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Ricky Doyle guides 150/1 shot Freewheelin Dylan to stunning Irish National win for local trainer Dermot McLoughlin

Mon, 05/04/2021 - 16:46
Freewheelin Dylan caused a seismic shock with a 150-1 victory in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
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Opposites Attract can be perfect match for today's Irish Grand National

Mon, 05/04/2021 - 02:30
‘Willie Mullins is going to add the missing piece…. Burrows Saint wins the National!”
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Murphy hoping history repeats itself as he looks to ‘Enjoy’ another National upset

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 21:15
Ciarán Murphy regularly reiterates that he’s “under no illusions” about the scale of the task which Enjoy D’allen faces in today’s Irish Grand National, but he knows that there’s no such thing as a no-hoper ​in the Fairyhouse showpiece.
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Dream Easter Sunday double for Jody McGarvey at Fairyhouse

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 18:15
Jody McGarvey enjoyed a dream Easter Sunday as he completed a Grade One double aboard Janidil in the Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
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Andy Dufresne targets golden ticket for Denise Foster at Fairyhouse

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Andy Dufresne’s connections expect to find out if he is capable of mixing it at the highest level in the Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.
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Obituary: Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who has died aged 75, was one of horse racing's outstanding owner- breeders over the past 30 years. His royal blue silks with white epaulettes were a familiar sight in Britain, where he won the Epsom Derby twice among a host of other big races, and was champion owner on the flat on nine occasions between 1990 and 2020. His highly successful breeding operation extended from England to Ireland and the United States.
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The Big Dog is let off the leash for Irish Grand National

Sun, 04/04/2021 - 02:30
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‘Scarlet’ can soar under Meyler to cause Gold Cup shock

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
It's manna from heaven for jumps fans at Fairyhouse with two star-studded cards building up to Monday’s Irish Grand National and tomorrow’s fare is as appetising as any Easter egg.
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Nolan hoping for National exhibition from star novice

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
The absence of Tiger Roll sees Latest Exhibition (11-10) race off top-weight under Bryan Cooper in the Irish National on Monday as Paul Nolan’s star novice takes on the experienced campaigners.
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‘Glencadam’ the value bet for Glory in Queen'sCup

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
As a festival, I’ve always preferred Easter to Christmas; it’s less commercialised, there’s not as much pressure on everyone. Sports-wise, a big part of Easter is the Irish Grand National, which thankfully goes ahead on Monday (5.0, Fairyhouse), having been cancelled in 2020 due to Covid.
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‘Zoe’ can sparkle again en route to bigger things

Sat, 03/04/2021 - 02:30
There’s no doubting what the highlight of Cork’s three-day Easter Festival is with popular Group One winner Princess Zoe making her seasonal return as she drops back in trip for the Listed Noblesse Stakes (4.20).
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Tiger Roll is Aintree bound - but not for historic Grand National bid as connections swerve Fairyhouse

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 10:57
Tiger Roll will head to Aintree next week, but it won't be for a tilt at a third English Grand National success with owner Michael O'Leary instead opting to send the people's champion for the Betway Bowl.
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Epsom Derby secures new title sponsors

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
Whatever wins the Aintree Grand National next week, it is unlikely to be as long a shot as the Jockey Club finding a sponsor for the Derby in the current financial climate – and a non-bookmaking one at that.
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Egan’s pedigree shining bright on big stage

Fri, 02/04/2021 - 02:30
There was no champagne uncorked or late celebrations after David Egan’s finest hour in the saddle last Saturday in Meydan as he promptly gathered his bags and set off to get back on English soil.
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Grand plan remains on the cards for Tiger Roll at Fairyhouse

Thu, 01/04/2021 - 02:30
Tiger Roll heads 60 horses still in contention for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
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McNally eyeing Aintree raid with Dreal Deal

Wed, 31/03/2021 - 02:30
Dreal Deal is edging towards full fitness with trainer Ronan McNally revealing that his stable star is likely to head to Aintree despite holding Grade Two engagements at Fairyhouse this weekend.
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Legendary jockey Pat Smullen to have race named in his honour at Newmarket season-opener

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 15:21
The legendary Pat Smullen will have a race named in his honour when Newmarket hosts its first day of the new British Flat season at next month's Craven meeting.
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‘My aim is simple: become champion jockey’ – Egan

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 02:30
David Egan has his eyes set on becoming a future champion Flat jockey after the Kildare rider enjoyed another career-defining success aboard Mishriff in the lucrative Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan last weekend.
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Weld adopts patient approach as Tarnawa eyes autumn peak

Tue, 30/03/2021 - 02:30
The latter part of the year will be the prime focus for Tarnawa with Dermot Weld adopting a patient approach as the brilliant five-year-old bids to add more Group One glory after a stunning 2020.
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Mick Winters on cloud nine as ‘Chatham’ bags Limerick prize

Mon, 29/03/2021 - 02:30
It was only 10 days since he ran at Cheltenham, but Chatham Street Lad (evens favourite) looked as fresh as ever when running away with the Grade Three Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase at Limerick yesterday.
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