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Titans And Pylons Impress At Thurles

Titans And Pylons Impress At Thurles

Willie and Patrick Mullins completed a short price double at Thurles when point-to-point graduate Pylonthepressure took the closing Curaheen (Pro/Am) Flat Race with consummate ease. Earlier on the mark with Lyrical Theatre, Pylonthepressure was expected to make it two for Closutton, going off a 2/5 chance, with the form of his ‘point’ win, for Donnchadh […]

Visual Round Up – Un De Sceaux

Un De Sceaux made amends for his mishap at Thurles by winning the Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Beginners Chase impressively at Fairyhouse.

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Visual Round Up – Navan Novice Hurdle

This race has been won by Boston Bob, Pont Alexandre and Mikael D’Haguenet in recent years. No More Heroes appears to be another potentially top-class recruit to hurdling and is the current favourite for the Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham.

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Visual Round Up – Drinmore Novices Chase

Sent off the 7-2 second favourite, Valseur Lido was completing a Grade 1 double for Bryan Cooper and owners Gigginstown Stud, having been successful with Lieutenant Colonel earlier. This was also a treble on the card for trainer Willie Mullins who had scored with Kalkir and Nichols Canyon. Valseur Lido was one of four in […]

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Visual Round Up – Hattons Grace Hurdle

It was a first Grade 1 winner for Sandra Hughes, daughter of the great Irish jockey and trainer Dessie Hughes, who died aged 71 earlier this month. Lieutenant Colonel was installed by Paddy Power a 25-1 chance for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, scene of so many of Dessie Hughes’ triumphs. In […]

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Visual Weekend Round Up – Royal Bond

IRELAND’S champion trainer Willie Mullins won the Royal Bond with Nichols Canyon  but the race was marred by the death of stablemate Allez Colombieres. Nicholas Canyon travelled comfortably before moving up to a share of the lead two out and powered home to make it two-from-two on the card for Mullins. “He did it nicely,” said […]

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Walsh – ‘He’s A Brilliant Horse’

From Racing Post VAUTOUR oozed class as he made a perfect start to life over fences, jumping well as he cruised to a wide-margin victory under Ruby Walsh at Navan. The Supreme Novices’ winner faced a big field on his first chase start but was sent off just 2-11 favourite and turned in a performance […]

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Florida Pearl

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Florida Pearl

Florida Pearl made his debut when winning a 4YO Maiden at Lismore in March 1996. He did not reappear then until December of that year, where he followed up by winning a National Hunt Flat Race at Leopardstown. He was then stepped straight up to Grade 1 class, for the 1997 Cheltenham Festival, where he […]

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Fenton Banned For Three Years

From Racing Post TRAINER Philip Fenton, last month convicted of possessing anabolic steroids and other banned substances, was on Saturday disqualified for three years by the Turf Club. Fenton, the first trainer in Ireland to be convicted of possessing anabolic steroids, had already been fined €6,000 and ordered to pay €4,200 in costs at Carrick-on-Suir […]

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The Shortlister At Thurles

12.25 Sonny B Chute Hall Aerlite Supreme 12.55 Hidden Cyclone Foildubh 1.25 Bosman Rule Marvellous Moment 2.0 Kymin’s Way Shuilamach Dark Victory 2.30  Seamus Mor Notification Deano 3.05 Western Promise Pocketfullapennies Pairc Na Leasa 3.35 High In The Clouds          

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The Shortlister At Fairyhouse

12.35  Aklan Time For A Pint You Must Know Me 1.05 Blue Bicycle Outlander Cinder Rua 1.35 Shaneshill Wrath Of Titans Keppols Queen 2.05 Misty Lady Duty Dance Mosman Park 2.35 Tipped Up Harry Molly’s Affair Forjoethepainter 3.05 Bold Conquest Triplets Joy Knock Beauty 3.35 Toushan Aengus Arkwrisht  

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The Shortlister At Wexford

12.45  Aminabad Domesday Book 1.15 Measureofmydreams I Knew Well 1.45 Norah Star On My Own                             2.15 Hell Cat Maggie Mrs Mac Veale 2.45 Down Ace Vroum Vroum Mag 3.15 Lash It On Banana Flambe 3.45 Boxer Georg

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Tributes To Dessie Hughes

DESSIE HUGHES, who scaled the heights of jump racing as a jockey and trainer, has died at the age of 71. Hughes rode Monksfield to win the Champion Hurdle in 1979 and also captured the race as a trainer when saddling Hardy Eustace to victory in 2004 and 2005. He is survived by his wife […]

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ATR’s Tony Ennis Has Three For Cheltenham

Cheltenham ‘Insiders’ Insight Pack Tony McCormick 35 years in the racing game and EIGHT-YEAR-TRENDS expert Recently Tony has shortlisted Cesarewitch winner BIG EASY, Melbourne Cup winner PROTECTIONIST and 2nd (20/1), 3rd (14/1) and 4th (25/1) in the November Handicap. Martin Pennington Martin’s knowledge of the Point-To-Point game on both sides of the Irish Sea is […]

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Rich Ricci

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Rich Ricci

From racingpost.com LEADING owner Rich Ricci took time out during a rare visit to Lingfield to point punters in the direction of two youngsters who could go right to the top in novice hurdles. Explaining his presence at a run-of-the-mill meeting at which he had no runners, Ricci, who lives in Kent but races mainly […]

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Four-horse gamble landed with links to Barney Curley

Thursday, 23 Jan 2014 The victories of four horses with links to legendary gambler and former trainer Barney Curley has generated significant interest on an otherwise mundane day of racing in Britain. The bookmaking industry had been on red-alert from early morning after latching on to the well-backed quartet, all of which were returning from […]

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Naas Preview

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Naas Preview

The Fishery Lane Hurdle for four year olds tops the bill at Naas this coming Saturday and here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on that and the rest of the action in Kildare.   12:25 Leap Dearg made a promising handicap debut for Robert Tyner when finishing second behind Fiery Oscar over today’s two mile trip […]

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Thurles Preview

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Thurles Preview

Thurles are set to play host to a seven race card this Thursday which looks set to be run on unseasonably quick good ground.  Here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on the racing:   12:55 The Doorman has been entered up a lot in recent weeks and makes an eagerly anticipated chasing debut in this opening […]

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Down Royal Preview

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Down Royal Preview

The JNWine.com Champion Chase takes centre stage at Down Royal this Saturday and here are Martin Pennington’s thoughts on that and the rest of the card at Down Royal:   12:45 Bay Hill improved from his debut outing at Roscommon in August when staying on strongly to lead late jumping the last on his second […]

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Willie Mullins Interview

Willie gave an interview to Gary O’Brien of At The Races Interview date: 24th October 2014

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