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West may be best as McConnell eyes Galway Hurdle showpiece

Sat, 27/07/2019 - 02:30
John McConnell was quick to earmark the Galway Hurdle as the long-term goal for Pearl Of The West after winning a valuable handicap at this year's Punchestown Festival and the Meath trainer's plan will come to fruition in Ballybrit next week.
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Armory crowns treble for O'Brien

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 02:30
Armory highlighted a treble for Aidan O'Brien - including two Group Three wins - at Leopardstown last night when winning the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes.
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Enable to lock horns with Crystal Ocean in 11-strong King George

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 10:59
Enable and Crystal Ocean remain on course for a mouth-watering clash at Ascot after all 11 entries stood their ground for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
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'Precious' to prove her class for Ballydoyle

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 02:30
There are a lot of decent reputations being put on the line in tonight's Group Three Silver Flash Stakes (6.55) at Leopardstown as the all-conquering Aidan O'Brien targets a staggering 11th victory in the €60,000 contest.
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McCreery's Lethal Promise can see off raiders

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 02:30
The Yeomanstown Stud Stakes at Naas and the €60,000 prize on offer certainly managed to catch the eye of some English trainers with four runners making the journey across the Irish Sea for the Listed race.
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Gosden insists Enable faces 'tall order' in King George bid

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 02:30
John Gosden reports stable star Enable to be in prime condition for Saturday's Group One King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot but insists it will be "a tall order" for the wonder mare to prevail.
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Red Tea proves sweet for O'Brien brothers in Curragh feature

Mon, 22/07/2019 - 02:30
Classy Red Tea proved the highlight of a double for brothers Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien as the six-year-old dominated from the front in a depleted Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh.
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Dettori brilliance claims Oaks

Sun, 21/07/2019 - 18:30
Frankie Dettori treated Curragh patrons to a masterclass as he bagged his fifth Kerrygold Irish Oaks with a wonderful front-running ride on Star Catcher for trainer John Gosden and owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer.
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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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