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‘I didn’t think she’d be able to make it her full time career’ –Eimir Blackmore on daughter Rachael’s phenomenal success

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 12:18
The mother of jockey Rachael Blackmore didn’t believe her daughter would be able to make horseracing her full time career, she revealed today.
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Five Irish stars who made Cheltenham Festival one of the greats

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
There were fears with the absence of crowds that Cheltenham would be anodyne, listless, without excitement. It was, in fact, one of the modern greats.
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The Rachael Blackmore Cheltenham is fit to rank alongside any of them

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
She came, she saw and she conquered. Some Cheltenhams are special. There have been Arkle Cheltenhams, Istabraq Cheltenhams, the Dawn Run Cheltenham, the Desert Orchid Cheltenham and the Danoli Cheltenham. The Rachael Blackmore Cheltenham is fit to rank alongside any of them.
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Game Changer finally gets his nose in front

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
I’m A Game Changer secured his first win over fences in style as he lifted the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase at Thurles.
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Guard of honour for Cheltenham heroes as Rachael Blackmore and Jack Kennedy return to action in Thurles

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 18:34
Jack Kennedy is still “on cloud nine” following his WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup victory aboard Minella Indo.
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O’Neill team are ready to strike in Midlands National with Time To Get Up 

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
It’s that strange Saturday when we crash back down to earth with some ordinary racing compared to the highs and lows and quality cards of the Cheltenham Festival.
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Mullins can maintain upward graph with Gee Rex a value Lincoln contender

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
The curtain has barely come down at the Cheltenham Festival but attention quickly switches to the level with the Curragh hosting the first day of the Irish Flat season tomorrow.
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‘This was never even my dream – it’s so far from anything I expected’, says ‘Queen of Cheltenham’

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore may be the toast of Cheltenham this week but when she returns home to her family, her feet will be planted firmly on the ground.
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‘Indo’ seals triple-crown glory for De Bromhead as Kennedy soars in Gold Cup triumph

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
They walked back across the same course together on Thursday disconsolate after Envoi Allen hit the turf, but Jack Kennedy and Henry de Bromhead enjoyed sweet redemption with Minella Indo (9/1) bouncing back to his best in an epic Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday.
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Simon McGonagle disqualified for taking photo of Gordon Elliott on dead horse

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 21:21
Simon McGonagle has been disqualified from racing for nine months at a referrals hearing of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board after being found responsible for taking the photograph that led to trainer Gordon Elliott's suspension.
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Profile: Ireland’s new sporting hero Rachael Blackmore becomes racing's most prized possession

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 19:46
RACING is usually all about pedigree, but jockey Rachael Blackmore has bucked that trend in sensational fashion yet again with the past four days at the Cheltenham Festival proving her crowning glory.
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'Getting an award from AP McCoy in the shape of Ruby Walsh – that’s crazy' - Rachael Blackmore caps stunning week with top prize

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 18:30
A stunning week for Rachael Blackmore at the Cheltenham Festival was completed on Friday as she became the first woman to secure the coveted top jockeys’ award.
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'I can't believe it, this is what I've dreamt of since I was a child' - Minella Indo and Jack Kennedy romp in Gold Cup

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 16:27
Minella Indo edged out A Plus Tard to give trainer Henry de Bromhead a one-two in the WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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‘Photo’ ready for his close-up but A Plus Tard will make him earn it

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Heroes are not always who we think they are. Al Boum Photo kept his identity as a possible three-time Gold Cup winner hidden for a long time.
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‘Shy’ Foxhunters king It Came To Pass returns to Cheltenham without the woman who changed him

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
Her words assemble slowly into the lines of a love-letter almost as Maxine O’Sullivan explores the stabbing loneliness she will feel as It Came To Pass returns to the valley without her.
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Michael Verney's Day Four guide - A Plus Tard can strike Gold

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 03:30
He may not be acclaimed with the same fanfare as other multiple winners like Best Mate or Arkle, but Al Boum Photo has the opportunity to follow in their hooves if Willie Mullins’ stable star lands a third Gold Cup at Cheltenham today.
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