Horse Racing News

Ruby hails Mullins for focusing on 'big picture' with stable stars

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 02:30
He may have exited stage left earlier this year after a glittering career in the saddle but little else has changed in the life of Ruby Walsh.
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'Vital': Walsh hails research into concussion for sportspeople

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 02:30
Legendary jockey Ruby Walsh put his weight behind the "vital research" being undertaken in the Beacon Hospital Research Institute, which will help to ascertain the long-term implications of concussion on athletes.
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Mullins hails 'unbelievable' Min's second Durkan victory

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 02:30
Mighty Min joined an elite band of dual winners of the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase when repeating last year's victory at the Co Kildare track.
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Cilaos Emery does the business in Hilly Way

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 02:30
Cilaos Emery provided Willie Mullins with an eleventh win in the Kerry Group Hilly Way Chase at Cork.
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Defi Du Seuil stakes Champion claim with thrilling victory

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:30
Whether Defi Du Seuil can win the Champion Chase at Cheltenham in March remains to be seen but the Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old certainly put himself in contention for major honours this season when he beat Un De Sceaux by a neck in a thrilling Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown yesterday.
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Percy geared up for Durkan test

Sun, 08/12/2019 - 18:30
The John Durkan Memorial Chase has always been a race to look forward to due to the quality of the Punchestown event, as evidenced by a stellar roll of honour.
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Un De Sceaux can roll back the years at Sandown

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
Regular readers will know that I often shy away from backing older chasers, and that's probably justified in most cases with the strike-rate for horses aged ten or older getting progressively worse as they age.
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Sinead Kissane: 'Testing times as racing chiefs tackle scourge of cocaine use'

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
Let's start with something that jockeys didn't see coming. On Friday, November 22, every single jockey who had a declared ride at Gowran Park had to give a urine sample to be drug-tested. This was the first time in Ireland that every jockey at a race meet was tested. Thirty-seven jockeys were not only drug-tested but they were also breath-tested for alcohol. "It was a surprise," Davy Russell said. "It's a brilliant idea. I didn't hear any problems on the day by anybody."
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Real Steel has mettle to cause another Mullins upset

Sat, 07/12/2019 - 02:30
All the signs suggest that this is a jumps season that won't easily be forgotten and a vintage renewal of tomorrow's John Durkan Chase (1.50) at Punchestown (racecard see page 17) is the cherry on top of another bumper weekend of Irish action.
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Aidan O'Brien and Willie Mullins bidding for world domination as they eye lucrative Hong Kong prizes this weekend

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 14:11
Aidan O'Brien is eyeing more international success this weekend with English Derby hero Anthony Van Dyck leading his charge in the Group One Hong Kong Vase (5.40) at Sha Tin on Sunday.
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Min and Presenting Percy on a collision course in mouth-watering Punchestown duel

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 13:28
The cup runneth over with quality in Sunday's Grade One John Durkan Chase at Punchestown as last year's winner Min is presented with eight serious challengers in a bid to hold onto his crown.
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Elliott to aim 'Storyteller' at Savills

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 02:30
The Storyteller had some smart types in arrears when the 2018 Cheltenham Festival winner bounced back to winning ways under Davy Russell in the Jim Strang & Sons Kilsheelan Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
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Footpad leads Irish challenge in vintage King George renewal

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:30
There could be a mouth-watering renewal of this year's King George VI Chase with Footpad leading five possibilities for Willie Mullins against a star-studded home team in the St Stephen's Day feature at Kempton.
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Anibale likely to return in star-studded John Durkan

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 02:30
Tony Martin will finalise plans for Anibale Fly today, with the Gold Cup runner-up likely to make his seasonal reappearance over 2m4f in Sunday's John Durkan Chase at Punchestown.
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Gold Cup runner-up Anibale Fly set for seasonal debut in star-studded John Durkan Chase

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:46
Anibale Fly could make his seasonal debut in Sunday's John Durkan Chase at Punchestown with trainer Tony Martin finalising his plans for the Gold Cup runner-up in the coming days.
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O'Brien relishes sibling rivalry in training ranks but winning is priority

Tue, 03/12/2019 - 02:30
Joseph O'Brien chuckles when proclaiming that his younger brother Donnacha is "no good to me anymore" after hanging up his saddle and becoming a trainer like himself and his father Aidan.
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Kemboy bidding for glory in Savills Chase as Grade One entries for Leopardstown Christmas Festival are revealed

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 17:11
Gold Cup contender Kemboy tops the entries for the Leopardstown Christmas Festival where seven Grade One contests will be up for grabs during the star-studded four-day meeting (December 26-29).
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'I must admit I probably cried down the phone to my mother a couple of times'

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 02:30
MOST teenagers would throw in the towel if they were sent to England alone to start a new life, but Oisín Murphy has paid his dues in the racing game and stands as one of the world's finest Flat jockeys just seven years later.
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De Bromhead joy as Honeysuckle soars into Champion frame

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 02:30
Honeysuckle was installed 8/1 for next March's Champion Hurdle after destroying a high-class field in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse to remain unbeaten in the process.
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De Rasher Counter brings home the bacon for Jones

Sun, 01/12/2019 - 18:30
Ben Jones completed a month that would qualify as a good year for many of his weighing room colleagues when he steered De Rasher Counter to victory in the Ladbrokes Trophy Chase at Newbury, by far the most important of three valuable wins for the 20-year-old jockey since the start of November.
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