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Paisley Park won the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham in January. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Andrew Gemmell hopes Paisley Park can be prince of Cheltenham

As a boy, Andrew Gemmell remembers how radio opened up his world, how he would tune in to follow the fortunes of his beloved West Ham and the exploits of England cricketers in faraway, exotic places. Of all sports, though, it was horse-racing commentary – the thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd in the final furlong, the sheer thrill of it all – that entranced the youngster.

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Ayr among host tracks for The Series

Ayr is one of eight courses in Scotland, Ireland and England picked to stage The Series – a new addition to the flat racing calendar which will see branded teams compete in 48 races with more than £100,000 prize money per race.

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