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TOWCESTER RACES: Champion trainer Henderson delivers for Her Majesty at Towcester

Helping The Queen with wedding expenses was never likely to be top of Nicky Henderson’s list of priorities at Towcester on Monday afternoon, but the champion trainer delivered nonetheless.

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Jockey Vicky Wade in full flow with Gentleman Farmer en route to victory in the 2m 3f handicap hurdle at Towcester on Monday evening (Picture: David Yanez)

TOWCESTER RACES: ‘Naughty boy’ Riddlestown lets it slip as Mahler Lad takes advantage

Towcester stages its last jumps fixture before October next Monday afternoon when course specialist Riddlestown will attempt to go one better.

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How's My Friend (blue colours, near side )is seen here in winning form at Towcester in March for jockey Nick Scholfield and trainer Grant Cann

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Cann Grant taste Towcester success again?

The excellent record of Gloucestershire trainer Grant Cann can help build foundations for a profitable night’s racing at Towcester on Monday evening when the action is due to get underway at 5.30pm.

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Malapie in winning form at Towcester last week (Picture: David Yanez)

HORSE RACING: Bailey team targeting success in Sunday’s bonus Towcester meeting

The London bus theory might be preferable to the latest National Hunt formbook when Towcester stages an extra fixture on Sunday when the first race is due off at 1pm.

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RIDDLESTOWN (far side) and jockey Jack Andrews are shown here  in winning form over hurdles at Towcester last May (Picture: David Yanez)

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Indian Native set for Friday night runout

Extreme heat conditions have rarely if ever been an issue at Towcester, a point from which county based trainer Alex Hales may draw a few crumbs of comfort this week.

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HORSE RACING: Second time lucky at Guilsborough?

HORSE RACING: Second time lucky at Guilsborough?

Three days of drying sunshine isn’t a lot to ask for after this most dismal of wet winters, so organisers of Sunday’s re-scheduled point-to-point fixture at Guilsborough are clinging to that prayer.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Tissier continues impressive strike rate on heavy ground

Heavy ground conditions and persistent rain meant punters were diving for cover at Towcester on a day when only the hardiest animals came up the hill.

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TOWCESTER THRILLER - the 2m handicap hurdle at Towcester on March 15 was a thrilling affair with six of the nine runners holding a chance at the last flight. Llantara, Thats My Rabbit and Commodore are all entered to run again on Thursday (Picture: David Yanez)

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Sneaking Budge could be one to watch

Spread a blanket over six runners at the final flight of a 2m Towcester handicap hurdle.

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Harry Redknapp's Drumlee City was a winner at Towcester on Thursday

TOWCESTER RACES: Two winners in the Cann for trainer Grant

While all eyes were pinned on Cheltenham, Gloucestershire trainer Grant Cann drove his horse box in the opposite direction and delivered a Towcester double.

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HORSE RACING: Big day as Towcester celebrates Hugo Bevan’s birthday

HORSE RACING: Big day as Towcester celebrates Hugo Bevan’s birthday

Racing limelight might shine its beacon 59 miles away in the shadow of Cleeve Hill, but Towcester will pay a fitting fanfare to a true legend on Thursday when the action gets underway at 1.20pm.

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Harriet Edmunds, daughter of Tyringham trainer Stuart and wife Trish, is pictured with Maria's Benefit which heads to Cheltenham with a live chance next Thursday (Picture: John Bartlett)

HORSE RACING: Towcester offers a Cheltenham alternative

How many times have I written Cheltenham is not the ‘be all and end all’ during the course of this winter? I’m sure it’s been at least twice!

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Goodnight Charlie pictured after winning at Towcester in May with jockey Sam Davies-Thomas and trainer Caroline Fryer (right)

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Fryer hoping for a Valentine's Day success

Goodnight Charlie, a dual course and distance winner which shaped with immense promise back at Towcester a fortnight ago, can bring a St Valentine’s Day winner for Norfolk trainer Caroline Fryer.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Keighley and Stock strike again with Brillare Momento

The striking Towcester success rate of trainer Martin Keighley and jockey Harry Stock continues at a pace after a fourth victory this season at the course’s extra meeting on Thursday.

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Treat for horse racing fans as Towcester lands extra fixture on Thursday

Towcester Racecourse has sounded its latest strong message of commitment to National Hunt racing by acting swiftly to stage an extra fixture this Thursday.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Dr Des could be set for Cheltenham after victory

TOWCESTER RACES: Dr Des could be set for Cheltenham after victory

Cheltenham is not the be all and end all but National Hunt’s March festival is very much an option for trainer Henry Oliver and Northants-based owner Richard Whitehead after the victory of Dr Des at Towcester on Thursday.

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TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Case ready to fly the flag for local trainers

Ben Case will fly the flag for the local training corps at Towcester on Thursday, on the back of an exciting winner at Doncaster at the weekend.

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Cropredy Lawn trainer Paul Webber has enjoyed a Towcester winner at each of the first three Northants fixtures this season courtesy of Copperfacejack, Cosmic Diamond and Miss Tongabezi

HORSE RACING: Trainer Curtis made his mark at Towcester

Towcester supporters focusing on the Northamptonshire track’s next fixture in a fortnight’s time on February 1 (first race 1.40pm), might do well to stop for a moment this week and remember trainer Roger Curtis who died at the age of 68 from prostate and bone cancer on Blue Monday.

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Royal Magic was a winner at Towcester

HORSE RACING: Royal win makes for a Magic day at Towcester

Royal Magic, trained by 2008 Gold Cup winning jockey Sam Thomas and ridden by Adrian Heskin, rode the first 66/1 winner at Towcester for 12 and a half years last week.

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TOWCESTER REPORT: Magic moment as 66/1 shot storms to victory

TOWCESTER REPORT: Magic moment as 66/1 shot storms to victory

Royal Magic, trained by 2008 Gold Cup winning jockey Sam Thomas and ridden by Adrian Heskin, rode the first 66/1 winner at Towcester for 12 and a half years on Thursday.

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TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Edmunds hoping for home success

TOWCESTER PREVIEW: Edmunds hoping for home success

Local trainer Stuart Edmunds has his string in great nick and the Tyringham handler can add a Towcester success to his recent impressive run when action kicks off in the county at 12.40pm today (Thursday).

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