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'It does seem very extensive' - Racing legend Ruby Walsh questions severity of Ronan McNally’s 12-year ban

Wed, 01/02/2023 - 17:34
Ruby Walsh has questioned the severity of 12-year ban handed down to Ronan McNally after the trainer's career was left in tatters following a ruling by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) yesterday.
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Irish trainer Ronan McNally handed 12-year ban from racing: ‘His offences strike at the integrity of the sport’

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 15:57
Trainer Ronan McNally has been banned for 12 years and ordered to pay costs of €50,000 following an Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board investigation and hearing.
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Galopin Des Champs on course to cement Cheltenham Gold Cup claims with run in Dublin Racing Festival

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 15:13
Galopin Des Champs is the star attraction among the seven confirmations for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on Saturday.
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Tony Mullins eyes Cheltenham prize after Princess Zoe’s dead-heat hurdles start

Tue, 31/01/2023 - 03:30
Classy Flat stayer Princess Zoe had to settle for a share of the honours on her jumping debut at Punchestown, after a dead-heat finish to of yesterday’s mares’ maiden hurdle at Punchestown.
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Treble up for Willie Mullins as ‘Echoes’ blows away her Naas rivals

Mon, 30/01/2023 - 03:30
Following Energumene’s surprise defeat at Cheltenham on Saturday, Willie Mullins and Paul Townend had a day of mixed fortunes at Naas yesterday.
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Dublin Racing Festival graduates make Cotswolds grade

Sun, 29/01/2023 - 03:30
The impact of the Dublin Racing Festival has been significant in just five years. It was established as a prestigious weekend of elite racing that, significantly, is now drawing more cross-channel visitors with every renewal.
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'I'm delighted' - Willie Mullins thanks family and yard after securing 4,000th career win at Fairyhouse

Sat, 28/01/2023 - 13:54
He shrugged it off, just as he had when reaching yet another landmark that few will ever achieve.
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Paisley Park can prove age is just a number in Cleeve Hurdle

Sat, 28/01/2023 - 04:30
Back in the 1960s, an English psychologist named Peter Wason coined the term “confirmation bias” to describe a situation where a person will look for evidence or information that backs up their existing thoughts or beliefs, rather than looking for evidence to challenge their ideas.
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Gordon Elliott’s Chemical Energy to soar at Naas as Willie Mullins can hit landmark with winner number 4,000

Sat, 28/01/2023 - 03:30
Chemical Energy was not a guaranteed stayer when sluicing up at Cheltenham in October and the step up to three miles seems to have unlocked bags of improvement from Gordon Elliott’s charge.
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Willie Mullins and Paul Townend soar once again as Carefully Selected lands the race that stops a county

Thu, 26/01/2023 - 16:53
THEY flocked in their thousands to Gowran Park for the race that stops a county and the annual pilgrimage had a familiar feel to it as Carefully Selected (9/2) handed Willie Mullins a ninth victory in the Goffs Thyestes Chase.
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Punitive can inflict Thyestes damage for mob-handed Gordon Elliott

Thu, 26/01/2023 - 03:30
If the Melbourne Cup is the race that stops a nation, then the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase (2.50) is the race that stops a county, with all roads leading to Gowran Park today for another cracking renewal.
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‘Everyone is happy. She looks good’ – Honeysuckle ready for Irish Champion Hurdle defence

Wed, 25/01/2023 - 15:15
Henry de Bromhead does not expect Honeysuckle to give up her crown lightly when she bids for fourth successive victory in the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown.
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More UK race meetings called off due to frozen tracks

Tue, 24/01/2023 - 10:40
Tomorrow's meeting at Warwick and Thursday's card at Wincanton have both been called off due to frozen tracks.
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Exeter and Leicester called off due to frost with Tuesday’s UK racing decimated

Mon, 23/01/2023 - 11:12
There will be no National Hunt racing in Britain tomorrow after fixtures at both Exeter and Leicester were abandoned this morning due to frost.
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A long time in the making

Sun, 22/01/2023 - 03:30
Bob Murphy earned instant fame after a lifetime of involvement in horses when Darrens Hope knuckled down to deny Gordon Elliott-trained hotpot Minella Crooner in the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Chase at Punchestown in November.
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Revealed: the inside track on a bitter dispute that was ‘bad for Irish horse racing’

Sun, 22/01/2023 - 03:30
Directors of the governing body of Irish horse racing discussed the possible suspension of the sport’s chief investigator shortly after he sued the powerful trainers’ association to defend his good name.
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Distance specialist Fakir D’oudairies can edge out Chacun Pour Soi in Grade Two at Thurles

Sat, 21/01/2023 - 03:30
The Grade Two Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (1.40) at Thurles has a spectacular role of honour and another marquee name looks set to be added when Chacun Pour Soi and Fakir D’oudairies collide on Sunday.
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Jason The Militant can upset odds at Haydock if Epatante fails to fire

Sat, 21/01/2023 - 03:30
We’ve lost today’s Clarence House Chase meeting at Ascot to the weather – but temperatures have increased slightly at Haydock. Fingers crossed they pass an inspection at 8am this morning, where the feature race is the Grade Two New One Unibet Hurdle (2.05).
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‘It entirely hinges on the scale of any frost tonight’ – Haydock officials wait for 8am inspection tomorrow

Fri, 20/01/2023 - 10:48
Officials at Haydock have not yet given up hope tomorrow's high-profile fixture will beat the cold snap, with the track deemed raceable today ahead of a planned precautionary inspection at 8am on raceday.
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Flooring Porter in race to be fit to reclaim Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham

Wed, 18/01/2023 - 16:41
Flooring Porter’s bid for a third Stayers’ Hurdle victory is in doubt after Gavin Cromwell revealed his stable star was “50-50” to make Cheltenham after suffering a setback.
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