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Horse racing in Ireland to continue during Coronavirus

Good news for the horse racing industry with meetings set to continue behind closed doors. Since last Friday, five racemeetings in Ireland have been held behind closed doors with access to the racecourse limited to a number of key personnel...

2020 Grand National meeting cancelled

There will be no Grand National in 2020 as officials have cancelled it due to the coronavirus. Following the Government's new public health guidance regarding avoiding social contact and stopping non-essential travel, and its statement that emergency services are withdrawn...
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Updated leading Jockey, Owner and Trainer at Cheltenham 2020

  The Festival™ presented by Bulmers 2020 Racenews Racecourse Service Fourth Day, Cheltenham, Friday, 13 March   Willie Mullins lands Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award Willie Mullins was crowned the Irish Independent Leading Trainer Award for the seventh time at The Festival™ presented...

Business as usual for Cheltenham – Racing goes ahead

The news broke last night that the British minister of Heath had contracted the Coronavirus, so there were nerves over Cheltenham but racing goes ahead as normal. Ian Renton, Regional Director Cheltenham and the South West, Jockey Club Racecourses, issued...
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Entries list of possible runners in the 2020 Epsom Derby

In the list of possible runners for the 2020 Epsom Derby, Aidan O'Brien has 47 of the remaining total of 139 horses set for the Epsom Downs on Saturday, June 6. There is a total of 63 Irish entries. Aidan...
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Video – From The Horse’s Mouth – Henry De Bromhead on his Cheltenham runners

Henry De Bromhead chat about his main runners at the Cheltenham Festival this year. Paddy Power & Tom went over to have a chat with him about some of the stars getting ready for the boat. Tuesday, 10 March...
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One Last Bit of Magic from “The Machine” Can Light Up Cheltenham

“What. A. Horse. Faugheen.” Was the emphatic reaction from the Racing TV Twitter account after Willie Mullins’ 12yo won the Grade 1 Flogas Chase at the Dublin Festival last month. In truth, everyone connected to racing knows what a...

List and preview of Willie Mullins Cheltenham Runners 2020

We have a review and compiled a list of all Willie Mullins runners at the 2020 Cheltenham Horse racing festival. Mullins believes Al Boum Photo's light campaign is a positive as he gears up to defend his G1 Bulmers Cheltenham...
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Handicaps entries for the Cheltenham Festival 2020

The list of entries for the ten handicap races at the 2020 Cheltenham Festival has been announced. The 10 handicaps at the four-day extravaganza, which takes place from Tuesday, 10 March through to Thursday, 13 March inclusive. Tuesday, 10 March plays...
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Cheltenham Gold Cup Preview 2020

The scene is set for a wide-open Cheltenham Gold Cup this year with Al Boum Photo bidding to retain his crown. No horse has managed to do so since Best Mate completed his hat-trick of wins from 2002 to...

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Nordic Darts Masters pushed back to October

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