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More success for Willie Mullins as Allaho claims Punchestown Gold Cup in style

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 18:49
Allaho put up an imperious display when proving his stamina in no uncertain terms in the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup.
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'Very disappointed with myself' - Henry De Bromhead's regret as Bob Olinger pulls up at Punchestown

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 17:22
Henry de Bromhead admitted to being “disappointed” with himself for running Bob Olinger at Punchestown on Tuesday, where the previously unbeaten novice chaser was pulled up.
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‘He’s in great form, I’m really looking forward to it’ – Joseph Murphy flying the flag for Ireland in Kentucky

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 14:34
The Irish have arrived in the United States and are ready for action at the ‘Best Weekend all Year’ – the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, presented by MARS Equestrian.
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Outstanding Allaho can take Gold Cup crown from defending champion Clan Des Obeaux

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
Just a few months ago, a lot of people were questioning whether things were OK at Paul Nicholls’ yard during a poor run of form, and the Ditcheat handler had just seven winners from 56 runners in January (13pc).
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Frankie Dettori ‘humbled’ by Hall of Fame admission but doesn’t want the dream to end

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
In weak April sunshine at Epsom, Frankie Dettori rides Mighty Ulysses, a promising three-year-old, into fifth. It is early in the season and the young horses have yet to prove themselves. All the same, Frankie always prefers to win.
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So many contenders with Gold Cup form but Minella Indo reads the best of all in a race not to be missed

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
Nine runners. All nine Grade One winners. Seven of them multiple Grade One winners. Four of them Cheltenham winners. Two King George winners, one of them dual. Two Gold Cup winners, one of them dual. A dual Ryanair Chase winner. A dual Melling Chase winner. Two previous Punchestown Gold Cup winners. And the only horse to have beaten A Plus Tard this season.
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Master of Cullentra basks in the sun while Energumene shines once again

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott was sitting on a beach this time last year licking his wounds, but the red-hot Meath trainer was delighted to swap Portugal for the sunshine of Punchestown as he returned to the Festival in spectacular style yesterday.
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Galvin can continue Gordon Elliott’s hot streak in Gold Cup

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
The race of the Festival looks set to bring the house down with the best staying chasers around taking each other on in a mouth-watering Punchestown Gold Cup.
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21,000/1 four-timer puts Gordon Elliott one win from history

Wed, 27/04/2022 - 02:30
Gordon Elliott is on the cusp of cementing his greatness even further with the Meath trainer standing just one winner away from his 2,000th success following a famous 21,293/1 four-timer at Punchestown yesterday.
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Energumene completes Champion Chase double with dominant Punchestown victory for Willie Mullins

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 18:18
Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Energumene supplemented his Cheltenham Festival triumph with a clear-cut victory over stablemate Chacun Pour Soi in the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown.
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What dates, what channel, ticket details and all you need to know about the 2022 Punchestown Festival

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 11:50
It's Punchestown week with the 2022 return going under starters orders on April 26. Here’s all you need to know.
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Willie Mullins bidding to rewrite his own records in season finale

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
It’s not so much a case of Willie Mullins against the rest as it is Willie Mullins against himself with the Closutton maestro set to be crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for a 16th time at the conclusion of this week’s Punchestown Festival.
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Romantic Proposal returns with stylish Woodlands verdict for Eddie Lynam and Chris Hayes

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
Romantic Proposal made a perfect return to action with a smooth success in the Listed Anglesey Lodge Equine Hospital Woodlands Stakes at Naas.
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Tenebrism leads Aidan O’Brien raid on English fillies’ classic

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien’s Tenebrism heads the 16 confirmations for Sunday’s Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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Energumene is a freak of a horse but he will need to be at his best to beat Chacun Pour Soi

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
And so it is the beginning of the end of the season. Five days of Punchestown brings things to a close. But there are still questions that need to be answered.
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Henry de Bromhead’s Bob Olinger ready for ‘logical’ step up to three miles at Punchestown

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
Bob Olinger is the star attraction in the Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase as Henry de Bromhead steps his unbeaten chaser up to three miles for the first time at the Punchestown Festival.
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Energumene primed to cement Champion Chase class for Willie Mullins and Paul Townend

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
Everyone loves a good ‘what if’ and there are varying opinions about what may have happened had Chacun Pour Soi stayed on his feet in last month’s Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Punchestown is back with a bang as record crowds head for festival

Tue, 26/04/2022 - 02:30
Festival fever is in the air at Punchestown as the five-day event, which starts today, is expected to smash all previous attendance records.
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‘It wasn't the Chacun Pour Soi we know’ – Patrick Mullins wary of Punchestown task after Cheltenham fall

Mon, 25/04/2022 - 20:05
Patrick Mullins feels he may have a tall order on his hands in taking on Energumene with Chacun Pour Soi in the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown.
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Punchestown Day 1 tips: Chacun Pour Soi can shine once again back on home turf

Mon, 25/04/2022 - 18:30
In Greek mythology, when the warrior Achilles was a baby, his mother brought him to the River Styx, a river which had magical powers that could make him invulnerable. But because she held him by the heel when she lowered him in, that part of his body did not touch the water and remained unprotected.
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