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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...

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...

Strong Aidan O’Brien links to the Epsom Derby

When looking through the record books of the Investec Derby at Epsom, Aidan O’Brien and his family feature prominently. Aidan O’Brien is the joint most successful trainer in the history of the race with seven wins. He has six chances...

O’Brien to run six in English Derby

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Aidan O'Brien has a strong hand of six horses that will run in the Investec English Derby on Saturday at Epsom. The race will see 16 horses for the right to win one of biggest races in flat racing. Ed...

The Investec Derby, Donn McClean Makes an Assessment

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As Donn McClean prepares for the Investec Derby, he makes a critical assessment of the Irish team and is looking outside the six members from Ballydoyle to find a good selection. Blackbook.com.au reports on his progress.   Any conversation about the...

Treble for Wayne Lordan at The Curragh

Wayne Lordan has been the jockey to follow for the opening two days of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby meeting at The Curragh, with the Cork rider making it six wins with doubles on both Friday and Saturday. Lordan...

Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby Reaction

Séamie Heffernan, who won his fourth Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby with the victory of Santiago on Saturday evening, was full of praise for the recent Queen’s Vase winner, stating: "He's a tough horse - a mile and six (in...

Santiago wins Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

Santiago (2/1f) provided trainer Aidan O’Brien with an incredible 14th win in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby on Saturday evening at The Curragh. The recent winner of the Queen’s Vase at Royal Ascot won Ireland’s Premier Classic by a...

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