Pat Keane - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

PAT KEANE: I continue to despair over stewards’ enquiries

We give out about stewards in Ireland on occasions but, do you know what, they are geniuses when compared to those in some other countries.

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PAT KEANE: Gleneagles acid test of Golden Horn’s lofty reputation

If the clash between Golden Horn and Gleneagles goes ahead at York in the Juddmonte International Stakes next Wednesday it will surely be compulsive viewing, even for those who only have a passing interest in Flat racing.

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PAT KEANE: Galway top trainer points system a farce

Even Dermot Weld, at least privately, must have found it highly amusing.

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PAT KEANE: Galway Plate aftermath was a couple of minutes of TV gold

It was, at least from a racing point of view, a magnificent couple of minutes of television. It happened on RTÉ on Wednesday, in the aftermath of Jonathan Burke guiding Shanahan’s Turn to a memorable success in the Galway Plate.

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PAT KEANE: Figaro looks up to the task in Bumper at Galway on Monday

It will be mildly surprising should Dermot Weld totally dominate Galway next week in the way he has done many times in the past.

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PAT KEANE: Rely on Dermot Weld to have Silver Concorde flying at Galway

Easily the most interesting horse to turn up over the four days at Killarney this week was Dermot Weld’s Silver Concorde.

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PAT KEANE: Fox and Kennedy on steep upwards climb

Two jockeys who have caught the eye for a while now are Ger Fox and Jack Kennedy.

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PAT KEANE: Trainers running horses back too quickly after Royal Ascot

What have Dermot Weld, Jim Bolger and Aidan O’Brien in common, besides the fact they are three of the best trainers in the world?

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PAT KEANE: With Aidan O’Brien just about anything is possible

Recently, in the Racing Post, Tom Segal described Aidan O’Brien as "the best flat trainer in my lifetime.’’

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PAT KEANE: Sky’s the limit now as Free Eagle takes flight

You’d imagine that just about anything is now possible as far as Dermot Weld’s Free Eagle is concerned for the rest of the season.

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PAT KEANE: Joseph O’Brien really is a chip off the old block

Watching Joseph O’Brien in action at Roscommon on Monday night indicated that the young man is in a real good place at the moment.

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Hans Holbein ridden by Ryan Moore wins The MBNA Chester Vase, during the Boodles Ladies Day of the Boodles May Festival at Chester Racecourse.

PAT KEANE: Take a chance on Hans in a non-vintage renewal

There we were all ready to put up Dermot Weld’s Zawraq as the most likely winner of this afternoon’s Investec Derby at Epsom and the horse goes and suffers a setback.

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PAT KEANE: Dermot Weld a real threat to O’Brien’s title ambitions

Could the unthinkable actually happen?

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