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The Racing Week That Was 27-9-20

21-9-20 Monday, we start with Owners returned to Irish racecourses for the first time since the resumption of racing, at Fairyhouse and Listowel. Winning trainers Kayley Woollacott and Christian Williams voiced resounding endorsements of Warwick’s pilot crowd meeting. The pilot will not last as the UK government has decided to change its policy again. On the track…
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The Racing Week That Was 20-9-20

14-9-20 Monday, we start with Seanjohnsilver ran out another massive priced winner in Ireland this season when scoring at 150/1 at Tipperary this afternoon for trainer John McConnell. This has been a feature in Irish racing since the COVID restrictions several massive priced winners. It certainly puts the previous SP system up for debate. One of…
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The Racing Week That Was 13-9-20

7-9-20 Monday, we start at Galway. Tiger Voice stayed on best in the closing stages to claim the beginner's chase at Galway and land a double on the card for his connections. Like January Jets in the opener, the Henry de Bromhead-trained gelding was ridden to victory by Robbie Power in the colours of Robcour. At…
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The Racing Week That Was 6-9-20

31-8-20 Monday, we start at Downpatrick. There was a dramatic conclusion to the finale at Downpatrick as the Bumper Race saw Pat Taaffe off the mark as a jockey. His mount, Walking Fame, trained by his father, Tom, survived a lengthy steward’s enquiry. Called after his grand-father, rider of the legendary Arkle, Taaffe had an anxious wait…
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