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'You couldn't make it up, it's unbelievable' - Magic Chegaga survives broken-down horsebox to win in Galway

Horse Racing News - Tue, 26/07/2022 - 19:51
THEY often say to pray when all else fails and divine intervention did Brian Duffy no harm after Magic Chegaga (6/1) overcame travel problems en route to Galway before landing the €120,000 Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap at Ballybrit yesterday.
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Five to follow at Glorious Goodwood

Horse Racing News - Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
Stradivarius (Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup – Today)
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Galway Races Day 2 preview: Mosala can bag another big trophy for all-conquering De Bromhead team

Horse Racing News - Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
ADO McGUINNESS has been the man to follow in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap as the Dublin trainer aims for a famous four-timer in today’s feature at Ballybrit.
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‘It’s great to be out and to be free again’ – the Galway Races are back and so is the style

Horse Racing News - Tue, 26/07/2022 - 02:30
The style, the feathered -sequinned-towering -blooming hats, the fake tan, the make-up, the nails and fresh blow-drys – it would bring a tear to your eye.
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Galway Races Day 2: Brian Duffy’s Magic Chegaga can cast winning spell in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 22:06
If he were alive today, I’d love to send Albert Einstein the Galway race card to see if he could figure out today’s feature race, the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap (6.40).
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Patrick Mullins claims long-awaited victory in Galway amateur highlight

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 19:52
IT has been like a stone in his shoe since he joined the weighing room as a teenager, but Patrick Mullins finally got his hands on the prestigious Connacht Hotel Handicap when making it 16th-time lucky aboard Echoes In Rain (11/4 favourite) as the Galway Races kicked off last night.
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Andrea Atzeni aims to hit back of net on Stradivarius

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
Just about the last person likely to get stressed about replacing Frankie Dettori on Stradivarius in tomorrow’s Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup is Andrea Atzeni, although even he admits he would not be human if the nerves did not kick in at some stage.
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Tiverton can get the ball rolling early for Dermot Weld team

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
There was a limited attendance at the Galway Festival last year, but at long last, we are back to normal at Ballybrit with restrictions lifted and full crowds expected for the first time since 2019.
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I’m hoping for 15th time lucky with Echoes but Farout ticks all the boxes

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
This will be my 15th attempt to try and win the most valuable amateur race in the calendar. Like a paper cut in the corner of my mouth, it does niggle. But Sir Gordon Richards needed 28 tries to win the Epsom Derby, I tell myself, so on we go again.
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Dub trainer Ado McGuinness keeps to same formula of trying to bag as many of the big Ballybrit handicap pots

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
Ado McGuinness may be a Group One trainer now, with the dual top-flight success of A Case Of You, but his business model remains based on picking off big pots in prestigious handicaps.
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Galway Races Day 1 preview: Coltor to kick things off in style with rare double

Horse Racing News - Mon, 25/07/2022 - 02:30
There’s nothing quite like the Galway Races and it would be fitting if Dermot Weld, the ‘King of Ballybrit’, kicked things off in style today.
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Shark is looking to strike at the Cheltenham of Ireland

Horse Racing News - Sun, 24/07/2022 - 02:30
When John Hanlon was utilised by his under 14 hurling selectors for his considerable height and heft at full-forward to cause carnage for the likes of teammate and now fellow trainer, the Cheltenham Festival and English greyhound Derby-winning Paul Hennessy to pick up the pieces, he inherited the sobriquet by which he is far better known now.
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Karaoke can call timely tune for O’Brien

Horse Racing News - Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Seven days of madness awaits from Monday onwards at the Galway Races so it's probably only natural that things should take a bit of a pause this weekend as a Ballybrit storm looms around the corner.
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‘Last year we had 1,000 punters a day, but next week we’ll welcome 130,000 fans to the festival’ – Galway Races are good to go

Horse Racing News - Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Ballybrit is back, as the world-famous Galway Races get under starter’s orders on Monday with capacity crowds returning.
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Style Notes: Bairbre Power’s tips on how to turn heads at Ladies’ Day

Horse Racing News - Sat, 23/07/2022 - 02:30
Talk about excitement! In all the years I’ve been writing about, and judging, best-dressed competitions on the Irish racing circuit, I have never come across anything like the sense of anticipation about dressing up for this summer’s events. I can safely forecast that the style quotient at Ladies’ Day in Galway next Thursday will be off the Richter scale.
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Donnacha O'Brien’s Proud And Regal remains unbeaten after stylish win under Gavin Ryan at Leopardstown

Horse Racing News - Thu, 21/07/2022 - 19:27
Proud And Regal had looked a high-class performer in the making when winning on debut and did little to dent that impression with an all-the-way success in the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown.
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Jessica Harrington hoping Ardad’s Great can maintain purple patch in Naas feature

Horse Racing News - Wed, 20/07/2022 - 02:30
Fresh from the victory of Magical Lagoon in the Irish Oaks at the weekend, Jessica Harrington bids for more success as she saddles two in the Arqana Irish EBF Marwell Stakes at Naas this evening.
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Form book points to Maria Branwell success in Super Sprint while Magical Lagoon looks the smart pick in Irish Oaks

Horse Racing News - Sat, 16/07/2022 - 02:30
USUALLY found in churches, pipe organs are one of the biggest musical instruments of all – and some readers will know that they have ‘stops’ which help control the airflow for each set of pipes.
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Emily Upjohn to face seven in Irish Oaks

Horse Racing News - Thu, 14/07/2022 - 12:23
Emily Upjohn will take on seven rivals in the Juddmonte Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday but her Epsom conqueror Tuesday is not among them.
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Jessica Harrington eyes twin attack on Irish Oaks

Horse Racing News - Thu, 14/07/2022 - 02:30
Royal Ascot winner Magical Lagoon spearheads a twin-pronged challenge from Jessica Harrington on Saturday’s €500,000 Irish Oaks.
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