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Jack Kennedy wishes Rachael Blackmore ‘all the best’ following Minella Indo switch

4 hours 22 min ago
Jack Kennedy declared "that's racing" as he had to sacrifice the ride on Gold Cup winner Minella Indo - on his seasonal comeback at Down Royal - after his boss Gordon Elliott informed him he must instead partner Delta Work.
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Down Royal welcoming fans back will be so special, admits boss Emma Meehan

10 hours 11 min ago
Down Royal boss Emma Meehan admits the Ladbrokes Festival of Racing will be an emotional occasion.
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Down Royal the route to Gold Cup glory at Festival – Walsh

Wed, 27/10/2021 - 02:30
Ruby Walsh has hailed Down Royal’s Champion Chase as the perfect pathway to success in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
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Champion apprentice with a vision to achieve

Sun, 24/10/2021 - 02:30
A 12-year-old boy is pummelling the heavy bag. Then we cut to him pounding the roads. Then it’s the pads. It is a tough regime for a kid but one he adheres to piously, such is the clear vision of his goal, revealed with a grin.
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Last Group One of the season can go to O’Brien’s Luxembourg

Sat, 23/10/2021 - 02:30
The UK Flat season does not come to a close until after the November Handicap, but it takes a big step towards winding down today with the last Group One of the season.
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‘Boundless’ potential can see Jim Bolger reign supreme while Rachael Blackmore makes her return in Galway

Sat, 23/10/2021 - 02:30
Eyes are needed in the back of your head to keep in touch with all of the Irish runners this weekend, with today’s Group Three Eyrefield Stakes (5.10) at Leopardstown the highlight of action on home soil.
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Jockey Oisín Murphy must wear his champion tag in style and stay in the headlines for all of the right reasons

Sat, 23/10/2021 - 02:30
When travelling through some of the busiest metro stations in Japan, hives of activity like Tokyo’s railway hubs in Shinjuku and Shibuya, it’s common to see Oisín Murphy’s smiling face across billboards as the Kerry jockey is adored in Asia.
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Kildare-based trainer Takashi Kodama to give it ‘one more year’ after finally ending four-year losing spell

Thu, 21/10/2021 - 02:30
Colin Keane moved onto 135 winners in his record-breaking season via the Noel Meade-trained Jesse Evans (1/3 favourite), but the real story at Navan yesterday was a long-awaited success for Kildare-based trainer Takashi Kodama.
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‘If you break the rules once, you’re out’ – Ger Lyons urges racing authorities to adopt zero tolerance approach to whip rules

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 20:06
GER LYONS is adamant that racing's regulators must adopt a zero tolerance approach in their implementation of whip rules with horses disqualified if jockeys exceed the threshold, regardless of their finishing position.
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Luxembourg braced for Doncaster test

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 02:30
Luxembourg looks set to lead Aidan O’Brien’s charge in Saturday’s Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster as the Ballydoyle maestro chases his record-equalling tenth victory in the prestigious Group One.
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Heffernan anticipates ‘huge future’ for plucky Glounthaune

Mon, 18/10/2021 - 02:30
The manner of victory may not have blown spectators away, but Seamie Heffernan was adamant that Glounthaune (5/1) has a “huge future” having landed the Group Three Richmond Homes Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
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British Horseracing Authority close to completing bullying investigation following Bryony Frost complaint

Sun, 17/10/2021 - 12:28
The British Horseracing Authority says an investigation into allegations of bullying and harassment against Bryony Frost is nearing a conclusion after the contents of a lengthy report were "leaked" to a newspaper.
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Barney Curley - The ultimate gambler who beat the odds all his life

Sun, 17/10/2021 - 02:30
When Barney Curley at the age of 70 cleaned the bookmakers for over €4m in 2010, he swore it would be his final heist.
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Ireland’s Oisin Murphy crowned champion jockey for third successive year

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 16:57
Oisin Murphy admitted relief was his overriding emotion after he was crowed champion jockey for the third successive season on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot.
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Murphy stays on title track with Haydock double

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 02:30
Oisín Murphy is taking nothing for granted, but looks virtually assured of retaining his jockeys’ championship crown after he stretched his lead to three thanks to a double at Haydock, with only one day remaining.
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Glounthaune can bounce back as Irish eyes shine in the US

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 02:30
It’s not often you see a Dewhurst runner turning around just seven days later, but that's exactly the case with Aidan O'Brien's Glounthaune hoping to bounce back in the Group Three Killavullan Stakes (3.15) at Leopardstown today.
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Derby winner Adayar can become true Champion at Ascot

Sat, 16/10/2021 - 02:30
The word ‘tenter’ comes from a similar Latin word meaning to stretch, and tenters were a type of frame commonly used in mills to stretch out material to allow it to dry and prevent it from shrinking. A tent used when camping has similar origins.
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Oisín Murphy on verge of third jockeys’ championship after Haydock double

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 19:02
Oisín Murphy is taking nothing for granted - but looks virtually assured of retaining his jockeys' championship crown after he stretched his lead to three thanks to a double at Haydock, with only one day of the season remaining.
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Murphy feeling the pressure as Buick stays hot on his heels

Fri, 15/10/2021 - 02:30
Oisín Murphy heads into the penultimate day of the British Flat jockeys’ championship two wins in front of William Buick after both claimed a victory apiece at Chelmsford.
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‘Hopefully he's as good as we think he is’ – Donnacha O’Brien buoyed by Sissoko’s Curragh success

Thu, 14/10/2021 - 19:15
Donnacha O'Brien could have a Classic prospect on his hands in the shape of Curragh winner Sissoko.
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