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‘First day at big school’ for Cole Harden

FOR three years, Gavin Sheehan has been itching to race Cole Harden over steeplechase fences because he thinks the horse could be that ‘special’. Today, the jockey gets his wish.

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Irish Cavalier ridden by Jonathan Moore (left) clears the last fence to win the bet365 Charlie Hall Steeple Chase during day two of the bet365 Charlie Hall Meeting at Wetherby Racecourse. (Photo: PA)

Irish Cavalier surges to Charlie Hall Chase triumph at Wetherby

Jonathan Moore cemented his position as new stable jockey for Rebecca Curtis when steering Irish Cavalier to a surprise success in the bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

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Cue Card ridden by jockey Paddy Brennan (Picture: PA)

Cue Card up against 10 horses in Charlie Hall renewal at Wetherby

ELEVEN horses have been declared for Saturday’s flagship bet365 Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby.

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READY FOR ACTION: Wetherby racecourse chief executive Jonjo Sanderson Picture: Tony Johnson

Wetherby ready to be under starter’s orders yet again

WETHERBY Racecourse chief executive Jonjo Sanderson says the track’s £3.2m redevelopment should not affect today’s season-opening National Hunt meeting.

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Artist's impression of how the new stand could look

Multi-million pound Wetherby Racecourse revamp gets go-ahead

A multi-million pound redevelopment of Wetherby Racecourse has been given the go-ahead in a bid to make it one of the region’s premier sporting venues.

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Wetherby Racecourse posted this photo on Twitter of the flooded back straight (Source: @WetherbyRaces on Twitter)

Wetherby Racecourse abandons Boxing Day meeting

The traditional Boxing Day meeting at Wetherby Racecourse has been abandoned due to a flooded course.

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Racing tips: Any Currency napped to win at Cheltenham

With Christmas fast approaching I am hoping that champion trainer Paul Nicholls can play Santa Claus and provide us with a few festive winners this weekend.

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Racing tips: Grey Life can be two-mile star at Wetherby

Smad Place was a decisive winner of last week’s Hennessy Gold Cup and is now only 10/1 to win the Cheltenham equivalent next March.

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Jeff Garlick gives his racing tips

Racing tips: Garlick’s Goodies for racing at Newbury and Newcastle

Cue Card, tipped in these pages last week, was an impressive winner of the Betfair Chase last week and looks right back to the form he showed in 2013.

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Jeff Garlick gives his racing tips

Racing tips: Garlick’s Goodies for Cheltenham and Wetherby

The National Hunt season gets into full swing this weekend with the three-day ‘Open’ Festival at Cheltenham and a great card locally at Wetherby.

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Jeff Garlick gives his racing tips

Racing tips: Who to back at Doncaster’s final Flat meeting of 2015?

Doncaster stage the final meeting of the Turf Flat season on Saturday.

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Jeff Garlick gives his racing tips

Racing tips: Menorah backed to repeat Charlie Hall Chase success at Wetherby Racecourse

The bet365 Charlie Hall meeting at Wetherby signifies the start of the National Hunt racing season.

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Horses from Julia Brooke's yard on the gallops on Middleham Moor

Julia Brooke: Chasing the dream

Julia Brooke is the first to admit that training racehorses is “a ridiculous thing to do”. She’s been up most of the night tending to a sick horse and a broken down van – and the rain clouds are foreboding as she muck outs the stables and prepares her string of horses for their morning gallop. Yet she’s been waiting a lifetime for this chance and radiates enthusiasm as she talks about her bold decision, in her early 50s, to become one of the newest additions to North Yorkshire’s training ranks at a time when many yards are struggling to make ends meet.

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The plans for Wetherby Racecourse

Wetherby Racecourse reveals £3.2million Members’ Stand plan

Plans for a £3.2m upgrade of spectator facilities at Wetherby Racecourse have been unveiled.

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Pendleton close to A dream debut

Double Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton was denied a fairytale victory by a head on her first ride as a fully-fledged amateur jockey at Ripon on Monday.

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Victoria Pendleton walks out prior to the start of The George Frewer Celebration Sweepstake sponsored by the Bernard Sunley Foundation race at Newbury Racecourse, Newbury. ( Nick Potts/PA Wire).

Olympic champion Victoria Pendleton poised for Ripon riding debut

Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton is set to take the next step of her horse racing career at Ripon on Monday in her first ride as an amateur jockey.

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Garlick’s Goodies: Who to back in Ripon’s Great St Wilfrid’s Stakes

Garlick’s Goodies: Who to back in Ripon’s Great St Wilfrid’s Stakes

Ripon stage their biggest meeting of the year on Saturday with the feature race being the William Hill Great St Wilfrid’s Stakes.

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FLAT OUT: Wetherby racecourse Chief executive Jonjo Sanderson. Picture: Tony Johnson

Further Flat meetings in the pipeline for Wetherby Racecourse

Bosses at Wetherby Racecourse have applied for permission to host a second tranche of Flat meetings next year following the culmination of successful trials.

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Turf Talk: Star cracker finale set for Newcastle races

Middleham’s Mark Johnston was again the leading Yorkshire trainer at Royal Ascot with two of our three winners.

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Turf Talk: Which Royal Ascot horses form part of Garlick’s Goodies?

Royal Ascot steals the racing headlines this week, with five days of fantastic racing taking place in deepest Berkshire.

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