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Visual Round Up – Drinmore Novices Chase

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 […]

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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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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Rebel Fitz Wins Istabraq Hurdle

From irishracing.com He may not have always been super slick at his flights but that couldn’t detract from another quality performance from Rebel Fitz as he landed odds of 30/100 under Barry Geraghty in the Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle at Tipperary.Mick Winters’ star chased second favourite Darwins Fox through this two miler and he took […]

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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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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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What we learnt from the weekend racing…

By Hayley O’Connor, Ladbrokes.com It was an eventful weekend that has thrown up some key pointers for the season ahead and our antepost markets were very lively. Following Sunday’s card at Navan, Big Zeb now heads our betting for the Champion Chase following his win in the Fortria Chase. There were some doubts around the […]

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Roscommon Triumph for Louth and Meath

The Bet On-Course with Tote Maiden Hurdle at Roscommon was a reason for festivity for the 3-member Summerwine Syndicate, from Ardee and Dundalk, with the outstanding success of their Waterloo Chateau. Pacing the track prior to the race some of the consortium showed their enthusiasm as Paul Carberry’s mount conquered lurching to the left in […]

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It’s always a difficult time of year to be a punter, as the last hurrah’s of the jumping season dovetail with the first flushes of the incumbent flat campaign. And so it proved for punters this weekend at the respective jump and flat cards at Limerick and the Curragh. Limerick’s feature was the Hugh McMahon […]

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THE FAMINE IS OVER! After what seemed like an eternity, racing resumed in Ireland on Sunday last, after the cold snap, with Fairyhouse and Thurles hosting interesting cards. Thurles also raced on Monday.  Odds on punters got their fingers well and truly burned with no less than SIX odds-on shots getting turned over during the […]

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The Christmas Racing programme in the Emerald Isle produced plenty of talking points and despite a few curve balls from the Arctic weather, the majority of The Festive racing thankfully remained un-affected. ST STEPHEN’S DAY – DEC 26th LEOPARDSTOWN A massive crowd made their way to the Foxrock venue to burn off the Yuletide excesses, […]

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