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national hunt

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a. the racing of horses on racecourses with jumps
b. (as modifier): a National Hunt jockey
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Ryanair has taken a clear lead with only one month to go until the 2015 Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, the jewel in the crown of national hunt racing s calendar.
It is because of horses like Best Mate, Kauto Star and Big Bucks, who was back again this year as an 11-year-old, become well known to the racing followers that national hunt racing has something that the flat really can't reproduce.
After another successful John Smith's Grand National meeting last month, Aintree launched its "Fabulous Friday Nights" in an evening which mixed national hunt racing with music.
HORSE OF THE SEASON: HERECOMESTANLEY: No, no Denman or Kauto Star or Comply Or Die or Neptune Collonges, irrespective of how important they were to National Hunt racing.
The Midland course has a proud history and is believed to have been the birthplace of National Hunt racing.
Good horses progress from point-to-point to national hunt racing.
Ray McCarthy, commissioning editor of RTE television, said: "The Irish Road to Cheltenham will show viewers the passion, excitement and authentically Irish flavour of National Hunt racing from all around the country as it follows five of our top National Hunt jockeys on their journey to the Cheltenham Festival.
The master of Seven Barrows finally claimed the blue riband of National Hunt racing when Long Run emerged triumphant in 2011.
Unfortunately due to the fact that National Hunt racing works on a 24-hour declaration system, which falls after our print deadlines, we cannot bring you full cards for the following day''s racing at Aintree or any other jumps meeting.
NATIONAL Hunt racing will always have a fight with its conscience - it can be no other way in a sport that kills a fraction of its participants on a routine basis.
IT'S a massive day of National Hunt racing tomorrow with Cheltenham Festival trials and, at Doncaster, my company's biggest jumps sponsorship of the year, the Sky Bet Chase.
NATIONAL Hunt Racing returns to Hexham after the summer break with several meetings planned during the next four months.
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