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  • Hans Holbein is ’Text Book Stuff’ when landing MBNA Chester Vase, the centrepiece on Boodles Ladies Day

    It was a case of another good day at the office for top Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien as he notched up a sixth MBNA Chester Vase with Han Holbein on Boodles Ladies Day at Chester Racecourse. Ryan Moore dictated the race from the front aboard the 7/4 favourite, a son of Montjeu, and his nearest rival Storm The Stars ran into second place, one and three quarter lengths behind the winner.

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  • Gravity defied as Cymro overhauls Sir Issac Newton at Chester

    Pick of the paddock for the Homeserve Maiden Stakes was the Aiden O’Brien trained Sir Isaac Newton, with a purchase price of 3.6 million guineas the Galileo colt was backed down to 1/6 favourite.

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  • Betway Chester Cup win is Big Boys League for Trip to Paris

    “It’s a great day, this horse is improving at a rate of noughts, he relaxes and we’re getting into the big boys league now,” explained trainer Ed Dunlop in the winners’ enclosure at the Boodles Chester May Festival meeting this afternoon after landing the valuable Betway Chester Cup with Trip To Paris.

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  • Restaurant 1539 Announces New Spring Menu

    From the first crops of fresh, English asparagus and peas to sweet, succulent Welsh mussels, the new spring menu at Chester Racecourse’s award winning Restaurant 1539 celebrates the finest in regionally sourced, seasonal ingredients. 

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  • Classy Chester Cup Contenders set scene for Boodles May Festival Meeting

    With a long and impressive roll call of winners, the Betway Chester Cup has attracted a total of 48 initial entries for the 2015 renewal, including three of the first four across the line in 2014.  In a typically exciting finish Suegioo, trained by Marco Botti, finished half a length in front of Angel Gabriel 12-months ago, despite being carried wide inside the final furlong.

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