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Red-letter day as Rachael Blackmore claims first double

Rachael Blackmore recorded the first double of her career when riding Most Honourable and Oisin James to victory at Tramore yesterday. 

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Today's Tips: Step up in trip and race fitness can see Tonkinese home at Clonmel

Tonkinese can make a successful step up in trip, to almost 10 furlongs, in the West Gate Median Auction Race this evening in Clonmel.

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Jaytee Jet begins quest for Derby glory

The extravaganza that is the English Greyhound Derby gets underway with 13 heats this evening at Wimbledon.

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US Army Ranger out to prove Derby credentials

Aidan O’Brien believes US Army Ranger will have to take another step forward if he is to maintain his unbeaten record in the MBNA Chester Vase.

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No Heretic the latest Nicky Henderson hero

Trainer extraordinaire Nicky Henderson added Chester to his list of big-meeting triumphs this spring when sending out No Heretic to lift the Betway Chester Cup.

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Le Vagabond can get punters off to a perfect start at Tramore

Le Vagabond can get punters off to the perfect start by taking the opening race on this afternoon’s seven-race card at Tramore.

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Robbie Colgan and David Broad win Ballinrobe ban appeals

Jockey Robbie Colgan has been successful in his appeal against a 21-day ban imposed by the Ballinrobe stewards after finishing second on Definite Earl last month.

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Willie Mullins off to a flyer with Ballinrobe double

Having finished the old season on a high at Punchestown, Willie Mullins made the perfect start to the 2016-2017 campaign when recording a double with his first two runners, Livelovelaugh and Fire In Soul, in Ballinrobe yesterday.

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Found finds plenty to land her first success of the season

Found, winner of the Breeders Cup Turf last autumn, recorded her first win of the new season when quickening up well to beat Success Days and favourite Fascinating Rock in the Group 3 Camelot Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.

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Cloneen Choice displays abundant stamina to record third win of season

There were eight races at yesterday’s well-attended Dawstown point-to-point fixture, run under the auspices of the Muskerry Foxhounds, at Birch Hill outside Grenagh and Cloneen Choice showed abundant reserves of stamina to record his third success of the season in the winners of two.

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Denis O’Regan gets off the mark for Barry Connell

Denis O’Regan rode his first winner since becoming retained rider to owner Barry Connell when Hurricane Darwin landed the Monty’s Pass beginners Chase in Down Royal yesterday.

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All Souls looks well treated in rated hurdle

All Souls gets the nap to take the rated hurdle on this evening’s programme at Ballinrobe.

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Classic trials key to Minding plans

Aidan O’Brien believes the upcoming Classic trials over the next two weeks will be crucial to connections as they map out the next move for 1000 Guineas winner Minding.

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Found can show her true worth in Moorsbridge GP

Found can show her true worth by taking the Group Three Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh today for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore.

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Hot-pot Erysimum bolts up for Willie McCreery in fillies maiden

Trainer Willie McCreery certainly enjoyed his post-Punchestown trip to Sligo yesterday, sharing a double with Billy Lee as Erysimum and Downforce delivered in good style.

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Minding leads home O’Brien 1-2-3 in 1000 Guineas at Newmarket

A sense of both joy and relief could be detected in the smile on the face of Aidan O’Brien after Minding destroyed her rivals to confirm superiority over her peers when leading home a remarkable one-two-three for the trainer in the Qipco 1000 Guineas at Newmarket yesterday.

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Vroum Vroum Mag an able deputy for Annie Power

Able deputy for an able deputy.

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Bookmakers happy to take on Air Force Blue

Air Force Blue is set to go off the shortest-priced Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite since the mighty Frankel at Newmarket today.

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Kayf Supreme can send punters out on a high

It’s the final day of the Punchestown festival and, hence, the national hunt season, and Kayf Supreme can send punters out on a high by taking the Palmerstown House Pat Taaffe Handicap Chase.

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Michael O’Leary fears for Don Cossack’s racing career

Owner Michael O’Leary admits he fears the career of Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Don Cossack is over after the horse sustained a tendon injury.

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Remarkable array of options open to Rich Ricci and Willie Mullins

Even as the 2015/16 campaign comes to a conclusion today thoughts already turn to next season and the remarkable array of options open to Rich Ricci and Willie Mullins.

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