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Trainer Brian McMahon hit with three-month ban and €1,000 fine after falsifying documents and breaking quarantine rules

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 17:09
Clare trainer Brian McMahon has been hit with a €1,000 fine and banned from attending any Irish race track for three months after breaching quarantine restrictions when returning from the UK and falsifying documentation to attend a behind closed doors race meeting.
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'The Gods are going against it' – marquee Naas jumps card likely to fall as cold snap wreaks havoc on Irish racing

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 14:41
The recent cold snap is causing havoc with this weekend's Irish racing with tomorrow's Fairyhouse jumps card already falling by the wayside while Sunday's high-profile National Hunt meeting at Naas is also in the lap of the Gods. A midday inspection at Fairyhouse today found the Meath track to be unfit for racing due to severe frost with the fixture already rescheduled for next Tuesday while yesterday's cancelled card at Clonmel will be held on Tuesday week, January 19. The biggest casualty of the sub-zero temperatures could be Sunday's meeting at Naas, though, with racecourse manager Eamonn McEvoy insisting that “we are hopeful but the Gods are going against it" with the track not fit for racing at present. An inspection will take place tomorrow afternoon (1.30) to deem whether the high-quality card featuring the Grade One Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle will get the green light to proceed, but that looks unlikely at present with freezing temperatures expected over the coming days. Should Naas be cancelled, it will be re-fixed for next Wednesday. Today's all-weather flat card at Dundalk goes ahead as expected with the first of eight races commencing at 3.55.
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Faugheen and Douvan unlikely to make Cheltenham Festival as Willie Mullins' star pair nurse injuries

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 14:21
Faugheen is unlikely to make a Cheltenham Festival appearance this year with Willie Mullins' brilliant 13-year-old on the comeback trail having suffered a setback earlier this season.
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'Chacun' leads Mullins team in bid to break Champion duck

Fri, 08/01/2021 - 02:30
There is only major Cheltenham Festival prize that has eluded Willie Mullins throughout his glittering training career and the pressure is on Chacun Pour Soi (5/4 favourite) to rewrite history in this year's Champion Chase as he features among 31 entries for the prestigious Grade One.
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Mullins targets 'Photo' finish to Gold Cup hat-trick bid

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 02:30
DUAL winner Al Boum Photo heads 17 Irish-trained entries for this year's Cheltenham Gold Cup as Willie Mullins' stable star bids to follow in the hooves of equine greats like Best Mate and Arkle with a hat-trick of victories.
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'I've achieved things I would never have been able to do in Ireland' - Galligan

Thu, 07/01/2021 - 02:30
IT is often said that all one needs to succeed in America is a dollar and a dream, and Irish jumps jockey Ger Galligan is a prime example after a chance meeting with a bloodstock agent saw him head to the States for a trial eight years ago before carving out a career across the Atlantic Ocean.
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De Bromhead hoping Bob Olinger can enhance reputation in Naas feature

Wed, 06/01/2021 - 02:30
Bob Olinger is one of many putting a lofty reputation on the line in a tantalising renewal of the Grade One Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle on Sunday.
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Elliott will give star trio chance to bounce back for Cheltenham

Tue, 05/01/2021 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott plans to give Delta Work, Presenting Percy and Samcro the chance to bounce back before the Cheltenham Festival after failing to run up to expectations in last week's Savills Chase.
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Mullins eyes National option for 'versatile' Agusta

Tue, 05/01/2021 - 02:30
Mags Mullins has plenty of options for Agusta Gold, which gained an overdue success at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
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Chepstow on frost alert for National

Mon, 04/01/2021 - 02:30
Chepstow are taking early precautions ahead of Saturday's rearranged Coral Welsh National meeting by deploying frost covers.
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Agusta Gold showcases value when upsetting the odds in Fowler Chase

Mon, 04/01/2021 - 02:30
The featured John & Chich Fowler Memorial EBF Mares Chase at Fairyhouse went to a trainer with the Mullins surname, but it was not along expected lines - champion trainer Willie having to settle for minor honours behind Agusta Gold, trained by his sister-in-law Mags.
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Elliott hopes Shattered Love can deliver Fairy' tale

Sun, 03/01/2021 - 02:30
Cheltenham Festival heroine Shattered Love bids to get back on the winning trail in the John And Chich Fowler Memorial EBF Mares Chase at Fairyhouse today.
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Magnificent Metier looks real deal

Sun, 03/01/2021 - 02:30
Harry FRY saddled his first Grade 1 winner from his new yard and looked to have found a new stable star to take over the baton from Unowhatimeanharry when Metier ran out an impressive winner of the Unibet Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown yesterday.
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Big birthday win for Meade

Sun, 03/01/2021 - 02:30
Hes A Hardy Bloke provided Noel Meade with a winner on his 70th birthday after victory in the opening race at Cork yesterday, writes Thomas Weekes.
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Nicholls' high hopes for Stormy Ireland

Sat, 02/01/2021 - 02:30
Paul Nicholls expects Stormy Ireland to make the most of a significant drop in class in the Unibet Mares' Hurdle at Sandown.
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Mullins sets 'Al Boum' on familiar road after completing Tramore hat-trick

Sat, 02/01/2021 - 02:30
Willie Mullins won't be changing his winning formula with dual Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo which will be heading straight to Cheltenham again after recording his third successive victory in the Savills New Year's Day Chase at Tramore yesterday.
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Fry's Tolworth favourite can show his Metier for Bowen

Sat, 02/01/2021 - 02:30
As is customary, my first column in January is mostly devoted to reviewing the year just gone, and providing some profit-and-loss figures.
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Shattered Love can find turn of foot in Fowler

Sat, 02/01/2021 - 02:30
Tomorrow's John & Chich Fowler Memorial EBF Mares Chase looks the ideal opportunity for Gordon Elliott's Shattered Love to return to the winner's enclosure at Fairyhouse.
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Al Boum Photo claims third successive victory in New Year's Day Chase at Tramore

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 15:46
All roads lead back to Cheltenham in March for Al Boum Photo after the dual Gold Cup hero registered a third successive victory in the Savills New Year's Day Chase at Tramore.
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'Slippers' to put his feet up after final ride

Fri, 01/01/2021 - 02:30
Aintree Grand National-winning jockey Niall Madden called time on his riding career at Punchestown yesterday.
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