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Easy Game can thwart Notebook while ‘Tide’ can turn for Elliott

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 02:30
Punters must wait until the last race of the Irish weekend for the best quality with a fascinating renewal of the Goodenough2eat Banqueting At Tramore Racecourse Chase (5.30) lighting up the Waterford track.
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Coral-Eclipse trip from France to pay off for Vadeni

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 00:00
WHEN taking a two-runner maiden at odds of 1/66 on Tuesday, the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Positive Impact became the shortest-priced winner in Britain since Stand Guard won at 1/80 in 2014.
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Piz Badile plans not set in stone as Donnacha O’Brien targets Group One prize with stable star

Wed, 29/06/2022 - 02:30
Piz Badile showed that he is a “proper Group One horse” after taking second in last weekend’s Irish Derby, according to connections of Donnacha O’Brien’s stable star.
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Aidan O’Brien puts Tuesday plans on hold after Derby disappointment

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 02:30
Epsom Oaks heroine Tuesday will take a mid-season break with Aidan O’Brien waiting to let the dust settle before charting her next path after finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ has Paddy Twomey dreaming after Pretty Polly triumph

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
The market didn’t speak in her favour but La Petite Coco (9/1) paid little heed to it to hand Paddy Twomey his first Group One success in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes. The racing world is now her oyster after a gutsy success at the Curragh.
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Colin Keane lands first Irish Derby with Westover

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
There were some questions posed from across the Irish Sea when Colin Keane was parachuted into the saddle for the plum ride on Westover (11/8 joint-favourite) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the doubters got their answer in emphatic fashion at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Concert Hall sounds like best of value

Sun, 26/06/2022 - 02:30
With the majority of the nine runners having some chance, today’s Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 affair to whet the appetite.
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‘Ryan said maybe we ran the wrong horse in the Derby’ – Aikhal impresses Aidan O’Brien after conclusive Curragh success

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 17:30
Aidan O’Brien was left wondering if he ran the wrong horse in the Irish Derby after watching Aikhal bolt up in the ARM Holding International Stakes at the Curragh.
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O’Briens denied as Ralph Beckett-trained Westover romps to Irish Derby win under Colin Keane

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 16:09
Westover turned the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby into a procession with a dominant display at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ can start season in great style with Pretty Polly glory

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
Five of the last 10 renewals of tomorrow's Group One Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (3.45) at the Curragh have been won by British raiders and there are three on the hunt for the €300,000 prize this time around.
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Tuesday can hand O’Brien 15th Irish Derby triumph

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
There has been much debate about the cost of tickets and the amount of spectators likely to come through the turnstiles at the Curragh, but there’s no doubting the quality of today’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (3.45).
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John Gosden and Frankie Dettori decide to take ‘sabattical’ from partnership after talks

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 22:02
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have agreed to “take a sabbatical” following a meeting in Newmarket on Friday.
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Battle of the O’Briens at the Curragh as father and sons set for classic Irish Derby clash with €1m prize pot on offer

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 19:24
Derby and Oaks form will be put to the test at the Curragh on Saturday as Tuesday and Westover engage in a mouthwatering clash for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
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Tuesday heads field for Irish Derby at the Curragh

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 11:20
Oaks winner Tuesday heads a field of eight for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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Joseph O’Brien’s Royal Ascot hero State of Rest in line for a return to Australia

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 02:30
Joseph O’Brien’s State of Rest is likely to sign off his career with a defence of his Cox Plate title in October.
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Andy Oliver eyeing Derby glory with outside shot ‘Daze’

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 02:30
The odds would suggest a mountainous task faces Glory Daze in Saturday’s Irish Derby, but recent history of the Curragh Classic indicates that nothing is impossible for Andy Oliver’s stable star.
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Four-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-winning trainer Alec Head dies aged 97

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 16:26
Alec Head, part of one of the great French racing dynasties, has died aged 97.
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Tuesday gets the call to be Saturday Derby star for Aidan O’Brien team

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 02:30
There are few accomplishments which have escaped Aidan O’Brien’s CV during a glittering training career, but winning the Irish Derby with a filly is one of them and he will bid to change that statistic on Saturday at the Curragh.
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Aidan O’Brien planning to take Irish Derby at Curragh with English Oaks heroine Tuesday

Tue, 21/06/2022 - 13:40
There are few achievements that Aidan O'Brien doesn't already have on his stunning CV, but winning a Derby with a filly is one of them, and he will bid to change that on Saturday at the Curragh.
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Paddy Twomey ready to stake Irish Derby ‘Claim’

Tue, 21/06/2022 - 02:30
Paddy Twomey has made a name for himself since taking out his full licence in 2016 and the Tipperary-based trainer is eyeing his biggest scalp yet with French Claim in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
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