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Kempton Park – King George VI Chase Day

Boxing Day - Wednesday 26 December 2012

               

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Race 1: The Novices’ Hurdle.

Left to right:

Asker (Sam Thomas) and

Hung Parliament (Choc) canter to the start.

 

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Race 1: The Novices’ Hurdle.

Professeur Emery (Noel Fehily)

leads the way past the stands

with one circuit to go

 

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Race 1: The Novices’ Hurdle.

And the winner is the Nicky Henderson

trained River Maigue

ridden by Barry Geraghty

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Race 1: The Novices’ Hurdle.

Three of the four pulled-up runners:

Left to right:

Cosimo de Medici (Tom Scudamore);

Hung Parliament (Choc);

Avison (David Bass).

 

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Race 1: The Novices’ Hurdle.

The pulled up horses once more:

Zebrano (Wayne Kavanagh)

with Hung Parliament and Cosimo de Medici

 

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Race 2: Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Ruby Walsh and Elenika head to the start

having examined the final fence.

 

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Race 2: Novices’ Handicap Chase.

The horses examine the final fence.

Left to right:

Monarch’s Way (Denis O’Regan);

Rajdhani Express (Mr Sam Waley-Cohen);

Valmari (Felix De Giles);

Milarrow (Joe Tizzard).

 

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Race 2: Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Rajdhani Express clears the final fence

and gallops on the win by 34 lengths!

 

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Race 2: Novices’ Handicap Chase.

Aikideau is lead back unscathed

following his fall two out.

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Choc aboard Lovcen canter past the stands

on their way to examine the final fence.

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Poungach (Ruby Walsh) and

Lovcen examine the final fence

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Lovcen canters back

past the stands to the start

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Four further participants examine the final fence.

Left to right: Theatre Guide (Joe Tizzard);

Molotof (AP McCoy);

Hadrian’s Approach (Barry Geraghty);

Third Intention (Richard Johnson).

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

One circuit to go,

Third Intention and Poungach lead the way

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Over the last, the David Pipe trained Dynaste

gallops on the win by 9 lengths, easing down

 

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Race 3:

The Grade 1 Feltham Novices’ Chase.

Lovcen clears the last to finish 6th of 7.

 

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Race 4:

The Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

Darlan (AP McCoy) and

Raya Star (Choc) canter to the start

 

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Race 4:

The Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

One circuit to go.

Left to right: Punjabi (Barry Geraghty);

Countrywide Flame (Denis O’Regan);

Cinders And Ashes (Jason Maguire);

Darlan (AP McCoy);

Raya Star (Choc);

Get Me Out Of Here & Dodging Bullets,

either hidden or out of shot.

 

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Race 4:

The Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

In the Winners’ Enclosure.

Choc debriefs connections

having finished a very creditable 2nd.

 

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Race 4:

The Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

Ditto

 

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Race 4:

The Grade 1 Christmas Hurdle.

Choc acknowledges the connections

before heading back

to the Weighing Room

 

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Race 5:

The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

The Martin Keighley representative,

Champion Court ridden by Alain Cawley,

 parades ahead of the race

 

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Race 5: The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

The big race; one more circuit to go.

Champion Court and Junior lead the way,

from Long Run

 

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Race 5: The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

Over the last ...

Captain Chris leads from Long Run

(unfortunately movement and fading light

are my camera’s enemy ... and a shaky hand)

 

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Race 5: The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

Champion Court returns having

finished a very gallant 4th.

Owner, Mark Boothright,

is sporting his famous ‘silks’ suit

 

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Race 5: The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

 Sam Waley-Cohen dismounts

from the winner, Long Run.

 

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Race 5:

The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

Winner of this event for the second time,

Long Run, is paraded following his win

 

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Race 5:

The Grade 1 King George VI Chase.

A photo-call for connections.

Owner Robert Waley-Cohen,

jockey Sam Waley-Cohen and

trainer Nicky Henderson

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle.

In the Parade Ring,

Choc chats with Alain Cawley (aka Squeak)

 

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Race 6: Handicap Hurdle.

It’s raining, the light has faded even more ...

Choc leaves the Parade Ring

aboard Secret Edge

 

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