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'Cross' leads Melbourne sweep for English raiders

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 02:30
The floodgates finally opened as Charlie Appleby's Cross Counter (8/1) became the first English-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup to lead home a 1-2-3 for the raiding party in front of 83,000 in Flemington.
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Aidan O'Brien's Cliffsofmoher put down as Melbourne Cup sees first-ever British win

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 07:22
Cross Counter secured his place in the record books as he became the first British-trained winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
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'Pat Smullen got me a job and a wife'

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
It only takes a quick glance at Kevin O'Ryan's Twitter bio to realise that he is one those people that you marvel at how they find time in a day to get everything done.
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Tizzard backs 'River' to keep improving

Tue, 06/11/2018 - 02:30
Colin Tizzard sees no reason why Native River can't repeat his Cheltenham Gold Cup heroics and has rubbished talk that his stable star is a soft-ground specialist.
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Yucatan leads O'Brien challenge for Melbourne glory

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien will fire a three-pronged assault in a bid to win the Melbourne Cup for the first time tomorrow.
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Enable lives up to top billing in Breeders' Cup

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 02:30
There will not have been too many times in the 35 editions of the Breeders' Cup when the meeting's finale, the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic, has been put in the shade by the $4 million (€3.5m) Turf.
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Douvan looks likely to miss whole season

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 02:30
Douvan is likely to miss the entire season after a leg injury turned out to be worse than trainer Willie Mullins had first thought.
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Mr Everest hits heights for Martin

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 02:30
Mr Everest completed a big weekend double for trainer Tony Martin and owner John Breslin with victory in the Daragh Fitzpatrick And Colm White Local Bookmakers November Handicap at Naas.
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Mullins machine cranking up for another big campaign

Sun, 04/11/2018 - 18:30
He asks jokingly who is in charge, but behind the giggles and jokes the work riders already know the answer. They circle Willie Mullins, naming their mounts in turn if he doesn't name them first, and suggesting what they are about to do in a shorthand that means little to the outside ear. "Two, twos," they might offer, or "One big."
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Road To Respect goes one better at Down Royal

Sun, 04/11/2018 - 18:30
Road To Respect made an impressive start to the new campaign in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
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Watch: Enable cements her place in racing folklore with Breeders' Cup Turf triumph

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 22:45
Enable secured her place in racing history when continuing her winning run with an epic success in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs.
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WATCH: Road To Respect romps to victory in the Grade One JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 15:00
Road To Respect made an impressive start to the new campaign in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
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Raise a glass to Double Shuffle in Charlie Hall

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 12:00
While Ireland has only a handful of commercial vineyards due to our climate, this country has a long association with wine which is often overlooked.
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'Just the word is so... sure it's frightening' - Pat Smullen reflects on 'the ultimate second chance' in life

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 02:30
From a world bubbling with stress, endless sacrifice and cold, cold scrutiny, from a need to hear those cheers rattle down off the grandstands, to this.
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Fresh Balko Des Flos primed to score at Down Royal

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 02:30
Down Royal racecourse has been in the news for all the wrong reasons with the management company's lease soon to run out, putting the future of racing there in some doubt. But there's still talks going on to sort it out, which have been described as positive.
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Military precision can pay $6m Breeders' dividend for O'Brien

Sat, 03/11/2018 - 02:30
The Breeders' Cup, the nearest thing to a world championship for racehorses, takes place at Churchill Downs today and, as dusk falls on Kentucky, racing's spiritual home in America, it will conclude with the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic - a race which has established itself as the most important all-age dirt race on the planet.
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Swan protégé Thomas eyes shot at Classic glory

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 02:30
It is quite possible that tomorrow's Breeders' Cup Classic, worth $6 million, could be won by a trainer who once rode as a conditional jockey for Charlie Swan in Ireland.
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Samcro unlikely to have it all his own way

Fri, 02/11/2018 - 02:30
All eyes are on Samcro with Gordon Elliott's superstar starting the jumps season with a bang at Down Royal as he takes his first steps towards a tilt at next year's Champion Hurdle.
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No stopping Mullins as reinvention helps him to stay ahead of the pack

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:30
The unofficial mantra of the Marines is "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" but it's also clearly a motto which 12-time champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has modelled his career around.
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Gosden pleased by 'professional' Enable

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 02:30
Enable, John Gosden's dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine and the only even-money shot in the 14 Breeders' Cup races over tomorrow and Saturday, has assumed the starring role in Kentucky.
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