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17:54, 25 JUL 2013
OAP nets £174,000 in horse bet win
A LUCKY Crewe pensioner has been busy popping the champagne corks after winning more than £174,000 on an £18 bet.
Racehorse treatment centre unveiled
ACADEMICS from the University of Liverpool will be using the latest technological innovations to treat horses who fall at the Grand National this week.
Temple is well Placed
TEMPLE Place, trained by the Aintree Grand National legend Ginger McCain, was the most impressive winner at Bangor-on-Dee last Saturday and underlined the well-being of the yard that has three entries for the 2006 race next week.
Countryside pride on show
BANGOR-ON-DEE racecourse presents Countryside Day tomorrow afternoon where a host of rural attractions support the seven-race card that comes under starter's orders at 2.05pm with a Mares Only Claiming Hurdle run over two miles and one furlong.
Season will not fall flat as National gets closer
IT'S that time of year when National Hunt and Flat racing share top billing.
Bangor's local heroes
LOCAL connections dominated the winners' enclosure at the Flint and Denbigh point-to-point meeting at Bangor-on-Dee last Sunday, beginning with a three-quarters-of-a-length victory for According To This ridden by Gary Hanmer.
Big race may get Royal service
THE first official Sunday racing at Bangor-on-Dee this weekend could see an outing for Grand National favourite Clan Royal.
Bangor on right track for success
THE point-to-point racing community is eagerly anticipating the opening Flint and Denbigh meeting at Bangor-on-Dee on Sunday.
'Perfect' start for Denman
TEMPERATURES at Bangor-on-Dee race-course plummeted to -6ºC overnight last Thursday, resulting in a series of four inspections taking place prior as the course thawed.
Punters back with a Bangor
AFTER a break of almost two months, the first Bangor-on-Dee meeting in 2006 takes place this afternoon.
CHESTER City FC may be finding victories hard to come by, but a group of Blues fans are on to a winner!
Ebony Light to spice up Ginger's National finale
TRAINER Ginger McCain exclaimed: 'I'm going to Liverpool with my tail right up!' as Ebony Light galloped into contention for the 2006 John Smith's Aintree Grand National with a smooth victory in the three-mile Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock last Saturday.
Top 40 hit for Ebony is Ginger's swansong
'IF the Handicapper doesn't put him up enough now to get in the National field, I'll shoot him!'
Haydock form will be guide
AS the pinnacle of jump racing is now only two months away, the card at Haydock Park tomorrow may provide punters with vital clues for the Cheltenham festival in March.
Kelda glad to make a Point
ENTHUSIASM for 'racing between the flags' features in every word Kelda Wood of Cholmondeley uses about the sport and the equine residents in her yard.
Carrie's National finish the highlight
'IT was the thrill of a lifetime, he was brilliant,' was the comment made after Carrie Ford of Little Budworth equalled the best-ever position returned by a woman jockey in the John Smith's Aintree Grand National back in April when riding Forest Gunner.
Tears and triumphs
REVIEW OF THE YEAR 2005: NORTHWICH Vics proved you cannot keep a good - and newsworthy - club out of the headlines.
Remembering a year at the races
IT'S time to take a look back at the highlights of 2005 at Chester and Bangor-on-Dee Racecourses as well as the racing scene in and around Cheshire.
Ebony Light is soon shining
BANGOR-on-Dee racecourse rounded off 2005 with the traditional midweek fixture on Wednesday where locally trained horses Ebony Light and Lost In Normandy graced the winners enclosure watched by a crowd of 3,080.
Welsh big race next on wish list for Ford
TARPORLEY trainer Richard Ford is targeting this year's Welsh National - at The Principality's 'other' racecourse.
Legend back for big race
SIX horses were in a line jumping the last fence of the totesport Becher Handicap Steeplechase at Aintree last Sunday, one of the feature races of the new North West Masters weekend.
Eyes on Aintree legends
THE sight of two former Grand National winners running so well back on their old stomping ground at Aintree Racecourse warmed the heart.
Aintree farewell to famous piece of racing history
RACEGOERS, jockeys and trainers have paid an emotional farewell to the famous winner's enclosure at Aintree before it is transformed as part of a £30m redevelopment.
Kicking King has luck of the Irish
THE North West Masters weekend has attracted top horses throughout a two-day feast of racing.