Date - November 28, 2014
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Triolo ground concerns for Geraghty
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Barry Geraghty is concerned soft ground could scupper Triolo D'Alene's c

Tank gunning for Drinmore glory
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Owner Barry Connell has high hopes for The Tullow Tank in the Bar One Racing

Bradstock takes aim at vet procedure after Coneygree win
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Mark Bradstock has called for a change in veterinar

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Strategic Heights landed a punt (7/2 in the morning into 7/4) under Fran Berry in

Going - Standard. Weather - Cold and dry

Jockey Changes.

6.10 DKIT Students Union Race Night Handicap

6.40

Well another week and another interesting tail of woe for Racing in the UK as

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In something of a rarity the last racing week was bookended by top-class meetings and makes for a blog full of quality performances. We kick off by contextualising an amazing sixth Betfair Chase success for Paul Nicholls in just the 10th running,

Retraining of Racehorses’ (RoR) Patron, Clare Balding OBE will reunite with her former TV partner, racing legend and Champion jockey Willie Carson OBE, to co-present the first ever RoR Award Ceremony at the historic Jockey Club Rooms at the home o

While only the first two days of Cheltenham’s Paddy Power Open Meeting fell into the last racing week there was still plenty to get the teeth into and the first major handicap chase of the season produced a thrilling finish. He’s our take on it… Q

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