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'Viking' can plunder the spoils for Byrnes

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 17:00
Ruby Walsh knows better than most not to take anything for granted in the racing game, but it seemed his luck was changing for the better when he made a winning return to race riding on board Lareena at Thurles on March 8.
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Limini looks primed for feature prize - and can help me level scores with dad

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 16:00
It was the middle of the seventies, on the twisty road home from Galway to Duninga in Kilkenny and my father and uncle Tony were sitting sheepishly in the back of the car. I'm sure it was still black and white then. Willie had been beaten in the bumper and Tony had lost a hurdle race he should have won. The radio was probably on.
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Stoute has last 'Word' as King George the sixth

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 02:30
Poet's Word provided Michael Stoute with a record-breaking sixth success in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes in a spellbinding renewal of the great race at Ascot on Saturday.
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'The whole male versus female thing is not a talking point, it's gone'

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 02:30
For those who dip in and out of racing, Rachael Blackmore's standing at the head of the Irish jump jockeys' table is ground-breaking news, but it has quickly become the norm.
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Galway Races Day 1: Expert tips and race-by-race guide as the action gets underway in Ballybrit

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 02:30
While Willie Mullins has managed to lower the colours of Galway specialist Dermot Weld - 31 times champion trainer - in recent years with back-to-back title wins, both may play second fiddle to Tony Martin on the opening evening.
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Walsh raring to go on return

Mon, 30/07/2018 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh is raring to go ahead of his much-anticipated return from injury at the Galway Festival today as all eyes turn to Ballybrit for their week-long carnival which is expected to attract 150,000 punters over the seven days.
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Stoute's joy at record victory

Sun, 29/07/2018 - 18:30
Michael Stoute claimed the outright record for the most King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes wins when Poet's Word, the 7/4 second favourite, beat his stable companion, Crystal Ocean, by a hard-fought neck to give him a sixth victory in high summer's middle-distance championship at Ascot yesterday.
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Flat out for Galway

Sun, 29/07/2018 - 17:00
'There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.'
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Wayne Bailey: Age no barrier for Poet's Word

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 02:30
It's been argued that the King George (3.40 Ascot) is not the same race as years gone by, but I reckon we have a great contest in store this afternoon, especially in the unlikely event that Cracksman, which is rated 125, makes the final line-up.
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Take pair of 'Queens' to be winning hand at Gowran

Sat, 28/07/2018 - 02:30
With all eyes on the start of the Galway Festival on Monday, it's a quiet weekend on the home front but punters' appetite will be sated by today's seven-race Flat card at Gowran Park.
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Mulvany set to 'Go Again' at Down Royal

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 02:30
On The Go Again returns from a five-month absence to contest the €50,000 Plate at Down Royal today.
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WATCH: There were TWO dead-heats in a dramatic day at Leopardstown

Fri, 27/07/2018 - 02:30
Jim Bolger and Aidan O'Brien shared the spoils in one of two remarkable dead-heats at Leopardstown where Cimeara and Sizzling couldn't be separated in the Listed Kingdom Of Bahrain Vinnie Roe Stakes.
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Goddess can back up hype for all-conquering O'Brien stable

Thu, 26/07/2018 - 02:30
Everything adds up on the breeding side of things for Goddess to be a potential superstar and Aidan O'Brien's two-year-old filly bids to back up the hype at a top-class Leopardstown card tonight.
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Fry eyes Plate glory with Drumcliff on Galway bow

Wed, 25/07/2018 - 02:30
Harry Fry is making a bold bid for success on his first trip to Ballybrit next week with Drumcliff one of five possible British raiders out of 58 entries hoping to land the Galway Plate next Wednesday.
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'Gardens' ready to bloom for O'Brien

Tue, 24/07/2018 - 02:30
Kew Gardens looks likely to lead Aidan O'Brien's charge for a fifth success in Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
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Haggas considers York plan for Curragh heroine Sea Of Class

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:30
Newmarket trainer William Haggas will consider a trip to York for his Sea Of Class after her heroics in Saturday's Irish Oaks.
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Curragh double for O'Brien as Magical weaves her spell

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:30
Out of luck in Saturday's Oaks with Forever Together, Aidan O'Brien bounced back to land yesterday's feature as Magical belatedly opened her account for the season when making all in the Group Two Kilboy Estate Stakes.
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Twomey can rule Ballinrobe once more

Mon, 23/07/2018 - 02:30
Dawn Hoofer and Ruler Of France are the two standout names in the €30,000 Win Big With Tote Handicap at Ballinrobe this evening.
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Doyle delivers Class act

Sun, 22/07/2018 - 18:30
William Haggas won the Darley Irish Oaks with Sea Of Class after the filly was given a beautifully judged, bordering on sensational, waiting ride by James Doyle to put her head in front in the last stride - without using his stick.
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Projection has form to strike for Charlton

Sat, 21/07/2018 - 02:30
In ancient Greek culture, one of the more interesting figures is Dionysus, who was the god of various things including wine, euphoria and fertility.
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