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THE Big Dog has secured a place in the Punchestown Grand National Handicap Chase after beating out Screaming Colours in the trials last Sunday 14 February by a half-length. The Grand National will take place during the Punchestown Festival at the Kildare Ireland racecourse from the end of April. The French-owned Farmix also won a slot last Sunday in the Punchestown Festival Of A Different Colour Rated Novice Steeplechase.
IRISH racehorse Delta Work has been pulled from the Cheltenham Festival in March after suffering a fracture at the Dublin Racing Festival. Trainer Gordon Elliott, who is based in Meath Ireland has ruled out the rest of the season as well but expects to be back with Delta Work next season.
CHILDREN’S charity WellChild has announced a new partnership with the Cheltenham Gold Cup. The national charity based in Cheltenham which supports children and young people with serious illness has replaced former Gold Cup partner Magners Irish Cider brand.