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  • Chester Racecourse Announces LDF International Polo Weekend

    The start of Chester Racecourse Polo Club’s season begins on Friday 22nd May with the flagship tournament, the LDF International, held on Chester’s Roodee. Surprisingly, prize money is rare in Polo and with teams competing to win £10,000 on the Roodee; the LDF International is expected to attract some top players. 

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  • Owners are “Just Crazy for Chester” on City Day

    Locally trained Roudee ploughed his way home with a brave performance to land the Crabbie’s EBF Stallions Handicap Stakes by one and a quarter lengths at Chester this afternoon.  Three horses were in a line as the field straightened for home and Rita’s Boy was closing the gap on the Hayley Turner ridden Roudee, a 6/1 chance but Roudee maintained his winning gallop to pass the post in front.

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  • Not So Sleepy is wide awake to win Betfair Dee Stakes on City Day

    Wide awake Not So Sleepy, ridden by Jim Crowley, completed a successful front-running performance to land the £75,000 Betfair Dee Stakes at Chester Racecourse today and provided an extra birthday present for the breeder Lord Blyth.  In front of packed stands Disegno attempted to close on the leader, the outsider at 11/1, but was still a short head away as the winner crossed the line.

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  • Windshear to blow Ormonde Stakes rivals away

    Ryan Moore can be among the winners again on the Roodee, while Tom Dascombe's Neutron Bomb can score as wellWINDSHEAR can give Ryan Moore more success at Chester with victory in the Boodles Diamond Ormonde Stakes (3.10pm) on the final day of the May Festival. Moore is in sparkling form at present and he can land the Group Three feature on board Richard Hannon’s four-year-old.

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  • Hans Holbein wins for Aidan O'Brien & Ryan Moore

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien claimed a sixth Chester Vase win as Hans Holbein scored under a front-running Ryan Moore ride. The 7-4 favourite stayed on well to see off Storm The Stars by one-and-three-quarter lengths. Hans Holbein, named after a 16th century portrait artist, was cut to as low as 16-1 (from 66-1) by bookmakers for next month's Derby at Epsom.

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