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‘Tiger’ ready to roll again at Aintree as Foster's charge chases Bowl success

Wed, 07/04/2021 - 02:30
This year’s Aintree Grand National may be robbed of its star attraction in Tiger Roll, but the loveable 11-year-old will still be hoping to light up Liverpool when he faces eight rivals in tomorrow’s Betway Bowl.
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‘A rags-to-riches story’ – The All-Ireland winner, the €600 horse and the €100,000 race victory 

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 19:25
At the time when racing needed a feel-good story, Skyace came up trumps.
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Doyle in dreamland as Freewheelin Dylan brings it all back home in 150/1 National shock

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 02:30
Snow started to sprinkle around him as Ricky Doyle soaked in the most unlikely Irish Grand National success in its history and it was hard for the 26-year-old not to think that he had just been part of a fairytale.
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Hayes enjoys day in sun as Mullins proves genius once again

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 02:30
His girlfriend has been stealing the headlines, with Rachael Blackmore crowned the Queen of Cheltenham at last month’s Festival, but Brian Hayes had his moment in the sun aboard Easy Game (11/8 favourite) at Fairyhouse yesterday.
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Blackmore poised in title race as Townend faces spell on sidelines

Tue, 06/04/2021 - 02:30
It’s advantage Rachael Blackmore in the battle for the Irish jump jockeys’ championship with Paul Townend likely to be sidelined with a foot injury over the coming weeks.
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Ricky Doyle guides 150/1 shot Freewheelin Dylan to stunning Irish National win for local trainer Dermot McLoughlin

Mon, 05/04/2021 - 16:46
Freewheelin Dylan caused a seismic shock with a 150-1 victory in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
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Opposites Attract can be perfect match for today's Irish Grand National

Mon, 05/04/2021 - 02:30
‘Willie Mullins is going to add the missing piece…. Burrows Saint wins the National!”
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Murphy hoping history repeats itself as he looks to ‘Enjoy’ another National upset

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 21:15
Ciarán Murphy regularly reiterates that he’s “under no illusions” about the scale of the task which Enjoy D’allen faces in today’s Irish Grand National, but he knows that there’s no such thing as a no-hoper ​in the Fairyhouse showpiece.
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Dream Easter Sunday double for Jody McGarvey at Fairyhouse

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 18:15
Jody McGarvey enjoyed a dream Easter Sunday as he completed a Grade One double aboard Janidil in the Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
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Andy Dufresne targets golden ticket for Denise Foster at Fairyhouse

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Andy Dufresne’s connections expect to find out if he is capable of mixing it at the highest level in the Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
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Obituary: Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has died aged 75, was one of horse racing's outstanding owner- breeders over the past 30 years. His royal blue silks with white epaulettes were a familiar sight in Britain, where he won the Epsom Derby twice among a host of other big races, and was champion owner on the flat on nine occasions between 1990 and 2020. His highly successful breeding operation extended from England to Ireland and the United States.
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The Big Dog is let off the leash for Irish Grand National

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Like a feel-good story to go with your racing? Try this one on for size.
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‘Scarlet’ can soar under Meyler to cause Gold Cup shock

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
It's manna from heaven for jumps fans at Fairyhouse with two star-studded cards building up to Monday’s Irish Grand National and tomorrow’s fare is as appetising as any Easter egg.
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Nolan hoping for National exhibition from star novice

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
The absence of Tiger Roll sees Latest Exhibition (11-10) race off top-weight under Bryan Cooper in the Irish National on Monday as Paul Nolan’s star novice takes on the experienced campaigners.
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‘Glencadam’ the value bet for Glory in Queen'sCup

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
As a festival, I’ve always preferred Easter to Christmas; it’s less commercialised, there’s not as much pressure on everyone. Sports-wise, a big part of Easter is the Irish Grand National, which thankfully goes ahead on Monday (5.0, Fairyhouse), having been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.
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‘Zoe’ can sparkle again en route to bigger things

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
There’s no doubting what the highlight of Cork’s three-day Easter Festival is with popular Group One winner Princess Zoe making her seasonal return as she drops back in trip for the Listed Noblesse Stakes (4.20).
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Tiger Roll is Aintree bound - but not for historic Grand National bid as connections swerve Fairyhouse

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 10:57
Tiger Roll will head to Aintree next week, but it won't be for a tilt at a third English Grand National success with owner Michael O'Leary instead opting to send the people's champion for the Betway Bowl.
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Epsom Derby secures new title sponsors

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
Whatever wins the Aintree Grand National next week, it is unlikely to be as long a shot as the Jockey Club finding a sponsor for the Derby in the current financial climate – and a non-bookmaking one at that.
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Egan’s pedigree shining bright on big stage

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
There was no champagne uncorked or late celebrations after David Egan’s finest hour in the saddle last Saturday in Meydan as he promptly gathered his bags and set off to get back on English soil.
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Grand plan remains on the cards for Tiger Roll at Fairyhouse

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 02:30
Tiger Roll heads 60 horses still in contention for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
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