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Minella Indo on track for Gold at Punchestown as Blackmore bags another winner

3 hours 37 min ago
Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Minella Indo will face a maximum of 10 rivals when he bids to follow up at Punchestown next Wednesday.
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‘They’re delighted to jumping out of bed at 6.30am’ - Meet the teenagers hoping to become the next Rachael Blackmore

21 hours 9 min ago
There aren’t too many 16-year-olds who would thank you for encouraging them to part with their mobile phone for most of the day. Then again, the teenagers at Kildare’s Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE) have other things on their minds.
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Willie Mullins to give Paul Townend every chance to prove fitness before Punchestown Festival

Wed, 21/04/2021 - 13:19
Willie Mullins is still in the dark about the availability of stable jockey Paul Townend ahead of next week's Punchestown Festival.
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Dream duel in store as ‘Envoi’ faces Monkfish at Punchestown

Wed, 21/04/2021 - 02:30
The dream clash is on the cards for the opening day of next week's Punchestown Festival as Envoi Allen bids for redemption after his Cheltenham fall when he faces off with the brilliant Monkfish.
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'It would be incredible if she achieves it’ – Henry de Bromhead backs Rachael Blackmore to be Irish champion jockey

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 15:17
Henry de Bromhead will be going hammer and tongs to help Rachael Blackmore in her mission to be crowned Irish champion jumps jockey, a feat which he believes would be an “incredible" achievement should the Tipperary rider manage it.
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Mahon has licence suspended by IHRB

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 02:30
Galway trainer Steve Mahon has had his licence suspended by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) and is set to go before a Referrals Committee hearing in the coming weeks.
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Tragic death of Brooke a stark reminder of dangers jockeys face in daily lives

Tue, 20/04/2021 - 02:30
The possibility of injury or worse is something which jockeys simply cannot allow to creep into their psyche, but the dangers associated with such a hazardous profession are never far from the surface.
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Racing gripped with sadness as amateur jockey Lorna Brooke passes away following fall at Taunton

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 11:55
Racing is in mourning after the death of amateur jockey Lorna Brooke following the effects of a heavy fall at Taunton earlier this month.
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Mullins dominates as Blackmore takes a tumble

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 02:30
There was a parade of Henry de Bromhead’s stable stars strutting their stuff at his local track yesterday, but the afternoon belonged to Willie Mullins as the Closutton maestro bagged a treble at Tramore.
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‘Thunder’ storms home for Russell in Scottish National

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 02:30
The Grand National might ultimately have been disappointing for Tom Scudamore when he pulled up the favourite Cloth Cap three fences out but, eight days on, it was a different story in the Coral Scottish Grand National which he won on Mighty Thunder for trainer Lucinda Russell, the partner of his father, Peter.
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Broome sweeps up with bigger prizes in sight

Mon, 19/04/2021 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien is renowned as a notoriously slow starter in the early stages of the Irish Flat season, but the Ballydoyle maestro has already ripped up the script this year with a 31/1 four-timer showing his rude health at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Blackmore’s potent mix of style and substance

Sun, 18/04/2021 - 02:30
At the precise moment in her life when she was never more in control of her destiny, Rachael Blackmore was never less in control of the consequences of her actions.
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Current Option can make punters smile in Gladness

Sat, 17/04/2021 - 02:30
There’s plenty to be happy about with a top-class field tackling today’s TRI Equestrian Gladness Stakes (2.35) at the Curragh as Lancaster House eyes back-to-back victories in a fascinating Group Three contest.
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Nicholls’ patience can pay off with Soldier Of Love right in the mix on good ground at Ayr

Sat, 17/04/2021 - 02:30
As a mark of respect to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and to avoid a clash with his funeral, no racing takes place in Britain today between 2.45pm and 4.15pm. That means some races have been postponed until tomorrow, including Newbury’s Spring Trials and the Scottish Grand National at Ayr.
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Emotional Reynolds pays tribute to Presenting Percy after death of Cheltenham winner

Fri, 16/04/2021 - 02:30
Owner Philip Reynolds paid an emotional tribute to Presenting Percy as he confirmed his “horse of a lifetime” died after suffering from a blood infection.
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Lockinge up next for ‘Fernandez’ as O’Brien targets Craven

Thu, 15/04/2021 - 02:30
There will be bigger fish to fry as the season progresses, but Lope Y Fernandez (4/6 favourite) could hardly have been more impressive when landing the Listed Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown yesterday.
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'It's still hard to process it all' – Rachael Blackmore reflects on 'unbelievable' Grand National victory

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 17:10
Rachael Blackmore is still struggling to comprehend the magnitude of her achievement after claiming Randox Grand National glory at Aintree.
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O’Brien out of luck as ‘Avenue’ shines

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien was out of luck at Newmarket as Highland Avenue (9/2) provided Charlie Appleby with another possible Classic contender when landing yesterday's Listed Feilden Stakes under James Doyle.
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National star Blackmore keeps on winning

Wed, 14/04/2021 - 02:30
Rachael Blackmore was back with a bang at Fairyhouse yesterday when she combined with Henry de Bromhead yet again to cut Paul Townend’s lead in their battle for the Irish jump jockeys’ championship.
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Rachael Blackmore follows up Aintree heroics with win at Fairyhouse

Tue, 13/04/2021 - 19:25
Grand National victor Rachael Blackmore was back among the winners at Fairyhouse on Tuesday as she steered Somptueux to glory for Henry de Bromhead.
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