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#The42 Racing

# the42-racing - Yesterday’s News

Johnny Ward: Presenting Percy's public deserve to hear more from enigma trainer Kelly

The Gold Cup favourite will likely be entered in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse next week.

Surprise as Presenting Percy out of Red Mills Chase

Pat Kelly’s stable star was an absentee from the declarations this morning.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Gordon Elliott '10 or 15' for Aintree Grand National

The Irish trainer may have a third of the field on 6 April.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Donn McClean: City Island must improve to make Cheltenham impression but has the potential

The Martin Brassil-trained gelding looked good at Naas at the weekend.

British racing confirms 'risk-managed' return to action after equine flu breakout

After consultations with its veterinary committee, the BHA confirmed racing in Britain will resume on Wednesday.

# the42-racing - Monday 11 February, 2019

Four more cases of equine influenza at Newmarket yard

The results come from vaccinated thoroughbreds at Simon Crisford’s yard.

# the42-racing - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown

Elliott watched two of his runners occupy the top three spots.

# the42-racing - Friday 8 February, 2019

Racing Abandoned: What equine flu means for British racing and why Irish meets could profit from shutdown

Johnny Ward reflects on a turbulent week in British horseracing.

Quick action and 'war-room of vets' can restrict equine flu effects, racing chief insists

British Racing boss Nick Rust is confident of avoiding a long-term shutdown.

# the42-racing - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Thursday's horse racing meetings in Britain cancelled following equine flu outbreak

Racing at Thurles went ahead as planned on Thursday.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

McManus snaps up trio to bolster Cheltenham squad

The leading owner has swooped for Fakir D’Oudairies, Konitho and Blue Sari.

Melbourne Cup-winning trainer handed four-year ban for use of electric 'jiggers'

The devices were found in Darren Weir’s bedroom.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory

Donn McClean reflects on an incident-packed weekend at Leopardstown, where Apple’s Jade showed her class. .

# the42-racing - Sunday 3 February, 2019

Bellshill secures glory for Mullins and Ruby in Gold Cup at Leopardstown

Bellshill edged out Road To Respect by a short head this afternoon.

Apple's Jade clash at Cheltenham with Buveur D'Air is now on

Apple’s Jade was hugely impressive in Leopardstown yesterday.

Expect to see a completely different Bellshill as Gold Cup the feature at Leopardstown

The Willie Mullins-trained horse goes in the main race at Leopardstown today.

# the42-racing - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Apple’s Jade routs top-class field to win Irish Champion Hurdle

It’s the first time in 16 years that a mare has won the race at Leopardstown.

# the42-racing - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Leopardstown on course to beat the weather as cards in Britain continue to fall

However, officials have announced the running order will be amended on Saturday.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

2017 Gold Cup winner to miss Leopardstown this weekend due to the ground

Sizing John’s much anticipated return has been further delayed.

# the42-racing - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Take Tombstone to upset hot favourite at Naas

Gordon Elliott seems to have spotted a terrific opportunity for this nine-year-old to get back to winning ways.

# the42-racing - Saturday 26 January, 2019

1-2 for Joseph O'Brien in Cheltenham opener

Fakir D’Oudairies moved to the head of ante-post lists for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after dominating his rivals.

Honeysuckle hot favourite for Cheltenham after Fairyhouse win

The mare impressed in a six-length success over Western Victory.

Champion trainer Mullins aims to continue his brilliant winning run at Fairyhouse

A Grade 3 Mares Novice Hurdle is the highlight of the card at the Meath race track today.

# the42-racing - Friday 25 January, 2019

Champion Hurdle hopeful will aim to maintain unbeaten run this season at Naas on Sunday

The JP McManus-owned horse has been declared for the five-runner Limestone Lad Hurdle.

# the42-racing - Thursday 24 January, 2019

A seventh Thyestes Chase win for Willie Mullins as Ruby steers favourite to glory

The favourite Invitation Only won the feature race at Gowran Park today.

Back in action - Presenting Percy makes winning return for Davy Russell as hopes for Gold Cup grow

Pat Kelly’s charge was last seen in action in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham last March.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 23 January, 2019

Willie Mullins hoping for seventh win on home territory

In addition, Djakadam gave Ruby Walsh his only win in the race and the multiple champion jockey rides Invitation Only.

WIN: tickets to the Dublin Racing Festival

WIN: tickets to the Dublin Racing Festival

There’s a quality weekend of racing in store next week.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 22 January, 2019

5 horses that could light up the Dublin Racing Festival next week

There’s an intriguing couple of days in store at Leopardstown.

# the42-racing - Monday 21 January, 2019

'It is chucking it down': Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite finally gets weather for first run of the season

Presenting Percy is expected to run in the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park on Thursday.

# the42-racing - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Drama in Thurles, as Noel Meade-trained Tout Est Permis triumphs

Jockey Sean Flanagan had more joy later in the day.

# the42-racing - Saturday 19 January, 2019

Altior enhances superstar reputation with 17th consecutive win at Ascot

The nine-year-old was heavy favourite heading into today’s feature race, the Grade 1 Clarence House Chase.

# the42-racing - Friday 18 January, 2019

'The season has been a mess because of the weather' - tough going ahead of Dublin Racing Festival

Watering in January? Welcome to global warming, writes Johnny Ward in his first column for The42.

# the42-racing - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Un De Sceaux misses out on clash against Altior in Grade 1 race at Ascot

The Willie Mullins-trained horse has won the Clarence House Chase on three occasions.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 16 January, 2019

Apple's Jade 'very doubtful' to take a shot at Cheltenham Champion Hurdle

Gigginstown star’s next target will be the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next month.

# the42-racing - Sunday 13 January, 2019

Supreme Novices the target as Felix Desjy claims impressive Moscow Flyer victory

It was a first win in the race for Gordon Elliott

# the42-racing - Saturday 12 January, 2019

Duca De Thaix triumphs at Fairyhouse for Elliott and Russell

It was the third successive year Gordon Elliott won this race at Fairyhouse.

# the42-racing - Friday 11 January, 2019

2017 Cheltenham Festival winner put down after surgery

Willoughby Court was the winner of the 2017 Neptune Management Novices’ Hurdle.

Two top Irish horse racing trainers to merge their yards in new partnership

The legendary John Oxx and Patrick Prendergast are teaming up from their Curragh bases.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 8 January, 2019

Samcro 'very, very, very doubtful' to make Cheltenham festival

The Michael O’Leary-owned star has been defeated three times this season.

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