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Popular Dempsey still defying the odds to make his mark

Tue, 04/12/2018 - 02:30
There was no racing history in Philip Dempsey's family growing up but not even a misbehaving ass which kept sending him into the neighbour's hedge as a child could quench his love for horses.
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Apple's so sweet for Elliott as wonder mare secures hat-trick

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:30
The song's name may not be apt but the lyrics "if you're gonna do it, do it right" from Wham's 1980's smash hit 'I'm Your Man' perfectly summed up the scintillating brilliance of Apple's Jade at Fairyhouse yesterday.
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Samcro staying over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 02:30
There will be no U-turn on the decision for Samcro to spend this season over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air when second in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, according to trainer Gordon Elliott.
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Discorama just might get Nolan back in the spotlight

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:30
He has seen too much to be comfortable with talk of a renaissance, but Paul Nolan is looking forward to having a Grade One runner again.
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Buveur D'Air towers over Samcro

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 18:30
Gordon Elliott was impressively succinct after seeing his hurdler Samcro routed by Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle yesterday. What does Samcro need if he is to find at least eight lengths on the winner in the Champion Hurdle in March? "A miracle," Elliott said, and he is probably right.
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Buveur D'Air demolishes rivals in Newcastle to extend unbeaten run to 11 races

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 15:29
Buveur D'Air is surely reaching the upper echelons of the best two-mile hurdlers seen in recent years after he swatted away young pretender Samcro to win a second BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.
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Wayne Bailey: 'Buveur D'Air can continue winning streak'

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 02:30
Rated 169, Buveur D'Air went off as the 1/6 favourite in last year's Fighting Fifth Hurdle, and duly obliged without breaking a sweat; as you'd expect at that price.
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Bapaume a lively outsider while Le Richebourg can take Drinmore for O'Brien

Sat, 01/12/2018 - 02:30
It says a lot about the class of Apple's Jade that Gordon Elliott's mare is bidding for a hat-trick of victories in the baroneracing.com Hatton's Grace Hurdle (2.40) at Fairyhouse tomorrow despite her tender age of six.
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Nolan hopes 'Disco' can help him dine at top table once again

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 02:30
Having a top-class prospect in his care is something which trainer Paul Nolan has missed in recent years but he’s hoping that Discorama can help catapult him back into the big time.
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Elliott insists Samcro has Fighting chance

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott insists there will be no excuses for Samcro in tomorrow's Fighting Fifth Hurdle should he not get the better of Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'Air.
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Elliott impressed after 'Mengli' makes successful chasing bow

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott feels there is great scope for improvement despite Mengli Khan soaring towards the head of the Arkle betting for next year's Cheltenham Festival following an impressive chasing debut at Punchestown yesterday.
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Meehan appointed as new CEO amid huge changes at Down Royal

Thu, 29/11/2018 - 02:30
Down Royal have appointed Emma Meehan as their new racecourse chief executive with her role to commence in January coinciding with the dawning of a new era at the Antrim track.
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Apple's and Laurina on track for duel

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 02:30
Two star mares of the top two trainers in the country headline the Fairyhouse feature on Sunday as Gordon Elliott's Apple's Jade and the Willie Mullins-trained Laurina are set for a showdown in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle.
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Fire still burning bright inside evergreen Geraghty

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 02:30
When athletes get to a certain age the talk of retirement often hangs over them like a shadow, but Barry Geraghty has no intention of hanging up his saddle any time soon.
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Elliott keen for rain to aid Samcro's Newcastle bid

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott will keep a close eye on the weather at Newcastle throughout this week, ahead of Samcro's planned outing in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle on Saturday.
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Meade's Troytown delight as Tout Est Permis delivers

Mon, 26/11/2018 - 02:30
Noel Meade brought Gordon Elliott's winning streak in the Troytown Chase to an end as Tout Est Permis ran out a comprehensive winner in the feature event at Navan.
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Elliott sends dozen for latest Troytown tilt

Sun, 25/11/2018 - 18:30
Gordon Elliott is going all out in his attempt to win a remarkable fifth consecutive Troytown Chase at Navan today, as the Grand National and Gold Cup-winning trainer sends out 12 of the 25 declared runners.
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Bristol De Mai reminds Haydock rivals of class

Sun, 25/11/2018 - 18:30
When Bristol De Mai won last year's Betfair Chase in the mud by 57 lengths he was given such a high rating by the handicapper it raised a few eyebrows, but on good going yesterday - and not a speck of mud in sight - he returned to Haydock to win the £200,000 (€226,000) race for the second year in succession.
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Noel Meade's Tout Est Permis ends Gordon Elliott's dominance of the Troytown Chase at Navan

Sun, 25/11/2018 - 16:52
Noel Meade brought Gordon Elliott's winning streak in the Ladbrokes Troytown Chase to an end as Tout Est Permis ran out a comprehensive winner in the feature event at Navan.
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Watch: Bristol De Mai gets the better of Native River to land the Betfair Chase at Haydock

Sat, 24/11/2018 - 15:35
Bristol De Mai continued his love affair with Haydock when springing a surprise in the Betfair Chase at Haydock.
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