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Race 5 – Fox Hunters’ Chase

Thursday 07 April 2016

               

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Ockey De Neulliac

(T: N Mechie; J: Mr S Coltherd)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Marasonnien

(T: Willie Mullins; J: Mr Patrick Mullins)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Fredo

(T: Ian Williams; J: Mr Alex Ferguson)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Need To Know

(T: John Paul Brennan; J: Mr Barry O’Neill)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Current Event

(T: Mrs Rose Loxton; J: Ms Katie Walsh)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Clonbanan Lad

(T: Miss Louise Allan; J: Mr Jody Sole)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Pacha Du Polder

(T: Paul Nicholls; J: Mr Will Biddick)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Doubledisdoubledat

(T: Mr Stuart Coltherd; J: Mr T Hamilton)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

On The Fringe

(T: Enda Bolger; J: Mr Jamie Codd)

 

07 April 2016

 

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Sam Cavallaro

(T: Miss H Brookshaw; J: Mr R Jarrett)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Richmond

(T: PPC Turner; J: Miss LM Turner)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Exiting the Parade Ring;

Dineur

(T: Mickey Bowen; J: Mr James King)

 

07 April 2016

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The runners head over the water-jump

for the one and only time

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The runners head out into the country,

one circuit to go

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

And the winner is ...

On The Fringe

completing a double-double (Cheltenham and Aintree)

of Fox Hunters’ wins

 

(T: Enda Bolger; J: Mr Jamie Codd)

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

One of the race casualties arrives back safely;

Major Malarkey

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Channel 4’s Alice Plunckett

interviews the winning rider

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The runner-up Dineur

(T: Mickey Bowen; J: Mr James King) and

third-placed Mendip Express

(T: Philip Hobbs; J: Mr D Maxwell)

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Fourth-placed Current Event

(T: Mrs Rose Loxton; J: Ms Katie Walsh)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The winning horse;

On The Fringe

(T: Enda Bolger; J: Mr Jamie Codd)

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The winning horse;

On The Fringe

(T: Enda Bolger; J: Mr Jamie Codd)

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

The winning horse;

On The Fringe

(T: Enda Bolger; J: Mr Jamie Codd)

 

07 April 2016

 

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Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Another casualty has been caught by the outriders;

Swallows Delight

 

07 April 2016

 

Race 5:

Fox Hunters’ Chase

 

Swallows Delight is fine

despite having fallen at the Fionavon fence

 

07 April 2016

 

 

There was a sad postscript to this year’s Fox Hunters’ Chase;

both Clonbanan Lad and Marasonnien did not return having lost their lives as a result of the race.

These were, however, neither a result of fall-related incidents.

 

RIP

 

 

 

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