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Jack Kennedy on why the winners are always worth the injuries as he eyes Cheltenham Festival return

Mon, 06/02/2023 - 23:00
There is no doubt in Jack Kennedy's mind about whether the juice is worth the squeeze despite the extraordinary list of injuries which he has clocked up during his relatively short time in the saddle.
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‘We know he can do it’ – Rachael Blackmore insists A Plus Tard will be ‘spot on’ for Cheltenham Gold Cup defence

Mon, 06/02/2023 - 17:58
Rachael Blackmore has warned everyone not to forget about her Cheltenham Gold Cup hero A Plus Tard as this year’s renewal approaches.
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Willie Mullins blasts BHA over change to whip rule for jockeys just weeks before Cheltenham and Aintree Grand National

Mon, 06/02/2023 - 17:03
Willie Mullins has blasted the British Horseracing Authority for changing the whip rule for jockeys in Britain just a few weeks before the Cheltenham Festival.
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Honeysuckle beaten but unbowed as State Man enhances reputation

Mon, 06/02/2023 - 02:30
Most of the 16,830-strong attendance had their gaze focused on Honeysuckle (11/8) after the great mare went down fighting in her bid to land a fourth Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday.
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‘Cheltenham is probably 50-50 at the moment’ - injured jockey Jack Kennedy holds hopes of making Festival

Sun, 05/02/2023 - 19:56
Jack Kennedy is "50-50" to make next month's Cheltenham Festival with the Kerry rider revealing that his recovery from a broken leg break is proving "straightforward so far".
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Mighty Potter shows his class as Davy Russell has day to savour at Leopardstown following retirement U-turn

Sun, 05/02/2023 - 18:16
There was a different aura around Davy Russell after Mighty Potter (Evens favourite) handed the legendary Cork rider a comprehensive Grade One success at Leopardstown today.
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Honeysuckle beaten but unbowed as State Man sets up juicy Champion Hurdle duel with Constitution Hill

Sun, 05/02/2023 - 18:08
THE crowd focused solely on Henry de Bromhead only told one of many stories after Honeysuckle (11/8) ran a corker in second as her bid for a fourth Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle was scuppered.
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Cheltenham’s on the line for Honeysuckle

Sun, 05/02/2023 - 02:30
There are only five runners in the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle on day two of the Dublin Racing Festival, but while Takarengo is 51lb inferior to the highest-rated performer State Man and will be playing it safe to land €6,000 for Rita Byrne, Tom Mullins and Jack Foley, the other quartet all have Grade 1s in the locker.
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Willie Mullins’ star proves he can go the distance at Leopardstown

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 18:18
Galopin Des Champs dispelled any stamina doubts when running away with the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
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Gerri Colombe to fly the flag for Ireland in Scilly Isles Chase

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
The best of the action this weekend takes place at the Dublin Racing Festival, but there’s an Irish-trained horse making the trip to England which is worth keeping on side.
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Honeysuckle to raise roof as Mighty Potter bids to fend off Willie Mullins quintet

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
The fanfare which greeted the ‘people’s champion’ Danoli after his epic 1997 Hennessy Gold Cup win may never be equalled but success for Honeysuckle at the same venue tomorrow would go some way to rivalling it.
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Galopin Des Champs can strike gold for Willie Mullins while Banbridge is also primed to pounce

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
He may be the warm-order favourite for next month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup but there are still plenty of questions which Galopin Des Champs must answer.
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Honeysuckle connections ‘excited and nervous’ for Irish Champion Hurdle four-in-a-row bid

Fri, 03/02/2023 - 15:59
There will surely be no popular winner at this year's Dublin Racing Festival than Honeysuckle if she can raise the roof at Leopardstown for a fourth time in the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle.
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‘Where are the rest of the horses?’ – Ruby Walsh questions the opposition to legendary trainer Willie Mullins

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 02:30
Willie Mullins is responsible for half of the 66 Grade One entries at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival and that leaves legendary rider Ruby Walsh wondering where the opposition is to the champion jumps trainer.
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'It does seem very extensive' - Racing legend Ruby Walsh questions severity of Ronan McNally’s 12-year ban

Wed, 01/02/2023 - 16:34
Ruby Walsh has questioned the severity of 12-year ban handed down to Ronan McNally after the trainer's career was left in tatters following a ruling by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) yesterday.
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Irish trainer Ronan McNally handed 12-year ban from racing: ‘His offences strike at the integrity of the sport’

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 14:57
Trainer Ronan McNally has been banned for 12 years and ordered to pay costs of €50,000 following an Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board investigation and hearing.
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Galopin Des Champs on course to cement Cheltenham Gold Cup claims with run in Dublin Racing Festival

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 14:13
Galopin Des Champs is the star attraction among the seven confirmations for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Saturday.
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Tony Mullins eyes Cheltenham prize after Princess Zoe’s dead-heat hurdles start

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 02:30
Classy Flat stayer Princess Zoe had to settle for a share of the honours on her jumping debut at Punchestown, after a dead-heat finish to of yesterday’s mares’ maiden hurdle at Punchestown.
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Treble up for Willie Mullins as ‘Echoes’ blows away her Naas rivals

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 02:30
Following Energumene’s surprise defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday, Willie Mullins and Paul Townend had a day of mixed fortunes at Naas yesterday.
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Dublin Racing Festival graduates make Cotswolds grade

Sun, 29/01/2023 - 02:30
The impact of the Dublin Racing Festival has been significant in just five years. It was established as a prestigious weekend of elite racing that, significantly, is now drawing more cross-channel visitors with every renewal.
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