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Urban Sea offspring a classic bunch

The last flight from Birmingham to Dublin on the Wednesday of the Cheltenham Festival had already cleared the M1 and crossed the airport perimeter fence. Suddenly, just as rubber was about to meet runway, the pilot did whatever it is that pilots do to make an airplane go back up.

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Pat Smullen eyes more Derby delight

There isn’t much else for a young fella to do around Rhode other than play football.

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Pandagreen off the mark despite plenty of adversity

The promising Pandagreen overcame plenty of adversity before securing victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Auction Race which opened last night’s card at Leopardstown.

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William Buick to appeal 30-day suspension incurred in France

William Buick has lodged an appeal against the 30-day suspension he was given by the Chantilly stewards after an incident in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly last weekend.

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Mutadaffeq can send punters home on a high at Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

A seven-race card gets the three-day Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby card at the Curragh, and Mutadaffeq gets the nap to send punters home on a high.

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HSI hopeful Going Global Olympic ownership issue ‘resolved’

Horse Sport Ireland (HSI) has not deviated from its assertion that MHS Going Global is eligible for the Olympics, and it is hopeful that it has “clarified” a query from the Federation Equestre Internationale (FEI) regarding the ownership of the horse ridden by Greg Broderick.

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Harzand heads field of nine for Derby at the Curragh

Epsom hero Harzand heads a field of nine runners in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh.

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De Sousa hit with lengthy whip ban

Champion jockey Silvestre De Sousa has been handed an 18-day suspension by the British Horseracing Authority over his use of the whip, six of which have been deferred.

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Nash seeking summer success with Your Busy at Uttoxeter

James Nash is hoping his veteran performer Your Busy will lead his rivals a “merry dance” in Sunday’s John Smith’s Summer Cup at Uttoxeter.

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Air Force Blue could return to action at Goodwood

Air Force Blue and Toormore are among the big names in contention for the Qatar Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

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Dermot Weld reaches 4,000 winner milestone

Dermot Weld reached a significant milestone in his long and illustrious career in Naas last night when a double, with Discipline in the listed Naas Oaks Trial and Sea Swift in the fillies maiden, saw him reach the 4,000 winner mark.

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Tony McCoy first jockey to be knighted in 63 years

Tony McCoy joked he was nervous about receiving his knighthood in case friend and fellow racing enthusiast the Princess Royal threatened to “let the sword slip”.

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Pretty Polly hope Minding one of 37 entries for Nassau Stakes

Minding is one of 37 entries for the Qatar Nassau Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

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US Army Ranger out of Irish Derby after scoping badly

Aidan O’Brien has confirmed US Army Ranger will miss Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby due to an unsatisfactory scope.

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FEI set to examine Going Global’s eligibility

The International Equestrian Federation (FEI) yesterday listed Greg Broderick and MHS Going Global among the nominations for Ireland’s sole show jumping slot at the Olympics, but it is examining the horse’s eligibility amid speculation it may not comply with a rule on ownership.

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Pat Smullen on standby for Time Test in Eclipse

Derby-winning jockey Pat Smullen could come in for the ride on leading Coral-Eclipse contender Time Test should his regular partner Ryan Moore be required by Aidan O’Brien.

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Dermot Weld admits Harzand concerns

Dermot Weld admits he would have preferred another week to prepare Harzand for Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby.

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Pat Smullen: It’s all systems go for Harzand

Pat Smullen has confirmed that it’s all systems go for Harzand to make his bid for a famous Derby double at The Curragh on Saturday.

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Tiger Roll retains unbeaten record over fences

Tiger Roll retained his unbeaten record over fences when justifying 7/4 favouritism in the Midland National Ladies Day July 15th Novice Chase in Kilbeggan last night.

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US Army Ranger has ‘come forward’ since Epsom Derby

On the approach road from Clonmel to the picturesque village of Rosegreen, in the heart of horse and greyhound country, the first sign of equine enterprise comes from a distant view of the white running rails lining just one of the gallops in the world-famous thoroughbred base in Ballydoyle.

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