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Constitution Hill tops bill on day one of Aintree Grand National Festival

Wed, 12/04/2023 - 17:15
Constitution Hill tops the bill on day one of the Grand National meeting as the sport's pre-eminent star bids to put the seal on a magnificent campaign with victory in the William Hill Aintree Hurdle.
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‘They didn't think I'd pull through’ – After surviving helicopter crash, owner Dai Walters eyes Aintree win

Tue, 11/04/2023 - 12:22
When the helicopter carrying Dai Walters and Sam Thomas clipped a tree shortly after take-off in bad weather and plummeted to the ground near Denbigh last November, the chances of either man being involved in this year's Randox Grand National looked slim.
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Paul Townend lands first Irish Grand National aboard I Am Maximus at Fairyhouse

Mon, 10/04/2023 - 17:59
Paul Townend delivered a perfectly-timed ride on I Am Maximus (8/1) to land his first Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse today.
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Cromwell’s charge can make Grand National roll of honour

Mon, 10/04/2023 - 02:30
Utter chaos. If you are a fan of it, be sure and watch the 60 seconds BEFORE the Irish Grand National, when 30 horses and riders jockey for a position in the small narrow chute where the start is.
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Stumptown to deliver the goods in Irish National

Mon, 10/04/2023 - 02:30
There have been plenty of surprises in the last decade of the BoyleSports Irish Grand National (5.0) with 150/1, 50/1, 40/1, 33/1 and 20/1 (twice) winners.
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Martin Brassil has the knack he needs

Sun, 09/04/2023 - 02:30
Everything he has, he has earned, and the hard work continues for Martin Brassil, the Grand National and Irish Grand National-winning trainer with a genuine prospect of repeating those triumphs in the space of six days this week.
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Mighty Potter should get back to his best on home turf at Fairyhouse

Sat, 08/04/2023 - 02:30
The Easter Festival continues at Fairyhouse tomorrow, and the Grade One WilllowWarm Gold Cup Novice Chase (4.55) looks competitive with Mighty Potter, Appreciate It and Sir Gerhard all set to take their chances.
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Gordon Elliott’s Jazzy Matty taken to confirm Cheltenham form over Risk Belle

Sat, 08/04/2023 - 02:30
The Fairyhouse Easter Festival culminates with the Irish Grand National on Monday, but there’s a few decent betting opportunities before then including today’s Grade A RYBO Handicap Hurdle (5.05), where Jazzy Matty is a couple of ticks too high in the early betting at 5/1.
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Gordon Elliott hopes to give Davy Russell fitting send-off in Aintree Grand National

Wed, 05/04/2023 - 12:42
Gordon Elliott would love to give Davy Russell the chance of a fitting finale to his career at Aintree, with the ride on Galvin in the Randox Grand National reserved for the veteran jockey should he opt to take it.
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Jack Kennedy back riding out at Gordon Elliott’s stable with hopes of Aintree Grand National return

Wed, 05/04/2023 - 10:15
Jack Kennedy returned to riding out at Gordon Elliott’s Cullentra House yard on Wednesday, but it is still unknown whether he will be fit for action at Aintree’s Grand National Festival.
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McNamara’s National real deal

Sun, 02/04/2023 - 02:30
As well as being a Grade 1-winning trainer, Eric McNamara has pilfered many of Ireland’s major handicaps over the years, but the model required to have a real stab at the Boylesports Irish Grand National always eluded him.
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Alexandroupolis can take another Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown for mob-handed Aidan O’Brien

Sat, 01/04/2023 - 02:30
There will be plenty of Classic clues up for grabs at Leopardstown tomorrow as Aidan O’Brien unleashes another formidable team at the Foxrock track.
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Revich has outside chance to land wide-open Lincoln for Richard Spencer and Hollie Doyle

Sat, 01/04/2023 - 02:30
If studying the form and trying to put up a selection for today’s 22-runner Lincoln Handicap (3.35 Doncaster) seems like a tricky job, I must spare a thought for my predecessors in the Irish Independent back in 1948.
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Inside the mind of a genius - what makes Aidan O'Brien tick

Fri, 31/03/2023 - 10:35
ONE of the best ways to find the perfect work-life balance is to chase a job that doesn’t feel like a chore and it’s fair to say that Aidan O'Brien relishes every second he spends in Ballydoyle.
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BHA announce adjustment to new whip rules

Thu, 30/03/2023 - 16:56
Jockeys who repeatedly break the whip rules with technical offences will be referred to an independent judicial panel after five breaches, rather than three, in a change announced by the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday.
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‘I had myself convinced that I was after losing the Grand National' – Davy Russell recalls Tiger Roll's Aintree heroics

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 16:10
Davy Russell had ridden out the closing stages of the Aintree Grand National so many times in his mind.
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Aidan O’Brien hopeful Auguste Rodin could be ‘the one’

Tue, 28/03/2023 - 02:30
Aidan O’Brien will be the man to beat when the English 2,000 Guineas rolls around in early May and the Ballydoyle maestro was particularly bullish about the prospects of Auguste Rodin for the season ahead.
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Jessica Harrington hopes Lifetime Ambition can lead to Grand National victory

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 17:50
Jessica Harrington has captured many big races in both codes of racing, but the decorated handler could have found an appropriately-named horse to fill the Grand National-shaped void in her trophy cabinet.
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WATCH: Aidan O'Brien gives rare behind the scenes access to all-conquering Ballydoyle stable

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 17:18
Aidan O'Brien is widely regarded as one of the greatest trainers in the history of racing with a CV that few, if any, can rival.
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Kyprios to miss Ascot Gold Cup defence as Aidan O’Brien targets second half of season for star stayer

Mon, 27/03/2023 - 13:28
Kyprios will not defend his Ascot Gold Cup crown with Aidan O'Brien targeting a return in the autumn for his star stayer after he suffered a joint problem.
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