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Prendergast hoping Madhmoon can gain Derby revenge at Curragh

2 hours 12 min ago
Veteran Curragh handler Kevin Prendergast is hoping Madhmoon can give him an early 87th birthday present in Saturday's Irish Derby, by turning the tables on Epsom hero Anthony Van Dyck.
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GAA refusal to move qualifier tie frustrates Curragh chiefs

2 hours 12 min ago
Irish Derby chiefs are unhappy with the GAA after they turned down an appeal to move the throw-in time of Kildare's All-Ireland SFC qualifier with Tyrone in Newbridge on Saturday.
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Irish Derby crowd likely to be hit over clash with Lilies' qualifier against Tyrone

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 02:30
The Irish Derby was the big loser from yesterday's Round 3 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier draw as Kildare's mouth-watering tie against Tyrone (5.0) on Saturday in Newbridge clashes with the nearby Curragh showpiece (5.20).
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Appleby hopes 'Illusion' can spoil O'Brien's Pretty Polly party

Tue, 25/06/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien could saddle more than half of the field in Friday evening's Group One Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes with Epsom Oaks runner-up Pink Dogwood set to lead the Ballydoyle charge at the Curragh.
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'I feel like a criminal today' - trainer Ronan McNally speaks out after being interviewed three times by Southwell stewards

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 20:55
Irish trainer Ronan McNally claims he began to feel 'like a criminal' as stewards interviewed him over riding instructions and the vastly-improved form of his Southwell winner The Jam Man.
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Pink Dogwood among seven Aidan O'Brien possibles for Friday's Juddmonte Stakes at the Curragh

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 15:19
Aidan O'Brien is responsible for seven of the 12 remaining possibles after the confirmation stage for the Juddmonte Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh on Friday.
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O'Brien considers King George option for Japan

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien is debating whether to send Japan back to Ascot or bring him to France after the colt's stylish victory in the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting on Friday.
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Killourney shines in McCreery's Tipp treble

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 02:30
Willie McCreery was the man to follow at Tipperary yesterday as the Curragh handler claimed a 159/1 hat-trick, the centrepiece of which was the success of Killourney in the nine-furlong handicap.
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Kildare teen jumps into the history books as youngest Derby winner

Mon, 24/06/2019 - 02:30
Kildare rider Mikey Pender became the youngest-ever winner of the world-famous Hickstead Derby, lifting the Boomerang Trophy at the Sussex showgrounds.
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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Rip-roaring tales of the unexpected with both provincial finals mouth-watering in different ways'

Sun, 23/06/2019 - 19:30
The hurling championship is just too predictable these days. Anyone could see Galway wouldn't make it out of Leinster, despite beating Kilkenny in Nowlan Park, that Clare would suffer their biggest championship defeat in 26 years and beat Cork a week later and that Wexford would make it to the Leinster final despite only beating Carlow.
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Blue Point sprints into history books on the double

Sun, 23/06/2019 - 18:30
There are several contenders for Royal Ascot's star of the week and while Frankie Dettori, was home and hosed for the human version long before drawing a last-day blank yesterday, for the sheer degree of difficulty in winning two races within the five days, his equine counterpart must surely be Blue Point.
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Disappointment for Aidan O'Brien as Pinatubo takes glory in Chesham Stakes on final day of Royal Ascot

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 16:41
Pinatubo proved far too good for favourite Lope Y Fernandez in the Chesham Stakes, the opening event on the final day of Royal Ascot.
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Best not miss the Blue Point profit train

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
I've often tipped up horses on these pages, particularly in jumps racing, based on the fact that they are making a very quick return to the track.
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Turner breaks ladies' 32-year duck

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
Hayley Turner became only the second female jockey - and the first since Gay Kelleway 32 years ago - to ride a Royal Ascot winner when Thanks Be triumphed in the Sandringham Handicap.
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O'Brien ready to make 'Wave' and spoil Bolger's party in Ulster Derby

Sat, 22/06/2019 - 02:30
They might need to change the name of the Ulster Derby to the Jim Bolger Derby if the Carlow trainer maintains his vice-like grip on the Down Royal feature.
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Stradivarius calls tune in Gold Cup to crown brilliant Dettori four-timer

Fri, 21/06/2019 - 02:30
The last thing you would want going into yesterday's Gold Cup was the sight of Frankie Dettori walking out to the paddock with an invincible swagger, thinking he is 6ft 7in tall, looking for his fourth consecutive winner of the day.
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Dettori takes honours to deny O'Brien

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 02:30
A monsoon hit Royal Ascot but it didn't stop Frankie Dettori shining at his favourite venue.
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'Dee' can be the one to topple Stradivarius

Thu, 20/06/2019 - 02:30
All eyes will be on staying king Stradivarius as John Gosden's five-year-old bids to join the pantheon of greats as a back-to-back winner of today's Ascot Gold Cup (4.20).
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Magical can deliver spellbinding display to land Ascot glory

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien did what he does best when dominating at Royal Ascot yesterday and the Ballydoyle maestro has another strong hand on day two.
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Undeniable genius of O'Brien conjures win for Circus Maximus

Wed, 19/06/2019 - 02:30
It is fair to say the Sport of Kings probably takes Aidan O'Brien a little bit for granted these days. Modest to a fault, his post-race media debriefs are likely to assign more credit for the victory to the man wielding the leaf blower at Ballydoyle than to himself. He is "just privileged to be a small part of it".
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