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‘Apricot’ can leave another sweet taste for Ger Lyons and Colin Keane

Horse Racing News - Sat, 27/08/2022 - 02:30
The Curragh is the only gig in town on a quiet weekend of Irish racing where the Ger Lyons-trained Apricot Twist can bounce back to her best in today's Group Three Heider Family Stables Round Tower Stakes (2.30).
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Mutasaabeq can finally get a Group victory to his name

Horse Racing News - Sat, 27/08/2022 - 02:30
The job of a horse racing odds compiler has changed drastically since online betting and the exchanges came about, and it’s a bit sad to see a lot of the layers just follow each other these days with their prices, with very few backing their opinion.
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Joseph O’Brien can take Tipperary feature with Illuminazione

Horse Racing News - Fri, 26/08/2022 - 02:30
She had to be good on her debut in a Dundalk maiden to beat a 107-rated rival and there is more to come from Illuminazione in today’s Group Three Fairy Bridge Stakes (6.0) at Tipperary.
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Listowel pull off major coup after wooing legendary jockey Frankie Dettori to next month’s Harvest Festival

Horse Racing News - Wed, 24/08/2022 - 12:34
Hot on the heels of All-Ireland success for the Kerry footballers, the Kingdom have pulled off another major coup by attracting legendary Italian jockey Frankie Dettori to next month's Listowel Harvest Festival.
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Aidan O’Brien set to throw down English St Leger gauntlet to New London

Horse Racing News - Wed, 24/08/2022 - 02:30
THE door looks open for red-hot favourite New London to land next month’s English St Leger at Doncaster after some high-profile scratchings, but Aidan O’Brien will hope to have something to say about that.
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Eddie Lynam’s Romantic Proposal ready for repeat bid in Flying Five sprint

Horse Racing News - Tue, 23/08/2022 - 02:30
Eddie Lynam is hoping to get Romantic Proposal back to her best as his stable star bids to overcome a series of respiratory problems and land successive editions of the Flying Five Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend.
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Jessica Harrington thrilled with dual Deauville winner Trevaunance

Horse Racing News - Mon, 22/08/2022 - 10:11
Options are open for Trevaunance following her Group Two victory in the Prix de la Nonette at Deauville on Saturday.
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Aidan O’Brien unleashes more Classic contenders while Irish racing awaits possible arrival of brilliant Baaeed

Horse Racing News - Mon, 22/08/2022 - 02:30
It seems like every other weekend that Aidan O’Brien produces another live Classic contender with Meditate and Aesop’s Fables adding their names to a long list of Ballydoyle contenders after impressive victories at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Graft paying off for Geological

Horse Racing News - Sun, 21/08/2022 - 02:30
Geological is not a horse that has mixed it at the top end of the flat world, though he did reach a rating of 99 once. But Damian English’s charge is one of the most beloved on the Irish flat circuit and his multitude of fans enjoyed another stellar occasion at Killarney on Thursday when the 10-year-old won at the picturesque venue for the second time in a month to bring his tally of victories to 17.
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Euchen Glen looks good at the weights in Ebor at York

Horse Racing News - Sat, 20/08/2022 - 02:30
Known as the Knavesmire, which is the old name for what was originally a common pasture area around the racecourse, I must admit I find it tricky enough to make money backing horses at York.
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Donnacha O’Brien can foil his father Aidan in Futurity with Proud And Regal

Horse Racing News - Sat, 20/08/2022 - 02:30
There are very few Irish Flat records which Aidan O’Brien doesn’t have to his name and he is still chasing his namesake Vincent when it comes to successes in today’s Futurity Stakes (3.10) at the Curragh.
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Ado McGuinness primes A Case Of You for Flying Five date at Curragh

Horse Racing News - Wed, 17/08/2022 - 02:30
Ado McGuinness insists that it’s “all systems go” with A Case Of You as his stable star bids to bounce back to his brilliant best in next month’s Group One Flying Five Stakes at Irish Champions Weekend.
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Aidan O’Brien expecting further improvement as Luxembourg prevails on comeback bow

Horse Racing News - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien couldn’t hide his satisfaction after Luxembourg (2/9 favourite) made a winning return from injury with the Ballydoyle maestro expecting the Camelot colt to improve by “20 to 30 per cent” when tackling the Irish Champion Stakes.
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Aidan O’Brien can get exciting Luxembourg back on track

Horse Racing News - Sat, 13/08/2022 - 02:30
There's only one place to start and that's the return of Luxembourg in today's Group Three Fitzdares Royal Whip Stakes (4.05) at the Curragh.
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David O’Meara’s Summerghand the one to beat in Great St Wilfrid at Ripon

Horse Racing News - Sat, 13/08/2022 - 02:30
I’ve often asked the question of whether it feels worse if your horse finishes in second place, or finishes absolutely nowhere.
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Show Of Stars can soar at Gowran for Paddy Twomey while Star of India departs Aidan O’Brien team

Horse Racing News - Wed, 10/08/2022 - 02:30
Paddy Twomey is a trainer on the rise and he may have the answer with Show Of Stars in today’s Listed Hurry Harriet Stakes (5.20) at Gowran Park.
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Homeless Songs team eye rain ahead of 1,000 Guineas heroine’s return to action

Horse Racing News - Tue, 09/08/2022 - 02:30
Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Homeless Songs is set to return in next month's Matron Stakes on Irish Champions Weekend, providing connections are satisfied with the ground at Leopardstown.
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Little Big Bear shows claws as Aidan O’Brien hails ‘special’ talent

Horse Racing News - Mon, 08/08/2022 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien always thought that Little Big Bear (13/8) was “a bit special” and the exciting juvenile backed up his trainer’s confidence when streaking to a dominant success in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.
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Watson’s British raider Bradsell can give Hollie Doyle an Irish Group One at the Curragh

Horse Racing News - Sat, 06/08/2022 - 02:30
I’ve been looking through the records and as far as I can see, Hollie Doyle has not had a winner under rules in Ireland having raced here 11 times – but that can change today, which would no doubt delight her father Mark Doyle, who hails from Clonmel.
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Anmaat can step up in class to pluck ‘Rose’ prize for Owen Burrows

Horse Racing News - Sat, 06/08/2022 - 02:30
Ahead of his horse Nipper Reed going for a treble in handicap hurdles in 1998, trainer Rod Simpson was asked if the gelding was doing well after his latest win.
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