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Six-shooter Mullins in command of title race

43 min 29 sec ago
The race for the Irish trainers' championship looks to be all but over after Bellshill's Gold Cup victory led a sensational 9,802/1 six-timer for Willie Mullins at Punchestown to see him overtake title rival Gordon Elliott.
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Bellshill the star turn as Mullins hits Elliott for six in title battle

43 min 29 sec ago
The champagne will have been flowing in The Lord Bagenal Inn - Willie Mullins' local - last night after a record-breaking day in Punchestown which saw the Carlow handler visit the winner's enclosure six times, but the story was so much different 24 hours earlier.
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Apologetic Townend 'heard a shout' before bizarre 'Photo' fail

43 min 29 sec ago
Paul Townend apologised for a moment of madness aboard Al Boum Photo at Punchestown on Tuesday after admitting that he "heard a shout" and thought "that the last fence was to be bypassed".
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Bacardys will put it up to Penhill

43 min 29 sec ago
The Stayers Hurdle today is a mouthwatering race which promises to be an absolute cracker.
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Penhill can edge battle with 'Thief'

43 min 29 sec ago
Willie Mullins is leaving no stone unturned in today's feature - the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - as he bids to see off Gordon Elliott in the Irish Trainers' Championship.
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WATCH: Punchestown Gold Cup delight for Willie Mullins as he edges ahead of Gordon Elliott in champion trainer race

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 18:02
Willie Mullins turned the tables on Gordon Elliott in spectacular fashion at Punchestown on Wednesday and is now the red-hot favourite to claim a 12th Irish trainers' championship after an incredible six-timer.
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WATCH: Paul Townend bounces back from Punchestown embarrassment with big successes on Day 2

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 17:23
Paul Townend was delighted to be back in the news for the right reasons after steering Pravalaguna to success in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel Hurdle at Punchestown and he backed that up by steering Next Destination to victory in the Grade One Novice hurdle.
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Punchestown Day Two: As it happened on Gold Cup day

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 15:01
A big day so far for Willie Mullins as he closes the gap on Gordon Elliott in the race to be champion trainer. Follow all the action below:
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Paul Townend apologises for 'genuine mistake' as explanation for Punchestown error is released

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 11:04
Paul Townend says confusion over whether he needed to bypass the last fence is what caused the collision that took out both Al Boum Photo and Finian's Oscar in a frantic finale to the Growise Champion Novice Steeplechase at Punchestown yesterday.
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'Nobody feels worse than him, just human error' - Classy Robbie Power defends Paul Townend after Punchestown collision

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 08:53
Robbie Power has come to the defence of Paul Townend after his error aboard Al Boum Photo also took down Finian's Oscar in a dramatic finish in the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown yesterday.
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Punchestown 2018 Day Two: All the top tips from our experts including a race-by-race preview

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 02:30
There's no shortage of quality on offer for day two of the Punchestown Festival but all eyes will be on the Coral Gold Cup which sees Noel Meade bid to spoil the Willie Mullins/Gordon Elliott party.
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Patrick Mullins: 'Bow' selection can see me smiling

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 02:30
Next Destination was disappointing in Cheltenham, where he ran a strange race. He isn't as slow as he looked there, he was fourth in the Champion Bumper the year before, but just seemed to hit a flat spot before staying on strongly.
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Drama at every turn as super 'Sceaux' shines brightest of all

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 02:30
Everyone knew there was going to be drama with the gripping battle for the Irish trainers' championship but no one could have envisaged what would follow on day one of the Punchestown Festival.
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Ryder D-Day looming for Harrington

Wed, 25/04/2018 - 02:30
Pádraig Harrington admits he must put his hat in the ring for the 2020 Ryder Cup captaincy or risk missing out.
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Watch: 'He's had an absolute moment' - Drama at Punchestown as Paul Townend handed a 21-day ban for howler

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 19:08
The Storyteller claimed victory in a dramatic renewal of the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown.
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Watch: Patrick Mullins' masterful ride on Un De Sceaux sees him land the Boylesports Champion Chase

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 17:50
Un De Sceaux saw off stable companion Douvan to claim victory in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown.
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Watch: Willie Mullins' Draconien spring a surprise to land the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 16:45
Draconien got Willie Mullins off to a flying start at this year's Punchestown Festival after springing a surprise in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle.
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Punchestown Day One as it happened: Chaotic finish to Growise Champion Novice Chase to dominate headlines

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 15:22
Willie Mullins endured an up and down day to say the least at Punchestown in his bid to overhaul Gordon Elliott and win another Irish trainers' championship.
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Here is who our experts are backing on day one of the Punchestown Festival

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 08:52
Ireland's greatest National Hunt Festival gets underway today with the first race off at 3.40.
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Festival bankers

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 02:30
It's known as Ireland's greatest National Hunt Festival and Punchestown looks like living up to that reputation this week with five days of blockbuster action to bring the curtain down on another remarkable season.
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