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WATCH: Footpad bolsters his burgeoning reputation with commanding Arkle win at Leopardstown

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:37
Footpad cemented his place at the head of the Arkle market (10/11 favourite from 11/8) at next month's Cheltenham Festival with a scintillating display of jumping to take the Grade 1 Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice.
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WATCH: Min atones for for Christmas blip by cruising to victory in Dublin Chase

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 15:09
The Willie-Mullins-trained Min made up for fluffing his lines at Christmas when running out a stylish winner of the Grade 2 Coral Dublin Chase at the Dublin Racing Festival.
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WATCH: Joseph O'Brien's Tower Bridge springs a surprise to land first Grade One of the Dublin racing festival

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 14:44
Tower Bridge swooped late to win the Nathaniel Lacy & Partners Solicitors Novice Hurdle, the opening event of the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown.
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Ruby: If Faugheen does what he's doing at home, he'll win

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
Ruby Walsh knows Faugheen better than most and having watched him work at Willie Mullins' Closutton base, the Irish champion jockey has full faith that the 'Machine' will bounce back to his best at today's Dublin Racing Festival.
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Festival a new dawn for Irish jumps scene

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
Racing is often seen as a conservative sport in the sense that it's full of tradition, and is very slow to change. But the powers that be deserve a big pat on the back for creating the Dublin Racing Festival this weekend at Leopardstown, which includes seven Grade Ones.
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Even Ali got beaten so take 'Machine' to hit back

Sat, 03/02/2018 - 03:30
There is smoke in the air but is Rome really burning? This weekend will tell. We find ourselves €606,820 behind Gordon Elliott's hordes compared to only €238,812 at this point of the last campaign.
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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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