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Love as good as ever ahead of the King George

2 hours 32 sec ago
When a very successful three-year-old stays in training and returns the following year, we all hope they are just as good, if not better. However, quite often they go backwards and it can be a tricky decision as to whether to back them or not on their first run back.
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‘Shark’ has mighty mare Skyace primed for Galway Hurdle upset  

2 hours 32 sec ago
Skyface is prepped for another giant-killing mission with trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon insisting that he “definitely wouldn’t put anyone off” the large odds available on the rags-to-riches story continuing in next week’s Galway Hurdle. 
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‘Zoe’ set for Ebor as Mullins eyes another fairytale

Thu, 22/07/2021 - 02:30
Princess Zoe will have a tilt at next month’s lucrative York Ebor Handicap before Tony Mullins sets the remarkable mare’s sights on more Group One glory and back-to-back victories in the Prix du Cadran.
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Tony Mullins slams ‘unbalanced and one-sided profile’ of racing industry in BBC exposé

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 02:30
PROMINENT trainer Tony Mullins has jumped to racing’s defence in the wake of what he believes was “an unbalanced profile on the thoroughbred industry with only one side of the story” told in Panorama’s The Dark Side of Horse Racing.
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English raider aiming to shine like a Star in Naas feature

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 00:58
Owner-breeder Nick Bradley is hoping Sophie’s Star can enhance her potential value as a broodmare with a prominent showing in this evening’s Listed Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes at Naas.
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Irish racing’s image under threat once more in wake of Panorama allegations

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 20:30
It may be a scorching hot summer, but Irish racing has been hit with yet another downpour as equine welfare comes under intense scrutiny after allegations made in Panorama’s ‘The Dark Side of Horse Racing’ investigation.
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HRI CEO describes Panorama scenes ’abhorrent’ and emphasises commitment to horse welfare

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 18:52
Horse Racing Ireland chief executive Brian Kavanagh has described images from Monday night's Panorama programme concerning the fate of ex-racehorses as "abhorrent".
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Department of Agriculture official says they had ‘no inkling’ thousands of Irish racehorses sent for slaughter in UK

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 14:55
Irish Government officials have denied they were aware that "thousands" of ex-racehorses, previously trained in Ireland, were being sent for slaughter to British abattoirs.
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Horse racing industry calls urgent meetings after allegations in BBC Panorama slaughterhouse investigation

Tue, 20/07/2021 - 07:14
Horse racing chiefs will hold urgent meetings with animal welfare authorities and other industry leaders to discuss the content of a BBC Panorama investigation, which found most of 4,000 former race horses slaughtered at abattoirs were Irish-trained.
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Banned trainer Stephen Mahon at centre of another IHRB investigation after sampling incident

Mon, 19/07/2021 - 16:19
Banned trainer Stephen Mahon will be the subject of another Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) investigation after he was alleged to have interfered in the post-race sampling of a horse which he previously trained at Tipperary yesterday.
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Snowfall shows Arc potential as Love gets ready for King George tilt

Mon, 19/07/2021 - 02:30
Super filly Snowfall produced another jaw-dropping display to complete a Classic double in Saturday’s Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is now looming large.
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Curragh treble for O’Brien-Moore as Concert Hall hits a winning note

Mon, 19/07/2021 - 02:30
Concert Hall followed in the hoofprints of esteemed stablemate Snowfall with a determined victory in yesterday’s opening maiden for juvenile fillies at the Curragh.
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Has horse racing family the capacity to look hard at itself?

Sun, 18/07/2021 - 02:30
When veterinary surgeon Peadar Ó Scanaill set about establishing the Veterinary and Welfare Commission, the independent regulatory body for the Irish Harness Racing Association, he wisely decided to look abroad for an example of how to structure his organisation.
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Blackmore faces three months out following surgery

Sun, 18/07/2021 - 02:30
Rachael Blackmore faces a long spell on the sidelines after it was confirmed she had fractured an ankle and sustained an unspecified hip injury following a horror fall at Killarney on Friday.
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Varian expects Angel Power improvement 

Sun, 18/07/2021 - 02:30
Roger Varian expects Angel Power to improve for the run when she makes her belated reappearance in the Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh today.
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Rachael Blackmore in ‘good spirits’ after surgery on fractured ankle and hip injury following fall

Sat, 17/07/2021 - 10:11
Rachael Blackmore was reported to be in "good spirits" on Saturday, after undergoing surgery following a fall at Killarney that saw her suffer a fractured ankle and hip injury.
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Aidan O’Brien’s Snowfall is a class apart in Irish Oaks at the Curragh

Sat, 17/07/2021 - 02:30
We all all know there’s no such thing as a dead cert in this game –  although Aidan O’Brien’s Snowfall looks as close as one can get, and it’s very hard to see past her in the Group One Juddmonte Irish Oaks this afternoon at the Curragh (3.25) under Ryan Moore.
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Rachael Blackmore taken to hospital for assessment on leg injury after heavy fall at Killarney

Fri, 16/07/2021 - 16:56
Rachael Blackmore was taken to hospital for further assessment on a leg injury after suffering a heavy fall at Killarney on Friday.
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Snowfall primed for Oaks double as raiders swerve Curragh prize

Wed, 14/07/2021 - 02:30
Snowfall will be sent off a short-priced favourite for Saturday’s Irish Oaks at the Curragh where she will face a maximum of eight rivals – none from foreign shores – as she bids for a Classic double.
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Rule of ‘Laws’ in French showpiece for Condon

Mon, 12/07/2021 - 02:30
Ken Condon’s Laws Of Indices sprung a big surprise to land yesterday’s Group One Haras d’Etreham Prix Jean Prat at Deauville.
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