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THE OWNER: Ray Nicholas
Sophie Mellett
Part-time on-course bookmaker Ray Nicholas talks about his love for the point-to-point game and of his hugely exciting future Cheltenham prospect Ferns Lock
27 January 2023 Racing columns
ANDY BATE: Fakir below best but Haut can go higher
Allegorie De Vassy also put her Cheltenham claims on the line - will Cheltenham suit?
27 January 2023 Racing columns
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Let's blame the Mares’ Hurdle
We can get carried away by wide margin winners in mares’ only races without getting a handle on the level of the form
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Twitter talking
Cheltenham and Festival contenders were the subject of social media comments
27 January 2023 Racing columns
PARROT MOUTH: HRI earns workplace wellbeing award
The racing authority has been recognised for its efforts to put the wellbeing of employees at the forefront of company policy
27 January 2023 Racing columns
PARROT MOUTH: Grand National winner lives on in Westmeath
The 1903 Aintree winner has been immortalised in the village he was named after
27 January 2023 Racing columns
PARROT MOUTH: Roy and Kate make it official
News of a horsey wedding in Co Cork
27 January 2023 Racing columns
MARGIE McLOONE: Short-heads defy Ewing big win
David Maxwell elected to the Jockey Club, more Munir winners, and Sam is short-headed - twice!
27 January 2023 Racing columns
MARGIE McLOONE: Northern winners round-up
A round up of some northern-trained and ridden winners over the last week
27 January 2023 Racing columns
MARGIE McLOONE: Christie plays his aces
The Derrylin yard has three of the top hunter chasers to go to battle with this season
27 January 2023 Racing columns
HARNESS RACING: Horsy Horsy don’t you stop
Dan Carlin previews the Prix d’Amerique which could be a battle between the rising star, Eric Raffin and the master Jean Michele Bazire
27 January 2023 Racing columns
HARNESS RACING: All set at the 'Temple of Trot'
The last weekend in January festrues the Championnat du Monde with the Prix d'Amerique at Vincennes
27 January 2023 Racing columns