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The body controlling steeplechasing and hurdle racing in Great Britain:‘a National Hunt jockey’‘National Hunt racing’
- ‘A bumper is another term for a National Hunt Flat race.’
- ‘The race is a ‘bumper’ (a National Hunt Flat Race) and he has been bought to be a chaser in two or three years.’
- ‘Individual suspensions of 19 days were handed out to seven jockeys on Thursday at Ludlow racecourse because all took the wrong course in a National Hunt hurdle race.’
- ‘It takes madness and courage to want to be a National Hunt jockey.’
- ‘There's no money in being a National Hunt trainer so if you're going to do it you might as well set your stall out and try and train chasers.’
- ‘His interest was sparked back in 1976 when at the age of 12 his father took him to Haydock Park for a National Hunt meeting.’
- ‘So far 26 meetings have been lost to the weather this National Hunt season.’
- ‘The loose boots, arms and, even, words set him up for more falls than a National Hunt jockey.’
- ‘It costs about £14,000 a year to own a National Hunt horse in training.’
- ‘The 2003 Irish National Hunt Festival will take place from Tuesday, April 29 to Friday, May 2.’
- ‘Horses will usually be able to race until they are about 12, sometimes beyond, but a National Hunt horse usually hits its prime at eight or nine.’
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