Date - April 26, 2015
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Trainer Dermot McLoughlin has next year's Grand National at Aintree in mind for V

Anthem makes Woodlands return
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Royal Ascot-winning filly Anthem Alexander is the star turn among 10 sprinters

Focus claims landmark Wetherby win
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The popular West Yorkshire jumps track opened its doors to racing on the

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The Dot Love trained Not A Bad Oul Day made all to justify strong market
The ex-Joanna Morgan trained Duchess Andorra was a topically named winner on the snow at
The Jim Bolger trained Aerialist made a winning start to 2015 when landing the opening

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Sean Bowen, Conditional jockey to Paul Nicholls won the Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Series at Ayr on Saturday. Sean, a Pony Racing graduate had previously won two races in the series and been placed in a further three. This stood him in seco

Things started to get serious on the Flat in the latest week with the wraps coming off a number of Classic hopeful at Newmarket’s Craven and Newbury’s Greenham meetings. Not all of them passed their mock exams, and here’s what our team make of the

The Final for the Racing Excellence Hands and Heels Series will be held at Ayr on Saturday 18 April, on the same day as the Coral Scottish National. Mikey Hamill and Sean Bowen are battling it out for the title of Champion in what is proving to be

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