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Captain Chris wins Ascot Chase by 19 lengths for Philip Hobbs Odds-on favourite Captain Chris cruised to an impressive 19-length triumph in the Ascot Chase. The 8-11 chance, trained by Philip Hobbs, jumped boldly for jockey Richard Johnson to score
Tidal Bay tops Aintree weights Veteran steeplechaser Tidal Bay tops the weights for the Grand National at Aintree on 5 April. The 13-year-old, trained by Paul Nicholls, has been allocated 11st 10lb. Tidal Bay, who will bid to become the oldest winner
He has won 15 races and amassed total prize-money of more than three-quarters of a million pounds. He has won a Bet 365 (Whitbread) Gold Cup, a Lexus Chase and an Arkle Trophy, as well as assorted other races at the Cheltenham and Aintree Festivals.
Despite the top weight, Legend Maker with jockey Charles Mwangi beat Vuvuzela (Jacob Lokorian) by a neck, to give owners Wakini Ndegwa and Adam Jillo the Brigade of Guards Trophy at Ngong Racecourse and Golf Park on Monday. The five-year-old runner,
Despite the prevailing cold weather, up to 15,000 hardy jumps fans and Ladies' Day fashionistas could turn up for the main event of the three-day Easter Festivities at the Co Meath venue. The Irish Grand National's glorious legacy is synonymous with
With three-time winner Big Buck's sidelined by injury, the stayers' championship is an open affair this term, although Williams' Reve De Sivola and the Nicky Henderson-trained Oscar Whisky top the market. The pair fought out a great finish to the
Henderson has confessed to plenty of nerves before each run as he knows the responsibility of training a horse who is so positively regarded by the racing public. He will seek to add the Cheltenham championship to comfortable wins in the Tingle Creek
Suggested Topics Cheltenham Festival's winning-most trainer Nicky Henderson opened his account at this year's meeting when Simonsig landed the odds in the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy. However, it was harder work for the 8-15 favourite than
In one of sport's great natural arenas, before the matchless backdrop of the last rugged outpost of the Cotswolds, Cleeve Hill, there will this week be presented unscripted theatre in all its genres. No emotion will remain untapped at Cheltenham,
It is not hard to see why only five others should have had the temerity to line up against Sprinter Sacre in last year's race. Whether his stablemate Simonsig already deserves quite so much respect in the Racing Post Arkle Chase is another matter.