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Lyons backs Siskin's stamina for Guineas and calls for Racing TV to be made free

Tue, 26/05/2020 - 02:30
Ger Lyons is itching to take the wraps off Siskin and expects his unbeaten colt to thrive over a mile with the Irish 2,000 Guineas his intended target when racing resumes next month.
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Gosden warns of 'dangerous' delays for horses' welfare

Mon, 25/05/2020 - 02:30
John Gosden, England's champion Flat trainer, is, like all his colleagues, champing at the bit for the resumption of UK racing a week today, not only so he can get his horses out doing what they are born to do, but to see his industry play its part in helping fire up the economy.
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Racing under starter's orders for return

Sun, 24/05/2020 - 02:30
Just how seriously horse racing is taking its health and safety responsibilities as it prepares for a return to action behind closed doors at Naas on June 8 was illustrated when Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) published its protocol document. To call it comprehensive is like saying Michael Jordan was a dedicated basketballer.
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When Cash was king: Asmussen fondly recalls his days in Ireland, even if the punters and the press railed against him

Sat, 23/05/2020 - 15:00
Cash Asmussen guffaws into the cooling Texas evening with such relish one almost expects a nearby coterie of hyenas to respond in kind.
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Power facing tough calls with travel rules

Sat, 23/05/2020 - 02:30
Robbie Power is praying that strict isolation rules facing travellers amid the Covid-19 outbreak will soon be relaxed in order to help jockeys working on both sides of the Irish Sea when racing resumes next month.
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Galway Races still seven-day meeting on orginal dates

Fri, 22/05/2020 - 02:30
Horse Racing Ireland has announced the Galway Festival will remain a seven-day meeting on its original dates this year.
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Ruby fears Covid will close racecourses

Thu, 21/05/2020 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh fears that an 11-week lay-off for Irish racing amid the Covid-19 pandemic could see "a racecourse or two go by the wayside" and be unable to reopen.
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Irish racing has a massive responsibility and must lead by example on its return

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 20:43
COPY AND PASTE is a common tactic employed as a welcome time saver when preparing assignments – and it is likely to be utilised by several sporting bodies over the coming weeks and months.
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Ruby Walsh fears that 'some racecourses are going to struggle' and may not reopen due to coronavirus pandemic

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 08:45
Legendary jockey Ruby Walsh fears that the 11-week layoff of Irish racing amid the Coronavirus pandemic could see "a racecourse or two go by the wayside" and be unable to reopen.
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Full complement of Group races scheduled in new programme

Wed, 20/05/2020 - 02:30
Minimal changes have been made to the revised Irish Flat racing programme with a full complement of Group races and the majority of Group One contests retaining their original dates.
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'We're just glad to get racing back' - Trainer Ken Condon says prize fund cuts and no fans a small price to pay

Mon, 18/05/2020 - 02:30
Significant prize money cuts and big race meetings being held behind closed doors are a small price to pay to get Irish racing up and running again from June 8 onwards, according to Classic-winning trainer Ken Condon.
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Irish 2,000 and 1,000 Guineas both scheduled at the Curragh for first week of racing comeback

Sun, 17/05/2020 - 13:35
Naas will host the first fixture when racing resumes behind closed doors in Ireland on June 8, with the Irish 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas also set for the opening week.
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HRI publish 77-page document of protocols ahead of Irish racing resumption

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 15:39
Horse Racing Ireland has published a 77-page document outlining the protocols for key personnel ahead of resuming racing behind closed doors on June 8.
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'The only pity about it is that I’m 70 and I can’t go' - Ted Walsh welcomes racing's return on June 8

Sat, 16/05/2020 - 02:30
Ted Walsh believes the resumption of Irish racing behind closed doors on June 8 is the major shot in the arm which the €2billion industry needed after a compromise to return to action next month was agreed with Government yesterday. 
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'You end up with a monastic existence. And I enjoyed life' - Erring on the side of Cauthen

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 20:51
THE Kentucky Kid is getting older now. "It feels pretty smooth," says 60-year-old Steve Cauthen, speaking from the farm he calls ‘Dream Fields'. Seems apt, given the many dreams he fulfilled on countless patches of land throughout the globe.
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Irish horse racing to resume on June 8

Fri, 15/05/2020 - 14:34
Irish racing will return behind closed doors at the earlier date of June 8 after Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) made a successful proposal to government to resume sooner than had initially been expected.
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French racing back with bang but British must wait

Tue, 12/05/2020 - 02:30
French action was back with a bang at Longchamp yesterday but hopes to restart British racing will have to wait until at least June 1.
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British Horseracing Authority 'committed to plan for resumption' on June 1

Mon, 11/05/2020 - 19:44
Racing's leaders have "committed to plan for resumption" of the sport on June 1, the British Horseracing Authority has announced.
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'For jockeys it will look very, very different in the changing-room area' - PJA chief executive Paul Struthers

Sun, 10/05/2020 - 20:11
Jockeys can expect things to look "very, very different" when racing eventually resumes in Ireland and Britain, according to Professional Jockeys Association chief executive Paul Struthers.
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Unfair, ill-judged and inconsistent... the government policy on racing is deeply flawed

Sun, 10/05/2020 - 02:30
The Government's current policy on the resumption of horse racing doesn't make any sense. It's unfair, ill-judged and inconsistent. As things stand the sport won't be able to resume until June 29, which is the day slated for the return of competitive non-contact sports behind closed doors.
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