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John ‘Shark’ Hanlon hunting glory again after winning fight to stay in the training game

Wed, 18/01/2023 - 03:30
The odds are probably in favour of a trainer who fondly goes by the name of ‘Shark’ having plenty of yarns to tell, and John Hanlon certainly doesn’t disappoint as he attempts to pull off more audacious feats over the coming months.
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Davy Russell claims first win since racing return with Sa Fureur at Punchestown

Sun, 15/01/2023 - 15:20
Sa Fureur provided Davy Russell with his first winner since returning from a short-lived retirement to deputise for the injured Jack Kennedy.
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Davy Russell’s farewell tour commences at Fairyhouse but Willie Mullins can top the bill

Sat, 14/01/2023 - 03:30
There was no chance for a farewell tour when Davy Russell immediately called time on his glittering career at Thurles before Christmas, but punters will now get a chance to give him a proper send-off.
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Trust Paul Nicholls to have Pic D’Orhy fully primed for Kempton glory

Sat, 14/01/2023 - 03:30
While most trainers will obviously target Cheltenham if they have a horse with talent, at times I feel some of the bigger races before March are not given the respect they deserve, with so much focus on the Festival.
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'It's worth doing if you are Davy' - Barry Geraghty 'not surprised' at Russell's return

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 18:50
Davy Russell has the opportunity to find closure after coming out of retirement that lasted barely a month.
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Gordon Elliott-trained Conflated going straight to Cheltenham Gold Cup

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 13:48
Conflated is likely to head straight to the Cheltenham Gold Cup where he will be given the chance to become Gigginstown House Stud's third winner of the blue riband.
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‘There is no money in training horses,’ says Emmet Mullins

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 03:30
It may look like Emmet Mullins is taking racing by storm after landing the Randox Aintree Grand National last year with Noble Yeats, as well as a host of other high-profile winners, but he has no hesitation in saying that “there’s no money in training horses”.
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Emmet Mullins keeps his cards close to his chest in pursuit of big pots

Thu, 12/01/2023 - 03:30
Words like shrewd, economical and smart are thrown out as characteristics of Cheltenham Gold Cup contender Noble Yeats, but Emmet Mullins could just as easily be describing his own attributes.
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Davy Russell to make sensational retirement U-turn to help out old ally Gordon Elliott in the wake of Jack Kennedy’s injury

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 22:26
DAVY RUSSELL will make a sensational return to the saddle with immediate effect, less than a month since calling time on his glittering racing career.
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Emmet Mullins eyeing more history as Aintree Grand National winner Noble Yeats bids for Cheltenham Gold Cup success

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 17:24
Emmet Mullins has already taken the training world by storm and the Carlow trainer is now eyeing a tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Noble Yeats a genuine contender for the showpiece event at the Cotswolds.
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‘We are potentially looking at Leopardstown, but nothing has been set in stone' – Joseph O’Brien plots Comfort Zone route for Cheltenham

Wed, 11/01/2023 - 11:40
Finale Juvenile Hurdle hero Comfort Zone will have one more run before a possible tilt at the Triumph Hurdle, trainer Joseph O'Brien has revealed.
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Injuries will rob racing of generational talent if Jack Kennedy’s rotten luck continues

Tue, 10/01/2023 - 03:30
It’s almost like things were going too well for Jack Kennedy. He was enjoying a clean bill of health, making up for lost time as he excelled in the saddle with a 36th Grade One success over Christmas and then – bang.
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Fractured leg leaves Jack Kennedy in race to be fit for Cheltenham

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 11:43
Jack Kennedy looks set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines following confirmation he suffered a fractured leg in a fall at Naas on Sunday.
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Jack Kennedy a Cheltenham doubt after suffering Naas leg injury

Mon, 09/01/2023 - 03:30
Gordon Elliott fears stable jockey Jack Kennedy will be out of action for the “foreseeable future”, putting a major question mark over his availability for March’s Cheltenham Festival, after suffering a serious-looking leg injury in a fall at Naas.
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Irish Point will relish Naas trip in reliable guide to future success

Sun, 08/01/2023 - 03:30
What a race the Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle has been over the years and we have a mouth-watering renewal again this afternoon.
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Fehily flying as syndicate lands Sandown double

Sun, 08/01/2023 - 03:30
Though he has ridden Queen Mother Champion Chase and Champion Hurdle winners in a stellar career, Noel Fehily has seldom had too many better moments than he had at Sandown yesterday.
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Past 12 months were a very mixed bag but Authorised Speed has the pace to land the Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown

Sat, 07/01/2023 - 03:30
As this is my first column of 2023, let me wish all readers a happy and prosperous new year.
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Naas preview: Go ‘West’ with Willie Mullins in first Irish Grade One of the year

Sat, 07/01/2023 - 03:30
The opening Grade One of the Irish racing calendar is always a fascinating affair with plenty of clues for the spring festivals up for grabs and tomorrow’s Lawlor’s Of Naas Novice Hurdle (2.20) is no different.
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‘Common sense has prevailed’ – Ryan Moore satisfied by BHA’s revision of whip rules

Wed, 04/01/2023 - 21:28
Ryan Moore has welcomed the British Horseracing Authority's decision to allow jockeys to continue using the whip in the forehand position under new riding rules.
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Any Second Now on course for third crack at Grand National

Wed, 04/01/2023 - 03:30
Ted Walsh believes Any Second Now will need plenty of luck to go one better than last year and win the Grand National.
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