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'Deadly' Eklat keeps calm after Naas chaos

Mon, 01/02/2021 - 03:30
CHELTENHAM is next on the agenda for Eklat De Rire (11/4) after Henry de Bromhead's charge booked his Festival ticket with a "deadly" display of jumping en route to victory in the Grade Three Naas Racecourse Business Club Novice Chase yesterday.
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'That is shambolic, there has to be serious questions asked about the start of that race' – Ruby Walsh fumes after Naas chaos

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 17:59
Rarely will the beginning of a race have as much carnage as the Celebrating The 2020 ITBA Award Winners Handicap Hurdle at Naas today where a loose horse caused a 13-minute delay before a "shambolic" false start then left punters furious.
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Quinlan renews happy partnership with Takingrisks

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 03:30
Takingrisks has confounded punters in a big race for the third time, finishing strongly to win the Great Yorkshire Chase at odds of 40-1. Trained at Penrith by Nicky Richards, he becomes the first 12-year-old to win the race, which dates back to 1948.
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On target again after the slings and arrows

Sun, 31/01/2021 - 03:30
Life and how to live it. There is no manual. But what most agree on is that the capacity to deal with setbacks is imperative. Failing moulds an individual. That is an unavoidable certainty. Whether that process is a positive or negative is the choice. How do you react to adversity?
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Today's Fairyhouse meeting cancelled while Naas subject to afternoon inspection

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 09:32
Saturday's meeting at Fairyhouse has been called off due an unraceable track.
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'Beacon' can hold edge in Naas feature

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 03:30
Willie Mullins is a master at finding favourable opportunities for his string to exploit and the Closutton maestro seems to have done so once again with Bachasson in tomorrow's Limestone Lad Hurdle (1.15) at Naas.
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Talented mare Miranda ready to make her mark in Graded company

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 03:30
There's an old joke where a bloke who is losing his shirt on the horses says to his missus that he's "going to have one more bet today and it will be the last". It was - by about 20 lengths.
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Waterlogging forces cancellation of Cheltenham card

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 03:30
Cheltenham's prestigious Trials Day meeting today has been abandoned due to waterlogging.
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Damalisque looks set for Dublin Festival

Sat, 30/01/2021 - 03:30
Damalisque could make a swift reappearance at next weekend's Dublin Racing Festival after leading home a one-two-three for leading owner JP McManus in the featured Navan Handicap Hurdle yesterday.
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'Coko' warms to fences as Kennedy takes Thyestes

Fri, 29/01/2021 - 03:30
All the talk was of Willie Mullins' scintillating form since Christmas, but Gordon Elliott shot back at his Irish Trainers' Championship rival with Coko Beach (8/1) cruising to victory in the Goffs Thyestes Chase at a softened Gowran Park yesterday.
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Fogarty aims to go one better with 'Conti' in Thyestes

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 03:30
It's revealing when Mikey Fogarty remarks that "the goalposts have changed" in his racing career. His other sporting love is the GAA and he has successfully mixed the two disciplines in recent years.
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Discordantly worthy of support at Gowran

Thu, 28/01/2021 - 03:30
It's known as a day for the people, so the Goffs Thyestes Chase (3.25) will be different behind closed doors at Gowran Park today. The usual faces are expected to be to the fore, as Willie Mullins bids for a unique hat-trick in the €100,000 feature.
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Allaho and Colreevy advertise Cheltenham Festival claims as Willie Mullins makes hay at Thurles

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 16:02
IT was all about Willie Mullins at Thurles today with the Irish champion jumps trainer securing a Grade Two double as Allaho (10/11 favourite) and Colreevy (4/5 favourite) enhanced their Cheltenham Festival claims.
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Easy Game can spring surprise for high-flying Hayes

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 03:30
Jumps fans are starved on these shores with harsh weather resulting in eight days without any Irish National Hunt action, but a top-class card sees things back with a notable bang at Thurles today.
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Doyle strikes €192,000 Goffs deal for 'La Bague' as Hollymount joins Elliott

Wed, 27/01/2021 - 03:30
Former Ireland striker Kevin Doyle forked out £170,000 (€192,000) for Grade One-winning mare La Bague Au Roi, winner of 14 races for trainer Warren Greatrex, at the Goffs January Sale which took place online yesterday.
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McCain may 'Pass' up Cheltenham for Aintree

Tue, 26/01/2021 - 03:30
Donald McCain is already looking forward to next season with Navajo Pass following his victory at Haydock on Saturday.
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Like a burning comet, David's time in the saddle was brief, but oh so bright

Mon, 25/01/2021 - 03:30
"Time is a valuable thing,
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Wonderfully weird Flow makes Grade

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 03:30
The Clarence House Chase lived up to expectations as a soaring spectacular, but it was First Flow and David Bass who put the fizz into the Grade 1 at Ascot to leave the big three in his wake.
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Cheating is part of who we are

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 03:30
The Viking Hoard doping case is shocking. Shocking because you don't normally see plots like this exposed in such detail, because of the crudity of the methods involved and above all because the doper had absolutely no concern for the health of either the horse or jockey, Kevin Brouder.
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What do cycling and horse racing have in common? Let's talk about omerta

Sun, 24/01/2021 - 03:30
It's six weeks since Jim Bolger declared drugs to be Irish racing's number one problem. He doesn't believe there's a level playing field. These are incendiary statements from one of the sport's grandees and should shake racing to its foundations. One of the greatest trainers in the history of the sport here believes drug cheats are getting away with it.
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