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Bahrain Pride worth siding with in punter-friendly Mill Reef

7 hours 11 min ago
Usually a punter-friendly race, the last shock winner, if you could call it that, of the Group Two Mill Reef Stakes (3.25 Newbury) was Lord Shanakill at 10/1 back in 2008.
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Improving 'Epona' can reign supreme for McCreery

7 hours 11 min ago
The Celtic goddess Epona is symbolised as a protector of everything equine and a goddess of fertility, so it's fitting that a horse baring her name should be strongly fancied in the Group Three Denny Cordell Lavarack & Lanwades Stud Fillies Stakes (4.55) at Gowran Park today.
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'He can have a happy retirement' - Jessica Harrington confirms injury-hit Sizing John won't race again

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 18:22
Sizing John has been retired after sustaining an injury while being prepared to run in the Kerry Group Chase at Listowel on Sunday.
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Keane on the double to keep pressure on Foley

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 02:30
In-form jockey Colin Keane maintained his challenge for the Flat jockeys' championship when completing a 103/1 double yesterday.
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Kinane hails Smullen as a top jockey and a great man

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 02:30
Mick Kinane hailed a "top-class professional and top-class man" as he paid tribute to his long-time weighing-room colleague Pat Smullen.
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Pat Smullen's greatness never came at the cost of his grace

Thu, 17/09/2020 - 02:30
On the night Harzand won the 2016 Epsom Derby, Pat Smullen settled down with family at home in Brickfield Stud to watch a re-run of the race.
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'A friend like no other' - Cancer Trials Ireland salute Pat Smullen in letter to his family

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 15:44
The charity Cancer Trials Ireland have written a letter to the family of Pat Smullen, following his passing from pancreatic cancer yesterday.
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The way Pat Smullen carried himself with grace and class through his illness was the truest sign of his character

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 11:33
The dew was still fresh on the ground and the sky glistened as a car of eager Offaly punters made their way to the Curragh one Saturday morning in 2011 for a date on the gallops with racing royalty.
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'If there was ever a horse named for Pat Smullen it was Refuse to Bend' - Ruby Walsh pays emotional tribute

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 11:18
As emotional Ruby Walsh couldn't hold back the tears as he paid a touching tribute to Pat Smullen this morning.
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A gentleman and complete professional – Pat Smullen was one of the greats

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 08:16
Pat Smullen had a riding career to match – and surpass – many of the modern-day riding greats.
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Santiago to lead O'Brien's Melbourne Cup team

Wed, 16/09/2020 - 02:30
There are very few glaring omissions on Aidan O'Brien's glittering training CV and Irish Derby hero Santiago looks set to spearhead a strong Ballydoyle squad heading into quarantine as he hopes to finally land his first Melbourne Cup in November. 
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Nine-time Irish champion jockey Pat Smullen dies at 43

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 21:46
THE racing world is reeling after the sad news that nine-time Irish champion Flat jockey Pat Smullen has lost his brave battle with cancer at the age of 43..
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O'Briens cement status as racing's first family after spectacular haul

Tue, 15/09/2020 - 02:30
What a weekend it was for the O'Brien dynasty as the trio dominated proceedings between Doncaster, Leopardstown, Longchamp and the Curragh to further cement their status as racing royalty.
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'I'm thrilled' - Oisín Murphy makes winning return from suspension at Bath

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 16:22
Champion jockey Oisín Murphy made a successful return from suspension when bringing up his century for the season aboard The Kodi Kid in the opening race at Bath on Monday.
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Magical proves spellbinding to deny Ghaiyyath in Champions

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 02:30
All the talk was of the world's highest-rated horse but Magical (9/2) delivered another dazzling display to lower the colours of Charlie Appleby's Ghaiyyath (8/13 favourite) in a thrilling Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
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O'Brien and Weld take Longchamp by storm

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 02:30
It was a clean sweep for the Irish raiders at Longchamp yesterday as Aidan O'Brien's Mogul left his frustrating season in the rear-view mirror, while the Dermot Weld-trained Tarnawa also landed Group One glory on a spectacular day for the leading trainers.
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Weld's Song hits right notes to land ninth Leger

Mon, 14/09/2020 - 02:30
There were plenty of glimpses into Irish racing's future with Colin Keane and Oisin Orr displaying their talents in the saddle while the O'Brien brothers, Joseph and Donnacha, continue to follow in their father's footsteps. But it was the wily veteran Dermot Weld who had the last laugh walking away from the Curragh yesterday.
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O'Brien toasts Magical success

Sun, 13/09/2020 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien had warned that we had yet to see the best of Magical and the maestro was proven correct as the five-year-old lived up to her name to lower the colours of the world's highest-rated horse Ghaiyyath and win the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Song in search of repeat St Leger victory for Weld

Sun, 13/09/2020 - 02:30
After yesterday's fireworks at Leopardstown, Longines Irish Champions Weekend moves to the Curragh today, where the drama may well be replicated.
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Aidan O'Brien's Magical has enough to deny Ghaiyyath and take Irish Champion Stakes

Sat, 12/09/2020 - 18:37
Magical got the better of Ghaiyyath in a pulsating finish to the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
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