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Willie Mullins finally lands Irish Grand National as Ruby Walsh rides Burrows Saint to glory

3 hours 21 min ago
Willie Mullins smashed his BoyleSports Irish Grand National hoodoo as Burrows Saint led home a one-two-three for the trainer in the marathon handicap chase at Fairyhouse.
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Country chic: Michael D among the revellers on a sunny Irish Grand National Day

6 hours 22 min ago
Punters to Fairyhouse have been blessed with another day of sun as thousands turn out for the Irish Grand National today.
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Walsh-Mullins axis flying high after Voix Du Reve Ryanair romp

18 hours 29 min ago
Voix Du Reve proved the star of the opening day Fairyhouse show as he provided Willie Mullins with back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
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Arkwrisht can spring a surprise at huge odds for O'Brien

18 hours 29 min ago
Aside from Our Duke's success two years ago, you have to stretch back to Commanche Court's win in 2000 for the last horse to carry more than 11st or more to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National (5.0).
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Irish Grand National preview: The expert view on the big race in Fairyhouse

18 hours 29 min ago
There's plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two Devenish Chase spicing things up nicely at Fairyhouse before the big one.
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Rachael Blackmore races to victory as punters descend on Fairyhouse for day one of the Easter festival

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 20:12
It was a day for the history books as the Fairyhouse Easter Festival kicked off at the Co Meath course today, as Rachael Blackmore won her first Grade One race on Irish soil.
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Walsh is showing no signs of slowing down

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 18:30
A lot of people like listening to Ted Walsh because of his impatience for pandering. For me, though, it is the light dancing in his eyes and the energy that fills him with animation when he is reminiscing about the horses and riders of yore that brings the greatest joy.
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Globetrotting Murphy making his mark on world stage

Sun, 21/04/2019 - 18:30
In Flat racing, there are jockeys who do well enough domestically to win a Derby or a title and, indeed, hold their own in most circumstances. But there is also an altogether more rarified level, where demand for a rider's services is of a more inter-continental nature.
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Up to 25,000 people set to flock to Fairyhouse for Easter racing

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 12:12
As many as 25,000 racegoers are expected to descend onto Fairyhouse racecourse this Easter weekend.
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Auvergnat can overcome latest blip to land the Fairyhouse Irish National

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
"I hope to break even at the track today, I need the money." (Joe Frisco, American actor, dancer and comedian (1889-1958)
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'Escape' can parachute Howard into the big time

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
Opportunity knocks for Aidan Howard at Fairyhouse tomorrow as the Kildare trainer eyes his first Grade One success with Winter Escape in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (4.25).
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Mullins sends seven in chase of first Irish Grand National

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
THE Irish Grand National is one of the few jumping prizes that has eluded Willie Mullins, and the Closutton maestro will send seven in search of his maiden victory in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece on Monday.
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Nicholls eyeing more after 3,000th win

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 02:30
Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham yesterday.
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Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 02:30
It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
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Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 02:30
Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.
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Festival winners 'Duc' and 'Tard' set for Fairyhouse duel

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 02:30
ARKLE hero Duc Des Genievres leads eight possible runners for Willie Mullins in Sunday's Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse as he bids to follow in the footsteps of subsequent Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, which landed the spoils last year.
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D-Day looming for Godsen on Too Darn Hot Guineas decision

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 02:30
DOUBTS linger over the participation of Too Darn Hot in next month's English 2,000 Guineas, with a decision set to be made in the coming days to decide if John Gosden's exciting three-year-old is fit to tackle the first Classic of the season.
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O'Brien: 'You can't afford to give yourself a pat on the back'

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 02:30
Such is the way of the world, every bit of information which Joseph O'Brien needs about his horses can be accessed through his mobile phone. And it's hopping from half six every morning.
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Meade hope in 'terrific shape' for National bid

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 02:30
Noel Meade has six possibilities for next Monday's BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse but the progressive Tout Est Permis is the one he is most looking forward to.
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