Racing - TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

BHA moves to address small fields

The British Horseracing Authority has announced a number of all-weather and National Hunt races will be removed from next year’s programme in a bid to address issues regarding "uncompetitive small-field races".

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Richard Hughes

Hughes savours‘ sweet’ success

Richard Hughes has spoken of his delight at effectively being crowned British champion jockey for a third successive season.

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Willie Mullins

Mullins weighs up Annie options

Annie Annie Power could tackle the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival – if she stays over hurdles this term.

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Adrian Heskin

Heskin new retained jockey to Connell

Leading Irish owner Barry Connell has replaced Danny Mullins with Adrian Heskin as his retained jockey.

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Grands Crus in 2011

Top staying hurdler Grands Crus retired

Grands Crus, one of the best staying hurdlers and novice chasers of his generation, has been retired.

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Irish show jumpers dr1ve to victory across Europe

Irish show jumpers drove to victory across Europe at the weekend, with Jessica Kurten in the driving seat when claiming a €40,000 Subaru car in the grand prix in Odense, Copenhagen.

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The New One back with a win at familiar starting point

Another season of top-level hurdling awaits The New One after he successfully returned to his now familiar starting point at Kempton.

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Light career hangs in balance

Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light may have run his last race after picking up a nasty injury at Ascot on Saturday.

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Gabriel on the right Avenue

Avenue Gabriel rewarded the patience of her connections with a win in the Listed Clodovil E.B.F. Garnet Stakes on a mixed card at Naas yesterday.

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Hill justifies decision to undertake five hour trek

Tammys Hill, having a first outing since winning the Foxhunters at the Cheltenham festival in March, landed the Christmas Party Package Handicap Hurdle at Cork yesterday.

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Meade targets Champion pay-day with Road To Riches

Noel Meade hopes to run Galway Plate winner Road To Riches in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal on November 1.

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Doyle unlikely to appeal Ascot ban

James Doyle is unlikely to appeal against the seven-day ban and £10,000 fine he received following his fairytale victory on Noble Mission in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

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Chance To Dance awarded contest

Out of luck with Lucida in Newmarket earlier, Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning captured the listed Carlingford Stakes, in the Stewards Room, in wet and windy Dundalk last night when Chance To Dance was awarded the race on the disqualification of Obliterator.

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Cirrus Des Aigles back for more

Trainer Corine Barande-Barbe is taking nothing for granted as her French superstar Cirrus Des Aigles bids to regain his crown in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot today.

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My Tent Or Yours ruled out for season with tendon injury

Champion Hurdle runner-up My Tent Or Yours has been ruled out for the season after suffering a tendon injury.

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Sacrificial stands-out

Despite a high draw, Sacrificial looks the stand-out bet in the opener in Dundalk tonight, the Irish Stallion farms Median Auction 2-Y-0 Maiden.

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Cossack to try a drop of Whiskey

Don Cossack gave Gordon Elliott and the Gigginstown House Stud a fourth successive victory in the Star Best For Racing Coverage Chase in Punchestown yesterday.

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