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'It's wrong for people to say it will be good for the game'

Sun, 19/05/2019 - 18:30
Even by Michael O'Leary's standards, Tuesday's announcement that he would be phasing out of racehorse ownership was right up there in terms of shock value.
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Dettori gets tune out of Stradivarius to deny O'Brien

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 02:30
Stradivarius made a triumphant return to action with a battling display in yesterday's Yorkshire Cup.
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Michael Verney: 'Willie Mullins can have the last laugh as O'Leary opts to call it a day'

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 02:30
The parade ring is always an interesting place following big festival races and while pleasantries are exchanged between winning and losing connections, Michael O'Leary must have grown tired of being on the wrong end with Willie Mullins.
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'Charter' to lead Lyons' charge as Mullins targets French glory

Sat, 18/05/2019 - 02:30
There's no shortage of action at Naas where another duel is expected between Ger Lyons' Peace Charter and Aidan O'Brien's So Wonderful in tomorrow's Group Three Coolmore Stud Fillies' Sprint Stakes (3.50).
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Strong Willie Mullins' quintet to take part in tomorrow's French Champion Hurdle

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 15:03
Star mare Benie Des Dieux is one of five runners for Willie Mullins as he seeks a fifth victory in the French Champion Hurdle at Auteuil.
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Telecaster throws down Epsom gauntlet

Fri, 17/05/2019 - 02:30
A colt bred and trained in England finally stepped up to the plate to challenge the Aidan O'Brien bluebloods in this year's Epsom Derby trials when Telecaster inflicted a first defeat on last year's champion two-year-old, Too Darn Hot, in the Dante Stakes at York.
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Farclas strikes Novice gold

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 02:30
Michael O'Leary's decision to withdraw from racehorse ownership was unsurprisingly the main topic of conversation at Punchestown yesterday evening, where O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud operation had a winner.
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Surfman primed to shine in red-hot Dante

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 02:30
On paper, at least, the best of this year's Investec Derby trials has been saved for last and, even if it does not throw up the winner at Epsom in 16 days, today's Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes is a fascinating race.
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Musidora success creates Nausha dilemma

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 02:30
Nausha booked her place in either the Oaks at Epsom or Prix de Diane in France with a hard-fought victory in the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes.
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Gigginstown announcement the talk of Punchestown as Farclas triumphs over fences again

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 21:33
Michael O’Leary’s decision to withdraw from racehorse ownership was unsurprisingly the main topic of conversation at Punchestown this evening, where O’Leary’s famed Gigginstown House Stud operation had a winner.
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Ruby Walsh says Gigginstown exit will be 'carbon copy' of Willie Mullins split but on a 'national scale'

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:51
Ruby Walsh believes the ramifications of the winding down of the Gigginstown House Stud operation will be felt immediately in Irish racing.
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O'Brien on course for another York bounty but rivals get first chance

Wed, 15/05/2019 - 02:30
Even by his standards, Aidan O'Brien is on a supermarket sweep of Flat racing's early prizes as his Ballydoyle yard threatens to monopolise the season.
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Michael Verney: 'Grassroots to suffer most from Michael O'Leary's long goodbye'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 21:57
THERE’S an old adage in racing that the best way to make a small fortune is to start with a big one and that’s worth remembering as Gigginstown House Stud owner Michael O’Leary starts his long goodbye before walking away from the game in “four or five years”.
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Vincent Hogan: 'Gigginstown once changed Irish racing - their departure will change it all over again'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 21:49
In racing, misgivings run for as long as you care to listen, but maybe the most resilient always finds a way back to that natural urge of genuflecting to its powerful owners.
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A loss of money and loss of interest - why Michael O'Leary is stepping away from racing

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 21:43
A LOSS of money and loss of interest are the two chief reasons behind Michael O’Leary’s shock decision to gradually pull the plug on his racing ownership over the next “four or five years”.
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'It is a blow' - Gordon Elliott reacts as Michael O'Leary decides to wind down Gigginstown operation

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 20:44
Gordon Elliott admits Michael O'Leary's decision to wind down the Gigginstown House Stud operation is a blow, but is keen to focus on the future and enjoy his remaining years training for the team.
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Roy Curtis: 'O'Leary's bombshell revelation is more than turbulence for Irish racing - it is an engine fire'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 18:14
If Irish racing was a passenger on a Ryanair jet, this would be the terrifying moment when the fasten seatbelt sign would illuminate, an oxygen mask would drop, and an urgent instruction to assume the brace position would come from the cockpit.
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John Brennan: 'Michael O'Leary shocked the racing world with today's news - but his reason is understandable'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 15:10
It has long been the stone in the shoe of a glorious era for Irish jump racing. What if one of the big owners just decided to pull the plug and stop sending top class horses to the country’s best trainers?
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Shock as Michael O'Leary set to phase out Gigginstown House Stud racing operation over next 'four or five years'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 13:29
Leading National Hunt owner Michael O'Leary has shocked the racing world by revealing that he will not purchase any more young horses and is set to gradually phase out his powerful racing team over the next "four or five years".
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