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Douvan can deliver on vital day for Mullins team

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 02:30
Willie Mullins makes an all-out assault on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival as he bids to claw back Gordon Elliott's advantage at the head of the Irish trainers' championship and Douvan can lead his charge.
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Gosden's Lion to bypass Guineas

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 02:30
Leading Newmarket trainer John Gosden is not keen on the idea of running Roaring Lion in the English 2,000 Guineas on Saturday week.
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Title-chasing Willie Mullins declares four runners for Punchestown Gold Cup in Wednesday

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 11:13
Willie Mullins supplies four of the 13 runners in Wednesday's Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on day two of the Festival meeting.
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Ascot repeat the target for 'Order' after perfect start

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 02:30
Order Of St George got his season off to a successful start when outclassing his two rivals in the Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan yesterday.
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The season that keeps on giving finishing on a high and here are five horses that could light up Punchestown

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 02:30
The appetite for this week's Punchestown Festival didn't need any more whetting to heighten expectations with its many fascinating sub-plots, but it got yet another shot in the arm yesterday.
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Moore winners await as O'Brien bids for back-to-back with 'DC'

Mon, 23/04/2018 - 02:30
Having ridden a double at Navan yesterday, Ryan Moore makes a swift return to the Meath track and looks likely to be in the winners' enclosure again on today's eight-race card.
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Eamonn Sweeney: Magnificent sporting battle awaits at Punchestown

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 17:00
So, Mister Mullins, it appears we meet again. Mister Elliott, I've been expecting you, muhuhahaha. There's that kind of vibe about this year's Punchestown Festival. It is, in the immortal words of baseball legend Yogi Berra, "déjà vu all over again." Twelve months ago, Gordon Elliott led Willie Mullins by around €400,000 going into the Festival which is the finale of the Irish National Hunt season. This year, at the time of writing, the gap is a hair over €500,000.
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Bidding for more magical memories

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 02:30
Sometimes sport spoils us, providing epic encounters, performances to quicken the pulse and warm the soul, glory days that last mere moments but whose memory lingers long after the race is run.
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All to play for in glittering finale

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 02:30
If you could imagine going to a football match this week where the entire Premier League team of the season would be on show, plus Ronaldo and Messi, plus whoever else your personal preferences would see placed in that company, well that gives you some idea of the range of equine talent that will take to the track from Tuesday to Saturday for the Punchestown Festival.
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O'Brien Committed with Sioux Nation

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 02:30
Sioux Nation is one of three Aidan O'Brien representatives in the Committed Stakes at Navan today. Triumphant in the Group Two Norfolk Stakes at Royal Ascot last summer, the son of Scat Daddy went on to supplement those gains in the Group One Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh in August.
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Curtis enjoys a National boost

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 02:30
Two jockeys who started the year on a low note ended the season in style by providing an electrifying finish to the Scottish Grand National, in which the Adam Wedge-ridden Joe Farrell prevailed by a rapidly diminishing nose from Ballyoptic and Tom Bellamy.
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Channon hopes winner will get Guineas chance

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 02:30
Dan's Dream came with a strong run on the stands side to land the Dubai Duty Free Stakes at Newbury and put herself in contention for a crack at the Qipco 1000 Guineas.
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Ruby loses his Punchestown battle

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh has vowed to be back better than ever when the new jumps season commences after injury ruled him out of next week's Punchestown Festival.
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'Codelco' can reward Tizzard in Scottish test

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 02:30
Well, Aintree is out of the way and the final big jumps festival of the season, Punchestown, is almost here.
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Different League to live up to her name

Sat, 21/04/2018 - 02:30
There was great surprise when Order Of St George was turned over at odds-on 12 months ago in the Group Three Vintage Crop Stakes (5.20) but history is unlikely to repeat itself at Navan tomorrow.
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'It is hugely disappointing' - Ruby Walsh to miss Punchestown festival

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 14:47
Ruby Walsh has failed in his bid to be fit for the Punchestown Festival next week.
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Masar impresses Appleby as he enters Guineas picture

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 02:30
Godolphin have had a few false dawns at the start of recent seasons, but Charlie Appleby's Masar set pulses racing yesterday with a devastating nine-length victory over White Mocha in the Craven Stakes, which puts him right in the 2,000 Guineas picture.
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'Dexterity' to miss Newmarket as Elliott eyes National treble

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 02:30
Verbal Dexterity has been ruled out of next month's 2,000 Guineas with trainer Jim Bolger reporting that his star three-year-old has met with a setback.
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Power pays tribute to ill-fated 'Duke'

Fri, 20/04/2018 - 02:30
Robbie Power led the tributes to Our Duke, declaring him "one of the best I've ever ridden", as Jessica Harrington's star chaser sadly passed away yesterday after a massive heart attack at her Commonstown Stables.
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Irish Grand National winner Our Duke has died from a heart attack

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 15:08
Trainer Jessica Harrington has announced the death of Irish Grand National winner Our Duke.
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