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Henry’s Super Sunday

Henry’s Super Sunday

Photo: Nichols Canyon and Ruby Walsh winning “The Stanjames Morgiana Hurdle” at a foggy Punchestown on Sunday. Photographer: Alain Barr What a ‘Super Sunday’ for Henry de Bromhead this past weekend! On Sunday, there were meetings at Punchestown and Cork and the local Knockeen handler was responsible for...
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Thurles win for Tintown

Thurles win for Tintown

The first jumps meeting of the season at Thurles took place on Thursday of last week and Bonnemahon-based handler Vincent Halley kept his supporter happy by sending out Tintown Rambler to collect thewww.thurlesraces.ie Beginners Chase in the hands of Andrew Lynch. The towering Tintown Rambler, who showed promise in...
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Punchestown win for Houlihan

Punchestown win for Houlihan

The first session of the two-day Punchestown meeting took place on Wednesday of last week and 20-year-old Sean Houlihan from Dungarvan will certainly treasure fond memories of the occasion for he partnered his initial winner on Irish soil aboard Petuna in the closing Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares’ Flat Race. The...
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Blood in the Weigh Room

Blood in the Weigh Room

Jockeys are by their very nature a tough crew. They simply have to be. There’s no other sport I can think of where two on course ambulances are mandatory before a race meeting can begin. There isn’t a national hunt jockey riding today who hasn’t suffered his or her fair share of bumps and bruises while many have...
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Shantou flies home at Sligo

Shantou flies home at Sligo

Kiltealy, Co Wexford handler Colin Bowe has his team in cracking order at present and he struck with Shantou Flyer in the closing Foley’s Bar & Off Licence Chase at Sligo on Wednesday of last week. Sent off the 9/10 favourite to beat his three opponents, Shantou Flyer disputed the lead from the fifth fence until...
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Ballychorus on song at Ballinrobe

Ballychorus on song at Ballinrobe

The final Ballinrobe meeting of 2015 took place at the popular Co Mayo track on Tuesday of last week and Goresbridge handler Mag Mullins seems to have a genuine top-class mare on her hands in Ballychorus who landed the Eamon Sheridan Plant Hire & Ground Works Chase. The King’s Theatre-sired Ballychorus made all...
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