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Canny O'Brien shows what sets him apart with Rhododendron

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 02:30
the decision-making skills of Aidan O'Brien are often what sets him apart from the rest and switching Rhododendron back to a mile paid dividends in the Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
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Ascot return on the cards as Sioux leads Ballydoyle treble

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 02:30
Classy colt Sioux Nation returned to his best when defying a Group One penalty in the Goffs Lacken Stakes at Naas yesterday.
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Obituary: Tommy Wade

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 21:23
The showjumper Tommy Wade on his ''glorified'' Connemara pony, Dundrum, not only electrified audiences at the annual Horse Show in the RDS, Dublin in the 1960s but can be credited with popularising the sport of showjumping, then regarded as an elitist pursuit of the Anglo-Irish ascendency.
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Rhododendron blooms for O'Brien in Lockinge

Sun, 20/05/2018 - 02:30
Rhododendron gave Aidan O'Brien a second victory in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes following a thrilling finish to the Group One showpiece over a mile at Newbury. Lightning Spear looked like he just about hit the front under Oisín Murphy and was about to spring a 16/1 surprise, but Ryan Moore had hit top gear aboard Rhododendron (100/30 favourite) in the centre of the course.
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Mullins eyeing a slice of French history

Sat, 19/05/2018 - 02:30
After his Punchestown Festival heroics last month, you couldn't put anything past Willie Mullins and the Closutton maestro hasn't reached racing's pinnacle by resting on his laurels.
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Dettori gets sweet York tune out of Stradivarius

Sat, 19/05/2018 - 02:30
Stradivarius reinforced his staying credentials with a most impressive success in the Yorkshire Cup.
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Betting Ring: Experience gives Limato Lockinge edge

Sat, 19/05/2018 - 02:30
Most Irish people, and certainly the good people of Kinsale, will be aware of the Lusitania which was torpedoed by the Germans off the Old Head of Kinsale during World War I in 1915.
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'Roaring' success points to 'Saxon' Derby claims

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 02:30
John Gosden believes Roaring Lion's devastating Dante Stakes victory pays an "enormous compliment" to English 2,000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior, proclaiming the pair as "the two nicest colts in Europe".
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O'Brien holds all the aces as Hales departs training ranks

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 02:30
There's no shortage of Irish action today with Cork hosting an eight-race Flat card where champion trainer Aidan O'Brien looks to hold the trump cards while Downpatrick tends to the needs of all jumps followers.
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Gordon Elliott lashes out at 'uninformed and malicious' talk over the well-being of his horses at Cullentra

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 07:55
Trainer Gordon Elliott has spoken out about “uninformed and malicious speculation” surrounding the well-being of the horses in his care.
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No Auteuil comeback for Ruby as Elliott runners make return

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh has been ruled out of a return to race riding this weekend in France but expects to be back in the saddle sooner rather than later.
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Roaring Lion set to thwart O'Brien's bid for Dante glory

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien makes a two-pronged attack on the Group Two Dante Stakes at York today (3.30) but faces a stiff task if he is to secure his fifth victory in the traditional Epsom Derby trial.
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'I had a good chat with Stephen' - Ruby Walsh reaches out to injured Dundalk captain after leg break

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 17:34
Legendary jockey Ruby Walsh has revealed how he reached out to Dundalk footballer Stephen O'Donnell to offer advice on how to deal with a broken leg.
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Give And Take to keep Haggas on top on opening day at York

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 02:30
William Haggas already has a colt, Young Rascal, for the Investec Derby and, by the end of today, he might have a filly for the Oaks in Give And Take, should she win the Tattersalls Musidora Stakes on the first day of York's Dante meeting.
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'Emperor' waltzes to victory to upset odds for McDonogh

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 02:30
Declan McDonough took the riding honours at Killarney yesterday with a 135/1 double.
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Blackmore oozes class with Killarney double

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 02:30
Rachael Blackmore gave another advertisement of her brilliance in the saddle when swooping late aboard outsider Icantsay to take the Killarney National for Tipperary trainer John Patrick Ryan yesterday.
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O'Brien expects 'Saxon' to improve for Derby tilt

Tue, 15/05/2018 - 02:30
Saxon Warrior will spearhead Aidan O'Brien's charge in next month's Investec Epsom Derby with the Ballydoyle maestro warning that there "should be a lot of improvement to come" as he bids to complete the second leg of a possible Triple Crown.
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Watch: Shocking footage captures mass brawl at prestigious Ascot racecourse

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 11:18
For the second time in a week, there were scenes of ugly violence at a British racecourse.
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Weld sets his sights on Epsom glory after Hazapour victory

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 02:30
Dermot Weld appears to have another genuine Classic contender on his hands in the shape of Hazapour, who took a decisive step forward with victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Shaneshill looking to return to winning ways in Killarney chase

Mon, 14/05/2018 - 02:30
Shaneshill will be the centre of attention in the An Riocht Chase at Killarney today.
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