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Trainer Trends: The Arkle

Trainer Trends: The Arkle

Edward O’Grady, Jessica Harrington and Henry de Bromhead have all added their names to the Arkle trophy in the last twenty years, with the master of them all missing. Trainer Willie Mullins has sent out Scotsirish (7th), Golden Silver (14th), Quiscover Fontaine (6th), Sportsline (11th), Blackstairmountain (5th of six), Arvika Ligeonniere (PU) and, last season, […]

Shortlister @Navan

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Shortlister @Navan

1.45 Horse With No Name Mike McCann Cisro 2.15 Dedigout Zaidpour 2.50 Gold Patrol Face Value 3.20 Gilgamboa 3.55 Apache Jack Very Wood 4.25 Blackandamber Vic Daves Stamper 5.00 Thatshowhedidit    

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Shortlister @Gowran Park

1.40 Upazo Toubaloo Big Kern 2.10 Bright New Dawn 2.45 Toon River Archie Meade Letter Of Credit 3.20 Kitten Rock 3.55 Zafayan Asknotwhat Bourbon Prince 4.25 Followmeuptocarlow Roll It Out Horendous Hulabaloo 4.55 Who Told Jan Kate Appleby Shoes Shady Rondo    

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Irish Champion Hurdle
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Shortlister @Leopardstown

1.10 Uncle Danny Aza Run (EW) Kilclispeen (EW) 1.40 Gilgamboa 2.10 Golden Ticket Sitcom (EW) Paddy O’Dee (EW) 2.45 Hurricane Fly 3.15 No More Heroes Killultagh Vic (EW) 3.50 Bishops Road Kilcrea  

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Shortlister @Fairyhouse

1.10 Sixteen Again – Aunt Nora – Arise And Go Now 1.40 Altiepix – Clounts Meadows 2.15 Misty Lady – Thepartysover 2.45 Bloomsday – Zipporah – Joshella – Duty Dancer 3.15 Balbir Du Mathan (NB) – Thunder And Roses 3.45 Harangue (Nap) – Araglen Lad 4.15 Hello Sweetie – Ten Times Better – Kate Appleby […]

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Katie T Winning The Boylesports Hurdle

1st 12 Katie T (IRE) K Prendergast 6 10-9 B S Hughes 12/1 Mid-division, good headway into 4th travelling well 2 out, ridden to lead approaching last, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on well 2nd 3 19 Modem Mrs J Harrington 5 10-3 R M Power 20/1 Mid-division on inner, headway 3 out, improved […]

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Sprinter Sacre Return – Henderson/Geraghty

Nicky Henderson speaks to Matt Chapman following Sprinter Sacre’s comeback. Barry Geraghty reflects on Sprinter Sacre’s return

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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 […]

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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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