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Champions Weekend will take time to live up to its billing

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:30
Were it not for the emotional victory of Skitter Scatter and the jubilant scenes that followed her Moyglare success yesterday, Irish Champions Weekend would have passed without the fanfare that its illustrious billing commands.
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'Flag' flies for O'Brien but 'Scatter' steals show

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:30
It's 13 years since Aidan O'Brien went a season without an Irish Classic success and he left it late to keep his remarkable record in tact, as Flag Of Honour (2/1 favourite) led from pillar to post in the Group One Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday.
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Injuries force Alpha Centauri and Saxon Warrior into retirement

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:30
The racing world was left reeling yesterday as Jessica Harrington's superstar filly Alpha Centauri and Aidan O'Brien's English 2,000 Guineas hero Saxon Warrior were both forced into early retirement.
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Mullins trio gives punters difficult choice

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 01:30
Willie Mullins will be treble-handed for the Deacy Gilligan Irish EBF Mares Hurdle at Galway.
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Flag Of Honour makes it a Leger double for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:40
Flag Of Honour made it a Leger double over the weekend for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore with an all-the-way win in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh.
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Quorto gears up for Classic test

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:30
Charlie Appleby is looking forward to seeing Quorto test his Classic credentials in the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at the Curragh. The Godolphin runner faces six rivals in this seven-furlong Group One, including the Aidan O'Brien-trained Tyros, and Futurity Stakes winner Anthony Van Dyck.
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Latrobe can bounce back

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:30
Latrobe will bid for his second Classic success of the season in the Comer Group International Irish St Leger at the Curragh this afternoon.
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Kew Gardens spoils Lloyd-Webber's party

Sun, 16/09/2018 - 17:30
All the money was for Lah Ti Dar before the St Leger, a gamble that accelerated after a brilliant performance by Too Darn Hot, her half-brother, in the Champagne Stakes, but the pink colours of Andrew Lloyd-Webber were denied a memorable double as Kew Gardens outstayed John Gosden's filly to give Aidan O'Brien his sixth win in the British season's final Classic.
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Aidan O'Brien claims sixth St Leger as Kew Gardens holds off Lah Ti Dar at Doncaster

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 14:55
Kew Gardens gave Aidan O'Brien a sixth success in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster in holding off the late challenge of favourite Lah Ti Dar.
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Lah Ti Dar looks right in tune for St Leger glory

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 12:00
We all love to complain in this country when a British personality or media outlet claims an Irish person as one of their own.
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'Flag' to fly highest as O'Brien family duke it out

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 01:30
Latrobe bids to make history and become the first horse in 64 years to claim the Irish Derby/Irish St Leger double in the same year with four Group One prizes up for decision at the Curragh tomorrow.
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'Centauri' to strut her stuff on huge day for Harrington

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 01:30
There's no doubting that Alpha Centauri is the star turn as €4.6m Irish Champions Weekend kicks into gear but there's plenty more for punters to get their teeth stuck into on the opening day at Leopardstown.
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Prodigal son Murphy returns home to put cherry on career-defining season

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 01:30
Given what he has achieved in the past year, it's crazy to think that the high-flying Oisin Murphy was still waiting for his maiden Group One success 12 months ago.
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'Hobson' captures Cup for Mullins

Sat, 15/09/2018 - 01:30
Willie Mullins showed his versatility on the Flat by sending out Thomas Hobson and Max Dynamite to finish 1-2 for leading owner Rich Ricci in the Doncaster Cup and it's next stop Melbourne for both.
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'Alpha' in rude health as sights are set on famous five-in-a-row

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 01:30
Jessica Harrington reports her superstar filly Alpha Centauri to have "thrived" in recent weeks as she looks to make it five Group One victories in succession in tomorrow's Matron Stakes at Leopardstown.
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O'Brien mob-handed in Leger as Mullins eyes Doncaster Cup

Fri, 14/09/2018 - 01:30
Lah Ti Dar is the new favourite for tomorrow's English St Leger as John Gosden's unbeaten filly takes on the boys in the season's final Classic at Doncaster.
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Joy for Meade as Falcon clings on for Listowel glory

Thu, 13/09/2018 - 01:30
Snow Falcon clung on grimly to claim top honours in a thrilling renewal of the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel.
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Jury Duty can see off National raiders and rule for Elliott

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:30
All eyes will be on Listowel today as the Kerry National (4.20) takes centre stage at the Harvest Festival where Gordon Elliott's Jury Duty bids to defy top-weight in the €200,000 contest under Robbie Power.
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Latrobe could lead O'Brien's Melbourne encore

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:30
Joseph O'Brien shocked the world last year when the rookie became the youngest winning trainer of the Melbourne Cup with Rekindling, and his Irish Derby hero Latrobe could make the trip Down Under for this year's renewal in November.
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O'Brien hoping 'Warrior' can turn tables

Wed, 12/09/2018 - 01:30
When Saxon Warrior sluiced up in the English 2000 Guineas in May to maintain his unbeaten run of four wins from four it would have been long odds about Aidan O'Brien's Classic winner not getting his head in front in his next quartet of runs.
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