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Comply Or Die in retirement
Finding the right horse for the Grand National is not an easy task, but it is one David Pipe can always look back on and proudly say he has fulfilled.
While 2008 winner Comply Or… Read More
Being privileged to win the Champion Hurdle on more than one occasion is confined to an exclusive group of jockeys, of which Peter Scudamore is a signed-up member.
In a career which produced more than 1,600 winners, the eight-times champion… Read More
From time to time even the very best require a bit of luck and John Francome will be forever thankful for the slice he received ahead of winning the 1978 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
While the 65 year-old’s days in the… Read More
For some jockeys their first winner at the Cheltenham Festival turns out to be their last and that proved to be exactly the case for Luke Harvey.
Despite enjoying plenty of rides at the meeting, the ITV and At The… Read More
If the career of Brian Harding could be summed up by one race, the victory of One Man in the 1998 Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival would be it.
Having had his ability to perform at the… Read More
The Betfair Hurdle has long been regarded as one of the biggest, most lucrative handicap hurdle races to win in the British jumps racing calendar.
The Grade 3 National Hunt hurdle race is open to … Read More
In June 2017, Leopardstown Racecourse announced that it would be hosting the jumps equivalent to the Irish Champions Weekend, with the Irish Champion Hurdle and Irish Gold Cup taking place over two stellar afternoons in early February.
The Irish Champion… Read More
The Stan James Irish Gold Cup is a Grade 1 National Hunt chase in Ireland which is open to horses aged five years or older.
Since its inception, it has developed… Read More