Category Archives: The Racing Week That Was

Aidan O’Brien Oaks and Derby Contenders

Changingoftheguard shortened dramatically for the Derby after recording a thoroughly impressive display in the Boodles Chester Vase. Trainer Aidan O'Brien had saddled a record nine previous winners of the Group Three contest, with his Ruler Of The World the last horse to follow up at Epsom in 2013. O’Brien already houses the ante-post favourite for the…
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First Classics Of The Flat Season Decided

Coroebus led home stablemate and hot favourite Native Trail to provide trainer Charlie Appleby with a one-two in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. The Moulton Paddocks handler appeared to hold the ace hand in his bid for a first victory in the Rowley Mile Classic, with last season's champion juvenile Native Trail the 5-4…
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Punchestown Festival Review

26-4-22 Tuesday, day one of the Punchestown Festival. I was in attendance myself. Queen Mother Champion Chase hero Energumene supplemented his Cheltenham Festival triumph with a clear-cut victory over stablemate Chacun Pour Soi in the William Hill Champion Chase at Punchestown. Having provided Willie Mullins with his first success in the two-mile chasing championship in the…
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Stanhope Wins At Navan 23-4-22

Stanhope came into this having been deliberately put away for the winter he no longer enjoys Dundalk.  There was a lot of back and forward on leaving the horse off for the winter. In the end, we're all comfortable trying this route. John McConnell felt we would get the benefits of it. So Stanhope headed…
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