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Balder Succes steps up in trip for Ascot Chase next month

January 30th, 2015

Balder Succes is to step up in trip again for his next start as connections ponder his target at the Cheltenham Festival.

Smad Place could still chase Gold Cup dream, according to Alan King

December 30th, 2014

Alan King has identified the Argento Chase at Cheltenham next month for Smad Place.

Trainer Alan King pleased with Smad Place workout at Newbury

November 18th, 2014

Alan King believes Smad Place could develop into a Cheltenham Gold Cup horse in time as he gears up for his seasonal return in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

Alan King and Meister Eckhart team rocked by injury blow

October 29th, 2014

Meister Eckhart could be sidelined for the season after he suffered a leg injury during the spring.

Alan King pays tribute to Tiger Cliff

June 22nd, 2014

Alan King has paid tribute to popular stayer Tiger Cliff, who suffered a fatal heart attack after finishing fourth in the Queen Alexandra Stakes at Royal Ascot on Saturday.

Super Scooper meets King

May 28th, 2014

Wheelie bin cleaner Craig Brazier today met the horse that won him £1,342,559 on the Scoop6 as he visited trainer Alan King's Barbury Castle stables in Wiltshire.

King hoping for rain at Ascot

May 26th, 2014

Alan King is hoping for a "wet June" to allow Saturday's impressive Haydock winner Chatez to line up in the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Balder Succes chasing Punchestown riches

April 9th, 2014

Balder Succes will take on the best two-milers around at Punchestown after his convincing victory in the Maghull Novices' Chase at Aintree on Saturday.

Tony McCoy among Aintree winners courtesy of Uxizandre

April 3rd, 2014

Tony McCoy rode his first winner of the Crabbie's Grand National Festival aboard Uxizandre (11/4) in the Pinsent Masons Manifesto Novices' Chase.

Godsmejudge is Ayr apparent

March 26th, 2014

Last year's winner Godsmejudge is among 88 entries for the Coral Scottish Grand National at Ayr on April 12.

Plans on hold for Godsmejudge

March 2nd, 2014

Alan King reports Crabbie's Grand National hope Godsmejudge to have a suffered a setback when pulled up in the William Hill Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster on Saturday.

Eckhart camp consider Coral Cup

February 24th, 2014

Connections of Meister Eckhart rate his chances as "60-40" in favour of again running in the Coral Cup at the Cheltenham Festival.

First Mohican Festival plans on hold

February 23rd, 2014

A trip to the Cheltenham Festival is "on the back burner" for First Mohican following his disappointing display in the Sky Bet Dovecote Novices' Hurdle at Kempton on Saturday.

Balder Succes won a thrilling renewal of the Pendil Chase at Kempton

February 22nd, 2014

Balder Succes (9/4) won a thrilling renewal of the Betbright Mobile Pendil Novices' Chase at Kempton.

Alan King has handed Grumeti a Champion Hurdle entry

February 20th, 2014

Trainer Alan King wants to run Grumeti in the Stan James Champion Hurdle following his pleasing return to action at Wincanton on Saturday.

All spring festivals potential targets for Balder Succes

February 9th, 2014

The Aintree and Punchestown Festivals, as well as Cheltenham, will be under consideration for Balder Succes after his triumph in the Kingmaker Novices' Chase at Warwick on Saturday.

Smad Place enhances RSA Chase claims with Newbury win

February 8th, 2014

Smad Place proved himself a top staying novice with a taking performance in the IJF Anniversary Novices' Chase.

Balder scalps Warwick rivals with easy Kingmaker Chase victory

February 8th, 2014

Balder Succes swept his rivals aside to return from a break with easy victory in the Star Sports Kingmaker Novices' Chase.

First Mohican heads to Dovecote after winning at Doncaster

February 6th, 2014

Smart Flat performer First Mohican made a successful debut over hurdles at Doncaster on Thursday.

Racing Post Arkle Trophy aim for Alan King's Valdez

January 26th, 2014

Alan King is targeting a tilt at the Arkle Trophy for Valdez after he made it three from three over fences in Saturday's Lightning Novices' Chase at Doncaster.