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THE Cheltenham Festival Trials Day will be run at Cheltenham Racecourse on Saturday 20 December. The seven racecard Trials Day is the final before the Cheltenham Festival in March. See https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk for entries in all the races including the featured Paddy Power Cotswold Chase.

The Cheltenham Trials Day is the last race meeting at Cheltenham Racecourse before the Festival in March


THE British Horseracing Authority has confirmed changes to 2021 race conditions in the St James’s Place Foxhunter Challenge Cup Open Hunters Chase at the Cheltenham Festival and the Randox Foxhunters Open Hunters Chase at Aintree. The changes consider lost qualifications due to point-to-point amateur racing cancellations in Ireland and Britain stemming from Covid-19 restrictions. Full amateur race conditions for both Cheltenham Festival races will be available shortly on https://www.pointtopoint.co.uk.

Point to Point amateur racing at Cheltenham and Aintree is expected to go ahead


TOP Irish racehorse trainer Willie Mullins has sent his first Irish-trained runner to Britain since the end of the transition period, meaning that Grangee has left the European Union and can re-enter without a fuss. The racehorse required an advanced health certificate from the Irish Department of Agriculture to exit Ireland and travelled safely with a qualified transport company on a temporary admission document.

Irish horseracing trainer Willie Mullins (Image credit: Horse Racing Ireland)


LEGENDARY Irish jockey Barry Geraghty, well-known presenter Vanessa Ryle and respected racing analyst Tony Keenan have just uploaded their ninth episode of ‘Off The Fence’ the weekly jumps racing show bringing viewers opinions, tips and Cheltenham Festival pointers along with analysis and debate on all major racing events. The star-studded team lines up every Tuesday evening on At The Races on YouTube in association with Sky Sports Racing and Bet 365.

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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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