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O'Brien eyes US bonanza but Lyons can justify faith to take Tipperary feature

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 02:30
Bigger prizes than the Listed Coolmore Caravaggio Stakes (3.40) at Tipperary tomorrow are on Aidan O'Brien's radar this weekend but it's a contest the Ballydoyle maestro has dominated as he bids for his fourth successive victory.
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Siskin rises to Phoenix challenge

Sat, 10/08/2019 - 02:30
classy Siskin showed his willingness for a battle as he maintained his unbeaten record by registering a first Group One success in last night's Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.
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O'Brien's 'Lytham' should find Phoenix conditions to his liking

Fri, 09/08/2019 - 02:30
With over an inch of rain forecast for the Curragh prior to racing this evening, all eyes will be on the ground description ahead of the first Group One two-year-old race of the season.
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Irish Derby hero Latrobe can return to winning ways for O'Briens

Thu, 08/08/2019 - 02:30
There have been plenty of good performances in defeat but today looks like the day when Latrobe can get back to winning ways with last year's Irish Derby winner expected to land the Group Three Grenke Finance Ballyroan Stakes (6.55) at Leopardstown.
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Smith eyes Champions date for his prolific 'Poet'

Wed, 07/08/2019 - 02:30
Galway Festival history-maker One Cool Poet is heading for Irish Champions Weekend after his heroic exploits at Ballybrit.
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Auxilia justifies Lyons' faith with impressive success at Naas

Tue, 06/08/2019 - 02:30
Ger Lyons looks to have another nice prospect on his hands in the shape of Auxilia which romped to an facile success in the feature at Naas yesterday.
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Mullins family win big at Ballybrit

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 02:30
While the carnival atmosphere which continues to attract punters in their droves to Galway is unlikely to change, the action on the track has altered significantly in recent years, with Willie Mullins assuming complete control as 'King of Ballybrit'.
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Keane has last laugh to claim feature prize on Galway finale

Mon, 05/08/2019 - 02:30
While the arrival of rain didn't please Galway racegoers, Laughifuwant made full use of it by leading his rivals a merry dance in the EBF Ahonoora Handicap to claim the final-day feature for Gerry Keane.
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Getting better with age

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
In the late 1990s, when Frankie Dettori was already well-established as the biggest name in racing, he happened to be sitting at the next table to mine at the Lesters, an annual awards function when, for one night only, jockeys let their hair down and party. Dinner was served, a waiter appeared to offer him a selection of vegetables and for several seconds Dettori cast a melancholic gaze at a tray of buttered new potatoes with a look that said much about the denial in a jockey's life.
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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Frankie and Johnny double act keeping racing fans entertained with quality over quantity'

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
The two greatest horses of recent years in this part of the world have just given two of their most remarkable performances.
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Kelly delighted with first Trango in Galway

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
Great Trango dug deep on the run to the line to give trainer David Harry Kelly the biggest victory of his career in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle, the feature race on day six of the big meeting at Ballybrit.
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Khaadem to step up after sprint procession

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
Khaadem landed an almighty gamble to turn the Unibet Stewards' Cup into a near procession at Goodwood. Only a three-year-old, Khaadem had finished second in a Group Three last time out and ended up being the proverbial Group horse in a handicap.
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Wayne Bailey: ''Queen' to gain revenge on old rival Enbihaar'

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Expected to go off at 5/2 or thereabouts, Dramatic Queen is my selection for this afternoon's Group Two Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood (3.0), and there is a tentative royal connection as Lillie Langtry herself had an affair with the Prince of Wales, who would later become Edward VII.
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Michael Verney: 'Mullins has Contingency plan for punters'

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Things are much more relaxed at Ballybrit this afternoon with more of a family feel to proceedings, but the action on the track will still attract plenty of attention with a field of 20 vying for the €120,000 prize in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle (2.30).
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Mullins on the double as Weld breaks his duck

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
The versatile Mr Adjudicator gained compensation for an unlucky run earlier in the week with victory in the Guinness Handicap, the feature race on day five of the Galway Festival.
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York in crosshairs after superb Battaash joins honours board

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Hot favourite Battaash was never going to make anyone rich at odds of 1/4, but the Charlie Hills-trained sprinter earned a spot on the racecourse honours board by becoming the first horse to win the King George Qatar Stakes three times.
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Outbox ready to prevail for Crisford

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Outbox ticks all the right boxes in today's Summer Handicap at Goodwood.
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Mr Adjudicator takes Guinness Handicap for Willie Mullins on Day Five of Galway Festival

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 20:37
Mr Adjudicator gained compensation for an unlucky run earlier in the week with victory in the Guinness Handicap, the feature race on day five of the Galway Festival.
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Hurdle hat-trick for Martin

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Tony Martin was basking in the glory of his third success in the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle and insisted that horses like Tudor City are the ones "you get up in the morning for".
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Mullins pays tribute to 'unique' Wicklow Brave after delivering the stand-out victory of a hat-trick

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Willie Mullins was in top form with a hat-trick at Galway on day four. He hailed the "unique" Wicklow Brave after he claimed the Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase to add to his already glittering CV of wins.
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