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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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In the wake of the BHA's decision to shorten and adjust the conditions of the National Hunt Chase amid welfare concerns, we highlight four recent winners who have used the race as a springboard to even greater things.
Impulsive Star is in line for another tilt at the National Hunt Chase, for which he was cut to around 14-1.
The Watt Fences North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase is scheduled for 2.45pm and is Catterick's most valuable National Hunt race with the runners competing for more than PS26,000 prize money over three miles and six furlongs, making it Catterick's longest race.
Only Flat racing, most National Hunt Grade One and other selected Graded races have a 48-hour system.
Results showed 61% of National Hunt horses are staying-type, 35% are middle-distance and the remaining 4% are sprint horses.
And with the amount of quality horses available to the operation, it does not take a huge leap of imagination to see Ballydoyle eyeing the big National Hunt prizes on offer in Britain.
Southwell's all-weather fixtures in January have already been transferred to other venues, while the two National Hunt fixtures next month had been offered to other courses.
Additional flights have been added to allow Irish jump-racing fans to attend the Cheltenham National Hunt Festival between 13 and 16 March 2012.
And last year he scored his first double under National Hunt rules at Chepstow when winning on Quo Video before landing the prestigious Dunraven Bowl on Master Charm.
Meanwhile, it was announced that there will be an additional all-weather National Hunt card at Southwell on December 28.
He is unable to win today as the National Hunt meetings at Exeter, Hereford and Leopardstown have been abandoned.
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