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Irish raiders to be affected by Australian calendar switch

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Irish raiders have had plenty of success in Melbourne during the famous Spring Carnival in recent years, but this year’s crop of runners will have a disrupted calendar to contend with after changes made to the Australian programme. Aidan O’Brien’s...

“I had a huge amount of confidence in Serpentine” admits Emmet McNamara

Limerick’s Emmet McNamara was one of seven first-time jockeys in Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom, and became just the third first-time jockey to win the 1m 4f Group 1 this century when guiding 25/1 shot Serpentine to success. The three-year-old...

“You just hope and do your best and try to get a good result”

Aidan O’Brien created history on Saturday by becoming the most successful trainer in the history in the Investec Derby as Serpentine gave the master of Ballydoyle an eighth win in Britain’s premier Classic. With Ballydoyle often criticised when their perceived...

Séamie Heffernan banned for 22 days by Chantilly stewards

Ballydoyle-based jockey Séamie Heffernan was suspended for 22 days by Chantilly stewards this afternoon after exceeding the permitted number of strokes with the whip in the Prix du Jockey Club. Heffernan hit the seventh-placed Order Of Australia 11 times during...

Fancy Blue lands Prix de Diane for Donnacha O’Brien

Fancy Blue (13/2) led home an Irish 1-2-3 in the Group 1 Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly, giving Donnacha O'Brien his first Classic, and Ireland a first victory in the race since Séamus McGrath's Sweet Mimosa 50 years...

Ghaiyyath defeats Enable in Coral-Eclipse at Sandown

A top-quality field for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown saw Ghaiyyath (9/4) take the spoils for trainer Charlie Appleby and jockey William Buick at the expense of Enable (1/1f). Ghaiyyath, who was dropping back in distance after setting a new...

Video of 25/1 shot Serpentine winning 2020 English Derby

Video of Serpentine and jockey Emmet McNamara pulling off a big upset in the 2020 English Derby at Epsom, as the Curragh maiden winner of seven days ago made all to win Britain’s premier Classic. The 25-1 shot took an...

Aidan O’Brien wins another Epsom Derby

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Wexford man Aidan O'Brien made history on Saturday with another win in the Epsom Derby. The Ballydoyle based trainer won with Serpentine who backed up the win in a maiden at Curragh. Serpentine was a complete outsider, at least by...

Love is 9 length winner of Investec Oaks

Love completed the 1000 Guineas-Oaks double as the daughter of Galileo ran out a highly impressive nine-length winner  of this afternoon’s Investec Oaks at Epsom, in a new race record time of 2.34.06. The win gave trainer Aidan O'Brien his...

John Quinn trains his 1,000th career winner

Irish-born trainer John Quinn registered his 1,000th (Flat and Jump) career winner as 6/5 favourite Safe Voyage came home a length and a half clear of Vale Kent in the Listed Investec Surrey Stakes at Epsom. The seven-year-old Fast Company...

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