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Willie Mullins’ star proves he can go the distance at Leopardstown

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 18:18
Galopin Des Champs dispelled any stamina doubts when running away with the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
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Gerri Colombe to fly the flag for Ireland in Scilly Isles Chase

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
The best of the action this weekend takes place at the Dublin Racing Festival, but there’s an Irish-trained horse making the trip to England which is worth keeping on side.
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Honeysuckle to raise roof as Mighty Potter bids to fend off Willie Mullins quintet

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
The fanfare which greeted the ‘people’s champion’ Danoli after his epic 1997 Hennessy Gold Cup win may never be equalled but success for Honeysuckle at the same venue tomorrow would go some way to rivalling it.
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Galopin Des Champs can strike gold for Willie Mullins while Banbridge is also primed to pounce

Sat, 04/02/2023 - 02:30
He may be the warm-order favourite for next month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup but there are still plenty of questions which Galopin Des Champs must answer.
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Honeysuckle connections ‘excited and nervous’ for Irish Champion Hurdle four-in-a-row bid

Fri, 03/02/2023 - 15:59
There will surely be no popular winner at this year's Dublin Racing Festival than Honeysuckle if she can raise the roof at Leopardstown for a fourth time in the Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle.
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‘Where are the rest of the horses?’ – Ruby Walsh questions the opposition to legendary trainer Willie Mullins

Thu, 02/02/2023 - 02:30
Willie Mullins is responsible for half of the 66 Grade One entries at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival and that leaves legendary rider Ruby Walsh wondering where the opposition is to the champion jumps trainer.
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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 - 16:34
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 - 14:57
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 - 14:13
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 - 02:30
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 - 02:30
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 - 02:30
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 - 12:54
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 - 03:30
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 - 02:30
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 - 15:53
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 - 02:30
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 - 14:15
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 - 09:40
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 - 10:12
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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