Chris’s Dream books Cheltenham ticket

After proving a class apart from his rivals in making a winning debut for new connections in the featured Grade Three Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle in very testing conditions at Powerstown Park, Chris’s Dream earned his ticket to next month’s Cheltenham Festival for a tilt at the Albert Bartlett.

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Sara Bradstock defiant as injury curse strikes Coneygree again

Sara Bradstock is “not giving up” on Coneygree despite ruling the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero out for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture of his tibia.

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Ireland hope to repeat last year’s nations cup success in Florida

Ireland has two show jumping teams in action this weekend for the first of this year’s nations cup fixtures. Michael Blake takes charge of affairs for the five-star meeting in Ocala, Florida, while Taylor Vard will be overseeing matters at Abu Dhabi’s five-star contest in the UAE.

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Douvan ‘not far away’ from return

Douvan is “not far away” from returning to action after being entered in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.

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Racing UK confirmed as new home of Irish racing

Racing UK has confirmed it is to take over the coverage of racing in Ireland from At The Races in a five-year deal starting in 2019.

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Ruby Walsh: Here's what puts me off training...

Ruby Walsh says the occupational hazard of giving owners bad news is the thing that puts him off becoming a trainer when he eventually calls time on his riding career.

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Bristol De Mai out to show Gold Cup class at Cheltenham

Nigel Twiston-Davies has refuted suggestions Bristol De Mai is not as effective at Cheltenham ahead of the BetBright Trial Cotswold Chase at the venue today.

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Willie Mullins upbeat on Faugheen ahead of Irish Champion Hurdle

Willie Mullins has issued an upbeat report on Faugheen ahead of his intended appearance in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday week.

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Out Sam can give Gordon Elliott Thyestes Chase breakthrough

Gordon Elliott has farmed valuable handicap chases in recent seasons, but the Goffs Thyestes Chase is one of the few to elude the trainer.

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