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Up to 25,000 people set to flock to Fairyhouse for Easter racing

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 12:12
As many as 25,000 racegoers are expected to descend onto Fairyhouse racecourse this Easter weekend.
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Auvergnat can overcome latest blip to land the Fairyhouse Irish National

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
"I hope to break even at the track today, I need the money." (Joe Frisco, American actor, dancer and comedian (1889-1958)
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'Escape' can parachute Howard into the big time

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
Opportunity knocks for Aidan Howard at Fairyhouse tomorrow as the Kildare trainer eyes his first Grade One success with Winter Escape in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (4.25).
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Mullins sends seven in chase of first Irish Grand National

Sat, 20/04/2019 - 02:30
THE Irish Grand National is one of the few jumping prizes that has eluded Willie Mullins, and the Closutton maestro will send seven in search of his maiden victory in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece on Monday.
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Nicholls eyeing more after 3,000th win

Fri, 19/04/2019 - 02:30
Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham yesterday.
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Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 02:30
It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
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Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 02:30
Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.
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Festival winners 'Duc' and 'Tard' set for Fairyhouse duel

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 02:30
ARKLE hero Duc Des Genievres leads eight possible runners for Willie Mullins in Sunday's Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse as he bids to follow in the footsteps of subsequent Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, which landed the spoils last year.
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D-Day looming for Godsen on Too Darn Hot Guineas decision

Wed, 17/04/2019 - 02:30
DOUBTS linger over the participation of Too Darn Hot in next month's English 2,000 Guineas, with a decision set to be made in the coming days to decide if John Gosden's exciting three-year-old is fit to tackle the first Classic of the season.
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O'Brien: 'You can't afford to give yourself a pat on the back'

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 02:30
Such is the way of the world, every bit of information which Joseph O'Brien needs about his horses can be accessed through his mobile phone. And it's hopping from half six every morning.
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Meade hope in 'terrific shape' for National bid

Tue, 16/04/2019 - 02:30
Noel Meade has six possibilities for next Monday's BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse but the progressive Tout Est Permis is the one he is most looking forward to.
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Conti underlines his class on Irish debut

Mon, 15/04/2019 - 02:30
Class Conti made a winning debut for Willie Mullins in the feature event at Tramore yesterday.
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Eamonn Sweeney: 'Battlers' battler who engaged us all'

Sun, 14/04/2019 - 21:00
Tiger Roll's Grand National triumph seemed like the ideal Irish sporting victory. The central combination of four larger-than-life characters resulted in a perfect storm which lent the moment a kind of supreme emotional rightness.
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'Star' can make stamina count for Mulholland

Sat, 13/04/2019 - 02:30
Well, my woeful betting record in the Grand National continued last week, but no-one can begrudge Tiger Roll's connections his historic victory.
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Magical can stamp her class as Classic winners light up stellar Naas card

Sat, 13/04/2019 - 02:30
IT'S not every day of the week that three Classic winners line up on one card but that's the situation today as Latrobe, Flag Of Honour and Romanised are the key players in a stacked Naas meeting.
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'Al Boum' bids for Gold Cup double as Mullins eyes Douvan return

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 02:30
Al Boum Photo will bid to land a famous Gold Cup double when he heads to the Punchestown Festival and trainer Willie Mullins reports him to be "in great shape" after his exploits at the Cotswolds.
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Rachael Blackmore celebrates announcement of Europe's most valuable ladies' race at Leopardstown

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 12:56
Following the record-breaking feats of Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost at last month's Cheltenham Festival, female jockeys jockeys will break new ground when competing for the most valuable ladies' race in Europe at Leopardstown next month.
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Injury-plagued Douvan could make surprise reappearance at Punchestown Festival

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 12:48
Douvan could be set for a surprise return at the Punchestown Festival (April 30 to May 4) after Willie Mullins reported the injury-plagued star to be back doing "fast work".
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Frozen Fire sets Romania alight

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 02:30
Frozen Fire is settling into new surroundings in Romania after the 2008 Irish Derby hero made a marathon six-day trip totalling 3,250km by lorry to Cislau where he will continue his career as a stallion.
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'Michigan' out to book Kentucky Derby ticket

Thu, 11/04/2019 - 02:30
Chelmsford isn't the most exotic location to start a Kentucky Derby bid but Aidan O'Brien will venture there today with U S S Michigan out to book his place in the Race for the Roses.
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