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‘Brentford’ to get the season off to a flyer in Lincoln

Sat, 27/03/2021 - 03:30
While we still have the Fairyhouse, Aintree and Punchestown jumps festivals to enjoy, the Flat season kicks off today in Britain, following on from Ireland last Sunday.
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‘Liston’ can land knockout as ‘Lady’ kick-starts Classic bid

Sat, 27/03/2021 - 03:30
Spring proves to be the most intriguing time on the racing calendar when attention switches between Flat and the jumps with tomorrow a perfect example as there’s bumper-to-bumper action across both codes.
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Horse Racing Ireland set for major change with CEO Brian Kavanagh to step away after 20 years

Thu, 25/03/2021 - 18:16
There will be a new face at the helm of Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) from September onwards with Brian Kavanagh stepping aside after 20 years as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
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Kildare’s Egan takes centre stage in Dubai for €4.2m Sheema Classic

Thu, 25/03/2021 - 03:30
It’s a long way from The Curragh to Meydan, just under 8,000km to be precise, but Kildare native David Egan will proudly fly the Irish flag this weekend in the lucrative Dubai World Cup meeting.
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Prominent racehorse owner and breeder Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum dies aged 75

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 12:03
Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum has died, at the age of 75.
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Ferny Hollow return delayed until next season

Wed, 24/03/2021 - 03:30
There are very few with better form in the book than Ferny Hollow, but Willie Mullins’ exciting hurdler will not race again until next season as he continues his recovery from injury.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Tom Taaffe retires after 27-year career

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 18:38
Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning trainer Tom Taaffe has decided to end his training career after 27 years.
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‘Follow your dreams’- Ireland Cheltenham hero Rachael Blackmore’s message for young girls

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 12:05
Ireland’s Cheltenham hero Rachael Blackmore has encouraged young riders to follow their dreams, as she never imagined making it as far as she has.
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O’Keeffe marks 21st birthday celebration with stylish win at Downpatrick

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 03:30
Darragh O’Keeffe celebrated his 21st birthday in fine fashion with a smooth success on Fag An Bealach in the Randox Ulster National Handicap Chase at Downpatrick.
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Layfayette keeps good times rolling for ‘delighted’ Meade

Mon, 22/03/2021 - 03:30
Layfayette came with a powerful late run to cap a fine week for trainer Noel Meade with victory in the Paddy Power Irish Lincolnshire at the Curragh.
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‘I didn’t think she’d be able to make it her full time career’ –Eimir Blackmore on daughter Rachael’s phenomenal success

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 12:18
The mother of jockey Rachael Blackmore didn’t believe her daughter would be able to make horseracing her full time career, she revealed today.
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Five Irish stars who made Cheltenham Festival one of the greats

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
There were fears with the absence of crowds that Cheltenham would be anodyne, listless, without excitement. It was, in fact, one of the modern greats.
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The Rachael Blackmore Cheltenham is fit to rank alongside any of them

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
She came, she saw and she conquered. Some Cheltenhams are special. There have been Arkle Cheltenhams, Istabraq Cheltenhams, the Dawn Run Cheltenham, the Desert Orchid Cheltenham and the Danoli Cheltenham. The Rachael Blackmore Cheltenham is fit to rank alongside any of them.
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Game Changer finally gets his nose in front

Sun, 21/03/2021 - 03:30
I’m A Game Changer secured his first win over fences in style as he lifted the Grade 3 Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase at Thurles.
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Guard of honour for Cheltenham heroes as Rachael Blackmore and Jack Kennedy return to action in Thurles

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 18:34
Jack Kennedy is still “on cloud nine” following his WellChild Cheltenham Gold Cup victory aboard Minella Indo.
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O’Neill team are ready to strike in Midlands National with Time To Get Up 

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
It’s that strange Saturday when we crash back down to earth with some ordinary racing compared to the highs and lows and quality cards of the Cheltenham Festival.
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Mullins can maintain upward graph with Gee Rex a value Lincoln contender

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
The curtain has barely come down at the Cheltenham Festival but attention quickly switches to the level with the Curragh hosting the first day of the Irish Flat season tomorrow.
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‘This was never even my dream – it’s so far from anything I expected’, says ‘Queen of Cheltenham’

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
Rachael Blackmore may be the toast of Cheltenham this week but when she returns home to her family, her feet will be planted firmly on the ground.
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‘Indo’ seals triple-crown glory for De Bromhead as Kennedy soars in Gold Cup triumph

Sat, 20/03/2021 - 03:30
They walked back across the same course together on Thursday disconsolate after Envoi Allen hit the turf, but Jack Kennedy and Henry de Bromhead enjoyed sweet redemption with Minella Indo (9/1) bouncing back to his best in an epic Cheltenham Gold Cup yesterday.
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Simon McGonagle disqualified for taking photo of Gordon Elliott on dead horse

Fri, 19/03/2021 - 21:21
Simon McGonagle has been disqualified from racing for nine months at a referrals hearing of the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board after being found responsible for taking the photograph that led to trainer Gordon Elliott's suspension.
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