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Nessun Dorma continues Galway domination for Willie Mullins

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 19:48
Limini had to make do with minor honours for the second time at this year's Galway Festival as stable companion Nessun Dorma claimed victory in Friday's Guinness Handicap.
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Galway Day Five: A race-by-race guide, all the top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 13:14
It's the calm after the storm as the action begins to ease into the weekend following the excitement of the Plate and the Hurdle at Ballybrit, but one man who has been on form all week is Willie Mullins - and it can pay to keep him on side.
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Betting ring: Limini well-in at these weights

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 13:00
By their very nature, handicaps are among the most tricky type of race to figure out, with the better horses carrying more weight to give every animal an equal chance.
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Watch: 'The county councils should be shot' - Ted Walsh gets very passionate after question about poisonous ragwort

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 09:41
The #AskTed section of RTE's racing coverage has provided some very light-hearted moments in recent years but Ted Walsh got very excited over a question about the spread of ragwort.
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Team Mullins reign supreme

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 02:30
Willie Mullins confirmed his status as the new 'King of Ballybrit' with his son Patrick the Prince, as Galway Hurdle success for Sharjah (12/1) spearheaded a 295.5/1 treble for the Closutton maestro.
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Battaash connections confident of defending Qatar Stakes crown

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 02:30
Connections of Battaash have high hopes of him bouncing back from Royal Ascot disappointment to successfully defend his King George Qatar Stakes title at Goodwood today (3.35).
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Win was sweet redemption in race I never even dreamed of winning

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 02:30
Billy Joe Armstrong of Green Day sang: "It's something unpredictable, but in the end it's right, I hope you had the time of your life". That sums up my week in Galway so far.
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Appleby surprised by 'Wild' reservations

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 02:30
This is the season that has marked Godolphin's return to the top and while Masar's victory in the Derby is unlikely to be bettered, Wild Illusion finally landed one at the highest level in her Classic year when she dictated the Qatar Nassau Stakes from start to finish yesterday.
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Blackmore ordered back to school after ban

Fri, 03/08/2018 - 02:30
She may be leading the Irish jumps jockeys' championship, but Rachael Blackmore will have to head back to the Racing Academy and Centre of Education (RACE) HQ at the Curragh for "one day's tuition on the correct use of the whip".
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Patrick and Willie Mullins combine to claim Galway Hurdle as Sharjah pulls away in three-length win

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 18:09
Sharjah defied top-weight to win the Guinness Galway Hurdle for the father and son team of Willie and Patrick Mullins.
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Galway Hurdle Day: A race-by-race guide and all the top tips from our expert team

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 08:58
THE richest prize in Irish jumps racing always attracts a stellar cast and this year is no different as 20 go to post – nine of which are owned by JP McManus – for today's €300,000 Galway Hurdle.
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Mark Enright hails Gordon Elliott for helping to beat depression following remarkable 1,155/1 Galway brace

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 02:30
Mark Enright may have been in the "last-chance saloon" last winter when he decided to end his days as a freelance jockey, but the Limerick rider was left dining at Irish racing's top table last night.
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I'm raring to go, 'very fit' Higgins tells racegoers

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 02:30
President Michael D Higgins has told how he is in fighting form ahead of the upcoming presidential race, where he is seeking a second term in Áras an Uachtaráin.
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Limerick hero Shane Dowling shares perfect moment with jockey Mark Enright after big win at Galway Races

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 20:56
It's been a great couple of days for the county of Limerick.
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Gordon Elliot's great year continues as 33/1 Clarcam claims Galway Plate in style

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 20:25
Gordon Elliott's Clarcam defied odds of 33-1 to ran out a facile winner of thetote.com Galway Plate.
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Galway Plate Day: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day

Wed, 01/08/2018 - 09:05
WITH top-class horses including Balko Des Flos, Carlingford Lough and Road To Riches on the recent Galway Plate roll of honour, the winner of today’s €250,000 feature will join elite company.
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Danny and Willie Mullins combine with River Light for another big win in Galway

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 21:11
River Light claimed the COLM QUINN BMW Mile Handicap for the second year in succession at the Galway Races after returning from a long layoff to finish powerfully at Ballybrit.
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Patrick Mullins: Great to have Ruby back and he should cash in again on strong Exchange Rate

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 02:30
How when everything goes so right, can it end up all wrong? In a race like the Carlton Hotel Handicap, never does it all happen as you plan.
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Galway Races Day Two: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day

Tue, 31/07/2018 - 00:00
IT'S hard to quantify the benefit of course experience at a track such as Galway and it may pay to follow those who have had success around Ballybrit on the second day of the Festival.
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Uradel wins feature race after Ruby Walsh returns with a win on the opening day of the Galway Races

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 18:13
Uradel defied a lengthy absence to deny stablemate Limini in the valuable Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap at Galway.
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