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O’Briens denied as Ralph Beckett-trained Westover romps to Irish Derby win under Colin Keane

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 16:09
Westover turned the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby into a procession with a dominant display at the Curragh.
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‘Coco’ can start season in great style with Pretty Polly glory

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
Five of the last 10 renewals of tomorrow's Group One Alwasmiyah Pretty Polly Stakes (3.45) at the Curragh have been won by British raiders and there are three on the hunt for the €300,000 prize this time around.
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Tuesday can hand O’Brien 15th Irish Derby triumph

Sat, 25/06/2022 - 02:30
There has been much debate about the cost of tickets and the amount of spectators likely to come through the turnstiles at the Curragh, but there’s no doubting the quality of today’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (3.45).
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John Gosden and Frankie Dettori decide to take ‘sabattical’ from partnership after talks

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 22:02
John Gosden and Frankie Dettori have agreed to “take a sabbatical” following a meeting in Newmarket on Friday.
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Battle of the O’Briens at the Curragh as father and sons set for classic Irish Derby clash with €1m prize pot on offer

Fri, 24/06/2022 - 19:24
Derby and Oaks form will be put to the test at the Curragh on Saturday as Tuesday and Westover engage in a mouthwatering clash for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
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Tuesday heads field for Irish Derby at the Curragh

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 11:20
Oaks winner Tuesday heads a field of eight for Saturday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.
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Joseph O’Brien’s Royal Ascot hero State of Rest in line for a return to Australia

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 02:30
Joseph O’Brien’s State of Rest is likely to sign off his career with a defence of his Cox Plate title in October.
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Andy Oliver eyeing Derby glory with outside shot ‘Daze’

Thu, 23/06/2022 - 02:30
The odds would suggest a mountainous task faces Glory Daze in Saturday’s Irish Derby, but recent history of the Curragh Classic indicates that nothing is impossible for Andy Oliver’s stable star.
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Four-time Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe-winning trainer Alec Head dies aged 97

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 16:26
Alec Head, part of one of the great French racing dynasties, has died aged 97.
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Tuesday gets the call to be Saturday Derby star for Aidan O’Brien team

Wed, 22/06/2022 - 02:30
There are few accomplishments which have escaped Aidan O’Brien’s CV during a glittering training career, but winning the Irish Derby with a filly is one of them and he will bid to change that statistic on Saturday at the Curragh.
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Aidan O’Brien planning to take Irish Derby at Curragh with English Oaks heroine Tuesday

Tue, 21/06/2022 - 13:40
There are few achievements that Aidan O'Brien doesn't already have on his stunning CV, but winning a Derby with a filly is one of them, and he will bid to change that on Saturday at the Curragh.
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Paddy Twomey ready to stake Irish Derby ‘Claim’

Tue, 21/06/2022 - 02:30
Paddy Twomey has made a name for himself since taking out his full licence in 2016 and the Tipperary-based trainer is eyeing his biggest scalp yet with French Claim in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.
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Dr Sonja Egan appointed as new head of breeding at Horse Sport Ireland

Sun, 19/06/2022 - 18:36
Dr Sonja Egan has been appointed as the new Head of Breeding, Innovation and Development at Horse Sport Ireland (HSI).
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You have to make most of your day in the sun

Sun, 19/06/2022 - 02:30
Just how you know the difference between Royal Ascot and any other Flat festival is the reactions of jockeys at the winning line and owners in the parade ring. The jumping, shrieking, bear hugs and pumped fists that are common in the jumps sphere, are not so prevalent on the level, but you get a lot of it in Berkshire in June.
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Dermot Weld and Chris Hayes can edge Cougar with Enthrallment at Down Royal

Sat, 18/06/2022 - 02:30
All eyes may be on Royal Ascot today as the five-day extravaganza wheels to its conclusion at the Berkshire track, but Down Royal is the only place to be on this side of the Irish Sea.
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O’Brien chalks up 80th Royal Ascot success with Changingoftheguard

Sat, 18/06/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien celebrated his 80th Royal Ascot winner when Changingoftheguard made every yard of the running in the King Edward VII Stakes.
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‘Princess’ offers value in Ascot’s Platinum Jubilee

Sat, 18/06/2022 - 02:30
It’s quite rare to see a Group One race with 20+ runners; they only come along every few years, but we’ve a very big field to get stuck into for this year’s 27-runner Platinum Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot (4.20).
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Kyprios and Ryan Moore hold off Mojo Star and Stradivarius to claim Royal Ascot Gold Cup for Aidan O’Brien

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 17:09
Kyprios held off Mojo Star and Stradivarius to claim the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot for Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore.
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Stradivarius looks in tune but Princess Zoe can seal deal

Thu, 16/06/2022 - 02:30
All eyes are on the Ascot Gold Cup (4.20) at the Royal meeting today with Stradivarius hoping to equal the mighty Yeats as a four-time winner.
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Joseph O'Brien claims first Royal Ascot winner as State Of Rest romps home in Prince of Wales' Stakes

Wed, 15/06/2022 - 16:15
Joseph O’Brien secured his first Royal Ascot winner as a trainer as State Of Rest led from pillar-to-post in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
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