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Paul Kimmage: 'Cycling for the love of it got me thinking...'

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 19:00
It must have been this time of year, because we rarely trained in Wicklow before April or May, and it would have been the usual suspects - myself, Raphael, Thompson, Delaney and Coll - drilling it across Sally Gap like a stage in the Tour de France.
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Lavery dreams of Classic glory with unsold Lady

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 18:30
Fairyland is one of the leading contenders for today's Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket, but the fairytale angle lies elsewhere.
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Magna claims tenth Guineas for O'Brien

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 18:30
Aidan O'Brien extended his record of Qipco 2,000 Guineas winners to 10 when Magna Grecia, an 11/2 shot ridden by his son, Donnacha, came home fast and straight up the Rowley Mile a comfortable winner of the Flat season's first Classic yesterday.
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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Riding off into the sunset'

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 18:30
'A bit like Tiger Woods at Augusta, he got to master Cheltenham early on and from early on he was good on the big occasion.' (Ted Walsh)
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Watch: Aidan O'Brien completes the Guineas double at Newmarket with outsider Hermosa

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 16:00
Hermosa was an all-the-way winner for Aidan O'Brien in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.
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Willie Mullins' 13th Champion Trainer title takes him past Tom Dreaper on all-time list

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 10:10
Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival.
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Huge drama at Kentucky Derby as 65/1 outsider declared winner following controversial disqualification

Sun, 05/05/2019 - 09:47
Country House became the first horse to win the Kentucky Derby in the stewards' room after Maximum Security was disqualified following a lengthy inquiry in a controversial 145th renewal of the Churchill Downs showpiece.
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Wayne Bailey: 'Cash in on Ten Sovereigns in the Guineas'

Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:30
Backing horses with Ruby Walsh on board has earned plenty of money for the Betting Ring column down through the years, so I simply must start off this week's article with a thank you to Walsh and all the other jockeys who put their bodies on the line every day.
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Russell delivers as 11th-hour sub on brilliant Buveur D'Air

Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:30
Davy Russell was supersub extraordinaire as Buveur D'Air (2/1 joint-favourite) bounced back to his very best to land the Punchestown Champion Hurdle on a day when English raiders dominated at the Kildare track.
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'Stormy' to chase home 'Benie' while 'Raffles' can land odds for Henderson

Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:30
It's a case of the calm after the storm on the final day of the Punchestown Festival with small fields dominating the two Grade Ones at the Kildare track.
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Hat change clinches best-dressed title 'that's like winning All Ireland'

Sat, 04/05/2019 - 02:30
An alternative headpiece worked a treat for Kate Nally McCormack as she was crowned the overall Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at Punchestown for 2019.
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Mark Walsh suffers suspected broken leg at Punchestown, Rachael Blackmore hospitalised as a precaution

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 18:16
Jockeys Rachael Blackmore, David Mullins and Mark Walsh all had to be stood down after suffering falls on the penultimate day of the Punchestown Festival.
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Watch: Buveur D'Air ends season on a high with victory in the Champion Hurdle at Punchestown

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 17:52
Buveur D'Air got back on the winning trail with a comprehensive success in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle.
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Rising star 'Chacun' begins new era in style for Mullins

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
One icon exited stage left on Wednesday when Ruby Walsh hung up his saddle, but racing may have a new equine superstar in Chacun Pour Soi (3/1) after a scintillating victory in yesterday's Ryanair Novice Chase.
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Patrick Mullins: 'Nobody understood the syntax of race-riding as well as Ruby did'

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
Ali didn't discover boxing, Elvis didn't invent rock 'n' roll, Dali didn't conceive painting, Ruby didn't create race-riding. He just perfected it.
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'Buveur' taken to atone for Aintree near-miss

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
The Punchestown Champion Hurdle today features an array of talented performers but none perhaps in their pomp.
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Benie Des Dieux camp hopeful of making amends for Festival fall

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
Luckless Cheltenham Festival failure Benie Des Dieux will bid to bounce back from a dramatic fall at Prestbury Park by winning the Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle for the second year running at Punchestown tomorrow.
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Punchestown Day Four: Race-by-race guide and all the top tips from our experts

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
So many intriguing questions to be answered as the Punchestown Champion Hurdle takes centre stage on day four at the Kildare track.
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Ruby hoping to remain part of Mullins set-up

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh says he hopes to continue to play a part for Willie Mullins' stable despite his retirement from the saddle.
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Magna Grecia heads O'Brien's bid

Fri, 03/05/2019 - 02:30
Ballydoyle supremo Aidan O'Brien is double-handed as he endeavours to take his record haul to 10 in the 2,000 Guineas at ­Newmarket tomorrow after a field of 19 was declared for the colts' Classic.
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