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Obituary: Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has died aged 75, was one of horse racing's outstanding owner- breeders over the past 30 years. His royal blue silks with white epaulettes were a familiar sight in Britain, where he won the Epsom Derby twice among a host of other big races, and was champion owner on the flat on nine occasions between 1990 and 2020. His highly successful breeding operation extended from England to Ireland and the United States.
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The Big Dog is let off the leash for Irish Grand National

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
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‘Scarlet’ can soar under Meyler to cause Gold Cup shock

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
It's manna from heaven for jumps fans at Fairyhouse with two star-studded cards building up to Monday’s Irish Grand National and tomorrow’s fare is as appetising as any Easter egg.
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Nolan hoping for National exhibition from star novice

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
The absence of Tiger Roll sees Latest Exhibition (11-10) race off top-weight under Bryan Cooper in the Irish National on Monday as Paul Nolan’s star novice takes on the experienced campaigners.
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‘Glencadam’ the value bet for Glory in Queen'sCup

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
As a festival, I’ve always preferred Easter to Christmas; it’s less commercialised, there’s not as much pressure on everyone. Sports-wise, a big part of Easter is the Irish Grand National, which thankfully goes ahead on Monday (5.0, Fairyhouse), having been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.
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‘Zoe’ can sparkle again en route to bigger things

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
There’s no doubting what the highlight of Cork’s three-day Easter Festival is with popular Group One winner Princess Zoe making her seasonal return as she drops back in trip for the Listed Noblesse Stakes (4.20).
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Tiger Roll is Aintree bound - but not for historic Grand National bid as connections swerve Fairyhouse

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 10:57
Tiger Roll will head to Aintree next week, but it won't be for a tilt at a third English Grand National success with owner Michael O'Leary instead opting to send the people's champion for the Betway Bowl.
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Epsom Derby secures new title sponsors

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
Whatever wins the Aintree Grand National next week, it is unlikely to be as long a shot as the Jockey Club finding a sponsor for the Derby in the current financial climate – and a non-bookmaking one at that.
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Egan’s pedigree shining bright on big stage

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
There was no champagne uncorked or late celebrations after David Egan’s finest hour in the saddle last Saturday in Meydan as he promptly gathered his bags and set off to get back on English soil.
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Grand plan remains on the cards for Tiger Roll at Fairyhouse

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 02:30
Tiger Roll heads 60 horses still in contention for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
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McNally eyeing Aintree raid with Dreal Deal

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 02:30
Dreal Deal is edging towards full fitness with trainer Ronan McNally revealing that his stable star is likely to head to Aintree despite holding Grade Two engagements at Fairyhouse this weekend.
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Legendary jockey Pat Smullen to have race named in his honour at Newmarket season-opener

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 15:21
The legendary Pat Smullen will have a race named in his honour when Newmarket hosts its first day of the new British Flat season at next month's Craven meeting.
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‘My aim is simple: become champion jockey’ – Egan

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 02:30
David Egan has his eyes set on becoming a future champion Flat jockey after the Kildare rider enjoyed another career-defining success aboard Mishriff in the lucrative Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan last weekend.
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Weld adopts patient approach as Tarnawa eyes autumn peak

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 02:30
The latter part of the year will be the prime focus for Tarnawa with Dermot Weld adopting a patient approach as the brilliant five-year-old bids to add more Group One glory after a stunning 2020.
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Mick Winters on cloud nine as ‘Chatham’ bags Limerick prize

Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:30
It was only 10 days since he ran at Cheltenham, but Chatham Street Lad (evens favourite) looked as fresh as ever when running away with the Grade Three Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase at Limerick yesterday.
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Mullins considering options as The Shunter eyes more festival success

Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:30
Emmet Mullins has several targets in mind for Cheltenham Festival winner The Shunter with the Carlow trainer admitting that there may be further improvement to come with several other spring meetings on the horizon.
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Broome brushes rivals aside to headline Naas treble for O’Brien

Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:30
Broome shook off the cobwebs to put a barren spell behind him as he swept away his rivals in the Plusvital Devoy Stakes at Naas.
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'This is just the icing on the cake' – Kildare jockey David Egan in dreamland after Mishriff lands Dubai Sheema Classic

Sun, 28/03/2021 - 13:15
Kildare native David Egan enjoyed yet another career-defining victory in the saddle when timing his run to perfection aboard Mishriff (4/1) to land yesterday's Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan.
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Ireland's National treasure: Carberry clan have contributed massively to rich tapestry of racing

Sun, 28/03/2021 - 02:30
Horses and racing were the family business. The Irish Grand National was family business too, though meeting up with friends on Easter Monday and heading down to Fairyhouse together to ride the hurdy-gurdies held just as much primacy in her list of priorities as the action itself.
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Pioneering stable lass set history in Motion

Sun, 28/03/2021 - 02:30
Nickel Coin may have earned her place in racing history 70 years ago as the 13th and last mare to win the Grand National, but less well known is the fact that she was the first National winner to be led up by a stable lass rather than lad.
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