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High time to give jockeys a break, says Robbie Power

Punchestown may be the focus of attention right now but the spate of serious injuries suffered by jockeys recently is exercising the minds of the experienced pilots in the Weigh Room.

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Strike early with Wish Ye Didnt

The Punchestown Festival kicks off with the Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase and Wish Ye Didnt gets the nap to set punters off on the right foot.

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Racing will miss AP McCoy more than he will miss it

In a marquee at Sandown Park at the conclusion of one of the most beautiful, emotional tear-stained goodbyes any great sportsman can ever wished to have been accorded came the dreaded, nagging question. What the hell will A.P McCoy do now?

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AP McCoy: a once in a lifetime game-changer

And so, on a routine Sandown Saturday it all came to an end and AP McCoy’s last competitive ride, Box Office will enjoy an historic legacy way above his ability as a racehorse.

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AP McCoy: Bumper crowds made the long run-in much easier

Tony McCoy thanked the racing public yesterday for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement.

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AP McCoy: ‘Going out at the top is very important to me’

It’s the ultimate paradox. For AP McCoy, serial winner, the great motivator remains the fear of failure, writes Liam Mackey

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I feel very lucky, says retiring Davy Condon

Davy Condon insists he feels “very lucky” despite being forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury.

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Washington DC and King Of Aragon among seven successful favourites

Speedy juvenile Washington DC and King Of Aragon provided Aidan and Joseph O’Brien with a short-priced double on last night’s mixed card in Tipperary where all seven favourites won.

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King Of Aragon and Washington DC can spark Ballydoyle brace

King Of Aragon and Washington DC might double-up for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien in this evening’s mixed card in Tipperary.

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Davy Russell emerges as shock contender to replace retiring McCoy

Davy Russell has emerged as a surprise contender to replace the retiring AP McCoy as retained rider to JP McManus.

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Oscar survives blunder to foil favourite

Chasing debutant Cara’s Oscar recovered from a blunder at the second last fence to land the Rockathon Returns To Fairyhouse September 5th Beginners Chase in Fairyhouse yesterday, giving jockey Robbie Power his 40th success of the season.

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