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In the media of today’s world, Horse Racing takes a beating. Whether it be animal rights protesters exclaiming whether its right or fair to euthanise a horse after a fall, or whether it be people who just dislike the sport because they’d prefer all horses were left alone in a field, Horse Racing divides opinion, it always has and probably always will. 563 more words


Horse Welfare - Who Cares?

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After the thrill of seeing a Grand National winner being roared home from the elbow to the finish line, there is always the undercurrent of anxiety in the minutes that follow while we wait to hear news of the other runners. 1,539 more words

Horse Racing

Saturday Racing from Punchestown and Sandown

We’ve been spoilt with some great racing from Punchestown this week and some gripping finishes in the big races.  Even if it was the first time all season I hadn’t backed him it was great to see Unowhatimeanharry return to form and bag another big prize. 1,470 more words


Punchestown Festival Friday Preview

Day Two faired a little better for us with a couple of winners and places but not at any sort of prices to be retiring just yet.  1,342 more words


Punchestown Festival Day Three

The opening day proved tough for us, finding just the single winner, so let’s hope the rest of the week proves a little more successful. 947 more words


Punchestown Day Two Picks

The Punchestown Festival is up and running and day two features three Grade One races, with the Punchestown Gold Cup the obvious highlight.

Our selections for day two are made before racing has started on the opening day so we can’t see how our selections have fared quite yet and we’ll be working a day behind on reviewing picks. 1,371 more words


Ladies Day at Aintree 2017

Ladies’ Day.

I wasn’t sure what to expect, except for a lot of fun, which is always guaranteed with my ex-work-wife-Jess. If our previous antics were anything to go by, it was probably going to involve alcohol, the occasional shot in an egg cup, and some hula hooping. 820 more words