chris cook

@claimsfive

Write about horse racing for The Guardian. Just looking for the next winner

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Look at the depth of the bedding in this stall at Ballydoyle. Comfy horses

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So You Think in his box at Ballydoyle

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A different route back from the paddock at Friday's Cheltenham Festival, leading to this different, enormous mob

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Twas a bit hard to move around in this crowd on Friday at the Cheltenham Festival

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The view from the winner's enclosure as Sunnyhillboy's connections celebrate on Thursday

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This, believe it or not, is the view from the press room loo at the Cheltenham Festival. Not bad, eh?

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Synchronised, Tony McCoy and Jonjo O'Neill at Jackdaws this morning

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The gates at Jackdaws Castle this morning

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There they are!

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Pre-Cheltenham Festival media morning at Alan King's yard. The horses are out there somewhere . . .

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Ruby's-eye view of the last in the Gold Cup. It'll probably be a bit lighter when he jumps it, tbh

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A long-ago photograph from the lean and hungry days of a big-time trainer in Cheltenham's Hall of Fame

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Also, the actual colours worn by Pat Taaffe when riding Arkle in the 1964 Gold Cup #woolier

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In Cheltenham's Hall of Fame, the actual colours worn by Simon Sherwood when Desert Orchid won the Gold Cup #wooly

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Lough Derg in flighty mode after parading at Fontwell today

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Stag do at Ascot, headgear inspired by the orange dot fiasco

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View from the top of Kelso's stand

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The welcome that awaits on the first floor of Kelso's ancient stone grandstand

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Saffron

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Claire has foaled this smashing filly - yesterday, alas, so she'll be a year old in five hours. No Classics for her

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