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Michael Stoute sweet on Desert Crown’s Derby hopes

Thu, 26/05/2022 - 02:30
Michael Stoute is confident that Derby favourite Desert Crown “wouldn’t have to come on too much” from his impressive Dante display to land next month’s Epsom showpiece.
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Conor O’Dwyer toasts shock 300/1 winner

Wed, 25/05/2022 - 02:30
Conor O’Dwyer will toast his shock 300/1 success from sunny Spain after Sawbuck became the joint biggest-priced winner in Irish racing history when landing the opening maiden hurdle at Punchestown yesterday.
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History made at Punchestown as shock 300/1 shot equals longest-priced Irish racing winner

Tue, 24/05/2022 - 17:37
Conor O'Dwyer will toast his shock 300/1 success while holidaying in sunny Spain after Sawbuck became the joint-biggest priced winner in Irish racing history when landing the opening maiden hurdle at Punchestown today.
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Homeless Songs earns Dermot Weld’s praise after stunning 1,000 Guineas victory surge

Mon, 23/05/2022 - 02:30
Homeless Songs ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.
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Local hero Lee primed for a first Classic hit

Sun, 22/05/2022 - 02:30
Billy Lee is always an example I use of the calibre of jockey in Ireland. It isn’t that he is underrated because his timing, his tactical acumen and his strength in a finish are all acknowledged on these shores.
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Hermana Estrella can cause another shock to plunder 1,000 Guineas

Sat, 21/05/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien has monopolised tomorrow’s Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas (3.45) at the Curragh with 10 victories, including four of the last five renewals, and the Ballydoyle maestro has a quartet of contenders this time around.
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Atomic Jones looks the value selection for Ger Lyons in the Irish 2,000 Guineas

Sat, 21/05/2022 - 02:30
The boys in blue have already highlighted their rude health this season with English Classic success and Native Trail is a warm-order favourite to strike another blow for Godolphin in today's Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas (3.20) at the Curragh.
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Winter Power can bring sunshine to Haydock punter s

Sat, 21/05/2022 - 02:30
The word mug comes from an old Scandinavian term ‘mugge’, which was a type of drinking cup or vessel.
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Kieran Cotter hit with massive fine after ‘serious’ rule breaches

Thu, 19/05/2022 - 02:30
Trainer Kieran Cotter has been fined a whopping €27,500, as well as being ordered to pay a further €7,500 in costs, following an Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) referral hearing.
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Native Trail bidding to get back on track in Irish 2,000 Guineas

Wed, 18/05/2022 - 02:30
Native Trail will face a maximum of 10 rivals in Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh as Charlie Appleby’s charge bids to go one better than when second in the English equivalent last month.
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Donnacha O’Brien snaps up Frankie Dettori for Derby

Tue, 17/05/2022 - 02:30
Frankie Dettori will partner the Donnacha O’Brien-trained Piz Badile in next month’s English Derby as the flamboyant Italian rider bids for a third victory in the Epsom showpiece.
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Straight Answer can deliver emphatic response for Ger Lyons

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 02:30
There’s class everywhere you look at Naas tomorrow with a plethora of stakes action headed by the Group Three Lacken Stakes (3.45), which includes a rematch between New York City and Straight Answer.
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Expect talented teen jockey Harry Davies to deliver on Shine So Bright at Newmarket

Sat, 14/05/2022 - 02:30
Back in 1983, The Wolfe Tones had a top-20 hit with the song ‘Janey Mac, I’m Nearly Forty’, in which they suggest that you know you are getting old when the policemen and the busmen seem to be getting younger.
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O’Brien aims to end Dante drought

Thu, 12/05/2022 - 02:30
It’s 12 years since Aidan O’Brien landed the last of his four victories in the Group Two Dante Stakes (3.35) and the Ballydoyle maestro will be out to right that wrong with Bluegrass on the Knavesmire today.
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Fozzy Stack targets French Guineas mission with ‘Hermana’

Wed, 11/05/2022 - 02:30
All roads lead to Longchamp this Sunday with Fozzy Stack planning an assault on the French 1,000 Guineas for Group Three winner Hermana Estrella on just her second start.
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Aidan O’Brien motivated by new Godolphin challenge

Tue, 10/05/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien is embracing the challenge which Charlie Appleby is throwing down to his dominance with the Ballydoyle maestro insisting that such competition is healthy for his powerful yard and racing as a whole.
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Aidan O’Brien strengthens Epsom Derby hand as Stone Age storms home

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 02:30
Stone Age rocketed to the head of ante-post lists for the Epsom Derby following a scintillating display in the Derby Trial Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Trainer Eric Reed strikes it ‘Rich’ with 80/1 Kentucky Derby upset

Mon, 09/05/2022 - 02:30
Rich Strike produced a sensational 80/1 upset to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs.
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Fresh can boost Flat punters with Ascot success

Sat, 07/05/2022 - 02:30
During the California Gold Rush in the 1840s and 1850s, the ‘acid test’ became popular whereby metal remnants would be placed in nitric acid to test for purity – the acid would start to dissolve the metal, with the exception of gold.
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Aidan O’Brien unearths Classic contenders at Chester

Thu, 05/05/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien made a mockery of those questioning his Classic firepower as the Ballydoyle maestro bagged a big-race double at Chester through Changingoftheguard (100/30) and Thoughts Of June (7/1).
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