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Easy Game can spring surprise for high-flying Hayes

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 02:30
Jumps fans are starved on these shores with harsh weather resulting in eight days without any Irish National Hunt action, but a top-class card sees things back with a notable bang at Thurles today.
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Doyle strikes €192,000 Goffs deal for 'La Bague' as Hollymount joins Elliott

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 02:30
Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle forked out £170,000 (€192,000) for Grade One-winning mare La Bague Au Roi, winner of 14 races for trainer Warren Greatrex, at the Goffs January Sale which took place online yesterday.
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McCain may 'Pass' up Cheltenham for Aintree

Tue, 26/01/2021 - 02:30
Donald McCain is already looking forward to next season with Navajo Pass following his victory at Haydock on Saturday.
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Like a burning comet, David's time in the saddle was brief, but oh so bright

Mon, 25/01/2021 - 02:30
"Time is a valuable thing,
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Wonderfully weird Flow makes Grade

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 02:30
The Clarence House Chase lived up to expectations as a soaring spectacular, but it was First Flow and David Bass who put the fizz into the Grade 1 at Ascot to leave the big three in his wake.
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Cheating is part of who we are

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 02:30
The Viking Hoard doping case is shocking. Shocking because you don't normally see plots like this exposed in such detail, because of the crudity of the methods involved and above all because the doper had absolutely no concern for the health of either the horse or jockey, Kevin Brouder.
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What do cycling and horse racing have in common? Let's talk about omerta

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 02:30
It's six weeks since Jim Bolger declared drugs to be Irish racing's number one problem. He doesn't believe there's a level playing field. These are incendiary statements from one of the sport's grandees and should shake racing to its foundations. One of the greatest trainers in the history of the sport here believes drug cheats are getting away with it.
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Mullins to make it look 'Easy' with big-race brace at Thurles

Sat, 23/01/2021 - 02:30
It's a fair statement of the extraordinary strength in depth which 14-time Irish champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins possesses that none of his four contenders for the Grade Two Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (2.0) at Thurles tomorrow can be easily dismissed.
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Politologue looks as good as ever ahead of Clarence House

Sat, 23/01/2021 - 02:30
The late, great American trainer Bobby Frankel once said that "you get a horse ready for a race and they start coughing, they bleed, they lose a shoe. The public don't know that, they only lose their money, not their minds."
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Irish trainer Charles Byrnes lodges appeal in Viking Hoard sedative case

Fri, 22/01/2021 - 19:28
Trainer Charles Byrnes has lodged an appeal against the decision of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board to suspend his licence for six months and fine him €1,000 after one of his horses tested positive for a banned substance.
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'It makes you weigh up where you're going' - Willie Mullins points to 2019 fall as factor in nephew David's retirement

Fri, 22/01/2021 - 16:25
WILLIE MULLINS has hailed the "instinct" which his nephew David possessed in the saddle after the Grand National-winning rider surprisingly called time on his career as a jockey aged just 24.
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Aidan O'Brien fined £4,000 over saddling error at last year's Fillies' Mile

Thu, 21/01/2021 - 20:53
Aidan O'Brien was given a £4,000 fine following a hearing into the confusion which surrounded his runners in last year's bet365 Fillies' Mile.
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Young gun Mullins in shock exit

Thu, 21/01/2021 - 02:30
David Mullins has shocked the racing world after the Grand National-winning jockey called time on his riding career at the age of just 24.
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'There's no system completely foolproof' - Walsh defends Irish racing's integrity in wake of Byrnes ban

Thu, 21/01/2021 - 02:30
Ted Walsh is adamant that horse racing is no different to any other aspect of life when it comes to rule-breakers, with the legendary trainer insisting that "there's plenty being done" to preserve Irish racing's integrity.
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Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins shocks racing world by retiring aged just 24

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 22:06
David Mullins has shocked the racing world after the Grand National-winning jockey called time on his riding career at the age of just 24.
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Major issues facing integrity of Irish racing laid bare in high-profile doping case

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 02:30
Even the dogs in the street know there are a variety of significant threats to the integrity of Irish racing. Many of them were laid bare in the high-profile case of Viking Hoard and Charles Byrnes.
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More than €100k in bets, a 'dangerously' sedated horse and a six-month ban: The full IHRB statement

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 17:17
Irish racing has been rocked after Charles Byrnes had his training licence removed for six months by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) after a runner saddled by the Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer was found to have been "nobbled" at Tramore in 2018.
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Irish trainer hit with six-month suspension after horse tests positive for banned substance

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 12:29
Trainer Charles Byrnes has had his licence suspended for six months by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board after one of his horses tested positive for a banned substance.
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'Acapella' tops Mullins' eight-strong Thyestes team

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 02:30
The biggest day in Gowran Park's calendar will be a little different on Thursday week with no punters in attendance for the Goffs Thyestes Chase, but there's a familiar theme as Willie Mullins sends an eight-strong squad in search of a big-race hat-trick.
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'Every horse is like family to us' - Ronan McNally is 'Dreal Deal' for Cheltenham

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 02:30
He was surrounded by jump racing royalty in the shape of Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott, Henry de Bromhead and Joseph O'Brien, but that didn't stop Ronan McNally proving that he is 'Dreal Deal' once again at Punchestown on Sunday.
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