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Getting better with age

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
In the late 1990s, when Frankie Dettori was already well-established as the biggest name in racing, he happened to be sitting at the next table to mine at the Lesters, an annual awards function when, for one night only, jockeys let their hair down and party. Dinner was served, a waiter appeared to offer him a selection of vegetables and for several seconds Dettori cast a melancholic gaze at a tray of buttered new potatoes with a look that said much about the denial in a jockey's life.
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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Frankie and Johnny double act keeping racing fans entertained with quality over quantity'

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
The two greatest horses of recent years in this part of the world have just given two of their most remarkable performances.
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Kelly delighted with first Trango in Galway

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
Great Trango dug deep on the run to the line to give trainer David Harry Kelly the biggest victory of his career in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle, the feature race on day six of the big meeting at Ballybrit.
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Khaadem to step up after sprint procession

Sun, 04/08/2019 - 02:30
Khaadem landed an almighty gamble to turn the Unibet Stewards' Cup into a near procession at Goodwood. Only a three-year-old, Khaadem had finished second in a Group Three last time out and ended up being the proverbial Group horse in a handicap.
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Wayne Bailey: ''Queen' to gain revenge on old rival Enbihaar'

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Expected to go off at 5/2 or thereabouts, Dramatic Queen is my selection for this afternoon's Group Two Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes at Goodwood (3.0), and there is a tentative royal connection as Lillie Langtry herself had an affair with the Prince of Wales, who would later become Edward VII.
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Michael Verney: 'Mullins has Contingency plan for punters'

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Things are much more relaxed at Ballybrit this afternoon with more of a family feel to proceedings, but the action on the track will still attract plenty of attention with a field of 20 vying for the €120,000 prize in the Galway Shopping Centre Handicap Hurdle (2.30).
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Mullins on the double as Weld breaks his duck

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
The versatile Mr Adjudicator gained compensation for an unlucky run earlier in the week with victory in the Guinness Handicap, the feature race on day five of the Galway Festival.
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York in crosshairs after superb Battaash joins honours board

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Hot favourite Battaash was never going to make anyone rich at odds of 1/4, but the Charlie Hills-trained sprinter earned a spot on the racecourse honours board by becoming the first horse to win the King George Qatar Stakes three times.
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Outbox ready to prevail for Crisford

Sat, 03/08/2019 - 02:30
Outbox ticks all the right boxes in today's Summer Handicap at Goodwood.
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Mr Adjudicator takes Guinness Handicap for Willie Mullins on Day Five of Galway Festival

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 20:37
Mr Adjudicator gained compensation for an unlucky run earlier in the week with victory in the Guinness Handicap, the feature race on day five of the Galway Festival.
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Hurdle hat-trick for Martin

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Tony Martin was basking in the glory of his third success in the Guinness Galway Handicap Hurdle and insisted that horses like Tudor City are the ones "you get up in the morning for".
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Mullins pays tribute to 'unique' Wicklow Brave after delivering the stand-out victory of a hat-trick

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Willie Mullins was in top form with a hat-trick at Galway on day four. He hailed the "unique" Wicklow Brave after he claimed the Guinness Open Gate Brewery Novice Steeplechase to add to his already glittering CV of wins.
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Delight for Murphy as Japan's Deirdre steals show

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
It was always going to take something special to beat John Gosden and Frankie Dettori. In the end, it took a horse that had flown a third of the way around the world to do it when the Japanese 20/1 shot Deirdre ran on strongly to beat Mehdaayih by one-and-a-quarter lengths in yesterday's Qatar Nassau Stakes.
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Class and pace of Battaash hard to ignore in bid for third King George Qatar Stakes

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Battaash, as fast as he is mercurial, can become the first horse to win the King George Qatar Stakes for the third time today.
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Galway Races: All the top tips from our team of experts

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
Always one of the most lively days from a social perspective, the action on the track at Ballybrit today certainly doesn't disappoint either with a series of valuable handicap puzzles for punters to solve.
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Patrick Mullins: 'Minella Beau can make it a hat-trick of Galway victories'

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
The Galway Blazers is traditionally the consolation race for the Plate, run over the same course and distance for those who didn't make the cut on Wednesday.
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Stage is set for The King to finally take his crown back

Fri, 02/08/2019 - 02:30
The Rockshore Apple Cider Race at Galway (8.25) is almost always a good one for punters, and you have to go back as far as 1997 to find a winner priced in double figures (Lee Bowles' Willyelkra at 10/1).
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Tudor City powers home to last-gasp Galway Hurdle success

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 22:44
Tudor City grabbed a last-gasp success in a thrilling finish to the Guinness Galway Hurdle, the feature event on the fourth day of the Festival meeting.
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'I nearly didn't run him' - Elliott reveals near-miss with Galway feaure hero Borice

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott's golden touch when it comes to the Galway Plate continued in Ballybrit when he trained Borice to glory in the showpiece race on day three of the festival.
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Galway Races, Day Four: All the top tips from our panel of experts

Thu, 01/08/2019 - 02:30
The Galway Hurdle is always one of the highlights of the Irish racing calendar and today's renewal is definitely above average with many different sub-plots to the €300,000 showpiece.
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