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Galway Races Day 4: With bit of luck, Paul Townend will secure his second Galway Hurdle with Adamantly Chosen

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:30
The Galway Hurdle has been very good to me in recent years, but unfortunately, there’s no room at the inn for me on any of Willie’s runners this year, so I’ll be watching on from the sidelines.
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Adamantly Chosen is the right choice for Paul Townend in Galway Hurdle

Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:30
WITH four winners in the last six renewals, the first place to start when studying the Guinness Galway Hurdle (5.05) is with the Willie Mullins horses – and he’ll have one fifth of the field running for him today, with four of the 20 runners.
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From costing €800 to winning €160,000 - Hewick comes out on top in dramatic Galway Plate

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 19:41
John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was celebrating at Galway on Wednesday evening when Hewick survived dramatic late interference from a loose horse to hold on and land the feature Tote Galway Plate.
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What dates, what channel, ticket details and all you need to know about the 2022 Galway Races

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 14:00
The 2022 Galway Races takes place next week, at full capacity for the first time in three years. 130,000 fans are expected to descend on Ballybrit for the festival. With over €2 million in prize-money up for grabs over 49 races, here is all you need to know.
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Ash Tree Meadow can snatch Galway Plate at a big price for Gordon Elliott

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The famous green-and-gold silks of JP McManus have been carried to victory a number of times in the Galway Plate (6.40), and he throws four darts at the board again – including 2020 winner Early Doors.
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Castlegrace Paddy looks a sneaky contender for Plate off a nice mark

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The Plate. One of the few races left in the calendar known so simply.
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Galway Races Day 3 preview: ‘Express’ can reward Neil Mulholland and fly home in Plate

Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The quality of the Tote Galway Plate has changed immeasurably over the past decade, with a stellar field of 22 going to post for the €270,000 prize on day three at Ballybrit.
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'You couldn't make it up, it's unbelievable' - Magic Chegaga survives broken-down horsebox to win in Galway

Tue, 26/07/2022 - 19:51
THEY often say to pray when all else fails and divine intervention did Brian Duffy no harm after Magic Chegaga (6/1) overcame travel problems en route to Galway before landing the €120,000 Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at Ballybrit yesterday.
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Five to follow at Glorious Goodwood

Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
Stradivarius (Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup – Today)
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Galway Races Day 2 preview: Mosala can bag another big trophy for all-conquering De Bromhead team

Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
ADO McGUINNESS has been the man to follow in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap as the Dublin trainer aims for a famous four-timer in today’s feature at Ballybrit.
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‘It’s great to be out and to be free again’ – the Galway Races are back and so is the style

Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
The style, the feathered -sequinned-towering -blooming hats, the fake tan, the make-up, the nails and fresh blow-drys – it would bring a tear to your eye.
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Galway Races Day 2: Brian Duffy’s Magic Chegaga can cast winning spell in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 22:06
If he were alive today, I’d love to send Albert Einstein the Galway race card to see if he could figure out today’s feature race, the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap (6.40).
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Patrick Mullins claims long-awaited victory in Galway amateur highlight

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 19:52
IT has been like a stone in his shoe since he joined the weighing room as a teenager, but Patrick Mullins finally got his hands on the prestigious Connacht Hotel Handicap when making it 16th-time lucky aboard Echoes In Rain (11/4 favourite) as the Galway Races kicked off last night.
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Andrea Atzeni aims to hit back of net on Stradivarius

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
Just about the last person likely to get stressed about replacing Frankie Dettori on Stradivarius in tomorrow’s Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup is Andrea Atzeni, although even he admits he would not be human if the nerves did not kick in at some stage.
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Tiverton can get the ball rolling early for Dermot Weld team

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
There was a limited attendance at the Galway Festival last year, but at long last, we are back to normal at Ballybrit with restrictions lifted and full crowds expected for the first time since 2019.
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I’m hoping for 15th time lucky with Echoes but Farout ticks all the boxes

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
This will be my 15th attempt to try and win the most valuable amateur race in the calendar. Like a paper cut in the corner of my mouth, it does niggle. But Sir Gordon Richards needed 28 tries to win the Epsom Derby, I tell myself, so on we go again.
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Dub trainer Ado McGuinness keeps to same formula of trying to bag as many of the big Ballybrit handicap pots

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
Ado McGuinness may be a Group One trainer now, with the dual top-flight success of A Case Of You, but his business model remains based on picking off big pots in prestigious handicaps.
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Galway Races Day 1 preview: Coltor to kick things off in style with rare double

Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
There’s nothing quite like the Galway Races and it would be fitting if Dermot Weld, the ‘King of Ballybrit’, kicked things off in style today.
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Shark is looking to strike at the Cheltenham of Ireland

Sun, 24/07/2022 - 02:30
When John Hanlon was utilised by his under 14 hurling selectors for his considerable height and heft at full-forward to cause carnage for the likes of teammate and now fellow trainer, the Cheltenham Festival and English greyhound Derby-winning Paul Hennessy to pick up the pieces, he inherited the sobriquet by which he is far better known now.
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Karaoke can call timely tune for O’Brien

Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Seven days of madness awaits from Monday onwards at the Galway Races so it's probably only natural that things should take a bit of a pause this weekend as a Ballybrit storm looms around the corner.
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