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Merciless Mullins scales new heights as ‘Chacun’ and Colreevy shine in five-timer

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
Three Grade One triumphs, three different winning jockeys, three different sets of successful colours, but the common denominator once again was the one and only Willie Mullins.
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Punchestown Day Two: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as Kemboy goes for Gold

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
You’d think the gloss would be taken off today’s Gold Cup in the absence of Cheltenham blue riband winner Minella Indo, but that is far from the case with a cracking renewal in store on day two of the Punchestown Festival.
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Punchestown Day Two: Wayne Bailey marks your card with Clan Des Obeaux poised to strike Gold

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 20:59
It seems like ages ago now, but once upon a time before Irish-trained horses dominated all the big races on both sides of the Irish Sea, it was noteworthy when a British trainer sent a horse to Ireland for a big race, especially the chases.
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Punchestown Day One: Willie Mullins hails Chacun Pour Soi and Paul Townend after Champion Chase glory

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 17:56
Chacun Pour Soi bounced back to his brilliant best to land the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown.
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Patrick Mullins and Echoes In Rain claim Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 17:39
Exciting mare Echoes In Rain beat the boys with an impressive display in the eCOMM Merchant Solutions Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
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Blackmore up against it in champion bid as ‘Indo’ misses Gold Cup date

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 02:30
It's always better when a title race goes right down to the wire and the epic duel between Rachael Blackmore and Paul Townend will do just that as the pair battle to be crowned Irish champion jumps jockey at this week's Punchestown Festival.
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‘Electric’ Mooneista gives Davison biggest success of career

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 02:30
Meath trainer Jack Davison celebrated the biggest success of his career when Mooneista powered up the rail to win the Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Woodlands Stakes at Naas.
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Blackmore has a fighting chance as she hunts down Townend for title

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 02:30
We thought it would end up being just a rumour, one of those promises that aren’t kept. But Envoi Allen versus Monkfish is actually happening.
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Punchestown Day One: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as Monkfish eyes epic

Tue, 27/04/2021 - 02:30
It’s racing heaven on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival with two clashes for the ages and the only pity is that there are no spectators there to witness them as the roof may have come off at the Kildare track.
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Punchestown 2021: Wayne Bailey’s race-by-race guide to day one of the festival

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 20:26
Whether she wins the top jockey award or not, the racing story of the year, or maybe even the decade, has been Rachael Blackmore’s success and she’s arguably the best jockey to come along in years.
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Gold Cup winner Minella Indo ruled out of Punchestown Festival

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 18:32
Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Minella Indo has been ruled out of the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday with a bruised foot.
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'We're so lucky to have her on our horses' - De Bromhead hails Blackmore ahead of Punchestown opener

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 16:21
Nine years ago, top jumps trainer Henry de Bromhead stood at the No 1 spot in the winners enclosure in Punchestown and patted Sizing Europe on the neck.
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Make A Challenge can secure back-to-back wins for Hogan

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 02:30
Make A Challenge will bid to provide trainer Denis Hogan with back-to-back victories in the Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Woodlands Stakes at Naas today.
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Moore the merrier as he prepares for return to the saddle

Mon, 26/04/2021 - 02:30
He stole the show at Cheltenham with the grace he displayed despite missing out on two career-defining Festival winners, but Jonathan Moore is primed to do what he does best in the saddle once again at Punchestown this week.
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Staying power of Champagne horse for lemonade money

Sun, 25/04/2021 - 02:30
It seemed to slip under the radar somewhat, but the results of a Red C opinion poll on horse racing, released on Wednesday, made for interesting reading.
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Altior comeback would be epic but he’s not the force of old

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 04:40
The most famous English poet of the Middle Ages, Geoffrey Chaucer, wrote about two lovers called Troilus and Criseyde, set at the time of the Trojan War. One of the poem’s lines reads: “But at the laste, as every thing hath ende, She took hir leve, and nedes wolde wende”.
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Santiago can prove class en route to bigger things

Sat, 24/04/2021 - 02:30
While next week will see an array of National Hunt stars duking it out at the Punchestown Festival, this is a barren weekend of jumps racing with the focus firmly switching to the Flat.
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'I’m just not where I want to be to return' – Davy Russell loses fight to ride at Punchestown Festival

Fri, 23/04/2021 - 14:57
Top jockey Davy Russell has run out of time in his quest to make a return to the saddle at next week's Punchestown Festival as he admitted that he is not quite back to full fitness.
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Minella Indo on track for Gold at Punchestown as Blackmore bags another winner

Thu, 22/04/2021 - 20:02
Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Minella Indo will face a maximum of 10 rivals when he bids to follow up at Punchestown next Wednesday.
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‘They’re delighted to jumping out of bed at 6.30am’ - Meet the teenagers hoping to become the next Rachael Blackmore

Thu, 22/04/2021 - 02:30
There aren’t too many 16-year-olds who would thank you for encouraging them to part with their mobile phone for most of the day. Then again, the teenagers at Kildare’s Racing Academy & Centre of Education (RACE) have other things on their minds.
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