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Five Claw and Conor Hoban winning the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden. Picture: Healy Racing

Five Claw makes all to get off the mark

Five Claw made every yard of the running to foil uneasy odds-on favourite Song Of Love in the Elusive Pimpernel Maiden in Dundalk last night.

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Hurricane Fly

Ground ‘not ideal’ for Fly

Willie Mullins admits conditions at Leopardstown are "probably not ideal" for Hurricane Fly as he goes in search of a record fifth victory in tomorrow’s BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle.

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Un De Sceaux

Un De Sceaux tests his powers at the highest level for first time

Willie Mullins is excited to see Un De Sceaux test his powers at the highest level for the first time in what promises to be a thrilling Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown tomorrow.

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Oliver Sherwood’s head not in the clouds

Oliver Sherwood insists he has his feet firmly on the ground as Many Clouds attempts to take the next step up the chasing ladder in today’s BetBright Cup Chase at Cheltenham.

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Jezki can end Hurricane Fly's proud record.

Jezki poised to turn the tables on Hurricane Fly

Jezki is fancied to turn over Hurricane Fly in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown tomorrow.

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Improving Togoville can repeat trick at Dundalk

Togoville did us a favour at Dundalk two weeks ago and it makes sense to be with him again in the Happy Birthday Anne Hughes Handicap on the polytrack tonight.

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Morning Assembly out for the season

Pat Fahy has been forced to abandon plans to bring Morning Assembly back in time for the major spring Festivals.

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Bertram Allen: Bidding for a place in this weekend's  World Cup final.

Hurley: Show jumping in a good place

Equestrian: It came as no surprise on Tuesday that Tony Hurley was returned as chairman of ShowjumpingIreland for a third and final year.

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Un De Sceaux and Vautour in Arkle frame

Stablemates Un De Sceaux and Vautour are two of the star names among 45 entries for the Racing Post Arkle Challenge Trophy at the Cheltenham Festival on March 10.

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Djakadam with Ruby Walsh onboard.

Willie Mullins makes history with Djakadam

Willie Mullins created history at Gowran Park yesterday when becoming the first trainer in history to win Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase for a sixth time.

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Gary Moore admits Sire De Grugy fitness worry

Gary Moore has conceded that Sire De Grugy is likely to be short of peak fitness when he makes his eagerly-awaited return in the Game Spirit Chase at Newbury on February 7.

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Michael Hourigan

Job Is Right a hopeful choice

The Job Is Right is a hopeful choice to land a typically wide-open Goffs’ Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park this afternoon.

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Myztique lands notable career milestone for Gordon Elliott at Fairyhouse

Trainer Gordon Elliott reached a notable milestone in his career — his first century of winners in a National Hunt season — when the Nina Carberry-ridden debutante Myztique landed the mares bumper on Student Day in Fairyhouse yesterday.

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Australia and Joseph O'Brien, June 2014

Australia rated joint top champion colt

The Irish flat thoroughbred racehorse rankings for 2014 were released yesterday, confirming once again the impact Irish-trained horses are having on the global stage.

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Hurricane Fly

Hurricane Fly and Jezki on course to meet for a seventh time in Irish Champion

Hurricane Fly and Jezki are again on a collision course for the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday.

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Altiepix poised to get off the mark over flights

Altiepix, despite the fact he could only manage fifth of six on his latest appearance, is the nap choice in the Next Racing At Fairyhouse Saturday January 31st Hurdle at Fairyhouse today.

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Cleeve Hurdle set to be informative trial for Festival stayers’ showpiece

Saturday’s galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham looks like being an informative affair after 12 entries were revealed.

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Tattersalls Gold Cup under the Pattern spotlight

Seven Group One races have been identified as being at risk of losing their Group One status next year.

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Paul Nicholls

Dodging Bullets ‘improving and has more in his locker’

Paul Nicholls believes there is even more to come from Dodging Bullets after he beat Sprinter Sacre and claimed his second Grade One of the season at Ascot.

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Swail on the mark again in Florida

Show jumper Conor Swail notched up his third win in a fortnight in Florida on Sunday, taking top prize in the $34,000 Suncast Classic at the Winter Equestrian Festival.

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Silviniaco Conti: The King George winner will be running in the Gold Cup for the third time.

Nicholls pair poised to step up Gold Cup preparations

Paul Nicholls will step up the work of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders Silviniaco Conti and Sam Winner in the coming days.

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Hurricane Fly: On course to try to win the Irish Champion Hurdle for a fifth successive season.

Hurricane on course for Champion

Hurricane Fly is likely to have a stablemate or two for company in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday.

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