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Irish Grand National to be worth €500,000

THE IRISH GRAND NATIONAL is set to become the third richest jumps race in Ireland or Britain with a massive prize fund of €500,000 after BoyleSports yesterday committed to backing the Fairyhouse race for another three years. When the bookmaker took over the sponsorship...
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Specialist advises Carberry to retire

PAUL CARBERRY has been forced to retire from the saddle after meeting with an orthopedic specialist on Tuesday. Carberry, 42, was one of the most talented riders of his generation, but has not ridden competitively since last September when fracturing his left femur in...
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More evening meetings is bad news for horsemen

Racing Post columnist Richard Hughes gives his thoughts on the 2017 fixture list, particularly the expansion of the evening racing programme. IT SEEMS to me when fixture lists are put together the last people thought of are those responsible for the horses who provide...
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Successful Day At Goffs

We attended the Goffs HIT sales at Doncaster with a list of over 20 well bred unraced types that were owned by Godolphin and Shadwell Stud. All of these are outstandingly well bred but often unraced 3yr olds or 4yr olds that have had...
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Johnson prepared to fight to defend title

CHAMPION jockey Richard Johnson is enjoying a well-earned rest as jump racing in Britain was on Monday put on hold for ten days, but he knows he is facing a battle to retain his title when the action resumes. Johnson, who finished more than...
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