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Andrew Nicholson set for another busy eventing season - as his horse Asis becomes As Is

Written by Tony Millett.

Andrew Nicholson set for another busy eventing season - as his horse Asis becomes As Is

The 2017 British eventing season has got underway and the competitions now come thick and fast.  In two competitions so far, leading New Zealand eventer Andrew Nicholson, who is based near Marlborough, has ridden in thirteen classes.

Nicholson came to England aged 18 and has been eventing here for

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Cheltenham Festival: local star Lil Rockerfeller goes for gold in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle

Written by Tony Millett.

Cheltenham Festival:  local star Lil Rockerfeller goes for gold in the Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle

This week much of the focus at Neil King's Burderop yard is on Lil Rockerfeller's entry in the Cheltenham Festival's Sun Bets Stayers' Hurdle (Thursday, March 16.)

He is a rare horse to enter this premier race: with an American pedigree that favours mile or shorter flat races, he has become

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Jan Perrins talks to former jockey, Cheltenham specialist & trainer Andy Turnell at Broad Hinton: what does he think of the Grand National now?

Written by Jan Perrins .

Jan Perrins talks to  former jockey, Cheltenham specialist & trainer Andy Turnell at Broad Hinton: what does he think of the Grand National now?

It is three years since Andy Turnell suffered a severe stroke, curtailing his career as a racehorse trainer, and even though he is a little disappointed at the progress he has made, he is not bitter.

“I always wanted to be a jockey and that is what happened and then

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Newbury Racecourse announces The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival as the Hennessy Gold Cup morphs into the Ladbrokes Trophy

Written by Tony Millett.

Newbury Racecourse announces The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival as the Hennessy Gold Cup morphs into the Ladbrokes Trophy

After Newbury Racecourse secured Ladbrokes to replace Hennessy as the sponsor of its premier National Hunt race, everyone wondered what the race would be called.
 
The two-day meeting, which takes place on Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 in 2017, will be known as The Ladbrokes Winter Carnival, with

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Newbury's annual Greatwood Charity Raceday fields some punters' favourites - and a fascinating charity race

Written by Tony Millett.

Newbury's annual Greatwood Charity Raceday fields some punters' favourites - and a fascinating charity race

Now in its tenth year Newbury's Greatwood Charity Raceday (Saturday, March 4) features great racing, a charity race and a chance to support a really worthwhile equestrian cause.

The day raises vital funds needed to care for 43 ex-racehorses, which are either used for Greatwood’s innovative educational programmes, re-trained to

Read more: Newbury's annual Greatwood Charity Raceday fields some punters' favourites - and a fascinating charity race

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