Horse Racing News

British racing to crack down on whip use

Horse Racing News - Wed, 13/07/2022 - 02:30
British jockeys will only be permitted to use the whip in the backhand position with disqualification for overuse also set to come into the mix in the autumn after fresh changes were confirmed yesterday.
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‘Star’ can continue to soar for Henry de Bromhead

Horse Racing News - Sat, 09/07/2022 - 02:30
There's very little that Henry de Bromhead can do wrong and he is becoming a serious player on the Flat after another scintillating jumps season which included a Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup double.
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Naval Crown the value bet in Newmarket’s July Cup

Horse Racing News - Sat, 09/07/2022 - 02:30
Regular readers will know I backed Vadeni in the Coral-Eclipse last week, and considering his profile and form, I was amazed Jean-Claude Rouget’s colt went off as high as 11/4, with Bay Bridge favourite at 9/4.
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Paddy Twomey plots big targets for ‘Coco’ and Co

Horse Racing News - Wed, 06/07/2022 - 02:30
Paddy Twomey’s La Petite Coco is likely to make her second start of the season on British soil with the Tipperary trainer eyeing some high-profile prizes for his stable star.
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Jack Davison’s Mooneista set to defend Curragh crown

Horse Racing News - Tue, 05/07/2022 - 02:30
Mooneista will be aimed at defending her Group Two Sapphire Stakes crown at the Curragh later this month with Jack Davison enthused for the remainder of the season after a promising display at Royal Ascot.
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Easy Game can thwart Notebook while ‘Tide’ can turn for Elliott

Horse Racing News - Sat, 02/07/2022 - 02:30
Punters must wait until the last race of the Irish weekend for the best quality with a fascinating renewal of the Goodenough2eat Banqueting At Tramore Racecourse Chase (5.30) lighting up the Waterford track.
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Coral-Eclipse trip from France to pay off for Vadeni

Horse Racing News - Sat, 02/07/2022 - 00:00
WHEN taking a two-runner maiden at odds of 1/66 on Tuesday, the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Positive Impact became the shortest-priced winner in Britain since Stand Guard won at 1/80 in 2014.
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Piz Badile plans not set in stone as Donnacha O’Brien targets Group One prize with stable star

Horse Racing News - Wed, 29/06/2022 - 02:30
Piz Badile showed that he is a “proper Group One horse” after taking second in last weekend’s Irish Derby, according to connections of Donnacha O’Brien’s stable star.
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Aidan O’Brien puts Tuesday plans on hold after Derby disappointment

Horse Racing News - Tue, 28/06/2022 - 02:30
Epsom Oaks heroine Tuesday will take a mid-season break with Aidan O’Brien waiting to let the dust settle before charting her next path after finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ has Paddy Twomey dreaming after Pretty Polly triumph

Horse Racing News - Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
The market didn’t speak in her favour but La Petite Coco (9/1) paid little heed to it to hand Paddy Twomey his first Group One success in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes. The racing world is now her oyster after a gutsy success at the Curragh.
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Colin Keane lands first Irish Derby with Westover

Horse Racing News - Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
There were some questions posed from across the Irish Sea when Colin Keane was parachuted into the saddle for the plum ride on Westover (11/8 joint-favourite) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the doubters got their answer in emphatic fashion at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Concert Hall sounds like best of value

Horse Racing News - Sun, 26/06/2022 - 02:30
With the majority of the nine runners having some chance, today’s Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 affair to whet the appetite.
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‘Ryan said maybe we ran the wrong horse in the Derby’ – Aikhal impresses Aidan O’Brien after conclusive Curragh success

Horse Racing News - Sat, 25/06/2022 - 17:30
Aidan O’Brien was left wondering if he ran the wrong horse in the Irish Derby after watching Aikhal bolt up in the ARM Holding International Stakes at the Curragh.
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O’Briens denied as Ralph Beckett-trained Westover romps to Irish Derby win under Colin Keane

Horse Racing News - Sat, 25/06/2022 - 16:09
Westover turned the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby into a procession with a dominant display at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ can start season in great style with Pretty Polly glory

Horse Racing News - Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
Five of the last 10 renewals of tomorrow's Group One Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (3.45) at the Curragh have been won by British raiders and there are three on the hunt for the €300,000 prize this time around.
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Tuesday can hand O’Brien 15th Irish Derby triumph

Horse Racing News - Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
There has been much debate about the cost of tickets and the amount of spectators likely to come through the turnstiles at the Curragh, but there’s no doubting the quality of today’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (3.45).
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John Gosden and Frankie Dettori decide to take ‘sabattical’ from partnership after talks

Horse Racing News - Fri, 24/06/2022 - 22:02
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have agreed to “take a sabbatical” following a meeting in Newmarket on Friday.
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Battle of the O’Briens at the Curragh as father and sons set for classic Irish Derby clash with €1m prize pot on offer

Horse Racing News - Fri, 24/06/2022 - 19:24
Derby and Oaks form will be put to the test at the Curragh on Saturday as Tuesday and Westover engage in a mouthwatering clash for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
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Tuesday heads field for Irish Derby at the Curragh

Horse Racing News - Thu, 23/06/2022 - 11:20
Oaks winner Tuesday heads a field of eight for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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Joseph O’Brien’s Royal Ascot hero State of Rest in line for a return to Australia

Horse Racing News - Thu, 23/06/2022 - 02:30
Joseph O’Brien’s State of Rest is likely to sign off his career with a defence of his Cox Plate title in October.
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