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“It’s pretty cool to be riding in the race” says Irish Derby debutant Rachael...

National Hunt jockey Rachael Blackmore will ride King Of The Throne for Emmet Mullins in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh. It will be the Killenaule woman’s first time riding in Ireland’s Premier Classic over the mile...

Foley double makes it 19 winners from 18 meetings

Fairyhouse staged a 8-race card this afternoon where a Shane Foley double helped him move ahead of Colin Keane in the jockeys’ championship. The opening part of Foley’s brace came when Protagonist (1/1f) claimed his second success in six days...

15 declared for Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

The 2020 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at The Curragh this Saturday, June 27, will have its biggest field of runners since 1977, as 15 horses were today declared to run. 13-time winner of the Premier Classic, Aidan O’Brien, will...

Naas and Roscommon Racing Review

There was racing at both Naas and Roscommon on Wednesday, with the Kildare course staging a flat meeting, and the Western track hosting a National Hunt card. Naas Soul Search, beaten only a head by Qipco 1000 Guineas winner Love on...

Jockey Liam Treadwell dies age 34

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Grand National winning jockey Liam Treadwell has died aged 34. A gentleman on the track, as well as off it he won one the biggest races, The Grand National. In 2009 Liam won aboard Mon Mome for trainer Venetia Williams....

Lady Maura shines for Murtagh at Navan

Johnny Murtagh was offered by some shrewd observers as a trainer to follow this year and he has certainly delivered on that confidence, maintaining an astonishing run of form in the last week in particular. Lady Maura (10/3f) looks a...

Mullins banned from racing for three months

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Trainer Emmet Mullins has been banned  from racing for three months. Mullins has been fined 5,000 euro as well as been banned from any racecourse after a breach in health screening protocols at Leopardstown last week. RTE Sport state that...

One Voice wins Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes

It was a case of another day, another big Jessica Harrington winner. On Saturday, the Moone-based handler won the Group 1 Coronation Stakes with Alpine Star, today the Commonstown Stables trainer won the Leopardstown highlight, the Group 3 Irish...

Make A Challenge delivers Sole Power Sprint for Denis Hogan

On a busy day on either side of the Irish Sea for trainer Denis Hogan, Make A Challenge (11/4) gave weight all round and comfortably won the Listed Sole Power Sprint Stakes at Naas in the hands of Joe...

Jessica Harrington’s Alpine is Star of Coronation Stakes

The Jessica Harrington-trained Alpine Star (9/2) emulated her half-sister Alpha Centauri (the winner in 2018) when storming to victory in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes on the final day of Royal Ascot 2020. The three-year-old Sea The Moon filly was...

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