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Emmet Mullins is due change of luck and his Merlin Giant still has room to improve in handicaps

Tue, 25/04/2023 - 01:00
With just three winners from 35 runners, Emmet Mullins has had a relatively tough time in 2023 compared to other years – although, if you ask me, his poor run of form can be mostly put down to bad luck.
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Energumene set to soar with all-conquering Willie Mullins primed to clean up on opening day

Tue, 25/04/2023 - 01:00
Be it bread and butter, Bonnie and Clyde or Mills and Boon, certain things are synonymous with one another and that is definitely the way to view Willie Mullins’ relationship with the Punchestown Festival.
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Patrick Mullins: Facile Vega can finish season on a high following disappointment of Cheltenham

Mon, 24/04/2023 - 22:05
So, this is the beginning of the end of the season. Come Sunday morning, everyone will be back to zero and then we start again on Monday. But there’s plenty to do before the meter is reset.
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Australian jockey Dean Holland (34) dies after fall in Victoria

Mon, 24/04/2023 - 10:17
Australian jockey Dean Holland has died as a result of injuries sustained after falling during a race at the Donald Racecourse in Victoria today Racing Victoria said.
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Punchestown set for exhibition of Irish racing class

Sun, 23/04/2023 - 02:30
Willie Mullins has been the dominant figure in National Hunt racing circles for some time and that has been accentuated at the Punchestown Festival when the depth of his squad becomes even more significant.
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Kitty's Light beats Cooper's Cross to win thrilling Scottish Grand National

Sat, 22/04/2023 - 16:52
Wales beat Scotland in the Coral Scottish Grand National with last year's runner-up Kitty's Light getting the better of Cooper's Cross in a thrilling encounter.
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Scottish National trip should suit Famous Bridge

Sat, 22/04/2023 - 02:30
Hunter S. Thompson once wrote: “One thing I have learned in my painful career as a gambler, is that bragging when you get lucky and win a few games will plunge you into gloom and unacceptable beatings very soon. It happens every time.”
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Aidan O’Brien on a fact-finding mission at Navan, with Emily Dickinson looking a good fit

Sat, 22/04/2023 - 02:30
The absence of staying king Kyprios until the second half of this season due to injury leaves Aidan O’Brien in a bit of a quandary, so he is on a fact-finding mission at Navan today to source a suitable replacement.
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‘Apartheid, Irish style’ – bookie left out in rain at Mallow Racecourse told he was ‘mistaken’ in discrimination claim

Wed, 19/04/2023 - 17:09
A racecourse bookmaker who claimed that being barred from taking bets indoors in wet weather was “apartheid, Irish style” has been told he is “mistaken” in a discrimination claim against a racecourse trade body.
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‘It’s a big fright, I just got on with it’ – Trainer Jessica Harrington on cancer diagnosis

Wed, 19/04/2023 - 14:58
Jessica Harrington is remaining positive in the face of adversity as she continues to receive treatment for breast cancer.
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Hip operation won't halt Willie Mullins’ gallop as he hails Paul Townend ahead of Punchestown Festival

Wed, 19/04/2023 - 11:35
Filling the shoes of legendary jockey Ruby Walsh was never going to be an easy task, but Paul Townend has done so with aplomb and has earned the highest of praise from his boss Willie Mullins.
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‘They were only there to get themselves on telly’ – Owner hits out at protesters at Grand National

Mon, 17/04/2023 - 18:12
The trainer of a horse that died in Saturday's Grand National has blamed animal rights activists and accused them of disrupting the race for publicity purposes.
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Protesters have no place on the racecourse – I know the chaos that can follow

Mon, 17/04/2023 - 02:30
Saturday’s Grand National was run 30 years after the race was declared void for the one and only time during its history; an unhappy anniversary as it turns out.
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‘They are attention seekers’ – AP McCoy blasts protestors as 118 people are arrested over Grand National chaos

Sun, 16/04/2023 - 10:24
Police arrested 118 people at Aintree Racecourse as large numbers of protesters attempted to gain entry to the track – delaying the start of the flagship Grand National.
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Corach Rambler wins delayed Grand National as protestors invade Aintree racetrack

Sat, 15/04/2023 - 17:21
Corach Rambler gave trainer Lucinda Russell a second victory in the Randox Grand National at Aintree.
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Aintree Grand National: Every horse ranked in your betting guide and everything you need to know

Sat, 15/04/2023 - 09:20
THE Aintree Grand National - the world's most famous steeplechase. Forty runners. Thirty fences over a gruelling four-and-a-quarter miles.
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Mr Incredible is ready to show his superpowers at Aintree

Sat, 15/04/2023 - 02:30
The Grand National is a bit like Rome. We don’t love it because it is great, it is great because we love it.
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Aintree Grand National preview: Corach Rambler can claim glory for Lucinda Russell

Fri, 14/04/2023 - 18:28
The Grand National (5.15 Aintree, Saturday) is the race that attracts the most each-way bets all year, so before looking at this year’s renewal, let me briefly mention one of last week’s selections, Giulietta, which I tipped each-way in a novice hurdle at Newton Abbot.
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Rachael Blackmore steers Inthepocket to first Grade One success in Top Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree

Fri, 14/04/2023 - 16:34
Rachael Blackmore steered Inthepocket to a first Grade One success in the Poundland Top Novices' Hurdle at Aintree.
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Constitution Hill in cruise control once again to claim Aintree Hurdle

Thu, 13/04/2023 - 16:45
Constitution Hill put the seal on a flawless campaign with a dominant performance in the William Hill Aintree Hurdle.
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