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Five highlights to look forward to at the Galway Festival

It’s one of biggest racing weeks of the year in the racing world with terrific domestic action at Galway as well as a stellar meeting at Goodwood. Here’s five things to keep in mind over the next six days.

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Today's tips: Well handicapped Camlann can collect at Galway

With the exception of the first race, in which Muthaza will likely go off the shortest priced favourite of the entire week, the card for the first day of the Galway Festival looks wide open. 

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Dr Adrian McGoldrick: Guardian of the track

Dr Adrian McGoldrick has iconic status among jockeys having worked tirelessly to improve safety and attend to all their medical needs since taking over as senior medical officer at the Turf Club in 2007. While continuing to run a busy general practice in Newbridge, he is researching, rallying, and lobbying for the best practices to avoid injury, as well as to ensure greater understanding, and support of depression and concussion.

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Denis Lynch's last fence jump-off error costs Irish dear

“I apologise,” murmured a crestfallen Denis Lynch yesterday after his jump-off error at the last fence handed Italy a surprise victory in the nations cup at Dublin Horse Show.

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Seamie Heffernan has more than stood the test of time

Last Saturday at the Curragh, Seamie Heffernan did what he does best, producing a typical no-frills drive to land his first Irish Oaks aboard Seventh Heaven.

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Dartmouth headline act in King George

Dartmouth is the headline act among seven declarations for tomorrow’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

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Churchill gets the job done in Leopardstown

Churchill and Promise To Be True captured the two Group 2 prizes for juveniles in Leopardstown last night, part of a treble for Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore.

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Dancing to make Waves in maiden

Two tricky cards this evening, but there was enough promise in the debut effort of Dancing Waves to suggest she can land the nap in the seven-furlong auction maiden at Down Royal.

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McNamara and Elliott share the honours in Limerick

In-form local trainer Eric McNamara and Gordon Elliott shared the training honours in Limerick last night.

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Pyrrhic win for Martin as Pyromaniac ban stands

Pyromaniac will miss the Galway Festival despite trainer Tony Martin being successful in an appeal against a punishment handed out at Killarney earlier this month.

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Stars on collision course in Sussex Stakes

Galileo Gold, The Gurkha and Awtaad remain on course for a potential repeat of their thrilling Royal Ascot clash after featuring among 14 confirmations for the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood next Wednesday.

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Cian O’Connor to the fore with Aramis at the RDS

Cian O’Connor led a five-strong parade of Irish riders at the top of the leaderboard in the opening competition of the Dublin Horse Show yesterday.

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Are the tracks getting quicker — or the dogs?

Winning times are down - but how much of it is due to better track maintenance, asks Tommy Lyons.

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Rise Of An Empire makes all to land third hurdles success

Rise Of An Empire, trained for Gigginstown House Stud by Noel Meade, recorded his third success over hurdles when making all to land the Investec Rated Novice Hurdle in Ballinrobe last night.

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York tilt on Postponed’s agenda

A high-profile campaign for the rest of the year is in the pipeline for red-hot King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite Postponed.

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Today's tips: Mr Scarlet can get punters off on the right foot at Naas

A twenty-runner maiden opens tonight’s card at Naas, and Sheila Lavery’s Mr Scarlet gets the nap to set punters off on the right foot.

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