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Young gun Mullins in shock exit

Thu, 21/01/2021 - 03:30
David Mullins has shocked the racing world after the Grand National-winning jockey called time on his riding career at the age of just 24.
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'There's no system completely foolproof' - Walsh defends Irish racing's integrity in wake of Byrnes ban

Thu, 21/01/2021 - 03:30
Ted Walsh is adamant that horse racing is no different to any other aspect of life when it comes to rule-breakers, with the legendary trainer insisting that "there's plenty being done" to preserve Irish racing's integrity.
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Grand National-winning jockey David Mullins shocks racing world by retiring aged just 24

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 23:06
David Mullins has shocked the racing world after the Grand National-winning jockey called time on his riding career at the age of just 24.
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Major issues facing integrity of Irish racing laid bare in high-profile doping case

Wed, 20/01/2021 - 03:30
Even the dogs in the street know there are a variety of significant threats to the integrity of Irish racing. Many of them were laid bare in the high-profile case of Viking Hoard and Charles Byrnes.
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More than €100k in bets, a 'dangerously' sedated horse and a six-month ban: The full IHRB statement

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 18:17
Irish racing has been rocked after Charles Byrnes had his training licence removed for six months by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board (IHRB) after a runner saddled by the Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer was found to have been "nobbled" at Tramore in 2018.
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Irish trainer hit with six-month suspension after horse tests positive for banned substance

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 13:29
Trainer Charles Byrnes has had his licence suspended for six months by the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board after one of his horses tested positive for a banned substance.
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'Acapella' tops Mullins' eight-strong Thyestes team

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 03:30
The biggest day in Gowran Park's calendar will be a little different on Thursday week with no punters in attendance for the Goffs Thyestes Chase, but there's a familiar theme as Willie Mullins sends an eight-strong squad in search of a big-race hat-trick.
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'Every horse is like family to us' - Ronan McNally is 'Dreal Deal' for Cheltenham

Tue, 19/01/2021 - 03:30
He was surrounded by jump racing royalty in the shape of Willie Mullins, Gordon Elliott, Henry de Bromhead and Joseph O'Brien, but that didn't stop Ronan McNally proving that he is 'Dreal Deal' once again at Punchestown on Sunday.
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Eileendover keeps unbeaten record

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 03:30
Willie Mullins was out of luck in his Market Rasen raid on Saturday when Grangee (7/4) could only manage third in the Listed mares' bumper behind Pam Sly's impressive winner Eileendover (11/8 favourite).
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'Envoi' keeps unbeaten record while Dreal Deal six-timer has McNally dreaming of Cheltenham

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 03:30
Benjamin Franklin famously proclaimed that "nothing is certain except death and taxes", but victory for Envoi Allen (1/2 favourite) is another one of life's guarantees at present as Gordon Elliott's brilliant seven-year-old stretched his unbeaten streak to 12 victories.
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Tiger will have to make grade after success

Mon, 18/01/2021 - 03:30
Daly Tiger (20/1) "put a line through his last run" when roaring to success in the €75,000 Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
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Special Envoi marching on to Cheltenham after coasting to Killiney Novice Chase victory at Punchestown

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 19:00
Envoi Allen continued his unbeaten march to his third Cheltenham Festival as he posted his 11th successive rules victory in the Sky Bet Killiney Novice Chase at Punchestown.
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Special Envoi can complete weighty task

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 03:30
Let us not downplay it now, nor afterwards, if it ends in a facile triumph with no ill fortune or excuses for the vanquished.
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Flanagan times run as Daly Tiger springs surprise

Sun, 17/01/2021 - 03:30
Daly Tiger sprang a 20-1 surprise in the Dan & Joan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse. Noel Meade's eight-year-old, carrying the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, put behind him a disappointing effort on this course five weeks ago to lift the valuable prize.
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Special 'Envoi' set to pass stern test against 'Asterion'

Sat, 16/01/2021 - 03:30
If tomorrow's mouth-watering clash between Envoi Allen and Asterion Forlonge doesn't set your heart racing, a doctor's appointment is in order as a tantalising duel is in store.
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Wind-op may give improving Le Breuil boost he needs to score at Warwick

Sat, 16/01/2021 - 03:30
It's three years since it became mandatory to declare if a horse is running for the first time after a wind operation, a procedure which can involve a number of types of surgery designed to help with breathing.
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'Don't get caught out' - Irish trainers warned to have documents ready ahead of post-Brexit Cheltenham

Fri, 15/01/2021 - 20:03
Irish horses will be permitted to run in Britain, including at the prestigious Cheltenham Festival in March, without incurring substantial VAT costs as a result of Brexit provided that trainers/owners avail of a "temporary admission procedure".
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