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Jack Kennedy at the double

Just a week after registering his first racecourse success on Funny How in Cork, teenager Jack Kennedy hit the headlines with a double, on Eshtiaal and Mutadrik, for Gordon Elliott in Down Royal last night.

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Wicklow Brave in March

Mullins can deliver on the double at Listowel

Willie Mullins should deliver, on the double, with Wicklow Brave and Laviniad on tomorrow’s flat card in Listowel.

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Tremendous Treve back with a bang

Wonder mare Treve set out on the road to an unprecedented third Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe with an impressive victory on her eagerly-awaited return in the Prix Corrida at Saint-Cloud yesterday.

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Fabre hoping for big run from New Bay in French Derby

Andre Fabre is confident of a big run from New Bay as he steps up from a mile for the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly tomorrow.

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Newcomer Enchanteresse lands significant gamble

Curragh trainer Darren Bunyan is enjoying a fine strike-rate with his small string and introduced a promising filly — Enchanteresse — to land a significant gamble in the median auction maiden in Fairyhouse last night.

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HRI cash boost for Listowel racecourse project

Listowel racecourse has won HRI approval for a €600,000 cash boost towards a major redevelopment of facilities at the North Kerry track.

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Rampant Roco Roja turns on style

The Ado McGuinness-trained filly Roco Roja, impressive on her debut in Killarney two weeks ago, proved the star of last night’s Gowran Park action, landing the five-runner Ladies Day June 20 Fillies race in emphatic style.

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John Gosden duo among entries for Champion Stakes

A host of big names have been entered for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 12.

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Found still in Epsom Derby mix

Found remains in contention for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday week following her narrow defeat in Sunday’s Irish 1,000 Guineas.

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Sir Isaac Newton looks set to belatedly get off the mark

Sir Isaac Newton, once considered an Investec Derby prospect, should justify odds-on favouritism in tonight’s Gowran Park opener, the seven-furlong Irish Stallion Farms Maiden.

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David Wachman: Oaks trip to suit Legatissimo

David Wachman is looking forward to Legatissimo having a stiffer stamina test when she bids to add the Investec Oaks to her Qipco 1000 Guineas success at Epsom on June 5.

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Eddie Lynam - plenty or targets later in the year for Moviesta.

Moviesta on course for Diamond Jubilee

Moviesta is on course for a Royal Ascot return following a racecourse gallop at the Curragh on Sunday.

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Andrew Balding to give Elm Park a Derby ‘sighter’

Andrew Balding is looking forward to seeing leading Derby hope Elm Park stretch his legs on the famous Epsom turf at the Breakfast With The Stars morning today.

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Eshtiaal atones in convincing style for Gordon Elliott

It was a night of mixed luck for trainer Gordon Elliott in Ballinrobe last night as Eshtiaal bolted-up in the Audi Ballina Handicap Hurdle, compensation following the defeat of both odds-on favourite Vercingetorix and Hostile Fire in the earlier Sheridan Electric 4-y-0 Hurdle.

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Cirrus Des Aigles set to bypass Epsom

Cirrus Des Aigles is unlikely to defend his crown in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom after breaking a shoe at Longchamp on Sunday.

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Dirty scope blamed for Gordon Lord Byron flop

Gordon Lord Byron’s intended participation at Royal Ascot is up the air after he returned a dirty scope following a disappointing run at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Aidan O’Brien hails Gleneagles as ‘the best we’ve had’

Aidan O’Brien hailed Gleneagles as the “best miler we’ve had” after he completed a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday.

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Pleascach set for tilt at Irish Derby

Pleascach is set for the Irish Derby after repelling hot favourite Found to claim Classic glory in the Tattersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh yesterday.

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Progressive Red River Gold strikes again for Donie Murphy

Point-To-Point racing returned to Tralee racecourse on Saturday as the North Kerry Harriers meeting took place at the now-defunct Ballybeggan Park venue.

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