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'I broke my T12 vertebrae. I had to get six screws and two rods put in' - Jody Townend's remarkable comeback at Galway Races

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
Ladies' Day came early to the Galway festival when up-and-coming amateur jockey Jody Townend steered the Willie Mullins-trained Great White Shark to success in the feature of Day One, the €120,000 Connacht Hotel Handicap.
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Fast Buck is built like a tank and we hope he can blow rivals off track

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
The turn-out for the €50,000 Listed Novice Hurdle is very disappointing. With such a fantastic prize-money, it is more than a shame that only five runners turn out. It is usually a competitive affair and we have won it with subsequent Grade One winners Long Dog and Penhill in the past.
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Stradivarius all tuned up for tilt at rare Goodwood hat-trick

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
Enable joined a select band at Ascot on Saturday when she became only the third horse to claim two King Georges, but stable companion Stradivarius can join an even more exclusive club on top of the Sussex Downs today by winning the £500,000 Goodwood Cup for a third time.
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Trading Point is the place to start for an outside shot

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 02:30
Galway remains the focus for punters on this side of the Irish Sea, but allow me to kick off with the Glorious Goodwood Festival which gets underway today, as I'm very keen on Pinatubo in the Group Two Qatar Vintage Stakes (2.25).
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'I broke my T12 vertebrae and had six screws put in' - Townend bounces back to win on Great White Shark in Galway

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 21:06
Great White Shark gave Willie Mullins his third successive victory in the Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap, the feature event on the first day of the Galway Festival.
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Galway Races Day One 2019: All your top tips from our team of experts

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 11:47
THE long wait is finally over with the 150th edition of the Galway Races taking centre stage with all attention turning to Ballybrit.
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Galloping start: Punters flock to Galway's 150th racing festival amid big prize boost

Mon, 29/07/2019 - 02:30
All roads lead to Ballybrit in Galway today as race week gets off to a galloping start, marking the 150th year of the renowned festival.
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Amazing Enable toughs it out in thriller

Sun, 28/07/2019 - 02:30
The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes has had a knack of producing great races and if Grundy versus Bustino, the 1975 vintage, was widely considered the race of the 20th century, yesterday's epic encounter between Enable and Crystal Ocean will surely be a contender for the accolade this century.
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Back to happy hunting ground

Sun, 28/07/2019 - 02:30
It has been a trying time for Mark Enright, but in the context of the hurdles that the jump jockey has already had to clear in his life, it doesn't register on the sharp end of the scale.
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It's all about the treble for Stradivarius

Sun, 28/07/2019 - 02:30
In common with the scheduling of many racing festivals, the best shall be first - even at Glorious Goodwood, to where most of Sussex and a lot of Qatari royalty will withdraw this week.
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Enable too short against improving Crystal Ocean

Sat, 27/07/2019 - 02:30
We've a big week ahead in Ireland with the Galway Festival which I'll be covering on these pages, but I'll also have a keen eye on matters across the water with Glorious Goodwood running Tuesday to Saturday.
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'Van Dyck' targets Galileo glory trail

Sat, 27/07/2019 - 02:30
Anthony Van Dyck will be following in the hoof-prints of his illustrious father if he can supplement his Epsom Derby triumph with victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
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West may be best as McConnell eyes Galway Hurdle showpiece

Sat, 27/07/2019 - 02:30
John McConnell was quick to earmark the Galway Hurdle as the long-term goal for Pearl Of The West after winning a valuable handicap at this year's Punchestown Festival and the Meath trainer's plan will come to fruition in Ballybrit next week.
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Armory crowns treble for O'Brien

Fri, 26/07/2019 - 02:30
Armory highlighted a treble for Aidan O'Brien - including two Group Three wins - at Leopardstown last night when winning the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes.
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Enable to lock horns with Crystal Ocean in 11-strong King George

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 10:59
Enable and Crystal Ocean remain on course for a mouth-watering clash at Ascot after all 11 entries stood their ground for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
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'Precious' to prove her class for Ballydoyle

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 02:30
There are a lot of decent reputations being put on the line in tonight's Group Three Silver Flash Stakes (6.55) at Leopardstown as the all-conquering Aidan O'Brien targets a staggering 11th victory in the €60,000 contest.
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McCreery's Lethal Promise can see off raiders

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 02:30
The Yeomanstown Stud Stakes at Naas and the €60,000 prize on offer certainly managed to catch the eye of some English trainers with four runners making the journey across the Irish Sea for the Listed race.
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Gosden insists Enable faces 'tall order' in King George bid

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 02:30
John Gosden reports stable star Enable to be in prime condition for Saturday's Group One King George VI And Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot but insists it will be "a tall order" for the wonder mare to prevail.
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Red Tea proves sweet for O'Brien brothers in Curragh feature

Mon, 22/07/2019 - 02:30
Classy Red Tea proved the highlight of a double for brothers Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien as the six-year-old dominated from the front in a depleted Kilboy Estate Stakes at the Curragh.
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Dettori brilliance claims Oaks

Sun, 21/07/2019 - 18:30
Frankie Dettori treated Curragh patrons to a masterclass as he bagged his fifth Kerrygold Irish Oaks with a wonderful front-running ride on Star Catcher for trainer John Gosden and owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer.
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