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John Brennan: 'Michael O'Leary shocked the racing world with today's news - but his reason is understandable'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 15:10
It has long been the stone in the shoe of a glorious era for Irish jump racing. What if one of the big owners just decided to pull the plug and stop sending top class horses to the country’s best trainers?
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Shock as Michael O'Leary set to phase out Gigginstown House Stud racing operation over next 'four or five years'

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 13:29
Leading National Hunt owner Michael O'Leary has shocked the racing world by revealing that he will not purchase any more young horses and is set to gradually phase out his powerful racing team over the next "four or five years".
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Kennedy and Elliott back in groove with Swingbridge

Tue, 14/05/2019 - 02:30
They may have endured a frustrating Punchestown Festival but Jack Kennedy and Gordon Elliott were back at centre stage with Swingbridge landing last night's €40,000 Killarney National.
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Broome's Derby odds slashed after 'lazy' Trial triumph

Mon, 13/05/2019 - 02:30
Broome rounded off a week of Classic trial domination for Aidan O'Brien with a stylish victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown.
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Josies Orders looks good for JP in Killarney feature

Mon, 13/05/2019 - 02:30
JP McManus will take some stopping as five of his charges head for the feature in Killarney this evening (7.40).
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Weld takes the prize with Tarnawa

Sun, 12/05/2019 - 18:30
Tarnawa boosted the Investec Oaks claims of Pink Dogwood with a gutsy victory in the Irish National Stud Racing Irish EBF Blue Wind Stakes at Naas.
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Much to learn from trial

Sun, 12/05/2019 - 18:30
The Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial is the feature of the three Group 3 contests at Leopardstown today, and though it is a decade since the winner actually went on to add a Derby to his CV, it remains a good test of credentials.
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Watch: Aidan O'Brien's Derby hand strengthened further as Anthony Van Dyck takes Lingfield trial in style

Sat, 11/05/2019 - 15:40
Aidan O'Brien's hand in next month's Investec Derby was strengthened even further after Anthony Van Dyck put his rivals in their place in the RaceBets Derby Trial Stakes at Lingfield.
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Broome ready to brush rivals aside for O'Brien

Sat, 11/05/2019 - 02:30
It's hard to know where to look this weekend such is the wealth of quality on offer but another of Aidan O'Brien's Epsom Derby candidates is as good as any place to start.
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Course specialist Norton shines as Making Miracles lifts Chester Cup in the mud

Sat, 11/05/2019 - 02:30
Making Miracles ran the opposition into the ground as he gave course specialist Franny Norton victory in a mud-splattered renewal of the Sportpesa Chester Cup on the Roodee.
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'Circus' strengthens O'Brien Derby hand as Mullins eyes Cup prize

Fri, 10/05/2019 - 02:30
It's fair to say that Aidan O'Brien's cup is overflowing with Derby candidates and Circus Maximus was the latest to state his Epsom claim when leading home a Ballydoyle 1-2 in the Listed Dee Stakes at Chester yesterday.
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Derby 'sleeper' Sir Dragonet rises in Vase

Thu, 09/05/2019 - 02:30
The Epsom Derby market burst into life when Sir Dragonet, described by part-owner's son Paul Smith as a "sleeper", which was unraced a fortnight ago, won yesterday's MBNA Chester Vase by eight lengths from stable companion Norway.
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Tributes flow for 'world-class' Smullen

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 02:30
The outpouring of emotion following Pat Smullen's retirement speaks volumes of the esteem which he is held in by those who know him best.
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O'Brien eager to maintain Chester Vase dominance with Norway

Wed, 08/05/2019 - 02:30
Chester has been a happy hunting ground for Aidan O'Brien in recent years and the Ballydoyle maestro is triple-handed today as he bids to land his ninth Chester Vase (3.35).
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'Doctors advised me that I should not compromise my immune system' - Pat Smullen announces retirement

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 14:10
Multiple Group One-winning rider Pat Smullen has announced his retirement from the saddle.
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Racing returns to refurbished Curragh but challenges await

Tue, 07/05/2019 - 02:30
Some visions take a little longer to come to fruition than others, but nearly 20 years after the Curragh redevelopment was dreamed up, the gates were opened at the refurbished Kildare track yesterday.
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'I was chasing a dream at 16 - now I am chasing reality' - Ruby Walsh

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh was not expecting empathy from his great friend and rival, Tony McCoy - which was just as well. "He just keeps laughing at me," Walsh says of McCoy, as he recalls his dramatic decision to dismount on Kemboy at Punchestown on Wednesday and retire on the spot.
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Townend ready to take centre stage after Ruby exit

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 02:30
Few have served an apprenticeship quite like that of Paul Townend and the Cork jockey is ready to remain at centre stage as he picks up the mantle as Willie Mullins' number one rider following last week's retirement of Ruby Walsh.
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Hermosa denies Lavery's 'Lady' to seal O'Brien Guineas double

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien completed the English Guineas double for the fourth time when Hermosa, a 14/1 shot, won yesterday's Qipco 1,000 Guineas 24 hours after Magna Grecia had landed the colt's Classic for his all-conquering Tipperary yard.
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Ballydoyle axis primed to pounce again

Mon, 06/05/2019 - 02:30
After a successful weekend at Newmarket, it would be no surprise to see Aidan O'Brien continue his run of success on home soil at the Curragh today.
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