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Hurdle run paves way for Modus to shine in Galway Plate 

12 hours 22 min ago
Paul Nicholls won the Tote Galway Plate Handicap Chase (6.15) with Oslot under Ruby Walsh back in 2008, and while the trainer has no entries in this year’s renewal, a horse which won elsewhere a number of times for the Ditcheat supremo, Modus, will line up today – now under the care of Enda Bolger.
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Alcohol Free set to take fizz out of Bolger’s Flare

12 hours 22 min ago
The last time the Qatar Sussex Stakes was run on soft ground, Andrew Balding won it with the 20/1 outsider Here Comes When in 2017 and the trainer, enjoying his best season, can win it for a second time with Alcohol Free today.
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Koshari can jump to it with the help of ghostbuster Hayes

12 hours 22 min ago
The Galway Plate always serves up a delicious puzzle of handicap chasing, with one seemingly simple rule. Anything carrying over 11 stone, won’t win. None in the last ten years have managed it, and only Ansar (which won around Ballybrit seven times) has managed it since 2000. So Samcro, even with Jordan Gainford’s money-for-jam claim, won’t be enhancing his fascinating career. Likewise Royal Rendezvous, second here last year but now 8lbs higher, is unlikely to give Paul Townend a second Plate.
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‘Moon’ set for orbit as O’Brien and McManus plan Plate repeat  

12 hours 22 min ago
Few would have expected to see Samcro contest today’s Galway Plate with the Gold Cup central to his future plans after landing his second Cheltenham Festival success 16 months ago, but his career hasn’t exactly gone along expected lines.
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Arise Sirjack

12 hours 22 min ago
It was deja vu at Galway last night as Ado McGuinness landed his third successive Colm Quinn BMW Mile at Galway, but the 50/1 victory of Sirjack Thomas (50/1) was not the biggest talking point as a messy controversy reigned at Ballybrit.
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Jessica Harrington left red-faced after two-year-old winner is disqualified due to mistaken identity

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 21:40
Jessica Harrington is likely to face a hefty fine after the leading trainer saw her winner of the two-year-old fillies' maiden at Galway this evening disqualified due to a case of mistaken identity.
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Small but loyal band of racegoers fan the embers at opening day of Galway Races

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 02:30
In many ways, it felt like a large wedding, with everyone huddled together in an open-sided marquee close to the parade ring.
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Stradivarius aiming to restore normal service at Goodwood but Trueshan has grounds for optimism

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 02:30
No meeting in England came closer to a return to some sort of normality in 2020 than Glorious Goodwood. Ultimately it fell at the last hurdle when its attempt to hold a pilot event for crowds was pulled by the UK prime minster at the 11th hour, at a cost of £100,000.
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No joy again as Hook Up is run out of top three

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 02:30
No joy again in the Connacht Hotel Handicap. We were flat out early and then too far back when the pace slowed at halfway. The first three were the first three at the top of the hill and nothing else got into the race.
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Mazagran fits bill in feature but Weld primed to fire back

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 02:30
It could be like old times at Galway today as Dermot Weld packs a serious punch across the card with a number of leading fancies as he attempts to reclaim his throne as the King of Ballybrit.
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‘King of Ballybrit’ Dermot Weld strikes back at Galway with Coltor feature success

Tue, 27/07/2021 - 02:30
Be it Batman and Robin, Bonnie and Clyde, Thelma and Louise or Dermot Weld and Galway, there are some things that just can’t go without the other.
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Blue For You ticks the right boxes for more Galway glory on day two of festival

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 20:57
Tuesday’s big race at Galway is the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap (6.15) and it’s really quite a puzzle where very few of the runners could be said to have no chance at all.
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‘It was a lovely race to win’ – Finian Maguire claims top honours on Dermot Weld’s Coltor at day one of Galway Races

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 19:25
Coltor and Finian Maguire snatched the spoils in the valuable Connacht Hotel (Q.R.) Handicap to deny Aubrey McMahon a third victory in the day one feature at Galway.
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‘Lynwood’ has the ability to strike ‘Gold’ for Harrington

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 08:29
There where the course is, Delight makes all of the one mind, The riders upon the galloping horses, The crowd that closes in behind.
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Hook Up gives me hope of making it Lucky 15

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 08:26
Last year the Galway Races was like riding through the vast barren plains of one of Sergio Leone’s westerns. Not a person in sight, the wind blowing through the rafters and an eerie silence most of the time.
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Classy Zoffanien can wrest crown away from Willie Mullins on Galway Festival's opening day

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 08:20
ALL eyes will be on whether Patrick Mullins can finally end his luckless run in today’s Connacht Hotel Handicap, but the 13-time champion amateur jockey faces a stiff task aboard Hook Up as the Galway Races starts with a bang at Ballybrit.
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Lee set to follow in his father’s footsteps as Sole Pretender threatens to parachute him into big time

Mon, 26/07/2021 - 08:18
Talking has never made any horse prevail so you won’t hear Norman Lee getting carried away about the chances of stable star Sole Pretender in this week’s Guinness Galway Hurdle, but he certainly won’t be overawed by the company he’ll be surrounded by either.
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Adayar all class in King George

Sun, 25/07/2021 - 02:30
Adayar ended a 20-year wait for a Derby winner to go on and claim high summer’s all-age mile and a half championship, the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes, when he beat Mishriff a length and three quarters at Ascot yesterday.
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Galway Festival fortunes are vital for trainers like Ado McGuinness with smaller operations

Sun, 25/07/2021 - 02:30
Galway is bliss for Ado McGuinness, and he knows nirvana, as a trainer with access to the Lusk coastline as balm for body and mind, equine and human.
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