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Legendary racing commentator John McCririck has passed away, aged 79

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 10:52
Journalist and broadcaster John McCririck has died at the age of 79.
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Enable set for Magical rematch

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 02:30
A mouth-watering rematch awaits in tomorrow's Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown as dual Arc heroine Enable faces off against Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up Magical again.
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Madhmoon to move down in trip with Champion Stakes next on agenda

Thu, 04/07/2019 - 02:30
Madhmoon will drop back in trip for the rest of the season after Kevin Prendergast's three-year-old failed to land a blow in last week's Irish Derby.
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Horses lacking 'motivator gene' more likely to be also-rans as others race ahead, study finds

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 02:30
Researchers have identified a genetic link between what makes some thoroughbred horses race ahead and others couch potatoes.
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O'Brien keen for Circus Maximus to rain on Enable's Eclipse parade

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien looks set to send a strong team, headed by Ascot hero Circus Maximus, to Sandown on Saturday in a bid to lower the colours of wonder mare Enable in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes.
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The Jam Man doubles up in sweet success for McNally

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 02:30
The Jam Man made it two wins in a week as he followed up his headline-grabbing victory at Southwell on Monday with further success at Cartmel yesterday.
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Sovereign rules as O'Brien bags lucky 13

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 02:30
It came as no surprise that Aidan O'Brien won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby for the 13th time at the Curragh, but Saturday's showpiece race still produced a shock, as his 33/1 long shot Sovereign led home his four stablemates after running his rivals ragged from the minute the stalls opened.
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Beggy cashes in again as outsider Sovereign makes all to steal show

Sun, 30/06/2019 - 18:30
Pádraig Beggy, who caused a shock when he won the Epsom Derby on Wings of Eagles two years ago, produced an even bigger rabbit from his hat yesterday when he stole the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sovereign, a 33-1 shot who was nominally Ballydoyle's fifth string and there on pace-making duties.
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Who Dares Wins rallies to deny local favourite

Sun, 30/06/2019 - 18:30
Who Dares Wins got up in the last strides to prevent a local win for Dubawi Fifty in the Betfair Exchange Northumberland Plate Handicap.
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Aidan O'Brien claims Irish Derby 1-2-3 as 33/1 Sovereign scores shock win at the Curragh

Sat, 29/06/2019 - 18:22
Sovereign caused a huge upset when giving trainer Aidan O'Brien a 13th success in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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'Van Dyck' can be master in Derby double

Sat, 29/06/2019 - 02:30
To some readers, it may seem like an obvious thing to say - but to make a profit in the long-term betting on horses, it's not always about picking the likely winner of the race.
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Madhmoon to seal fairytale for Prendergast

Sat, 29/06/2019 - 02:30
There's no shortage of sub-plots heading into today's Group One Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (5.20) at the Curragh and not all of them are positive.
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Iridessa looks 'Pretty' again

Sat, 29/06/2019 - 02:30
Iridessa bounced back to her very best to spring a surprise in the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
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O'Brien's 'Pink' can atone for Oaks near-miss in Pretty Polly

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 02:30
Not even the misguided start time of 5.25 for the Group One Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes can take away from what should be a stellar card at the Curragh this evening.
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'Astronaute' soars to Curragh heights for Quinn and Hart

Fri, 28/06/2019 - 02:30
The big pot at the Curragh last night went for export as El Astronaute bounced out of the stalls like a rocket to make all the running in the €125,000 Tote Rockingham Handicap, writes THOMAS KELLY.
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Study shows female jump jockeys may offer better value to racing punters

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 17:10
Female jump jockeys may offer better value to punters, according to analysis conducted at the University of Liverpool.
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Hathiq can leave Epsom flop in the past to land Rockingham

Thu, 27/06/2019 - 02:30
So many questions will be answered at the Curragh during their three-day festival as some of the finest equine talent descends on the newly-refurbished Kildare track.
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Prendergast hoping Madhmoon can gain Derby revenge at Curragh

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 02:30
Veteran Curragh handler Kevin Prendergast is hoping Madhmoon can give him an early 87th birthday present in Saturday's Irish Derby, by turning the tables on Epsom hero Anthony Van Dyck.
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GAA refusal to move qualifier tie frustrates Curragh chiefs

Wed, 26/06/2019 - 02:30
Irish Derby chiefs are unhappy with the GAA after they turned down an appeal to move the throw-in time of Kildare's All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Tyrone in Newbridge on Saturday.
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Irish Derby crowd likely to be hit over clash with Lilies' qualifier against Tyrone

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 02:30
The Irish Derby was the big loser from yesterday's Round 3 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier draw as Kildare's mouth-watering tie against Tyrone (5.0) on Saturday in Newbridge clashes with the nearby Curragh showpiece (5.20).
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