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Gold Cup dream alive for 'Percy'

Horse Racing News - 58 min 42 sec ago
Presenting Percy is on course for the Savills Chase at Leopardstown's Christmas meeting with owner Philip Reynolds beaming after his comeback effort last weekend.
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Elliott set to get more clues about his star-studded novice hurdling battalion

Horse Racing News - Thu, 12/12/2019 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott holds several aces in this season's novice hurdling division and the Meath trainer looks set to give leading Cheltenham Festival fancy Andy Dufresne his latest test this Sunday at Navan.
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Dolcita looks another star for Mullins

Horse Racing News - Wed, 11/12/2019 - 02:30
Willie Mullins is hopeful Dolcita can continue to follow in the hoofprints of her illustrious stablemate Laurina after making an impressive Irish debut at Tramore yesterday.
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Ruby hails Mullins for focusing on 'big picture' with stable stars

Horse Racing News - Tue, 10/12/2019 - 02:30
He may have exited stage left earlier this year after a glittering career in the saddle but little else has changed in the life of Ruby Walsh.
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'Vital': Walsh hails research into concussion for sportspeople

Horse Racing News - Tue, 10/12/2019 - 02:30
Legendary jockey Ruby Walsh put his weight behind the "vital research" being undertaken in the Beacon Hospital Research Institute, which will help to ascertain the long-term implications of concussion on athletes.
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Mullins hails 'unbelievable' Min's second Durkan victory

Horse Racing News - Mon, 09/12/2019 - 02:30
Mighty Min joined an elite band of dual winners of the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase when repeating last year's victory at the Co Kildare track.
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Cilaos Emery does the business in Hilly Way

Horse Racing News - Mon, 09/12/2019 - 02:30
Cilaos Emery provided Willie Mullins with an eleventh win in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork.
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Defi Du Seuil stakes Champion claim with thrilling victory

Horse Racing News - Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:30
Whether Defi Du Seuil can win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March remains to be seen but the Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old certainly put himself in contention for major honours this season when he beat Un De Sceaux by a neck in a thrilling Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown yesterday.
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Percy geared up for Durkan test

Horse Racing News - Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:30
The John Durkan Memorial Chase has always been a race to look forward to due to the quality of the Punchestown event, as evidenced by a stellar roll of honour.
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Un De Sceaux can roll back the years at Sandown

Horse Racing News - Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
Regular readers will know that I often shy away from backing older chasers, and that's probably justified in most cases with the strike-rate for horses aged ten or older getting progressively worse as they age.
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Sinead Kissane: 'Testing times as racing chiefs tackle scourge of cocaine use'

Horse Racing News - Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
Let's start with something that jockeys didn't see coming. On Friday, November 22, every single jockey who had a declared ride at Gowran Park had to give a urine sample to be drug-tested. This was the first time in Ireland that every jockey at a race meet was tested. Thirty-seven jockeys were not only drug-tested but they were also breath-tested for alcohol. "It was a surprise," Davy Russell said. "It's a brilliant idea. I didn't hear any problems on the day by anybody."
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Real Steel has mettle to cause another Mullins upset

Horse Racing News - Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
All the signs suggest that this is a jumps season that won't easily be forgotten and a vintage renewal of tomorrow's John Durkan Chase (1.50) at Punchestown (racecard see page 17) is the cherry on top of another bumper weekend of Irish action.
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Aidan O'Brien and Willie Mullins bidding for world domination as they eye lucrative Hong Kong prizes this weekend

Horse Racing News - Fri, 06/12/2019 - 14:11
Aidan O'Brien is eyeing more international success this weekend with English Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck leading his charge in the Group One Hong Kong Vase (5.40) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
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Min and Presenting Percy on a collision course in mouth-watering Punchestown duel

Horse Racing News - Fri, 06/12/2019 - 13:28
The cup runneth over with quality in Sunday's Grade One John Durkan Chase at Punchestown as last year's winner Min is presented with eight serious challengers in a bid to hold onto his crown.
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Elliott to aim 'Storyteller' at Savills

Horse Racing News - Fri, 06/12/2019 - 02:30
The Storyteller had some smart types in arrears when the 2018 Cheltenham Festival winner bounced back to winning ways under Davy Russell in the Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
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Footpad leads Irish challenge in vintage King George renewal

Horse Racing News - Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:30
There could be a mouth-watering renewal of this year's King George VI Chase with Footpad leading five possibilities for Willie Mullins against a star-studded home team in the St Stephen's Day feature at Kempton.
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Anibale likely to return in star-studded John Durkan

Horse Racing News - Wed, 04/12/2019 - 02:30
Tony Martin will finalise plans for Anibale Fly today, with the Gold Cup runner-up likely to make his seasonal reappearance over 2m4f in Sunday's John Durkan Chase at Punchestown.
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Gold Cup runner-up Anibale Fly set for seasonal debut in star-studded John Durkan Chase

Horse Racing News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:46
Anibale Fly could make his seasonal debut in Sunday's John Durkan Chase at Punchestown with trainer Tony Martin finalising his plans for the Gold Cup runner-up in the coming days.
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O'Brien relishes sibling rivalry in training ranks but winning is priority

Horse Racing News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 02:30
Joseph O'Brien chuckles when proclaiming that his younger brother Donnacha is "no good to me anymore" after hanging up his saddle and becoming a trainer like himself and his father Aidan.
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Kemboy bidding for glory in Savills Chase as Grade One entries for Leopardstown Christmas Festival are revealed

Horse Racing News - Mon, 02/12/2019 - 17:11
Gold Cup contender Kemboy tops the entries for the Leopardstown Christmas Festival where seven Grade One contests will be up for grabs during the star-studded four-day meeting (December 26-29).
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