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'Tiger' silks up for auction

21 hours 23 min ago
Racing fans can get their hands on equine history with Gold Cup and Grand National-winning silks on offer as part of an auction to support the Feed The Heroes initiative during the coronavirus crisis.
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Guineas and Epsom Derby deferred but Royal Ascot remain hopeful

Wed, 08/04/2020 - 02:30
The British Flat racing calendar will receive a radical facelift as a result of the coronavirus crisis with the Derby and Guineas meetings postponed until later in the season, while Royal Ascot will be held behind closed doors if given the green light.
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'Nobody can bomb the British out of their national instincts' - The race that defied the IRA

Tue, 07/04/2020 - 20:15
In a new series, Independent.ie goes through the archives to bring you the hot topics of years gone by. First up is the 1997 Grand National which was ran on Monday, April 7, two days after an IRA bomb scare halted the original race. Here is how events were recorded in the Irish Independent.
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Royal Ascot to take place behind closed doors in June - if if goes ahead at all

Tue, 07/04/2020 - 17:45
Royal Ascot will take place behind closed doors this season, if it goes ahead as planned in June.
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First four Classics of British flat racing season postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Tue, 07/04/2020 - 16:39
The first four Classics of the 2020 Flat season in Britain will be pushed back until later in the campaign due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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30 for 30, Part One - the 1990s: Italia '90, the Dublin v Meath epic, Carruth's Olympic gold, Wexford's rebirth and Kerr's Kids

Tue, 07/04/2020 - 11:50
Imagine Italia '90 as the Big Bang – the detonation that gave birth to the modern universe of Irish sport.
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'Hopefully, I can try to better it next year' - Jonjo O'Neill Jr eyes more improvement after stellar season

Tue, 07/04/2020 - 10:57
Jonjo O'Neill Jr is determined to keep improving after a breakthrough year that has seen him leap to the top of the conditional ranks.
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Virtual Grand National raises almost €3m for NHS charities

Sun, 05/04/2020 - 19:25
Bookmakers are to donate over £2.6million (€2.95m) to NHS charities from profits on the Virtual Grand National, as it was revealed almost five million people tuned in to watch the race on Saturday afternoon.
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Guineas would be rare casualty of crisis times

Sun, 05/04/2020 - 17:00
Should the 2,000 Guineas, which is due to be run at Newmarket next month, go the way of the Grand National and be postponed, it would become just the second Classic not to be held since 1814. That remarkable statistic is due to the fact that racing, while not exactly flourishing and with intermittent stoppages, kept going through both world wars.
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Everything on the back burner

Sun, 05/04/2020 - 17:00
Wednesday's announcement that Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) was formally drawing a curtain on the National Hunt racing season surprised no one in the wake of stricter restrictions being put in place as the battle with Covid-19 intensified.
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The Aintree Grand National that proved to be jockey John White's darkest day

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 02:30
Sportspeople often toil their whole career without reaching the pinnacle but the difference between jockey John White and his namesake Jimmy, the perennial snooker bridesmaid, is that he had that elusive taste of success, albeit briefly, only to have it prised from his grasp just as quickly.
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'Tiger' could roar in Virtual National

Sat, 04/04/2020 - 02:30
Tiger Roll will have to wait 12 months to have his shot at Aintree immortality and a third Grand National in succession but Gordon Elliott's loveable 10-year-old has a chance to be a virtual hero today.
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'The greatest 8 minutes and 47.8 seconds of my life' - how it feels to win the National

Fri, 03/04/2020 - 14:00
Until about two weeks ago, when we all stopped meeting people, there had probably not been a single day in the past 30 years, home or abroad, when someone had not mentioned the 1990 Grand National to me.
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Ruby Walsh reveals his top 10 most memorable flat racing moments

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 18:22
Paddy Power Racing Ambassador Ruby Walsh has ridden many racing greats throughout his career.
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Jumps season called to halt but Irish Grand National may yet be saved

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 02:30
The Irish jumps season is officially over after Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) chiefs called a halt to any hope of completing the national hunt action this spring, although this year's Irish Grand National looks set to be rescheduled in the winter.
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Virtual Grand National to aid NHS charities

Thu, 02/04/2020 - 02:30
The Grand National will take place on Saturday after all, albeit in virtual form, with all bookmaker profits going to the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) charities.
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HRI close national hunt season with Punchestown and Fairyhouse festivals cancelled

Wed, 01/04/2020 - 16:59
Horse Racing Ireland has announced the Irish 2019/2020 National Hunt season has come to a close and that the Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals will not be rescheduled.
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Mulvany admits racing programme might require 'complete overhaul'

Wed, 01/04/2020 - 02:30
Sportspeople face more questions than answers amid the coronavirus crisis given the uncertainty about when competition will resume, but things are even more complicated for trainers right now.
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Irish sports stars issue rallying call to the nation to 'Unite by Staying Apart'

Tue, 31/03/2020 - 16:30
Sixteen of Ireland's top sports stars have combined to make a video urging the nation to 'Unite by Staying Apart' during the coronavirus lockdown.
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Horse Racing Ireland chief fears closure of tracks with prospect of permanent damage to €2bn industry

Sat, 28/03/2020 - 03:30
The aim over the coming weeks and months is to try and "avoid closures" but Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) chief executive Brian Kavanagh admitted that he is "very worried" about the future of some racecourses amid the coronavirus crisis.
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