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Flanagan steps in to steer 'Felix' back to his best

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 02:30
Felix Desjy bounced back to winning ways when making all the running in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
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'Tears' primed to get hurdling career off to a flyer for Elliott

Mon, 14/01/2019 - 02:30
Black Tears will bid to get her career over timber off to a winning start at Punchestown today when she lines-up in the Mares Maiden Hurdle.
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Impulsive Star shows Festival quality

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 18:30
The McCoy Contractors Civil Engineering Classic at Warwick often provides a Grand National clue and, while that may be the destination 16 months down the line for yesterday's lightly-weighted 8/1 winner, Impulsive Star, it was a more immediate pointer for Cheltenham's four-mile National Hunt Chase.
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Duca leads way as Elliott claims Fairyhouse spoils

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 18:30
Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud took the major honours at Fairyhouse yesterday with Duca De Thaix giving Elliott a third consecutive victory in the €100,000 BetVictor Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase and Surin edging a thrilling finish to the BetVictor Irish Racing Hurdle.
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'I see he's 20-1, but he should be that price just to get there' - Morris cagey on Sams Profile Cheltenham entry

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 14:54
Mouse Morris is unsure if sending Sams Profile to the Cheltenham Festival would be in his long-term interests.
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Tracey Collins pays tribute as her stable stalwart Captain Joy bows out

Sun, 13/01/2019 - 13:03
Tracey Collins has decided to retire stable stalwart Captain Joy after his runner-up effort at Dundalk on Friday night.
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Improving Top Notch to show he's first-class

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 02:30
A good chunk of my form study relies on statistics, and it's always somewhat comforting when the bet you are about to place fits in with the profitable stats and trends.
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'Buttercup' to flower for Mullins and Townend

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 02:30
The amalgamation of several top jumps races to develop the Dublin Racing Festival means there's a dearth of Grade One action until next month but tomorrow's Punchestown card has a few prizes to excite punters.
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Prendergast and Oxx set to join forces at Curragh base

Sat, 12/01/2019 - 02:30
John Oxx and Patrick Prendergast are to join forces to form a new alliance at the same Curragh base.
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Jockeys who test positive for cocaine in Ireland facing five-year ban as tougher punishments are introduced

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 16:00
Jockeys in Ireland who test positive for cocaine will face a five-year ban, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has announced.
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'I blew a million quid on drink, drugs and women' - Irish jockey eyeing remarkable comeback

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 12:42
It was sometime in 2007 when Paddy Merrigan drove a brand new €100k BMW to Birmingham airport and only remembered to collect it three months later when a sizeable parking fee bill landed on his desk.
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Kelly hoping rain arrives for Percy's Irish Gold Cup assault

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:30
Ante-post Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy and the progressive Kemboy are among 24 entries for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown next month.
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Williams hoping her 'Erick' can shine in Lanzarote limelight

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:30
Trainer Jane Williams has an amazing record in Kempton Park's ultra-competitive Lanzarote Hurdle, having won it three times from just five runners.
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Sprinter or stayer? 'Speed gene' dictates horse's race potential

Fri, 11/01/2019 - 02:30
A significant study into horse racing genetics has found that the 'speed gene' is the main determinant of why some horses are born sprinters and others stayers.
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Apple's Jade and Faugheen among 12 contenders for Irish Champion Hurdle at Dublin Racing Festival

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 15:24
Apple's Jade heads 12 entries for the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on February 2.
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Samcro season in doubt over lung infection

Thu, 10/01/2019 - 02:30
Samcro has been found to be suffering from a lung infection and plans for the rest of the season are on hold as a result.
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Samcro 'very, very, very doubtful' for Champion Hurdle bid at Cheltenham

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 10:26
Samcro will be given a Unibet Champion Hurdle entry next week but remains "very, very, very doubtful" to turn up at the Festival.
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Mullins to test Cadmium's mettle with Dan Moore bid

Wed, 09/01/2019 - 02:30
In what looks like a busy weekend for the Willie Mullin team, Cadmium is set to revert to handicap company in the Dan Moore Memorial Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
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Doyle flying high after beating odds with debut win

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 02:30
Not even legends of the racing game like Tony McCoy or Ruby Walsh have the distinction of bagging a winner on their first racecourse ride, but Emma Doyle achieved that feat to etch her place in history last Friday night at Dundalk.
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Power: Time is running out for Sizing John

Tue, 08/01/2019 - 02:30
Robbie Power admits that "the clock is ticking" on Sizing John as an unusually dry spell prevents the 2017 Gold Cup winner from making his seasonal reappearance.
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