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Blackmore and Townend to duke it out

Tue, 29/01/2019 - 02:30
It's a dry week of jumps action ahead of Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival this weekend and today's card at Down Royal must pass a morning inspection due to the threat of overnight snow.
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Ballyward stays upright to give Mullins Naas spoils

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 02:30
Ballyward ran out a wide-margin winner in a dramatic renewal of the Novice Chase at Naas yesterday.
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Frost pitches Frodon into Gold Cup mix

Mon, 28/01/2019 - 02:30
Frodon looks set to be the centre of much attention in the build-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup following his victory in the Trial Cotswold Chase on Saturday.
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Reputations on line as Festival fever begins

Sun, 27/01/2019 - 18:30
Nestling comfortably between the twin peaks of Christmas and Cheltenham, the Dublin Racing Festival debuted last winter. Offering two days of high-class action, featuring some of the finest equine talent in the country battling for serious prize money, it proved an instant hit. Next weekend, we get to do it all again.
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Frodon set to give Frost shot at Gold Cup history

Sun, 27/01/2019 - 18:30
In March it will be 35 years since Jenny Pitman made history by becoming the first woman to train a Gold Cup winner when she sent out Burrough Hill Lad to land the most coveted prize at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Wayne Bailey: 'Promising Adjali looks set for success'

Sat, 26/01/2019 - 02:30
We've no Grade One races in Britain or Ireland today, but between Cheltenham and Doncaster we have some decent action nonetheless with seven Grade Two contests.
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Espoir D'Allen to show Champion Hurdle class

Sat, 26/01/2019 - 02:30
The racing public are crying out for a Champion Hurdle challenger to put their head above the parapet and Espoir D'Allen may do just that at Naas tomorrow.
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Woollacott: Lalor to go straight to Cheltenham

Sat, 26/01/2019 - 02:30
Exciting novice Lalor will chart a direct route towards the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham after Kayley Woollacott decided not to declare him for Doncaster today.
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'Percy' impresses on his return to justify Gold Cup hype

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 02:30
Presenting Percy "put down a marker" to justify the hype and his position as Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite when stealing the show on Thyestes day at Gowran Park yesterday.
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Mullins back with bang while 'Percy' delights

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 02:30
Form is temporary, class is permanent and Willie Mullins proved misguided rumours of his demise were just that as Invitation Only (4/1 favourite) gave the champion trainer his seventh Thyestes Chase to spearhead a 33/1 Gowran Park treble.
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Harrington hopes 'Light' keeps shining

Fri, 25/01/2019 - 02:30
Most trainers were crying foul of the unusually dry spell this winter but Jessica Harrington has used it to her advantage with Magic Of Light, and the progressive mare bids for an English hat-trick at Huntingdon today.
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Mr Diablo can foil big guns to take Thyestes with all eyes on 'Percy'

Thu, 24/01/2019 - 02:30
All eyes are on Presenting Percy as the Gold Cup favourite makes his much-anticipated reappearance but that's just one of many sub-plots on a cracking Thyestes card today.
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Cullen hopes to stoke old 'Fire' over fences

Wed, 23/01/2019 - 02:30
Denis Cullen is looking forward to giving Grade One winner Arctic Fire his first start over fences at Gowran Park tomorrow.
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Financial stress no burden as Mullins dreams of day in the sun

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 02:30
While training across the road from Gowran Park has many perks, it didn't take Tony Mullins too long to realise that he couldn't take things for granted despite his close proximity to the Kilkenny track.
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Howard hopes 'Escape' is Grade One calibre

Tue, 22/01/2019 - 02:30
Aidan Howard is hoping Winter Escape can catapult him into the big time when he tackles Grade One company for the first time at next month's Dublin Racing Festival.
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Watch: Irish jockey Mikey Sweeney completes gravity defying recovery on the way to astonishing victory

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 08:24
Mikey Sweeney produced one of the sporting moments of the weekend with a remarkable recovery that has now gone viral.
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Harrington keen to get 'John' schooled

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 02:30
Jessica Harrington is desperate to get a racecourse school into Sizing John before a possible appearance at the Dublin Racing Festival.
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'Permis' success puts Cheltenham in Meade's mind

Mon, 21/01/2019 - 02:30
Tout Est Permis got up in the final stride to edge out the front-running Sub Lieutenant in a pulsating finish to the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles yesterday.
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Byrne confident Recall can get it right this year

Sun, 20/01/2019 - 18:30
The Irish National Stud shared a photo of two of its most famous residents, Hurricane Fly and Hardy Eustace, during the week, nose to nose, possibly reminiscing about the four Champion Hurdles they shared evenly between them.
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Altior a step closer to record

Sun, 20/01/2019 - 18:30
Altior stretched his unbeaten sequence to 17 with a smooth victory in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot.Nicky Henderson's superstar did jump out to his left, markedly on occasions, but he had so much in hand over just two rivals it did not make any difference.
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