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Sara Louise Duffy Sparkles with Arvika Ligeonniere

Now owned and retrained by Sara Louise Duffy, Arvika Ligeonniere was with Willie Mullins and owned by Rich and Susannah Ricci. He is now 15yo and retired from racing at 9yo following injury.   He raced 18 times, with 10 wins, 4 at Grade 1 level (2012 Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase in Fairyhouse, 2012 Racing

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Behavioural Retraining

While most former racehorse can become excellent riding horses after their racing career, there are some common less desirable behaviours that may need retraining. So what lies behind these behaviours and how can they be overcome? Stephanie Bateman finds out… The throughbred is a versatile and intelligent breed, with many racehorses able to turn their

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Delight as Grand National runner-up shows his talent in second career

Grand National runner-up The Last Samuri is thriving in his new post-racing life after retiring from a successful career on the track last year. Paul and Clare Rooney’s talented gelding retired sound and well in March 2019 following a career spanning six seasons. The popular 12-year-old, by Flemensfirth, is enjoying his retraining with Pandora Lovett,

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Myth-busting common ‘problems’ when retraining racehorses

Retraining of Racehorses Fred and Rowena Cook run Equine Management and Training, specialising in the retraining of racehorses. They are the authors of Re-educating Racehorses — life after racing. Here they bust some common myths surrounding retraining racehorses… “Racehorses do not hack out” Yes they do. After all, most racehorses have to hack to and

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Limato Retired From Racing

Dual Group 1-winning sprinter Limato (Ire) by Tagula has been retired from racing and will be re-trained as a show horse by Katie Jerram. The news was first reported by Racing Post. A £41,000 graduate of the Doncaster August yearling sale, Limato raced from ages two to eight for owner Paul Jacobs and trainer Henry Candy and

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