The Winners 2009

  • Novice Chaser by Cathal Dennehy

    "There are rules, James." "Rules?" "Yeah, every gambler has to have them. Little codes of conduct. Keep you from going broke. Never back odds-on, that’s one of them...

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  • Clearing Skies by Morgan Curtis

    The ancient loudspeaker crackled back into life. “And three furlongs to go, Silver’s flying past Magician on the inside. Oh, this filly’s really been on top form this season...

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  • The March Meeting by Tom McKenna

    Why did their car have to break down, Tom asked himself petulantly. He stood up from the grassy bank on the side of the road upon which he had thrown himself moments before...

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  • St Petersburg Passion by Theodora Murray-Jones

    She battled her way through the regiments of cars which covered the slope below the race course, remorse bitterly tainting her mouth and disappointment hunching her shoulders, as if bracing her against a gale...

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  • If only it were a typical day by Lucy Eddis (aged 10)

    The Racing Post Chase day at Kempton excited my whole family, especially as our horse Eleazar would run in the first race over hurdles. All week, the anticipation built and, by 21st February, I was feeling extremely optimistic, which I am told is common among connections of horses!...

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