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Fire Ship can sail to Group 3 glory at Leopardstown!

2.40 Leopardstown: Amethyst Stakes (Group 3)

If you have ever seen a more open looking Group 3 with only seven runners entered… tell me, because I haven’t! 368 more words


No hurdle too high

Tony McCoy’s record doesn’t get the credit it deserves, but it’s what lies behind that makes him Ireland’s greatest modern sportperson and his a story we should all ingest before it’s too late, writes Ewan MacKenna…
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The Japan Cup (Grade 1)

The last foreign trained winner of the Japan Cup was Luca Cumani’s Alkaased in 2005.

The last, and only, Irish trained winner was Frank Dunne’s Stanerra back in 1983.  827 more words

Pattern Racing

Why I am on the left: plutocrats, wholesale capitalism and feijoas

You could say I was born left.

As a baby my mother utilized my infant cuteness for political brownie points. She still enjoys pulling out an old dominion post photo of me looking smug in the office of the then Prime Minister, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, with his chocolate biscuit stash smeared all over my face. 561 more words

Social Justice

Give Thanks and Thorny Issues about Personal Blogging.

It’s been a roller-coaster of a few days at a number of levels and I felt it best not to write here as I felt I could say things that I might later regret.   395 more words


May 31 in history

1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

526  A an earthquake in Antioch, Turkey, killed 250,000.

1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans: … 797 more words