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‘Last year we had 1,000 punters a day, but next week we’ll welcome 130,000 fans to the festival’ – Galway Races are good to go

Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Ballybrit is back, as the world-famous Galway Races get under starter’s orders on Monday with capacity crowds returning.
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Style Notes: Bairbre Power’s tips on how to turn heads at Ladies’ Day

Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Talk about excitement! In all the years I’ve been writing about, and judging, best-dressed competitions on the Irish racing circuit, I have never come across anything like the sense of anticipation about dressing up for this summer’s events. I can safely forecast that the style quotient at Ladies’ Day in Galway next Thursday will be off the Richter scale.
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Donnacha O'Brien’s Proud And Regal remains unbeaten after stylish win under Gavin Ryan at Leopardstown

Thu, 21/07/2022 - 19:27
Proud And Regal had looked a high-class performer in the making when winning on debut and did little to dent that impression with an all-the-way success in the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Jessica Harrington hoping Ardad’s Great can maintain purple patch in Naas feature

Wed, 20/07/2022 - 02:30
Fresh from the victory of Magical Lagoon in the Irish Oaks at the weekend, Jessica Harrington bids for more success as she saddles two in the Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes at Naas this evening.
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Form book points to Maria Branwell success in Super Sprint while Magical Lagoon looks the smart pick in Irish Oaks

Sat, 16/07/2022 - 02:30
USUALLY found in churches, pipe organs are one of the biggest musical instruments of all – and some readers will know that they have ‘stops’ which help control the airflow for each set of pipes.
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Emily Upjohn to face seven in Irish Oaks

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 12:23
Emily Upjohn will take on seven rivals in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday but her Epsom conqueror Tuesday is not among them.
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Jessica Harrington eyes twin attack on Irish Oaks

Thu, 14/07/2022 - 02:30
Royal Ascot winner Magical Lagoon spearheads a twin-pronged challenge from Jessica Harrington on Saturday’s €500,000 Irish Oaks.
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British racing to crack down on whip use

Wed, 13/07/2022 - 02:30
British jockeys will only be permitted to use the whip in the backhand position with disqualification for overuse also set to come into the mix in the autumn after fresh changes were confirmed yesterday.
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‘Star’ can continue to soar for Henry de Bromhead

Sat, 09/07/2022 - 02:30
There's very little that Henry de Bromhead can do wrong and he is becoming a serious player on the Flat after another scintillating jumps season which included a Champion Hurdle and Gold Cup double.
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Naval Crown the value bet in Newmarket’s July Cup

Sat, 09/07/2022 - 02:30
Regular readers will know I backed Vadeni in the Coral-Eclipse last week, and considering his profile and form, I was amazed Jean-Claude Rouget’s colt went off as high as 11/4, with Bay Bridge favourite at 9/4.
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Paddy Twomey plots big targets for ‘Coco’ and Co

Wed, 06/07/2022 - 02:30
Paddy Twomey’s La Petite Coco is likely to make her second start of the season on British soil with the Tipperary trainer eyeing some high-profile prizes for his stable star.
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Jack Davison’s Mooneista set to defend Curragh crown

Tue, 05/07/2022 - 02:30
Mooneista will be aimed at defending her Group Two Sapphire Stakes crown at the Curragh later this month with Jack Davison enthused for the remainder of the season after a promising display at Royal Ascot.
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Easy Game can thwart Notebook while ‘Tide’ can turn for Elliott

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 02:30
Punters must wait until the last race of the Irish weekend for the best quality with a fascinating renewal of the Goodenough2eat Banqueting At Tramore Racecourse Chase (5.30) lighting up the Waterford track.
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Coral-Eclipse trip from France to pay off for Vadeni

Sat, 02/07/2022 - 00:00
WHEN taking a two-runner maiden at odds of 1/66 on Tuesday, the Simon and Ed Crisford-trained Positive Impact became the shortest-priced winner in Britain since Stand Guard won at 1/80 in 2014.
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Piz Badile plans not set in stone as Donnacha O’Brien targets Group One prize with stable star

Wed, 29/06/2022 - 02:30
Piz Badile showed that he is a “proper Group One horse” after taking second in last weekend’s Irish Derby, according to connections of Donnacha O’Brien’s stable star.
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Aidan O’Brien puts Tuesday plans on hold after Derby disappointment

Tue, 28/06/2022 - 02:30
Epsom Oaks heroine Tuesday will take a mid-season break with Aidan O’Brien waiting to let the dust settle before charting her next path after finishing fourth in last Saturday’s Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ has Paddy Twomey dreaming after Pretty Polly triumph

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
The market didn’t speak in her favour but La Petite Coco (9/1) paid little heed to it to hand Paddy Twomey his first Group One success in the Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes. The racing world is now her oyster after a gutsy success at the Curragh.
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Colin Keane lands first Irish Derby with Westover

Mon, 27/06/2022 - 02:30
There were some questions posed from across the Irish Sea when Colin Keane was parachuted into the saddle for the plum ride on Westover (11/8 joint-favourite) in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby, but the doubters got their answer in emphatic fashion at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Concert Hall sounds like best of value

Sun, 26/06/2022 - 02:30
With the majority of the nine runners having some chance, today’s Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes is a Group 1 affair to whet the appetite.
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‘Ryan said maybe we ran the wrong horse in the Derby’ – Aikhal impresses Aidan O’Brien after conclusive Curragh success

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 17:30
Aidan O’Brien was left wondering if he ran the wrong horse in the Irish Derby after watching Aikhal bolt up in the ARM Holding International Stakes at the Curragh.
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