Horse Racing News

Japan back in business as O’Brien tunes High Definition for Dante bid

Horse Racing News - 14 hours 1 min ago
It was hardly a vintage performance but Japan (13/8 favourite) bounced back from a winless season to start this term with success under Ryan Moore in yesterday’s Group Three Ormonde Stakes at Chester.
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Dermot Weld has ground concerns for Falcon Eight’s Chester Cup bid

Horse Racing News - 14 hours 1 min ago
Dermot Weld’s Falcon Eight looks the class act in today’s Chester Cup field but connections are worried about the softening ground.
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Versatile ‘Blue’ proves mighty once more

Horse Racing News - Thu, 06/05/2021 - 02:30
The jumps season may have come to close last Saturday at Punchestown but that didn’t stop a regular fixture of the Irish National Hunt season soaring at Gowran Park yesterday as Mighty Blue (6/1) walked away with the Vintage Tipple Stakes.
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‘Zoe’ makes last stop before Ascot Gold Cup tilt

Horse Racing News - Wed, 05/05/2021 - 02:30
Princess Zoe is expected to make a "big improvement" when she takes her final stop en route to Royal Ascot in today's Listed Vintage Tipple Stakes at Gowran Park.
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O’Brien's Broome completes hat-trick as ‘Castle’ aims for Ascot

Horse Racing News - Tue, 04/05/2021 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien's Broome completed a hat-trick of victories when taking the Group Two Coolmore Sottsass Irish EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh.
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Mullins hails Closutton team after 15th title

Horse Racing News - Mon, 03/05/2021 - 02:30
Willie Mullins hailed the support of his Closutton team after a superb Punchestown capped another championship-winning season.
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Murtagh’s high hopes for star filly

Horse Racing News - Mon, 03/05/2021 - 02:30
Trainer Johnny Murtagh is looking forward to Champers Elysees’ return to the track at the Curragh today for what he anticipates will be a big year for the classy filly.
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Dettori seals Guineas double for raiders

Horse Racing News - Mon, 03/05/2021 - 02:30
Frankie Dettori completed a terrific weekend for veteran jockeys when he landed the Qipco 1,000 Guineas, his 20th domestic Classic, on Mother Earth for Aidan O’Brien at Newmarket yesterday.
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Mother Earth strikes for Aidan O’Brien and Dettori in 1000 Guineas

Horse Racing News - Sun, 02/05/2021 - 16:18
Mother Earth gave trainer Aidan O’Brien a third successive victory in the Qipco 1000 Guineas as she claimed the fillies’ Classic in the hands of Frankie Dettori.
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Punchestown was a strange affair but thrilling nonetheless

Horse Racing News - Sun, 02/05/2021 - 02:30
It was a strange week in Punchestown, with the thrilling action on the track making up for the lack of atmosphere off it.
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‘Moon’ can score and upstage Wembley

Horse Racing News - Sat, 01/05/2021 - 03:23
After a hectic week over the jumps at Punchestown, attention turns firmly to the Flat at Newmarket where Aidan O’Brien, who already holds the record for the most English 2,000 Guineas winners, can be thwarted in his bid for an 11th win by his son Joseph, who saddles Thunder Moon.
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Well-bred Wembley worth another chance to show his true worth in today’s 2,000 Guineas

Horse Racing News - Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:30
Charles Darwin once wrote that “the pedigree of a racehorse is of more value in judging of its probable success than its appearance”, but in the top Flat races, Aidan O’Brien often has a horse with the best pedigree and the best appearance, which is certainly a winning combination.
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O’Brien confident Mogul can bag French win

Horse Racing News - Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien often needs eyes in the back of his head to keep tabs on the various Ballydoyle runners in different parts of the globe and this weekend is no different. 
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Punchestown Day Five: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as Anibale is primed to fly high

Horse Racing News - Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:30
The past week at Punchestown has been all about Willie Mullins, as it regularly is at the season-ending extravaganza, and the staggering levels of domination show no sign of abating on the final day of the Festival at the Kildare track.
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‘Honey’ so sweet as wonder mare maintains unbeaten streak

Horse Racing News - Sat, 01/05/2021 - 02:30
The greats always find a way to get the job done regardless of the circumstances and Honeysuckle’s remarkable unbeaten streak extended to a perfect dozen yesterday as the 4/7 favourite dug deep to land the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
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Paul Townend wins Irish champion jump jockey title after 100th winner of season at Punchestown

Horse Racing News - Fri, 30/04/2021 - 19:58
Paul Townend has finally seen off Rachael Blackmore's challenge to become Ireland's champion jump jockey for a fourth time.
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Punchestown Day Four: 'I nearly threw it away at the last' - Rachael Blackmore savours Champion Hurdle glory

Horse Racing News - Fri, 30/04/2021 - 18:09
Honeysuckle capped an amazing campaign when taking her unbeaten record to 12 in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
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We’ll be ready to capitalise if Rachael and Honeysuckle slip up

Horse Racing News - Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
The Champion Hurdle is a beautifully competitive race. The unbeaten Champion mare Honeysuckle once again puts her record on the line, and while she has beaten all of these before, the form of Henry de Bromhead’s horses this week must rate a slight concern, even to a mare which Rolex set their watches by.
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Masterclass from Mullins is capped by ‘Dream’ cruise

Horse Racing News - Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
Everywhere you looked there was a Willie Mullins runner doing something special at Punchestown yesterday as the Closutton maestro continues to make the extraordinary, a staggering 299/1 five-timer, look like just another day at the office.
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Punchestown Day Four: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as ‘Honey’ can prove class once again while ‘Dove’ is set to soar

Horse Racing News - Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
There is no debate about the star attraction on day four of the Punchestown Festival as the brilliant Honeysuckle sets sights on bringing her unbeaten streak to 12 by completing a rare Champion Hurdle double.
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