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Davy Russell: ‘Racing is what we’re born and reared to do in Ireland’ *H&H Plus*

*Opinion*

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  • Jockey Davy Russell reflects on Ireland’s dominance at this year’s Cheltenham Festival

    I WAS gutted to have to sit out this year’s Cheltenham Festival, having broken my neck in October, but there were some great highlights to enjoy.

    Of course, all the headlines have been about Rachael Blackmore as leading jockey of the Festival with six winners. She really is the complete package – she’s very brave, she has a marvellous pair of hands, she can suss out a race and seems to get into just the right position early in proceedings. Even when she looks as if she’d struggle, all of a sudden she’s in the box seat.

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    This exclusive column is also available to read in this week’s issue of Horse & Hound magazine, on sale Thursday 25 March

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