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Godolphin chase Chester Vase glory with New London

Wed, 04/05/2022 - 02:30
Godolphin have made a flying start to the Flat season with Coroebus leading home an English 2,000 Guineas 1-2 for the ‘Boys in Blue’ and they will be out to exert their early-season superiority over Coolmore once again as Chester’s May Festival kicks off today.
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Meade eyes Tattersalls Gold Cup bid for Lafayette after Mooresbridge joy

Tue, 03/05/2022 - 02:30
Layfayette came from last to first to bring up a hat-trick in yesterday’s Coolmore Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes.
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Horses are living, breathing masses of flesh and blood, muscle and bone. So much can and does go wrong… unless you’re Honeysuckle

Sun, 01/05/2022 - 02:30
Within minutes of extending her flawless record, the debate on the merit of Honeysuckle’s latest triumph began and continued for a while before deadlines forced a cessation.
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Epatante set to exert class but ‘Anibale’ can fly

Sat, 30/04/2022 - 02:30
It's hardly any great surprise that Epatante swerved another shot at Honeysuckle having already seen her rear end on three occasions and the Mares Champion Hurdle (3.50) at Punchestown today is an ideal chance to finish her season on a high.
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Unbeaten Honeysuckle and rider Rachael give record Punchestown crowd good reason to roar

Sat, 30/04/2022 - 02:30
It was Ladies Day all round at Punchestown yesterday as Rachael Blackmore won the Champion Hurdle aboard superstar mare Honeysuckle, who defended her crown and her unbeaten record with 16 consecutive race wins.
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Native Trail can justify favourite’s tag to land 2,000 Guineas prize

Sat, 30/04/2022 - 02:30
We’ve very much a mixed bag across jumps and Flat racing today, but there’s plenty of quality action to get stuck into, including the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket (3.40).
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Sweet sixteen for Honeysuckle as Rachael Blackmore claims Punchestown Champion Hurdle in style

Fri, 29/04/2022 - 17:44
The remarkable Honeysuckle stretched her unbeaten record to 16 with another imperious display in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
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Top jockey Robbie to Power on one final time today

Fri, 29/04/2022 - 02:30
Day four of the Punchestown Festival saw the first meeting in three years hit its stride as it faced into the home stretch.
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Queen of the jumps shows no sign of calling halt to an incredible reign

Fri, 29/04/2022 - 02:30
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned as Queen of England for 70 years, longer even than Queen Victoria, and Honeysuckle is five victories from dethroning Altior as holder of the longest winning streak in jump racing. Should she win today and then follow her usual plan next season, she will return here to record her 20th straight victory, break the record and retire, as we have been told the next season will be her last.
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Honeysuckle can taste sweet 16 while ‘Stripe’ is set to soar

Fri, 29/04/2022 - 02:30
All eyes are on Honeysuckle at Punchestown today, with the wonder mare bidding to make it sweet 16 at the Kildare track and write her name further into racing folklore with Champion Hurdle glory.
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Veterans’ day at Punchestown as Robbie Power calls time on career and 15-year-old Ballyboker Bridge breaks record

Fri, 29/04/2022 - 02:30
It was veterans’ day at Punchestown as Robbie Power announced his impending retirement from the saddle after an illustrious career, while 15-year-old Ballyboker Bridge (inset) became the oldest winner in the modern history of the Festival.
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Honeysuckle is an all-time great – but it’s a pity we were denied a battle with Constitution Hill

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 20:32
I remember back in 2011 and 2012, when Frankel was racing, it became difficult to find something new or interesting to say about him, as Henry Cecil’s brilliant colt went from race to race, winning each one.
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Klassical Dream holds off Ashdale Bob to claim Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 17:56
Klassical Dream landed the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown for the second successive year.
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Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Robbie Power announces retirement from racing after Punchestown Festival

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 16:55
Robbie Power announced he will be retiring on Friday after partnering Magic Daze to victory at the Punchestown Festival on Thursday.
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Racing fans treated to some Premier action at Punchestown festival as Alex Ferguson pays visit

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
Day two of the Punchestown horse-racing festival saw the sport of kings play host to some sporting royalty in the form of Alex Ferguson.
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Lightly raced Klassical Dream to make it a double

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
Gavin Cromwell has decided to give Flooring Porter a break after Cheltenham and Aintree, so that gives his old sparring partner Klassical Dream a great chance at landing the Grade One Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle this evening (5.25), priced around 11/8.
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I expect Klassical Dream to be back to his best in better weather

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
I had the pleasure of riding Klassical Dream in this race last year, and he delivered a performance saturated with class.
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Willie Mullins’s Cheltenham heroes secure rare Punchestown double

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
There was all kinds of acclaim flying around in the aftermath of the Punchestown Gold Cup with “absolute monster” and “absolute machine” among the best descriptions by those at the coalface after a devastating display from Allaho (6/5 favourite).
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Mullins hits back with fab four

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
Allaho flew into the 2023 Cheltenham Gold Cup picture with a display for the ages as day two of the Punchestown Festival turned into the Willie Mullins show, with a fabulous 141/1 four-timer from the Closutton maestro.
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Classy Concertista can produce an upset in Hurdle

Thu, 28/04/2022 - 02:30
It’s a fascinating renewal of the Champion Stayers Hurdle, with Willie Mullins’ Klassical Dream bidding to repeat the heroics of 12 months ago in a hot renewal at Punchestown.
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