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Willie Mullins

Willie Mullins commenced training in 1988 having worked as assistant to both his father, Paddy, and to Jim Bolger. He still rates his father as the biggest influence on his career. Based out of Closutton, Kilkenny, Ireland, his stable yard is…

Sam Waley-Cohen

Born in 1982, Sam Waley-Cohen is an English National Hunt amateur jockey and businessman. Son of the very prominant racehorse breeder and trainer Robert Waley-Cohen, he is also the grandson of the ex-Lord Mayor of London, Bernard Waley-Cohen. Waley-Cohen…

Long Run Set For Aintree Test

Connections have hinted that Long Run’s next assignment is likely to be the Grand National at Aintree in April and not the Cheltenham Gold Cup next month. Nicky Henderson’s runner won the blue riband event in the sport at the 2011 Festival;…

Can Carlingford Triumph At Cheltenham

He may be entered into the 204 Crabbies Grand National but AP McCoy reckons that Carlingford Lough could be one his best chances at the upcoming Cheltenham Festival and the chances of him going to both are relatively slim so don't rush to back…

Timmy Murphy Misses Cheltenham Due To Injury

There's never a good time to get injured when you're a National hunt Jockey but the run up to two of the biggest festivals in the calendar is certainly less than ideal. Unfortunately for jockey Timmy Murphy, he suffered a dislocated shoulder…

Does Cheltenham Hamper The Grand National?

This is always going to be a tricky time of year for trainers and connections as a myriad of big price races run back-to-back and all competing for a rather limited number of race horses that are good enough to seriously contend for the big…

A Tribute To The Great Kauto Star

Having announced that the magnificent Kauto Star was going to be retired, I can only imagine that Champion Trainer Paul Nicholls has been absolutely inundated with requests for interviews, photocalls and visits to Ditcheat. Kauto Star, who…

Horse Racing During The Wars

Most people are aware of the role the horse played during the First World War, of course back then horses were vital tools in warfare. Michael Morpurgo’s best-selling book ‘Warhorse’, which was recently made into a film by Stephen Spielberg,…

Kim Muir Challenge Cup

The Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup Handicap Chase completes the third day of the Cheltenham Festival and it's hard to imagine a tougher day for punters than this one where handicaps abound. This gives the amateur riders the centre of the…