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Two Redcar rides for our Becks

The 1m2f lady amateur riders’ handicap at Redcar tomorrow has been divided, which is excellent news for our head girl Becky Smith as it means she gets to ride both of our entries in the race! Becks, who’s been riding as an amateur since 2011, is enjoying the best year of her career with six…

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Top weight for Tassie in Carlisle staying test

The Howard family’s classy nine year old Silver Tassie returns from his summer break to carry top weight in tomorrow’s Challenger Staying Chase Series qualifier at Carlisle (3.15), with our yard stalwart Alderbrook Lad among his eight opponents. Silver Tassie chalked up an overdue first win for us at Ayr in March and showed next…

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Tough hurdles task for Tyrrell

We’re taking two runners down the A1 to Wetherby tomorrow as the track stages its first meeting of the new jumps season, the Spinal Research Northern Raceday. First up is the Snook Family’s Mister Moosah, who will run in a tongue tie for the first time as he contests the opening two mile juvenile hurdle…

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Saturday review….Knocknamona’s unfortunate Hexham trip

None of our seven runners yesterday made the frame but we thought you might like a little update on them anyway….so here goes! Blue Hussar couldn’t repeat last month’s York success off a 5lbs higher mark in a better race but he still gave it his best shot, he was right in the firing line…

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Busy times ahead at Hexham!

We’re taking six runners up to Hexham tomorrow for their Metrocentre & Eldon Square Raceday, sponsored by intu. The Rat Pack Racing Club’s Knocknamona makes his chasing debut in the 2m4f novices’ handicap chase at 2.50, he won over this trip over hurdles at Newcastle back in March and his recent run here will have…

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Blue Hussar goes for York repeat

Time flies….it doesn’t seem five minutes since the Dante Festival, but tomorrow the curtain comes down on another season of top class Flat racing on the Knavesmire as York host their final fixture of 2017. We’ll have runners in the last two races, as the Howard family’s Blue Hussar contests the extended two mile Coral…

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The King’s Steed reigns at Ayr

The testing conditions at Ayr today held no fears for The King’s Steed (25/1), as he finally took advantage of his slipping mark to record the first win of his career in division two of the mile handicap under a strong ride from Barry McHugh. The King’s Steed (Charlie) and Lauren Steade in action at…

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Becky The Thatcher back in action at Catterick

Two of our Flat horses lost their maiden tags yesterday and both Becky The Thatcher and Allfredandnobell will be attempting to follow suit in Catterick’s two mile handicap this afternoon. Both of our runners in the staying race (3.05) were successful over hurdles last winter, with Becky The Thatcher (above), in particular, proving something of…

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Cornerstone Lad and Frankster land first wins at Pontefract

We enjoyed an afternoon to remember at Pontefract today as both Cornerstone Lad (10/1) and Frankster (8/1) paid their first ever visits to the winner’s enclosure. Having recorded his best previous effort over today’s course and distance back in July, Cornerstone Lad came with a well timed run in the hands of Phillip Makin to…

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Just Cameron returns in Kelso feature

Our highest rated jumps horse Just Cameron is all set for his seasonal debut in tomorrow’s £18,500 NSPCC School Service Handicap Chase up at Kelso (4.20). Paul and Jean Chapman’s ten year old (above) returned to the winner’s enclosure in a good quality Wetherby handicap in January after spending the best part of two years competing in top class company,…

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