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Min can show stablemate ‘Chacun’ that he’s no spent force

Sat, 06/02/2021 - 02:30
Australian jockey Les Boots, who died at the age of 80 in 1987, often described himself as the worst and unluckiest jumps jockey in history.
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Tiger Roll tops Aintree entries but weight concerns could rule him out

Wed, 03/02/2021 - 16:02
Tiger Roll heads 106 entries for this year's Grand National, but Gigginstown House Stud racing manager Eddie O'Leary has cast further doubt over whether the people's horse will bid for a record-breaking hat-trick in the Aintree showpiece.
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Henry De Bromhead expects 'Indo' to bounce back in Irish Gold Cup

Wed, 03/02/2021 - 02:30
Minella Indo is on a retrieval mission in the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup with Henry de Bromhead keen for the eight-year-old to get “back on track” in the Dublin Racing Festival showpiece at Leopardstown on Sunday.
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‘Al Boum’ set for gallop ahead of date with Gold Cup destiny

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 02:30
There’s a great line in Father Ted where Pat Mustard declares that "you'd wanna get up very early in the morning to catch me" in response to questions over his escapades and the same applies to Willie Mullins when it comes to a secret gallop for dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo today.
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Al Boum Photo set for ‘really tough bit of work’ as race for third Gold Cup success heats up

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 17:50
The biggest name in Willie Mullins' yard may be absent for this weekend's Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown, but dual Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo still has an important date tomorrow on his road to Cheltenham.
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Harty addition to training ranks as Eddie and son Patrick join forces

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 02:30
There will be a new name added to the training ranks later this year with Eddie Harty set to have a joint-licence alongside his son Patrick.
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'Deadly' Eklat keeps calm after Naas chaos

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 02:30
CHELTENHAM is next on the agenda for Eklat De Rire (11/4) after Henry de Bromhead's charge booked his Festival ticket with a "deadly" display of jumping en route to victory in the Grade Three Naas Racecourse Business Club Novice Chase yesterday.
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'That is shambolic, there has to be serious questions asked about the start of that race' – Ruby Walsh fumes after Naas chaos

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 16:59
Rarely will the beginning of a race have as much carnage as the Celebrating The 2020 ITBA Award Winners Handicap Hurdle at Naas today where a loose horse caused a 13-minute delay before a "shambolic" false start then left punters furious.
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Quinlan renews happy partnership with Takingrisks

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 02:30
Takingrisks has confounded punters in a big race for the third time, finishing strongly to win the Great Yorkshire Chase at odds of 40-1. Trained at Penrith by Nicky Richards, he becomes the first 12-year-old to win the race, which dates back to 1948.
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On target again after the slings and arrows

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 02:30
Life and how to live it. There is no manual. But what most agree on is that the capacity to deal with setbacks is imperative. Failing moulds an individual. That is an unavoidable certainty. Whether that process is a positive or negative is the choice. How do you react to adversity?
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Today's Fairyhouse meeting cancelled while Naas subject to afternoon inspection

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 08:32
Saturday's meeting at Fairyhouse has been called off due an unraceable track.
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'Beacon' can hold edge in Naas feature

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 02:30
Willie Mullins is a master at finding favourable opportunities for his string to exploit and the Closutton maestro seems to have done so once again with Bachasson in tomorrow's Limestone Lad Hurdle (1.15) at Naas.
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Talented mare Miranda ready to make her mark in Graded company

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 02:30
There's an old joke where a bloke who is losing his shirt on the horses says to his missus that he's "going to have one more bet today and it will be the last". It was - by about 20 lengths.
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Waterlogging forces cancellation of Cheltenham card

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 02:30
Cheltenham's prestigious Trials Day meeting today has been abandoned due to waterlogging.
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Damalisque looks set for Dublin Festival

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 02:30
Damalisque could make a swift reappearance at next weekend's Dublin Racing Festival after leading home a one-two-three for leading owner JP McManus in the featured Navan Handicap Hurdle yesterday.
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'Coko' warms to fences as Kennedy takes Thyestes

Fri, 29/01/2021 - 02:30
All the talk was of Willie Mullins' scintillating form since Christmas, but Gordon Elliott shot back at his Irish Trainers' Championship rival with Coko Beach (8/1) cruising to victory in the Goffs Thyestes Chase at a softened Gowran Park yesterday.
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Fogarty aims to go one better with 'Conti' in Thyestes

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 02:30
It's revealing when Mikey Fogarty remarks that "the goalposts have changed" in his racing career. His other sporting love is the GAA and he has successfully mixed the two disciplines in recent years.
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Discordantly worthy of support at Gowran

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 02:30
It's known as a day for the people, so the Goffs Thyestes Chase (3.25) will be different behind closed doors at Gowran Park today. The usual faces are expected to be to the fore, as Willie Mullins bids for a unique hat-trick in the €100,000 feature.
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Allaho and Colreevy advertise Cheltenham Festival claims as Willie Mullins makes hay at Thurles

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 15:02
IT was all about Willie Mullins at Thurles today with the Irish champion jumps trainer securing a Grade Two double as Allaho (10/11 favourite) and Colreevy (4/5 favourite) enhanced their Cheltenham Festival claims.
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