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Mullins clan make it real family affair in Ballybrit

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
It was a mixed couple of weeks for JP McManus who saw his beloved Limerick hurlers exit the All-Ireland SHC at the semi-final stage in controversial circumstances, while his Adare Manor venue secured the Ryder Cup for 2026.
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Gardens Of Babylon is on course to bloom in Hurdle classy enough for Galway Hurdle

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
My Irish Independent colleague Patrick Mullins won the Galway Hurdle (4.55) last year with the top-weight Sharjah rated 146, and this race has changed a lot in the last ten or 15 years, with far more high-quality participants these days.
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O'Brien expects Hermosa to relish Nassau trip

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien hopes English and Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Hermosa will relish her step up in trip for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Goodwood.
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Croke Park set for major cash bonanza with attendances to hit 1.5m mark

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
Despite early-season fears over football attendances, the All-Ireland championships are set to beat last year's total.
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Too Darn Hot proves class in Sussex

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
The first half of the season might have been a bit lukewarm for Too Darn Hot but the champion two-year-old took a major leap towards becoming champion at three with an assured victory in yesterday's £1 million Qatar Sussex Stakes.
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Shanning has right profile to reign Supreme in Hurdle free-for-all

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
The Galway Hurdle sets a fascinating puzzle as always. This race, with its intoxicating cocktail of speed and power, heavily laced with a jockey's urge for recklessness and their thrill for danger, has midwifed some spectacular moments in time. Think Clondaw Warrior lunging late under Ruby and Rebel Fitz hanging on grimly for Russell and Winters.
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Galway races 2019: President Higgins calls for more female jockeys in races as horse owned by Jeremy Kyle comes second

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
As the playwright John B Keane once said, Galway races are a state of mind.
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Gordon Elliott bags Galway Plate with thrilling Borice victory on Day Three of Galway Races

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 20:33
Borice bagged another major prize for Gordon Elliott with victory in a thrilling renewal of thetote.com Galway Plate.
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McGuinness and Keane go extra Mile

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
What a difference a year makes.
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Galway Races, Day Three: All your top tips from our team of experts ahead of the Galway Plate

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
The highlight of the Galway Festival is upon us with a top-class renewal of the Galway Plate as 22 runners go to post in the €300,000 showpiece.
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Ballydoyle team hoping Petite Mustique can take Hermosa's lead

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
Ante-post backers will have taken notice of the performance of Petite Mustique which obliged in the Colm Quinn BMW Irish EBF Fillies Maiden on day two of the festival in Galway.
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'Poker' looks ace in the pack to get Plate party started

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
Unless you were a bookmaker, extremely lucky or particularly smart, last year's Galway Plate (7.20) was disappointing with Clarcam taking the substantial prize at 33/1.
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Stradivarius is music to Dettori's ears with Goodwood hat-trick

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
As easy as one-two-three; Stradivarius, one of the great stayers of all time, became only the second horse in more than 200 years to win a third Qatar Goodwood Cup when he beat Dee Ex Bee by a neck on the first day of Glorious Goodwood.
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Patrick Mullins: 'If Townend marshals Yorkhill to victory, it will be a ride for the ages'

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
The Galway Plate radiates competitiveness the same way a fire radiates heat. The charge past the hill and down into the bottleneck that is the first fence, followed by a sharp handbrake right turn makes the Monaco Grand Prix look spacious.
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Too Darn Hot primed to burn off rivals

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
Too Darn Hot is favourite once again in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood today, despite coming off worse against Circus Maximus when they last met at Ascot.
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RTÉ stars head west for festival fun at Ballybrit

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 02:30
Day two of the Galway Races and that can only mean one thing - the RTÉ annual summer jaunt down west.
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Saltonstall holds off Innamorare to take big race of the day at Galway Festival

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 21:07
Saltonstall hit the jackpot to land the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap, the feature race on day two of the Galway Festival.
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Frankie Dettori scores big win as Stradivarius claims Qatar Goodwood Cup

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 16:46
Stradivarius strengthened his grip on the staying division with a third successive victory in the Qatar Goodwood Cup.
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Galway Races, Day Two: All your top tips from our team of experts

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
Given his storied history at Galway and the moniker of 'King of Ballybrit' which he carried for 30 years or so, it would be fitting for legendary trainer Dermot Weld to land a significant blow at the 150th edition.
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Rugby hero Murphy celebrates as Linger gets over line in front

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
Former rugby star Johne Murphy was among the winning owners on day one of the Galway Festival when the well-backed Linger got home first in the second race of the day, the EasyFix Handicap Hurdle.
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