Tagged: horse racing

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Existing racegoers are the best racegoers

How racing needs to up its game to keep its customers January greeted racing with the news that racecourse attendance in 2019 had fallen by 2.6%. Reasons were put forward, not least the halt...

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Cheltenham Festival: key handicap runners

Key runners in the Cheltenham Festival handicaps, with Paddy Power prices The 10 handicaps at the four-day extravaganza of the Cheltenham Festival provide tricky problems to solve. A few clues may rest with the...

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Highs and lows

Gary McKenzie on the emotional highs and lows of racing There were worrying scenes at Ascot last week after the top-rated chaser, Cyrname, fell at the last fence. It was a horrible fall (as...

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Horse welfare – racing’s five-year strategy

British horseracing’s Horse Welfare Board, which is independently chaired, has  published its five-year strategic plan for the welfare of horses bred for racing. The strategy focuses on the ambition that every horse bred to...

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The Racing Hub Round-up: the week’s top stories

Your weekly round-up of top racing stories in a nutshell, plus upcoming fixtures Racing and Racecourses Horse Racing Ireland has announced that the Punchestown and Fairyhouse meetings, which were both cancelled in recent days,...

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The ‘machine’ is in full working order

The ‘machine’ is in full working order The Dublin Racing Festival was just brilliant. And the headlines were dominated by a twelve-year-old novice chaser. Faugheen won his third race over fences, beating Easy Game....