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Ben Aitken On The Jersey Stakes

Badly Drawn Horse: Who to follow from the 2013 Jersey Stakes… 2.30 Ascot (19-06-13) – JERSEY STAKES (GROUP 3) 7f (21 ran) Whether you won a packet or did your nuts in at last week’s Royal Ascot meeting it is still well worth reviewing a number of the races in search of future winners and […]

It’s Straight I Will Repair

Curragh Eye Catchers By Cathryn Fry In all the time that I have spent in both County Kildare and County Tipperary, there was always a grand debate about where exactly out of the two was the official home of racing in Ireland. Before my time in Tipperary I always said Kildare and then had a […]

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BAU at Leopardstown

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BAU at Leopardstown

By Stephen Dwyer There is a colloquial term within large corporations which refers to everything running within normal parameters. BAU, or Business As Usual might be one of those “Americanisms”  that has slipped into our vocabulary but it perfectly describes events in the Irish Champion Hurdle last Sunday. It was BAU for Hurricane Fly as […]

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10 CC – Ten Quotes From Connection’s Over The Last Week

In our new Tuesday feature, we look back at the key races in Ireland over the last seven days and dig out ten connections’ comments……. Sunday 3rd February – Punchestown Born In Fire wasn´t a bad pointer but he ran deplorably at Naas and we still can´t figure out why. He´ll make a good jumper on […]

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Dundalk Review – Wednesday 12th December

A Wednesday night meeting at Dundalk, with the usual craic, the odd big priced winner and a couple of more horses for our Dundalk Notebook….   5.30 3yo+ 6f Handicap 2 1/2L separated the first NINE home here, with, Copper Dock winning a little cheekily under a fine ride by Ben Curtis. Runner up Mea Parvitas was […]

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Dundalk Review Friday 1st December

Competitive 8 race card on Friday at Dundalk, with a very selective list of notebook horses this week.          2yo 6f Maiden 15/8f Rapid Approach was headed inside the final furlong by the Tommy Stack trained Your Pal Tal. The Dark Angel colt was having his third outing at Dundalk following two disappointing […]

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Fairyhouse Premier Jumping Weekend

A fabulous weekend of  jumping took place at Fairyhouse this weekend, with plenty going into the Cheltenham notebook.     Saturday 2m1f Handicap Chase (Grade B) It’s quite apparent that the handicapper hasn’t got to grips with Lead Kindly Light, held up early on the Beneficial mare always, in my opinion, had Far Away So Closes’ number […]

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Dundalk Review Friday 30th November

Another 8 Race Card from a very cold Dundalk with six notebook horses. 6f Handicap The Refuse To Bend gelding Rigid Rock was winning his first race at the track in 12 attempts,  tracking the leaders in the early part of the race, was driven out in the home straight, taking up the running just a […]

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Irish Racing Notes: Dundalk, 2nd November

  Dundalk – Friday, November 2nd   5f 2yo Maiden Scrapper Blackwell had no problem with this drop in trip though this sort of race by its nature takes little winning; head was a little high though he was entered in a Gr1 earlier in the year. In Salutem was another that handled the drop […]

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Irish Racing Notes: Leopardstown 27th Oct

  Leopardstown – Saturday, October 27th   7f 2yo Maiden The pace looked decent enough here though One True Love was keen; her HC was wonky coming off the turn (showed same on second start) and may not be one to trust. Rasmeyaa clearly impressive, travelled very nicely and was a very expensive buy at […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Dundalk – Friday, October 12th

Friday Night Lights? Surely not the hit Sky Atlantic series about US college football? Of course not, it was the latest instalment of Dundalk’s evening race calendar and Tony Keenan was there for us once again making notes of the eyecatchers and also those that disappointed at… …Dundalk – Friday, October 12th 7f 2yo Maiden […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Dundalk – Friday, October 5th

Tony Keenan’s latest port of call for his Irish Flat Racing Notes series was a Friday night meeting at Dundalk. It was typical Dundalk fayre with the usual smattering of the good, the bad and the downright ugly (the penultimate race in particular!) Here’s Tony’s appraisal of the action from… …Dundalk – Friday, October 5th […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: The Curragh, September 30th 2012

Tony Keenan’s tour of the Flat racing scene took him to The Curragh last week, where the feature race, the Group 2 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes was won quite easily by Battle of Marengo for the all-conquering Ballydoyle yard. Here’s Tony’s report from… …The Curragh – Sunday, September 30th 2012 7f 2yo Maiden Hanky Panky travelled […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Dundalk – Friday, September 28th

  Dundalk – Friday, September 28th 5f Nursery All Ablaze is one with loads of toe, a real 5f type at this stage of his career and one that will prove best over an easy 5f; travelled very smoothly on the lead and looked much the best in here and won’t be getting much of […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: The Curragh – Saturday, September 15th

This year’s renewal of the Irish St Leger, won by Royal Diamond wasn’t a particularly good one, according to our man Tony Keenan. Here are his thoughts on the whole of the St Leger card from… …The Curragh – Saturday, September 15th 1m 2yo Maiden Got the impression they went hard up front here or […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Leopardstown, September 8th

Snow Fairy won a thrilling renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown last week and our man Tony Keenan was there to take in all the action. Here’s Tony’s report of the day’s proceedings and the horses who caught his eye for a variety of reasons (good & bad!) at… …Leopardstown – Saturday, September […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Dundalk, September 2nd

Tony Keenan spent a leisurely Sunday afternoon at Dundalk for us last week and the racing proved to be a bit of a mixed bag, as you’ll see from his review of the action from… …Dundalk – Sunday, September 2nd 5f Handicap Interesting race; Timeless Call, loads of pace, essentially outclassing this lot, would look […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: The Curragh, August 25th

The ground was very soft for this year’s Irish Cambridgeshire race: in fact, it was quite heavy in places. Tony Keenan was there at The Curragh for us that day and he saw Punch Your Weight score an impressive, if somewhat unexpected victory in the main event. Here are Tony’s thoughts on that race and […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Dundalk, August 19th

Tony Keenan’s latest racing review stems from a Sunday afternoon at the all-weather track at Dundalk. It was, as always, a bit of a mixed bag, but there was still enough on show for Tony to add a few more names to his notebook. There was also enough room in that book for him to […]

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Irish Flat Racing Notes: Leopardstown, August 16th

For the latest in his series of racing reviews, Tony Keenan took himself off to Leopardstown last Thursday, where Duntle landed the main prize of the evening: the Group 3 Desmond Stakes. Tony wasn’t all that impressed by the victory in honesty, but he has marked our cards with those he did like the look […]

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