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Joseph O’Brien’s Voce Del Palio claims surprise win in €300,000 Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas

Horse Racing News - Mon, 01/08/2022 - 17:57
Voce Del Palio claimed a surprise victory in the lucrative Irish EBF Ballyhane Stakes at Naas.
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‘Option’ rallies for Cian MacRedmond to seal famous Galway hat-trick

Horse Racing News - Mon, 01/08/2022 - 02:30
Current Option continued his love affair with Galway by registering a remarkable hat-trick of victories in yesterday’s Irish Stallion Farms EBF “Ahonoora” Handicap.
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Inimitable and irresistible, the Galway Races is a huge celebration of life

Horse Racing News - Sun, 31/07/2022 - 02:30
It’s a cross between a county final, St Patrick’s Day and a giant open air wedding reception. It’s the Magic Lads beating the big boys and the Shark moving in for the kill. It’s middle-aged couples jiving frenetically to ‘The Crack Was Ninety In The Isle of Man’ and youngsters hopping up and down to ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’. It’s the old style Hollywood glamour of ladies’ day dresses but also flip-flops for a fiver when feet ache too much in high heels.
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‘Option’ looks the right choice for Ado McGuinness

Horse Racing News - Sat, 30/07/2022 - 02:30
Ado McGuinness may have been out of luck earlier in the week but his love affair with the Galway Races looks set to continue in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Ahonoora Handicap (4.10) at Ballybrit tomorrow.
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David O’Meara’s Summerghand looks value off a nice mark in Stewards’ Cup

Horse Racing News - Sat, 30/07/2022 - 02:30
Many years ago, Ted Wash said that: “If you are thinking of going to Galway, what you should first do is take a fiver out of your pocket, throw it in the fire and watch it burn. And if you can stand the pain, off to the races with you.”
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Dressing up for the Galway Races? It seemed like a brolly good idea until the rain came

Horse Racing News - Sat, 30/07/2022 - 02:30
“If we had any sense we’d be getting one of those jackets,” said a girl with a dramatically plunging neckline to her friend with the sky-high hem. Both of them were shivering as they passed the retail tent with its selection of imminently sensible waterproof garments.
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Sionnach Eile has Cesarewitch aim after Galway romp

Horse Racing News - Fri, 29/07/2022 - 20:14
Sionnach Eile turned the featured mile and a half Guinness Handicap into a procession under a positive ride from Gary Carroll at Galway on Friday evening.
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Wesley Joyce ‘further stabilised’ but still in intensive care after fall at Tuesday’s Galway Races

Horse Racing News - Fri, 29/07/2022 - 11:16
Jockey Wesley Joyce remains in intensive care at University Hospital Galway following his fall at Galway on Thursday.
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In pictures: All the style from Galway Races Ladies’ Day 2022

Horse Racing News - Fri, 29/07/2022 - 02:30
A quick dash in, and a quick dash out – that’s all it takes. Men often despair at how long it takes a woman to shop compared with their own 15-minute equivalent of Supermarket Sweep.
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Shorter trip gives Noel Meade’s Cask Mate every chance

Horse Racing News - Fri, 29/07/2022 - 02:30
Priced at 11/4, I was lucky enough to back Echoes In Rain in Monday’s Connacht Hotel QR Handicap where Patrick Mullins finally claimed the prize after many attempts – but at one stage, I was getting quite worried about Noel Meade’s Cask Mate, which went off at 20/1.
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Dha Leath can come good when it matters for Gavin Cromwell team

Horse Racing News - Fri, 29/07/2022 - 02:30
The most lucrative prizes of the week may already have been collected, but the quality doesn’t dip on day five at Ballybrit.
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Liam McKenna rides 10-year-old Tudor City to glory in Galway Hurdle

Horse Racing News - Thu, 28/07/2022 - 19:35
TUDOR CITY wrote his way into Ballybrit folklore when landing a second Guinness Galway Hurdle as Liam McKenna made his first ride of the season an unforgettable one when guiding the 22/1 chance to glory for handicap king Tony Martin.
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Galway Races Day 4: Autumn Evening can shine in summer for the in-form Jessica Harrington

Horse Racing News - Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:30
WILLIE MULLINS has had a stranglehold on the €270,000 Guinness Galway Hurdle in recent times, with three victories in the past four years, and the champion trainer has another strong quartet led by Adamantly Chosen. Paul Townend partners the five-year-old, but several dangers lurk behind him with a host of challengers trying to seize the prize from Mullins on ladies’ day at Ballybrit.
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Galway Races Day 4: With bit of luck, Paul Townend will secure his second Galway Hurdle with Adamantly Chosen

Horse Racing News - Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:30
The Galway Hurdle has been very good to me in recent years, but unfortunately, there’s no room at the inn for me on any of Willie’s runners this year, so I’ll be watching on from the sidelines.
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Adamantly Chosen is the right choice for Paul Townend in Galway Hurdle

Horse Racing News - Thu, 28/07/2022 - 02:30
WITH four winners in the last six renewals, the first place to start when studying the Guinness Galway Hurdle (5.05) is with the Willie Mullins horses – and he’ll have one fifth of the field running for him today, with four of the 20 runners.
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From costing €800 to winning €160,000 - Hewick comes out on top in dramatic Galway Plate

Horse Racing News - Wed, 27/07/2022 - 19:41
John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was celebrating at Galway on Wednesday evening when Hewick survived dramatic late interference from a loose horse to hold on and land the feature Tote Galway Plate.
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What dates, what channel, ticket details and all you need to know about the 2022 Galway Races

Horse Racing News - Wed, 27/07/2022 - 14:00
The 2022 Galway Races takes place next week, at full capacity for the first time in three years. 130,000 fans are expected to descend on Ballybrit for the festival. With over €2 million in prize-money up for grabs over 49 races, here is all you need to know.
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Ash Tree Meadow can snatch Galway Plate at a big price for Gordon Elliott

Horse Racing News - Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The famous green-and-gold silks of JP McManus have been carried to victory a number of times in the Galway Plate (6.40), and he throws four darts at the board again – including 2020 winner Early Doors.
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Castlegrace Paddy looks a sneaky contender for Plate off a nice mark

Horse Racing News - Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The Plate. One of the few races left in the calendar known so simply.
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Galway Races Day 3 preview: ‘Express’ can reward Neil Mulholland and fly home in Plate

Horse Racing News - Wed, 27/07/2022 - 02:30
The quality of the Tote Galway Plate has changed immeasurably over the past decade, with a stellar field of 22 going to post for the €270,000 prize on day three at Ballybrit.
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