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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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Lucinda Russell saddles Orioninverness in the ROA/Racing Post Owners Jackpot Novices Handicap Chase at Ayr. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Martin Todhunter’s Presenting Junior goes for No 5 at Ayr

Four time course winner 
Presenting Junior goes for win number five in Ayr’s 
feature race.

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Jockey Daryl Jacob won the feature race at Musselburgh on Seefood. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Daryl Jacob makes most of only Musselburgh ride on Seefood

Daryl Jacob made his only ride of the day count when he won the feature race at Musselburgh on Seefood.

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Lucinda Russell's Quito Du Tresor is in jumps action at Musselburgh. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Proud Gamble proves worth 
a bet as Formidable run ends

Formidableopponent went down fighting at Musselburgh yesterday when trying to win his sixth race in a row.

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Trainer Donald McCain has Shantou Tiger running at Musselburgh. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

William Young’s charge has been Formidable recently

William Young is hoping that Formidableopponent can 
continue his amazing run of success on the opening card of Musselburgh’s jumps 
campaign this afternoon.

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Trainer David Pipe has sent Mango Cap north from Devon for the second race at Ayr. Picture:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

David Pipe among top trainers with runners at Ayr

Leading stables are sending horses to Ayr hoping to plunder the good prize money on offer at Tennent’s Raceday.

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Thistlecrack is set for his seasonal debut at Chepstow. Picture: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Jardine jumps for joy at Ayr

Dumfries-shire trainer Iain Jardine kicked off the Ayr jumps season in style at the Craigie track yesterday saddling a double in the final two races on the card.

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Andrea Atzeni riding Rivet win The Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Lucinda Russell tastes victory at Kelso

Lucinda Russell’s One For Arthur produced a fine round of jumping on his way to a six-length victory over Scotswell in the 3m 2f feature chase at Kelso. Third home Pena Dorada made it a 1-2-3 for Scottish trainers.

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Broders trainer Harriet Graham. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Harriet Graham’s Scotswell challenges in Kelso handicap

Three-time course scorer Scotswell flies the flag for 
Borders trainer Harriet 
Graham in the feature race at Kelso today.

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Trainer Jim Goldie at his stables at Libohill Farm, Uplawmoor in Renfrewshire. Picture Robert Perry

Keith Dalgleish scores again at Ayr as Jim Goldie shines

The final Flat meeting of the season at Ayr saw Keith Dalgleish saddle his 73 rd winner of the year when Saint Equiano (2-1) trounced his rivals in the opening six furlong maiden. When jockey Phillip Makin asked the colt to lengthen about two furlongs out he shot clear and won eased down by two and three quarter lengths from Midaawi.

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