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Racing UK deal 'drags racing further from public'

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
On the eve of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival there was shock and anger at yesterday's revelation that Irish racing coverage will sensationally switch to Racing UK from At The Races starting in January next year.
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Faugheen the star turn as Mullins-Elliott duel heats up

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
What a day's racing ahead with Faugheen one of many star attractions as the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival looks set to light up Leopardstown while providing more valuable clues on the road to next month's Cheltenham Festival.
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Classy 'Duke' tops bill as Samcro bids to enhance growing reputation

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
Irish Grand National hero Our Duke is the headline act on day two of Dublin's Racing Festival as Jessica Harrington's eight-year-old bids to get back on track as part of an excellent eight-race card packed with four Grade Ones.
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Irish Grand National hero Our Duke heads 10 confirmed runners for Irish Gold Cup

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 12:06
Irish Grand National hero Our Duke heads the 10 confirmed runners for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup, Sunday's feature race on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.
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Coopers' extra special 'Duke' ready to strike Gold

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 03:30
Not since the days of 'The People's Horse' Danoli has a roar been heard like the one which greeted Our Duke as he bound clear to claim last year's Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse and make a family fairytale came true.
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Faugheen confirmed for date with destiny at Dublin Racing Festival

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 13:23
2015 Champion Hurdle winner Faugheen heads a high-class field of eight runners for Saturday's BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle on the opening day of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.
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'Goose' flies home to cap Lynch double

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 03:30
Goose Man gave favourite-backers a bit of a scare before eventually prevailing in the Novice Chase at Down Royal yesterday.
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Friendless Faugheen primed to prove his doubters wrong

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 03:30
All the leading protagonists have held their ground for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle on Saturday with Faugheen the star turn as champion trainer Willie Mullins bids to make it a magnificent seven in the Leopardstown feature.
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McAuley hoping Kerosin can light up his training comeback

Wed, 31/01/2018 - 03:30
Should today's Down Royal card get the go-ahead after a morning inspection due to the forecasted sub-zero temperatures, James McAuley will set off north from his Gormanstown base as he bids to put his name back on the map.
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Mullins big guns ready to turn up heat

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 03:30
When the conversation switches to the importance of this weekend's Dublin Racing Festival for Willie Mullins if he is to retain his Irish trainers' championship, there's a glint in his eye as he notes that "it's all there to play for".
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Dunsdon has winner in sight

Tue, 30/01/2018 - 03:30
For many Punchestown racegoers the name David Dunsdon might not ring a bell, but were you to peruse the UK Rich Lists it would be floating around the top 100 in the south-east, just below Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton.
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'Red' could be colour in wide-open blue riband

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 03:30
All eyes were on the Cheltenham's Trials on Saturday as the gauntlet was laid down for a return to the Cotswolds in just over six weeks but few of the weekend's protagonists are likely to make a serious impact at the Festival. One exception might be Definitly Red, however.
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Sandsend storms home to star in Mullins' treble

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 03:30
Sandsend was the star of a 12/1 hat-trick for Willie Mullins and jockey Paul Townend with a gutsy display to claim yesterday's Grade Three Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas.
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Tributes flow for larger-than-life Casey

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 03:30
One of the most important people in Andrew Lynch's riding career has been trainer Peter Casey and the Meath jockey led the tributes after Casey sadly passed away in the early hours of Saturday morning aged 82.
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'It's important to enjoy the good days'

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 03:30
While it seems that everything from washing powder to cars to golf clubs has to be 'new and improved' in an attempt to grab attention in a crowded marketplace, it is very often the case that the new is merely the old, slightly tweaked and repackaged to attract a new audience or reawaken the interest of an old one.
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Definitly Red certain to go for Gold

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 03:30
It is amazing how often fate conjures up a poignant winner in racing but, five days after his trainer Richard Woollacott died, Beer Goggles was unable to repeat his giant-slaying effort at Newbury in December at Cheltenham in January, eventually finishing a well-beaten fifth in the Galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle.
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Ricci retains hope for Douvan

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 03:30
Owner Rich Ricci reports Douvan to be "50-50" to make the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
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Arcenfete primed for De Bromhead

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 03:30
Henry de Bromhead is looking forward to unleashing Arcenfete on an Irish racecourse for the first time in the Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas today.
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Lynch pays Casey tribute

Sun, 28/01/2018 - 03:30
Andrew Lynch has paid tribute to trainer Peter Casey following his death at the age of 82. Casey shot to prominence in 2012 when Flemenstar, partnered by Lynch, won both the Irish Arkle at Leopardstown and the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse's Easter meeting.
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'Bristol' ready to bounce back at Cheltenham

Sat, 27/01/2018 - 16:00
I hope people won't feel I'm being self-congratulatory, and regular readers will know I don't hide behind the couch when I've had a stinker of a day with the bookmakers.
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