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Today's Tips: Birdcage can deliver at Navan

The valuable Irish Stallion Farms EBF Premier Nursery tops the bill on today’s card at Navan, and Birdcage can make the most of the drop back to five furlongs to land the spoils for trainer Ger Lyons.

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Jim Bolger hasn’t half stood the test of time

Watching Jim Bolger’s Smash Williams streaking away with a Group 3 at the Curragh last Sunday, it struck me that here is a man who hasn’t half stood the test of time.

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Brittain set to retire at end of the season

Multiple Classic-winning trainer Clive Brittain has announced his intention to retire at the end of the season.

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Tuppence has plenty going for him

Three races for punters to concentrate on at Kilbeggan this evening, where the nap goes to Croghill Tuppence in the Kilbeggan Patrons Club Handicap Chase, over three miles and a furlong.

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Horse Sport Ireland confident it has valid case

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) is confident it has a “valid” case as it prepares to file an appeal to the Federation Equestre International (FEI) Tribunal by today regarding the debacle at the European Championships that saw Cian O’Connor impeded in his round and Ireland denied a place in next year’s Olympics.

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Blackmore off the mark as a pro

Rachael Blackmore recorded her first success as a professional when getting 11-2 chance Most Honourable home in front by the narrowest of margins in the Woodrooff Handicap Hurdle last night at Clonmel track.

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Today's Tips: Perfect Woman can make breakthrough at Clonmel

An extremely difficult card for punters today at Clonmel, where Perfect Woman gets can make the breakthrough in the Kilsheelan Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.

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Connor King rides out claim on Daliyan

Connor King reached another notable milestone in his career when he rode out his claim on board the Rodger Sweeney-trained Daliyan in the Join Us On September 20th Handicap in Gowran Park last evening.

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Today's Tips: Vitalized will take world of beating in opener at Gowran

Gowran Park hosts this afternoon’s horse racing action, and Vitalized can get punters off to a perfect start by taking the claimer for Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning.

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Breeders’ Cup entry for Gleneagles

Aidan O’Brien has nominated dual Guineas hero Gleneagles for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in which he could take on American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

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Willie Mullins pays tribute to a ‘legend of a horse’

Willie Mullins hailed Hurricane Fly a “legend of a horse” after announcing the retirement of one of the greatest hurdlers of all time.

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Hurricane Fly: The best wins of his career

Following the retirement of one of the hurdling great, we take a look back at Hurricane Fly’s very best moments:

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Jack Kennedy’s burgeoning talent again to the fore

Jockey Jack Kennedy once again showed his burgeoning talent in best light when recording a near 60-1 double yesterday afternoon at Cork racecourse.

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Grangeclare Rosa can fulfill promise at Roscommon

The conditions of the final race at Roscommon weigh heavily in favour of Grangeclare Rosa, and the Willie Mullins-trained mare can get off the mark at the seventh time of asking.

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Hint Of A Tint the highlight of Berry big-race double

Fran Berry starred with a big-race double on Hint Of A Tint and Bocca Baciata at the Curragh yesterday.

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