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Frankie Dettori confident of completing set by securing July Cup success for Denis Hogan on Sceptical

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 13:50
Only one British Group One has escaped Frankie Dettori during his glittering career in the saddle and the Italian jockey is confident that Sceptical can change that in tomorrow's July Cup at Newmarket.
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Quarantine rules blamed for late Derby Sale postponement

Fri, 10/07/2020 - 02:30
The Irish racing industry has taken another significant hit after Tattersalls Ireland postponed the Derby Sale, a mainstay of the jumps' sales calendar, and the May Sale because of Covid-19 travel restrictions just five days before the auction was due to begin.
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Irish racing rocked with postponement of Derby Sale five days before commencement

Thu, 09/07/2020 - 15:02
Irish racing has been rocked by the decision of Tattersalls Ireland to postpone the Derby Sale, a mainstay of the jumps' sales calendar, and the May Sale because of Covid-19 related travel restrictions just five days before the auction was due to begin. 
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Hogan seeking change of fortune

Thu, 09/07/2020 - 02:30
This is a massive week for Denis Hogan as stable star Sceptical heads to Newmarket for Saturday's July Cup but the Tipperary trainer started it on a sour note when his appeal against a €3,000 fine under the 'non-trier' rule was dismissed.
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'Peregrine' runs rivals ragged to land another Killarney prize

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 02:30
Peregrine Run proved himself to be a superstar for connections once again when securing back-to-back successes in the Grade Three An Riocht Chase at Killarney yesterday. 
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Dettori reunited with Sceptical as Hogan eyes first Group One

Wed, 08/07/2020 - 02:30
Frankie Dettori will be reunited with Sceptical once again when the pair bid to hand trainer Denis Hogan his first Group One success in Saturday's July Cup at Newmarket. 
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Harrington to give Alpine Star a break

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 02:30
Jessica Harrington will take her time in planning the next step for her French Oaks runner-up Alpine Star.
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'Peregrine' primed for back-to-back glory

Tue, 07/07/2020 - 02:30
Peregrine Run is one of the most likeable horses in training and Peter Fahey's 10-year-old looks primed to take the Grade Three Boylesports An Riocht Chase for the second year running at Killarney today.
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Jockey Seamie Heffernan hit with 22-day suspension for overuse of whip in French Derby

Mon, 06/07/2020 - 11:57
It doesn't take long to be brought back down to earth in racing with Seamie Heffernan hit by a whopping 22-day suspension just one week after steering Santiago to Irish Derby success.
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Serpentine's stunning Derby raid has the rest of the field seeking answers

Mon, 06/07/2020 - 02:30
Not since Dancing Brave was beaten by Shahrastani in the 1986 Derby have tactics been the subject of so much discussion as they were following the memorable five-and-a-half-length victory by the 25/1 shot Serpentine on Saturday.
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Serpentine casts a spell in freakish Derby

Sun, 05/07/2020 - 02:30
One May morning 240 years ago "a select and fashionable company" rode to Epsom to see a new horse race. The women in the group "had been dancing until early morning and their pencilled eyelids were a little weary", according to the author Alan Macey in 1930, in The Romance of the Derby Stakes.
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Untouchable O'Brien claims Derby record

Sun, 05/07/2020 - 02:30
In this extraordinary season Aidan O'Brien predicted that the 241st Investec Derby winner could come from "out of the clouds" and, in becoming the first trainer to win the race eight times, he was proved right when Serpentine made every yard of the running to win by five-and-a-half lengths.
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Love romps to Classic double

Sun, 05/07/2020 - 02:30
Love added another Classic to her CV as she galloped all over her rivals in the Investec Oaks at Epsom yesterday.
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Aidan O'Brien hails 'unbelievable' 25/1 shot Serpentine after Epsom Derby win

Sat, 04/07/2020 - 16:10
Serpentine, trained by Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Emmet McNamara, created a huge shock as he made all for a 25/1 success in the Investec Derby at Epsom.
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Take a chance on Guineas hero Kameko to go Derby distance 

Sat, 04/07/2020 - 02:30
In 'The Language of Horse Racing', author Gerald Hammond says that in a 16-runner race, "there will be one winner and 15 excuses".
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Even So well placed to oblige for Lyons and Magnier at Naas

Sat, 04/07/2020 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien will bid to create history at Epsom on a day when the English Oaks will be the curtain-raiser to the Derby, but domestically Naas will host a trial for the Irish Oaks in which O'Brien will rely on Laburnum.
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Moore springs Mogul surprise as O'Brien bids for history

Fri, 03/07/2020 - 02:30
Ryan Moore caught a few people by surprise yesterday when, from a choice of six, he picked Mogul as his ride in the Investec Derby.
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'When we came, the template was there' - Aidan O'Brien remaining modest as he targets Epsom history

Thu, 02/07/2020 - 16:49
Since the very first Derby run in 1780, no trainer has managed to win the Classic more than seven times - but that could all change this weekend.
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O'Brien six-handed as he chases record eighth Derby

Wed, 01/07/2020 - 02:30
Should Aidan O'Brien win the Investec Derby for the eighth time on Saturday, it will give the Ballydoyle maestro the outright record - one he currently shares with three other trainers from the distant past - for most wins in the world's greatest Flat race.
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O'Brien omits Santiago but still sends seven to Derby

Tue, 30/06/2020 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien will throw seven darts at Saturday's English Derby at Epsom, but Irish Derby winner Santiago is not one of them.
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