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Hexham specialist Tickenwolf strikes again

Randall Orchard’s seven year old Tikkanen gelding Tickenwolf (5/2) took his course record to three wins from five starts as he recorded a comfortable success in the three mile handicap chase at Hexham this evening under a lovely ride from Henry Brooke. Having already won twice over 2m4f at the Northumberland track, in a maiden hurdle and…

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Becky’s Great North Run

As many of our friends will know, our intrepid head girl, amateur jockey and Racing Welfare ambassador Becky Smith was pushing herself that little bit further yet again at the weekend as she took part in Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great North Run. Quick to admit that she’s not the most natural runner and is much more at home on…

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Blue Hussar romps to impressive York win

The Howard family’s six year old Montjeu gelding Blue Hussar (12/1) returned from his summer break in sparkling form as he stormed to a decisive three length success in the extended two mile handicap at York’s family raceday this afternoon. Having only his second run over the staying trip, Blue Hussar was given a lovely ride by P J McDonald, keeping close tabs…

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Goffs DBS September HIT Sale – Gigginstown trio heading for the Dales!

We’ve been busy at the Doncaster Horses in Training Sale today, spending a total of £60,000 on four new inmates, three of whom have already carried the famous Gigginstown House Stud colours with distinction in Ireland. We’re really excited to welcome eleven year old Grade 1 winning hurdler Dedigout to Middleham. Dedigout (pictured above), who…

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Calypso leads home an Oakwood 1-2 at Ripon

Sherene Ure’s Calypso Delegator (25/1) picked up well for Andrew Mullen to finally lose his maiden tag as our horses filled the first two places in the six runner 1m2f seller at Ripon this afternoon. Sporting a first time visor, Calypso Delegator (pictured above) was settled nicely in third place during the early stages and stayed…

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Our Loz back in action at Hamilton

Our young Sheffield born apprentice jockey Lauren Steade returns to the saddle tomorrow evening as she partners Oakwood Rainbow’s six year old mare Cadmium in the eight and a half furlong hands and heels handicap at Hamilton (5.10). A dual course and distance winner, Cadmium (above) hasn’t managed to get her head in front for…

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Carlisle conditions right for Quoteline Direct

Consistency hasn’t proved to be Quoteline Direct‘s strong point, but John Wilson’s four year old produced one of his best efforts to go close at Redcar three weeks ago and he won’t be far away with a repeat performance in tomorrow’s nine furlong handicap at Carlisle (4.25). Quoteline Direct (centre) finishing half a length second…

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Progressive Onlyfoolsownhorses looking for four timer

We’ve got a busy day in store tomorrow with two runners on the Flat at Thirsk in the afternoon and another four up at Hexham’s evening jumps fixture. Leading the way will be Richard and Katherine Gilbert’s progressive and very likeable Onlyfoolsownhorses, a six year old son of Presenting who’s won all three of his handicap…

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Le Deluge drops to basement grade at his favourite track

We’ve got two runners up at Redcar on their eight race card this afternoon, starting with the Rat Pack Racing Club’s Le Deluge, who reverts to the level for the seller at 3.10 after showing a dislike for hurdles the last twice. Le Deluge (above) ducked out at Sedgefield in February and then did it…

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Another Perth chance for Kisumu

Tim Tasker-Brown’s five year old Kisumu produced arguably his best hurdles run when we took him up to Perth last time, and a repeat performance would see the son of High Chaparral in the mix once again when he contests the two mile handicap hurdle at the Scottish track tomorrow evening (8.00). Kisumu (above) is still a maiden…

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