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AP McCoy Confirmed To Speak At One-Zero Conference In Croke Park

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One-Zero 2017 is fast approaching, and there is a star-studded line-up in store. With Frank Bruno, Hope Solo and Paul Merson already confirmed as key note speakers, it has today been announced that jockey AP McCoy will be speaking, moderated by bookmaker Paddy Power. Widely regarded as one of the greatest jockeys of all-time, AP McCoy will be speaking at …

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Our Top Three Picks For Today’s Racing At Galway

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This year’s Galway festival has sprung numerous surprises, from Pateen’s easy victory on the first day, to Magna Carter providing the Shark Hanlon with a nice win yesterday evening. Both of these came in at odds of 20/1 and they were relatively comfortable winners. Along with some big price winners there has also been some massive gambles that have failed …

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Aintree Grand National Meeting – Day 3 Preview

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 09: David Mullins clears the water jump on Rule The World on their way to victory in the 2016 Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree Racecourse on April 9, 2016 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

Michael Dorgan looks ahead to Day three of the Aintree Grand National Meeting. The Aintree Grand National Meeting comes to its conclusion today with the highlight being the most valuable jumps race in Europe; the 40 runner Randox Health Grand National Handicap Steeplechase (17:15). Ran over a stamina-sapping four miles, two furlongs and 74 yards with 30 obstacles for horse and …

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Make-Up Of A Grand National Winner

LOTTOLAND TAKE THE CHANCE OUT OF THIS YEAR’S GRAND NATIONAL  All stats point to Paul Nichols-trained 33/1 shot for Aintree ‘lottery’ The Grand National is the ultimate lottery in sport and over the past 50 years, only one horse (Red Rum) has won the Grand National more than once. As experts in probability and numbers, the lottery betting brand Lottoland.ie …

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The Despaired Reaction As Irish-Trained Douvan Unexpectedly Beaten At Cheltenham

CHELTENHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - MARCH 15: Punters look on during the Glenfarclas Chase during Ladies Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15, 2017 in Cheltenham, England. (Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images)

The French-bred, Irish-trained Thoroughbred Douvan has seen his long winning run come to an end, after he finished seventh of ten in the Grade One Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Patrick Mullins, son of Douvan’s trainer Willie, had earlier described riding Douvan as like “driving a Ferrari”. Eleven-time Irish National Hunt Champion Jockey Ruby Walsh was booked …

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Cheltenham Day 1: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Preview

Day one of Cheltenham has been hampered badly by the withdrawals of star names – most notably the previous two winners of the coveted Champion Hurdle: Faugheen and Annie Power. Despite these stars not being able to travel, one superstar will be present. Altior will be at centre stage with masses from around the world paying good money to catch …

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Conor McGregor Releases Hilarious Video Claiming He Will Pursue A Career In Horse-Racing

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It’s pretty easy to see that despite his self-imposed hiatus from the world of MMA, the Notorious Conor McGregor is not taking a break from venturing into other areas, in this case specifically the world of horse racing. In a video posted today to all of his social media platforms, Conor McGregor, in very tongue-in-cheek fashion, announced his arrival to …

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Cheltenham: Supreme Novices Hurdle Preview

This year’s race will be similar to last year’s. It has a Willie Mullins favourite and an English second favourite. Here David Rusk previews the Supreme Novices Hurdle.   Last year this writer picked the winner of this race. Vautour was a common selection amongst the Irish Punters, he made all the running last year, he kicked for home two …

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Cheltenham: Champion Hurdle Preview

The Stan James Champion Hurdle is, without doubt, one of the most intriguing races of the week as it’s packed with star quality. It was first run in 1927, and since then only top horses have won the race. Is this an omen for this year’s Champion Hurdle? It is hard to see the winner coming from outside the first three in …

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Cheltenham: Get Ready For A Willie Mullins Domination

After winning the last two champion trainer titles at the Cheltenham festival, Willie Mullins is readying his troops for another assault on the Cotswolds with a hat-trick of titles looking a certainty.   Day one of the festival looks set to be a Mullins showcase as there is a possibility he will saddle five favourites for the seven races. The …

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Leopardstown Preview and Tips: Hennessy Gold Cup & More

The Foxrock venue hosts perhaps its best days racing of the season, as the feature Hennessey Gold Cup is supported by a grade one undercard at Leopardstown.  Hennessy Gold Cup (Grade 1) 3m The state of flux that the staying chase division finds itself in dictates that the Hennessey is an open looking affair. Carlingford Lough has good course form …

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Cheltenham Trials

David Rusk weighs in with his tips ahead of the Cheltenham Trials.    Last year I predicted the winner of the Supreme Novice Hurdle. Now I have decided to give my opinion on today’s action. Cheltenham’s Trials tend to hold numerous secrets to overall winners at the highly anticipated main event in March. Despite the soft ground – the festival’s …

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What Is Going On With Jamie Spencer?

Jamie Spencer has found himself without a job and now without a flagship horse since coming out of a retirement that lasted all of about five minutes, writes Neill Dennehy. His ousting by the slightly callow Andrea Atzeni as retained jockey to Qatar Racing was likely the hurtful blow that prompted his short absence. It put this corner in mind …

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Is Paul Nicholls The Best Trainer Of His Generation?

Following Dodging Bullets’ win over the weekend, Pundit Arena’s Neill Dennehy argues that Paul Nicholls Is top of the class when it comes to horse trainers. Saturday’s winner Dodging Bullets was of course once trained by Willie Mullins, but was moved to Paul Nicholls on the basis that he would find opportunities more commensurate with his talent in England. Mullins …

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Sprinter Sacre & The Return Of The King

I remember reading somewhere that “farewells can be shattering, but returns are surely worse.” The reason being that “solid flesh can never live up to the bright shadow cast by its absence.” For anyone who took the 4/6 about Sprinter Sacre close to the off of the Clarence House on Saturday, the result must have been pretty shattering. The likelihood …

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