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National Hunt racing

The National Hunt season is more relaxed than summer’s flat races – and thrilling with it

‘A more thrilling, uplifting, glorious way of living has yet to be invented,’ the jockey John Francome said of National Hunt racing. Watching last weekend’s action from Cheltenham racecourse, it was easy to see what he meant.

Now is when the National Hunt — or jump — season really gets under way.

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