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Horse Racing To Be Suspended As Varadkar Calls For Total Shutdown

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Horse racing in Ireland is set to be suspended after Leo Varadkar called for a shutdown on all sports, even those being played behind closed doors. Addressing the nation this afternoon, the Taoiseach said that all sporting events, including those behind closed doors must cease immediately as part of new measures implemented to help slow the spread of Covid-19. High …

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Ruby Walsh: “It’s A Celebration. I Was Retiring, Not Dying”

On Wednesday, Legendary Irish jockey Ruby Walsh announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with immediate effect. Walsh made the decision after riding Kemboy to a dramatic finish in the Punchestown Gold Cup and shocked the world with his announcement in the aftermath. At the age of 39, Walsh leaves the sport after a glittering career that has …

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Breaking: Ruby Walsh Announces Retirement, Effective Immeadiately

Legendary Irish jockey Ruby Walsh has announced his retirement from the sport of horse racing, which is effective immediately. At the age of 39, Walsh will leave the sport after a glittering career that has spanned nearly two decades – a career that has seen him take home some of the sport’s most prestigious honours. Ending his run on a …

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Richard Johnson Talks 21-Years of Aintree Heartache

“It doesn’t matter where you go, people know what the Grand National is. So, to say you won it would be a dream come true.” – Richard Johnson The Aintree Grand National is one of horse racing’s most famed events and ahead of the 2019 race, Betway Horse Racing has released a video feature on National Hunt Jockey, Richard Johnson. …

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Horse Racing Legend Lester Piggott Admitted To Hospital

Lester Piggott, widely regarded as the greatest ever flat race jockey, has been admitted to hospital although his family say it is for purely precautionary reasons. The 83-year-old, who rode 30 British Classic winners including a record nine Epsom Derbies, has suffered from heart issues in the past. “He’ll be in for a few more days but was taken in …

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Heartbreak For Ruby Walsh As Jockey Suffers Suspected Broken Leg

Ruby Walsh made a recovery from injury just in the nick of time for the Cheltenham festival, after sitting out large parts of the national hunt season. The jockey made a successful return yesterday, with winning rides on Footpad and Benie Des Dieux. However, it appears that his week could be over, as he suffered an injury which ruled him out …

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Watch: Irish Jockeys Lead Luas Sing-Song On Davy Condon’s Stag Party

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Some of Ireland’s most famous jockeys surprised commuters this week with an impromptu sing-song on Dublin’s Luas. The sportsmen were in town after racing at Fairyhouse to celebrate Davy Condon’s stag party ahead of his upcoming wedding, and Davy Russell led the charge by breaking out into song. Davy Russell, Paul Carberry and the boys on Davy Condon’s stag last …

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