Cheltenham Festival fields cut for safety
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Cheltenham Festival fields cut for safety

A cut in the maximum field size of all two-mile chases at Cheltenham from 24 to 20 was one of the main recommendations of the British Horseracing Authority on Wednesday in response to concerns over horse welfare.  Six horses were fatally injured at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival and the BHA sought to get on the… […]

Sharjah steals the show in Ryanair Hurdle as Samcro suffers fourth consecutive defeat
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Sharjah steals the show in Ryanair Hurdle as Samcro suffers fourth consecutive defeat

If Samcro’s Champion Hurdle dreams had not already been dashed they were all but extinguished when the gelding, suffered his fourth consecutive defeat at Leopardstown on Saturday. This time he could finish only an eight-lengths fifth behind the Willie Mullins-trained Sharjah in the Ryanair Hurdle, and later Eddie O’Leary, Gigginstown’s racing manager, described him as… […]