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Astronaute backed to make the step-up

Sun, 21/07/2019 - 18:30
El Astronaute returns to Ireland for the Friarstown Stud Sapphire Stakes at the Curragh today. The popular six-year-old has already won at Cork over the same course and distance this season.
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Delight for Frankie Dettori as Star Catcher clinches the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh

Sat, 20/07/2019 - 17:54
Frankie Dettori produced another front-running masterclass in the saddle as Star Catcher gave him a fifth win this century in the Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
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Wayne Bailey: 'Impressive Iridessa will relish the trip in Irish Oaks'

Sat, 20/07/2019 - 02:30
These days, the word 'flair' is usually used to describe talent and style. But five or six hundred years ago, someone with flair - or 'flayre' as it was then spelled - may not have been welcome as it related to someone or something which gave off an odour.
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O'Brien can foil his father with Lordan in Curragh fillies' feature

Sat, 20/07/2019 - 02:30
There has scarcely been a lucrative Irish pot dominated by the raiding party quite like today's Group One Kerrygold Irish Oaks (5.10) and there's plenty of interest from abroad once again as they bid to plunder the €400,000 pot.
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Fahey bullish ahead of 'Rebel' run

Sat, 20/07/2019 - 02:30
Richard Fahey and Richard Hannon are the names that have cropped up most on the honours board for the valuable Weatherbys Super Sprint at Newbury, alternating one year to the next apart from a brief interruption from Jonathon Portman, and, a year after Hannon won it with Ginger Nut, it would appear that this year it is Fahey's turn.
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Dettori hoping 'Catcher' can star in Irish Oaks

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 02:30
He may have been out of luck on his first visit to Killarney on Wednesday but Frankie Dettori will be hoping for Group One compensation with Star Catcher in tomorrow's Kerrygold Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
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Circus Maximus and Too Darn Hot set for Sussex rematch

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 02:30
Too Darn Hot and Circus Maximus could be set for an intriguing rematch in this month's Sussex Stakes as supplementing the latter is under "strong consideration" by connections of Aidan O'Brien's St James's Palace winner.
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Frankie Dettori can't find a winner but gets hero's welcome in Killarney

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 21:20
Frankie Dettori was out of luck in his four rides at Killarney on Wednesday evening but he could hardly have come any closer.
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Martin Breheny: 'Michael Fortune was a man of many parts who lived life to the full'

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:38
Although his professional life revolved around greyhound and horse racing for more than 50 years, a GAA column is also an appropriate place to remember Michael Fortune who has died after a short illness, aged 70.
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Racing’s 'Tiger' Dettori to steal show on return to Kingdom

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 02:30
Having had some thrilling battles against him during his riding career, Johnny Murtagh is relieved to have Frankie Dettori – “the Tiger Woods of racing” – on his side tonight as the flamboyant jockey makes his first visit to the Killarney races.
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Frankie to soar but Viadera can land Cairn Rouge

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 02:30
There's only one place to start in Killarney tonight and that’s the Aherns Garage Castleisland Irish EBF Maiden (6.30) with Frankie Dettori taking his first ride at the Kerry track when partnering Dermot Weld’s Time Tunnel.
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Racing's 'Tiger' Frankie Dettori to steal show on return to Kingdom

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 02:30
Having had some thrilling battles against him during his riding career, Johnny Murtagh is relieved to have Frankie Dettori - "the Tiger Woods of racing" - on his side tonight as the flamboyant jockey makes his first visit to the Killarney races.
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Murphy skips Kerry return to focus on champion bid

Tue, 16/07/2019 - 02:30
With his focus on trying to become British champion Flat jockey, there will be no opportunity for Oisín Murphy to return home to Killarney for this week's midsummer festival.
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Lakemilan can deliver in Killarney showdown

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 02:30
A mixed card kicks off the Killarney July Festival, with Frankie Dettori's arrival on Wednesday set to be the highlight of the week at the picturesque Kerry venue.
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Golden girl Derwin secures European crown

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 02:30
Kate Derwin, from Athlone, Co Westmeath, became only the fourth Irish rider in the 60-year history of the Junior European Showjumping Championships to win gold in a nail-biting finish at Zuidwolde, Holland.
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'Dream' set to make up for Ascot second

Sat, 13/07/2019 - 02:30
We had one of those great racing stories on Tuesday when See Double You won a handicap hurdle at Roscommon at the grand old age of 16. I read somewhere it was the oldest winner in Ireland since The Ladys Master won a Tipperary Handicap Chase at that age in 1987, and Tuesday's victory was filled with emotion for trainer Ronan McNally, who bought the horse the day after his father was buried.
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Surrounding can swamp English raiders and score for Halford and Whelan

Sat, 13/07/2019 - 02:30
There's no shortage of English interest at Fairyhouse tomorrow with a three-strong raiding party bidding to land the Group Three Brownstown Stakes (3.10).
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Murphy puts on Veracious display

Sat, 13/07/2019 - 02:30
Veracious repelled the late surge of One Master to claim a thrilling renewal of the Tattersalls Falmouth Stakes at Newmarket.
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'Peregrine' can swoop again for Fahey

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 02:30
Peter Fahey's Peregrine Run has become something of a staple of this summer and the trainer looks to have found another good opportunity at Cork this evening.
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35 'emaciated' racehorses rescued by gardaí as animal cruelty investigation is launched

Fri, 12/07/2019 - 02:30
Gardaí have launched a major investigation into animal cruelty after 35 thoroughbred horses were seized last month.
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