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Racing Post guide to finding the winner of the Hennessy

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE Hennessy Gold Cup is one of the great races in the National Hunt calendar, its honour roll littered with legends of the game, so the question now is a simple one - who will be added to that list on Saturday? Read More...

Ten things you may not know about the Hennessy Gold Cup

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Ten things you may not know about Newbury's Hennessy Gold Cup. Read More...

Ten things you may not know about the Hennessy

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Ten things you may not know about Newbury's Hennessy Gold Cup. Read More...

Norfolk pensioners chasing another big Scoop6 win

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TWO pensioners from Norfolk are among seven Scoop6 winners aiming to crack the Hennessy and claim a share of the £314,482 bonus fund. Read More...

Best head lad claims BHA forced him out of the sport

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL COOLEY, former head lad to Jim Best, accused the BHA of ruining his riding career by not renewing his riding licence this year, with the authority citing his involvement in the case. Read More...

Unowhatimeanharry floors Long Distance Hurdle rivals

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST season Unowhatimeanharry was one of the success stories as he climbed through the handicap ranks to claim victory at the Cheltenham Festival in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle. Read More...

Newbury: Unowhatimeanharry floors Long Distance rivals

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST season Unowhatimeanharry was one of the success stories as he climbed through the handicap ranks to claim victory at the Cheltenham Festival in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle. Read More...

Clan Des Obeaux oozes class for Nicholls at Newbury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CLAN DES OBEAUX turned in a stylish round of jumping to serve notice of his ability as a novice on the up, but it was a chasing debut to forget for One Track Mind, who never recovered from a mistake at the first. Read More...

Newbury: Clan Des Obeaux oozes class in Grade 2 novice chase

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CLAN DES OBEAUX turned in a stylish round of jumping to serve notice of his ability as a novice on the up, but it was a chasing debut to forget for One Track Mind, who never recovered from a mistake at the first. Read More...

High street would be a poorer place without betting shops

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
If we don’t speak up for betting then no one else will says Tom Kerr Read More...

USA: Effinex and Hoppertunity clash in quality Clark

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
LAST year's one-two Effinex and Hoppertunity meet again as part of a top-class field for the Clark featuring four Grade 1 winners plus leading three-year-old Gun Runner. Read More...

Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack faces stern test at Newbury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GOLD CUP favourite Thistlecrack will face just four rivals on his third start over fences, in the bet365 Novices' Chase (registered as the Worcester Novices' Chase) at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Ballyoptic on recovery mission after Wetherby slip

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NIGEL TWISTON-DAVIES is hoping last season's Aintree Grade 1 novice winner Ballyoptic can gain compensation for a costly slip at Wetherby that was not his fault and confirm himself a serious candidate for the World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Read More...

Much ado about the BHA rating of 85 at Best hearing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE BHA hearing into two horses trained by Jim Best being allegedly stopped in races last year momentarily looked like taking on extra runners and riders at the London rehearing on Thursday. Read More...

Jump to it for the Racing Post’s festive knitwear

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE third year of the Racing Post's charity Christmas jumpers campaign comes under starter's orders on Friday with an exclusive range of four different festive designs going on sale from 9.30am. Read More...

Crowley: Don’t rule me out of jockeys’ title battle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM CROWLEY insists his decision to take the job as number one rider to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum does not mean his chances of retaining his Stobart Jockeys Championship crown can be dismissed. Read More...

Crowley: Don’t rule me out of jockeys’ title battle

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM CROWLEY insists his decision to take the job as number one rider to Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum does not mean his chances of retaining his Stobart Jockeys Championship crown can be dismissed. Read More...

The rise and rise of Jim Crowley

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT IS widely accepted that 2016 has been a bit of a downer in general but Jim Crowley will be among the few who look back at it with tremendous fondess when we finally tick over into 2017 and beyond. Read More...

Thurles: Champagne Fever too hot for Windermere

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPAGNE FEVER made a stirring return to racing after a layoff of 576 days to narrowly defeat the 2014 Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere. Read More...

Australia: Blow for Matt Cumani as strangles case hits stable

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MATT CUMANI has had his three barns at Ballarat in Victoria placed under strict quarantine after a case of strangles was identified in one horse. Read More...

Sheikh Hamdan signs up Crowley to be first jockey

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
CHAMPION jockey Jim Crowley has been named number one rider for owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum, who ended his partnership with Paul Hanagan after four years earlier this month. Read More...

Festival winners Fever and Windermere face off

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FORMER Gold Cup hero Lord Windermere returns to action at Thurles on Thursday in the feature 2m6f chase, in which he will face the Willie Mullins-trained dual Cheltenham Festival winner Champagne Fever. Read More...

Saphir camp hopeful he can deliver at Newbury

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE TIME for Saphir Du Rheu to stop being a talking horse and deliver is upon us, his champion trainer Paul Nicholls said on Wednesday as he put the finishing touches to the grey's preparation for the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday. Read More...

James Doyle to ride for Godolphin in Australia

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JAMES DOYLE, who recently lost his position as first rider to Saeed Bin Suroor, will take up riding duties with Godolphin in Australia while allegations made against James McDonald are investigated. Read More...

Twitter jockey Dobie finishes seventh on Secret Interlude

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
GEORGIA DOBIE, whose ride on Secret Interlude was the result of a Twitter poll by trainer Jamie Osborne, finished seventh on the filly in the closing apprentice handicap at Kempton on Wednesday. Read More...

Gigginstown trio ruled out of Hennessy bid

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
IT IS looking increasingly likely that there will be no Irish-trained chaser in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: Dotty flying the flag for Italy at Towcester

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ITALIAN horsemen thrive in Britain. Who, over the age of 130, can possibly forget the romantic tale of Signorinetta and Edoardo Ginistrelli? Read More...

Grand National hero Red Marauder dies aged 26

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
RED MARAUDER, winner of the memorable but controversial 2001 Grand National, has died at the age of 26. Read More...

Cole Harden set for chase debut at Wetherby

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TRAINER Warren Greatrex has revealed that stable star Cole Harden, winner of the 2015 World Hurdle, has been pencilled in to make his debut over fences at Wetherby on Saturday week. Read More...

Best: Paul John was not dedicated at all

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
JIM BEST on Wednesday said he took on Paul John as a conditional at the suggestion of jockeys' agent Dave Roberts but once he joined had to take him to task about his lifestyle and attitude to work. Read More...

BHA counsel told ‘you need to put the case in clear terms’

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THE BHA lead counsel was told on Wednesday he was not presenting his case against Jim Best in clear terms as he was, in effect, advised to get to the heart of the allegations against the trainer that he ordered conditional jockey Paul John to stop two ho Read More...

Surf and Turf: Racing caught up in new post-truth world online

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
NOW Pokemon Go has fizzled out, the big thing is fake news. People are just making it up. And Facebook publishes it, if you can call Facebook a publisher. It's like calling a lamppost a publisher when someone sticks a missing cat flyer on it. Read More...

Champagne Fever and Windermere return at Thurles

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THURLES serves up a midweek treat on Thursday as a pair of former Cheltenham Festival winners make their long-awaited return to action. Read More...

Boston Bob to join cross-country ranks this season

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOSTON BOB, winner of the Grade 1 Bowl at Aintree and the Punchestown Gold Cup in the spring of 2014, is set to tackle cross-country races this winter and will carry the colours of champion amateur Patrick Mullins and his friends. Read More...

Boston Bob set to join cross-country ranks

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BOSTON BOB, winner of the Grade 1 Bowl at Aintree and the Punchestown Gold Cup in the spring of 2014, is set to tackle cross-country races this winter and will carry the colours of champion amateur Patrick Mullins and his friends. Read More...

Highland Reel among stars set for Hong Kong

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
HIGHLAND REEL will bid to defend his Hong Kong Vase crown at Sha Tin next month after he featured among 56 selected runners for the end-of-season Hong Kong International Races. Read More...

Wednesday’s advice

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
Paul Kealy is Pricewise Extra on Wednesday Read More...

Scudamore has faith in Hennessy mount Un Temps Pour Tout

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM SCUDAMORE believes Hennessy second favourite Un Temps Pour Tout and Gold Cup market leader Thistlecrack can give him an afternoon to remember at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Scudamore has faith in Hennessy mount Temps

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
TOM SCUDAMORE believes Hennessy second favourite Un Temps Pour Tout and Gold Cup market leader Thistlecrack can give him an afternoon to remember at Newbury on Saturday. Read More...

Barters Hill out for season but Pauling hopeful of return

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BEN PAULING'S stable star Barters Hill has been ruled out for the rest of the season with the injury he sustained at Cheltenham's Open meeting, but the trainer is hopeful the six-year-old will return next year. Read More...

Boudot makes history with Chantilly four-timer

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
THERE may have been some debate about exactly what the target was, but Pierre-Charles Boudot sailed into the record books as the most successful Flat jockey in a European calendar year with a four-timer at Chantilly on Tuesday. Read More...

Ashforth’s Angles: the people need to be heard

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
ON WEDNESDAY all eyes (maybe not quite all) will be on Georgia Dobie in the apprentice race at Kempton (7.55). Dobie, yet to finish in the first four in a dozen rides, has been chosen by the people to partner Secret Interlude for Jamie Osborne Read More...

John claims Best gave ‘masterclass’ in stopping horses

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL JOHN on Tuesday claimed he was given a "masterclass" in stopping horses by trainer Jim Best and his brother Tom the night he had ridden Echo Bravo, one of the two horses he claims he did not ride to win on his former boss's orders. Read More...

Best witness claims John ‘not in control’ of horse at Plumpton

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
FORMER Irish champion jump jockey Tom Morgan on Tuesday described the rider who claims Jim Best ordered him to stop two horses, as a novice who was incapable of restraining his horse and got tired. Read More...

Popular Welsh National winner Monbeg Dude retired

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
MONBEG DUDE, who cut through the heavy ground at Chepstow like a hot knife through butter for a memorable success in the Welsh National, has been retired. Read More...

Drumacoo ‘unknown quantity’ in Hennessy field

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
BEN PAULING believes Drumacoo is the unknown quantity of the 28-strong Hennessy Gold Cup entries with the seven-year-old having completed just two career starts over fences in January this year. Read More...

Southwell cancels card after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Southwell abandon meeting after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Southwell abandons card after torrential rain

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
SOUTHWELL has been forced to abandon its eight-race card on Tuesday due to a waterlogged track after experiencing a downpour of 49mm of rain in the last 36 hours. Read More...

Paul John denies BHA deal in Jim Best rehearing

Racing Post | 2 weeks ago
PAUL JOHN on Monday repeatedly denied he had cut a deal with the BHA to give evidence against Jim Best as the trainer's rehearing began at BHA headquarters in London. Read More...