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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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Kevin Ackerman

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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Ben Case

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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Alex Hales

HORSE RACING: Happy Hales eyes overdue victory

Anguish and frustration have bizarrely mixed with satisfaction for trainer Alex Hales whose recent call for a winner has so far gone unheard.

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Copperfacejack won at Towcester last Thursday (PICTURE: www.yan-photography.co.uk)

HORSE RACING: Another win is on Webber’s Agenda

The current hot streak of form enjoyed by horses from Paul Webber’s yard at Cropredy Lawn extended to Towcester’s opening fixture of its 2017/18 season and could prevail to Kempton Park this Sunday.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Fairy tale start to Towcester season for Whitehead

TOWCESTER RACES: Fairy tale start to Towcester season for Whitehead

Memories of Restless Harry storming up the Towcester hill flooded vividly back to mind as Fairy Pol won the first contest of the track’s 2017/18 season.

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Tyringham trainer Stuart Edmunds (second left) is increasing numbers in preparation for the serious National Hunt season

Edmunds eager to mix quality with quantity

Quality not quantity proved the watchword for Stuart Edmunds last season - but the Tyringham handler is hoping to mix both in a delicious cocktail during 2017/18.
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GREYHOUND DERBY: Favourite Clares Rocket beaten as 28/1 shot Astute Missile grabs glory at Towcester

GREYHOUND DERBY: Favourite Clares Rocket beaten as 28/1 shot Astute Missile grabs glory at Towcester

There was a shock winner as a packed Towcester Racecourse staged the prestigious Star Sports Greyhound Derby for the first time on Saturday night.

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