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No Joy for Postulation in Belmont Derby

Dermot Weld was out of luck in America on Saturday as Postulation could finish only sixth in the Belmont Derby.

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Steady Pace set to be upped in class for July Stakes

Steady Pace is to be stepped up in class and trip for the six-furlong Arqana July Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.

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Ainippe relishes step up to seven furlongs

Ger Lyons is looking to the future with Ainippe after she relished the step up to seven furlongs to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Brownstown Stakes at Fairyhouse yesterday.

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Sandwich row leads to withdrawals in Australia

A row over a sandwich appears to have been the reason for a trainer in Australia withdrawing three of his horses at a meeting at Racing.com Park in Victoria.

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King George next for Golden Horn

Golden Horn’s owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer has given the strongest indication so far his champion three-year-old is likely to retire at the end of the season.

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No joy for Weld in Belmont Derby

Dermot Weld was out of luck in America on Saturday as Postulation could finish only sixth in the Belmont Derby.

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Geraghty draws blank on comeback

The Henry de Bromhead-trained Sizing Platinum made a successful chasing debut and denied Barry Geraghty a win on his first day back after injury and as retained rider for J McManus when landing the Book Online At Limerickraces.ie Beginners Chase in Limerick yesterday.

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Allen takes GCT grand prix in terrific style

Bertram Allen is typically taciturn, even as he frequently proves himself one of show jumping’s most amazing talents, yet even he conceded the manner of his latest triumph in the Global Champions Tour in Paris was extraordinary.

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Caption: Maudlin Magdalen and Ian Queally (left) win the Hibernia Steel Products Handicap.

Charles Byrnes does bookies a favour!

The Charles Byrnes-trained Arnaud turned over odds-on favourite The Game Changer, also in the colours of Gigginstown House Stud, in the featured Stena Line Horizon Chase in Wexford last night.

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Golden Horn, June 2015

Golden Horn out to Eclipse older rivals

John Gosden insists “nothing is a given” as stunning Derby hero Golden Horn tests his powers against the older generation for the first time in today’s Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

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Johnson scorches to fastest 50 in quest for first title

Richard Johnson reached his quickest 50 in his quest to land his first jump jockeys’ championship when steering Easily Pleased to victory at Newton Abbot.

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Marchese Marconi should prove tough to beat

Marchese Marconi should prove tough to beat in the opening Bellewstown Golf Course Hurdle in Bellewstown today.

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The Game Changer poised to complete hat-trick

The Game Changer has been a revelation since embarking on his chasing career and will be strongly-fancied to complete a hat-trick over the bigger obstacles in the Stena Line Horizon Chase in Wexford tonight.

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Treble leaves Gordon Elliott in seventh heaven

Gordon Elliott enjoyed the most successful day of his training career when he saddled a short-priced treble in Bellewstown last night to add to his spectacular four-timer in Perth in the afternoon.

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Eddie Creighton discharged after swift recovery

Irish jockey Eddie Creighton has been discharged from hospital after making remarkable progress from a fall at Warrnambool racecourse in Australia on Saturday.

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Postulation bids for Belmont Derby delight

Dermot Weld’s Postulation faces eight rivals in the Belmont Derby over a mile and a quarter at the New York track tomorrow.

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Captain powers home for Eddie Lynam

Eddie Lynam completed a double with Mr.Good Guy and Captain Power in Fairyhouse last night.

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Barry Geraghty targets weekend return

Barry Geraghty remains hopeful of making his debut as retained jockey to leading owner JP McManus this weekend – despite being admitted to hospital with a kidney stone on Tuesday.

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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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