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'My Tent' can be an able deputy for Henderson

Thu, 12/04/2018 - 02:30
It's never a bad day's racing when the opening quartet are all Grade One contests and such is the case as the jumps focus turns to Aintree as the Grand National meeting kicks into action.
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Blackmore unfazed by prospect of being first woman to claim National

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 02:30
Last week Rachael Blackmore thought she would be spending this Saturday riding in a race at Leopardstown. Instead she will be sitting astride Alpha Des Obeaux on the start line of the Grand National.
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O'Brien unleashes $1.1m 'Sergei' for Dundalk debut

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 02:30
The first two-year-olds of the year to emerge from Ballydoyle run at Dundalk this evening.
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Jockey care takes 'exciting step' forward

Wed, 11/04/2018 - 02:30
The acquisition of a DEXA scan machine by the Irish Injured Jockeys (IIJ) has been described as a "very exciting step in the care of our riders," according to Dr Adrian McGoldrick, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Authority's chief medical officer.
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Katie Walsh being heavily backed to become the first female jockey to win the Aintree Grand National on Saturday

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 18:23
Baie Des Iles has been all the rage with punters as momentum builds around Katie Walsh's mount in the Randox Health Grand National.
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Mullins ready for Punchestown battle

Tue, 10/04/2018 - 02:30
Footpad has been ruled out of an Aintree appearance this week following a bad scope and trainer Willie Mullins remains coy on whether the impressive Arkle winner will run at the Punchestown Festival.
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Willie Mullins lining up strong Punchestown challenge as he seeks to overhaul Gordon Elliott's €550k lead

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 13:22
Irish racing is braced for a heavyweight rematch as leading trainers Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott go toe-to-toe again at the five-day Punchestown Festival later this month.
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Henderson ace Altior to bypass Aintree

Mon, 09/04/2018 - 02:30
Altior will sidestep the JLT Melling Chase at Aintree on Friday and instead defend his crown in the bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown, trainer Nicky Henderson has announced.
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Bothway's heart set on National win

Sun, 08/04/2018 - 02:30
When Milansbar lines up in Saturday's Randox Health Grand National, it will be all about his jockey, Bryony Frost, bidding to become the first female rider to win the race, but victory would also be the crowning achievement for his 80-year-old owner Robert Bothway - a retired Norfolk farmer and countryman to the core.
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Buywise making mockery of his humble beginnings

Sun, 08/04/2018 - 02:30
There are unpromising beginnings and then there is Buywise, the Grand National contender which was cheaply bought as a youngster, had trouble jumping, was found to have metalwork in a hind leg and whose present owner had to be talked into taking him as a job lot with another, more obviously talented beast.
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Smart Call can prove to be just that at Kempton

Sat, 07/04/2018 - 02:30
The Aintree Grand National Festival begins on Thursday, and while we have some great racing to look forward to, punters should take a cautious approach and be aware that it's usually one that favours the bookmakers.
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'Rest' can prove best for red-hot Hayes

Sat, 07/04/2018 - 02:30
With both Limerick and Naas biting the dust due to a further deluge of rain, a seven-race Flat card at Navan today is the only meeting left standing on these shores this weekend.
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Halford and O'Donoghue hold the aces

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 02:30
Michael Halford only has three runners at tonight's Dundalk card but two of them look particularly interesting and can reward punters.
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Samcro and Laurina set to top Punchestown bill

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 02:30
The potential clash of star novice hurdlers Samcro and Laurina has whet the appetite ahead of the Punchestown Festival later this month after the pair headed the Grade One entries for the opening two days.
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Bolger sends 'Dexterity' straight to Guineas

Fri, 06/04/2018 - 02:30
Jim Bolger will send star three-year-old Verbal Dexterity straight to next month's English 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket without a prep run.
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Elements for Leopardstown to reschedule

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 02:30
The meeting scheduled for Leopardstown yesterday that had to be postponed because of a waterlogged track has been re-arranged for April 16, with the first race at 3.35.
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'Fly' lined up for National bid

Thu, 05/04/2018 - 02:30
Cheltenham Gold Cup third Anibale Fly has been given the green light to take his chance in the Grand National at Aintree on Saturday week.
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Stack's 'Dreamed' can be muddy marvel

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 02:30
Fozzy Stack has no worries about Onenightidreamed handling the testing conditions in the Heritage Stakes at Leopardstown today.
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Today's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 08:04
This afternoon's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned because of a waterlogged track.
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Slevin's special day ends on sour note

Tue, 03/04/2018 - 02:30
It was another historic day in Gordon Elliott's training career as General Principle (20/1) secured his first Irish Grand National in dramatic style, but it ended on a sour note for winning rider JJ Slevin.
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