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Kauto Star: ‘A once in a lifetime’ horse says Paul Nicholls

Paul Nicholls hailed Kauto Star a “once in a lifetime” horse after the dual Cheltenham Gold Cup winner had to be put down due to injuries sustained in a paddock accident.

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Ruby Walsh: Kauto Star a heavyweight among chasers

Ruby Walsh remembered Kauto Star as a “true heavyweight” following the death of the chaser he steered to 17 of his 19 victories in Britain and Ireland, including two Cheltenham Gold Cups and five King Georges.

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Golden Horn likely to be long odds-on in Eclipse

Golden Horn is likely to be long odds-on for the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown on Saturday after just five horses were left in the mile-and-a-quarter showpiece at the five-day stage.

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Super Treve ‘halfway’ to a third Arc

Treve took another giant step forward in her bid to win the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for an unprecedented third time as she dispensed of old adversary Flintshire in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud at the Paris track.

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More Derby joy for Trevor Breen

Tipperary rider Trevor Breen won the Hickstead Derby for the second year in a row yesterday, describing it as “surreal”, after posting the only clear round from 37 starters.

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Big rise in weights no problem as progressive Quest For More lands Northumberland Plate

George Baker is an infrequent visitor to Newcastle but the rider left Tyneside on Saturday with the two biggest races of the track’s year in the bag, including the final John Smith’s Northumberland Plate to be run on turf with Quest For More.

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Diamondsandrubies sparkles in Polly win

Diamondsandrubies is bound for the Darley Irish Oaks after a sparkling display to hold off Legatissimo in a driving finish to the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.

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William Buick’s cruise as Jack Hobbs trimmed for Arc

In the end it was all very logical. 

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Painted Cliffs springs shock to ensure Derby day winner for Aidan O’Brien

Saturday round-up

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Caroline and Johnny Murtagh have last laugh after Jocular success

Five-time champion-jockey and four-time Irish Derby winner, Johnny Murtagh savoured his first Derby success as a trainer when 20/1 shot Jocular proved best in a blanket-finish to the Done Deal Apprentice Derby at the Curragh last night.

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Ryan Moore’s Law: Keep it simple

You can’t hear, see or touch it but the theory known as ‘Moore’s Law’ has arguably been the single greatest determinant of Irish economic growth in the last five decades. 

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Jack Hobbs poised to go one better in Irish Derby

Jack Hobbs should give John Gosden and William Buick a first Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby success at the Curragh tonight.

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John Gosden gunning for Irish Derby first with Jack Hobbs

John Gosden expects the demands of the Curragh to bring out the best in Jack Hobbs in the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby today.

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Lot 260, a Robin des Champs gelding, from Lakefield Farm, who made a world record for a national hunt three-year-old store when sold to agent Harold Kirk for €320,000 at Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sale. Picture: Healy Racing

Gelding makes world record €320,000 at Tattersalls

The Cheltenham Bumper winner for 2017 may well have been sorted yesterday when a half-brother to the versatile Publican and the winning mare, Misspublican, was knocked down to Harold Kirk at Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sales for a world record for a national hunt three-year-old store of €320,000.

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Morning can mix it successfully in maiden

Morning Mix, narrowly beaten at listed level last time, looks the best bet on tonight’s card in the Curragh.

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Ross Coakley on board Baby Dinnis gets up to win the Delorentos Apprentice Handicap at Leopardstown last night. Picture:Inpho

Minding gets off the mark in impressive style

Beaten by Tanava on her debut, the Aidan O’Brien-trained Minding impressed when landing the two-year-old fillies maiden in Leopardstown last night.

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Jack Hobbs: Odds-on with all the major firms to go one better in the Irish Derby.

Jack’s the lad for Curragh punters

Epsom runner-up Jack Hobbs remains a strong favourite to go one better in the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby after a field of eight was declared for the Curragh showpiece tomorrow.

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Denise Healy, last year's winner of the Dawn Milk Ladies Day, with her fiancé Kerry football star Aidan O'Mahony, at the launch of this year's Dawn Milk Ladies Day at the Killarney Races on Thursday, July 16th. Picture: Domnick Walsh / Eye Focu

Paris beckons for Queen of Fashion

A total prize fund of over €260,000 is on offer at Killarney’s Racing Festival from July 13-16th.

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Juddmonte or Irish Champion next for Eagle

The Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion Stakes are the next races being considered for Royal Ascot hero Free Eagle.

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Smart money on Broderick to win Jumping In The City

Greg Broderick feels the current form of MHS Automatic justifies him being favourite to lift The Underwriting Exchange Grand Prix at tonight’s final of the Jumping In The City Series at Shelbourne Park.

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