken UK Closing Time Standard Open National Hunt Flat Race.  Picture: Alan Crowhurst/ Getty

Double Whammy primed for second hit at Highland National

Double Whammy faces a maximum field of 15 rivals as he bids to land Friday’s £20,000 Heineken UK Highland National for the second year running on the final day of the Perth Festival.

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Evan Williams' Gayebury won Perth's first-ever Listed race. Picture: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Top trainer Nicky Henderson seeks Perth double

Nicky Henderson, almost certain to be crowned champion trainer again when the jumps campaign ends on Saturday, is double-handed on day two of the Perth Festival.

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Cheltenham hero Sizing John can continue his ascent by winning the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Picture: Getty.

Dan Skelton dreaming of Aintree in national hunt hurdle at Perth

The first Listed race ever to be staged at Perth is the centrepiece of the opening card of a three-day festival that dates back to 1989.

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Vicente, left, ridden by Sam Twiston-Davies, edged out Cogry  trained by the winning jockeys father, Nigel  to win the Scottish Grand National. Picture: Craig Watson/PA

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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