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Watch: Aidan O'Brien's Royal Lytham stuns hot favourite Visinari to land the July Stakes at Newmarket

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 15:18
Hot favourite Visinari suffered a shock defeat as he could finish only third behind Royal Lytham and Platinum Star in the Tattersalls July Stakes at Newmarket.
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Mullins's True Self to highlight class and foil O'Brien quartet

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 02:30
It's champion trainer versus champion trainer as jumps powerhouse Willie Mullins takes on the might of Flat supremo Aidan O'Brien in the Group Three Stanerra Stakes (7.55) at Leopardstown tonight.
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Ten Sovereigns leads strong O'Brien squad for July Cup bid

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien leads the Irish challenge in Saturday's Darley July Cup with a quartet of possible contenders - led by Ten Sovereigns - chasing the Ballydoyle maestro's fifth success in the Newmarket feature.
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Weld and Hayes worth following at Roscommon

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 02:30
The €60,000 Lenebane Stakes is Roscommon's biggest Flat race of the year but unfortunately attracted just five runners this evening.
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Dettori continues love affair with 'awesome' Enable in Eclipse

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 02:30
Frankie Dettori has spoken of his attachment to Enable after the superstar of European racing returned to action with a comfortable success in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.
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Racing career over for Sea Of Class

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 02:30
Sea Of Class has had her racing career ended by a bout of colic.
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Enable strikes a blow for girl power to eclipse rivals

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 18:30
Enable showed her brilliance as she made a superb seasonal debut in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown. The John Gosden-trained mare became only the third of her sex to win the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece after Pebbles (1985) and Kooyonga (1992) - and did it in style as she registered her eighth Group One triumph.
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Study aims to examine trainer burnout level

Sun, 07/07/2019 - 18:30
One of the researchers of a study looking into the risk factors and stressors that can impact the mental health of racehorse trainers is calling on as many trainers as possible to participate, so that better understanding of mental health amongst this under-researched population can be developed.
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Widow of John McCririck confirms lung cancer as cause of flamboyant horse racing pundit's death

Sat, 06/07/2019 - 08:57
Horse racing pundit John McCririck died after suffering from lung cancer, his widow has said.
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Wayne Bailey: 'Short-priced Enable set for more success'

Sat, 06/07/2019 - 02:30
I was saddened to hear about the death of racing broadcaster and journalist John McCririck, at the age of 79. McCririck wasn't everyone's cup of tea, and would find life hard in today's world where everyone is perpetually offended-but he brought plenty of colour to a sport which can be stuffy at times.
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Elliott and Russell can soar as O'Brien targets more Classic glory in US

Sat, 06/07/2019 - 02:30
The Bellewstown Summer Festival finishes with a flourish today as 16 runners chase the lucrative €50,000 prize in the Fast Shipping Bellewstown Handicap Hurdle (6.20).
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McConnell's 'Dubai' plan bears fruit

Sat, 06/07/2019 - 02:30
Roi De Dubai made all the running on the way to victory in the Handicap Hurdle at Bellewstown.
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Legendary racing commentator John McCririck has passed away, aged 79

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 10:52
Journalist and broadcaster John McCririck has died at the age of 79.
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Enable set for Magical rematch

Fri, 05/07/2019 - 02:30
A mouth-watering rematch awaits in tomorrow's Group One Coral-Eclipse at Sandown as dual Arc heroine Enable faces off against Breeders' Cup Turf runner-up Magical again.
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Madhmoon to move down in trip with Champion Stakes next on agenda

Thu, 04/07/2019 - 02:30
Madhmoon will drop back in trip for the rest of the season after Kevin Prendergast's three-year-old failed to land a blow in last week's Irish Derby.
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Horses lacking 'motivator gene' more likely to be also-rans as others race ahead, study finds

Wed, 03/07/2019 - 02:30
Researchers have identified a genetic link between what makes some thoroughbred horses race ahead and others couch potatoes.
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O'Brien keen for Circus Maximus to rain on Enable's Eclipse parade

Tue, 02/07/2019 - 02:30
Aidan O'Brien looks set to send a strong team, headed by Ascot hero Circus Maximus, to Sandown on Saturday in a bid to lower the colours of wonder mare Enable in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes.
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The Jam Man doubles up in sweet success for McNally

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 02:30
The Jam Man made it two wins in a week as he followed up his headline-grabbing victory at Southwell on Monday with further success at Cartmel yesterday.
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Sovereign rules as O'Brien bags lucky 13

Mon, 01/07/2019 - 02:30
It came as no surprise that Aidan O'Brien won the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby for the 13th time at the Curragh, but Saturday's showpiece race still produced a shock, as his 33/1 long shot Sovereign led home his four stablemates after running his rivals ragged from the minute the stalls opened.
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Beggy cashes in again as outsider Sovereign makes all to steal show

Sun, 30/06/2019 - 18:30
Pádraig Beggy, who caused a shock when he won the Epsom Derby on Wings of Eagles two years ago, produced an even bigger rabbit from his hat yesterday when he stole the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on Sovereign, a 33-1 shot who was nominally Ballydoyle's fifth string and there on pace-making duties.
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