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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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GREYHOUND DERBY: Towcester is ready for big Derby day

GREYHOUND DERBY: Towcester is ready for big Derby day

Overpriced lukewarm hot dogs; slabs of rock salmon and perhaps the odd jellied eel tossed in...

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Clares Rocket pictured with trainer Graham Holland

GREYHOUND DERBY: Security stepped up at Towcester as Clares Rocket comes to town

A €1million greyhound subjected to a high-profile ‘dog-napping’ could be in line to land the biggest prize in racing when it lines up in the English Greyhound Derby at Towcester.

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Bestwork is seen here revelling in the occasion with trainer Charlie Longsdon and owners following his victory at Towcester on Monday (PICTURE: DAVID YANEZ)

TOWCESTER RACES: Trainer Longsdon enjoys double success

Perhaps it was the sight of Nicky Henderson leaning thoughtfully in the sunshine on the owners and trainers’ balcony before thoughtfully sipping a glass of wine, but perspective drifted just a little as Towcester staged its final jumping fixture for over four and a half months on Monday afternoon.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Riddlestown claims fourth straight victory

TOWCESTER RACES: Riddlestown claims fourth straight victory

‘Don’t ask me, ask him!’

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Riddlestown (right) on the way to victory at Towcester in March, 2014

RACING PREVIEW: Riddlestown to secure more success at Towcester?

Riddlestown might be a standing dish at Southwell but the Caroline Fryer-trained ten year-old is no slouch at Towcester and might answer the puzzle of the 3m 1/2f handicap chase on Monday evening at 6pm.

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TOWCESTER RACES: Favourites are frozen out as none claim top-two finish in seven-race card

TOWCESTER RACES: Favourites are frozen out as none claim top-two finish in seven-race card

No-one could ever call life at Towcester predictable and Thursday’s fixture proved the point once more.

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