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Festival three to follow (Friday): Road To Riches

My next selection is Road To Riches in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

Noel Meade’s eight-year old has come on leaps and bounds this season since his win in the Galway Plate, going on to land two Grade 1’s in the 3m Champion Chase at Down Royal and the Lexus Chase over the same distance at Leopardstown. 31 more words


New thinking required in funding race

The long-awaited Betting (Amendment) Bill is due to be presented by the Minister for Finance to the Cabinet in Dail Eireann tomorrow.

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Aintree firmly on Pandorama's radar

PANDORAMA has been handed an entry for jump racing’s most eagerly anticipated race – the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree in April.

The three-time Grade 1-winning chaser was well beaten on his return from a 651-day absence in a fiercely competitive renewal of the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown last month, but it was later revealed that the horse had pulled a muscle. 226 more words

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VIDEO: Leopardstown Christmas Festival preview and tickets to be won

We love Christmas racing at Leopardstown in Co Dublin. It’s up there as one of the established customs of an Irish Christmas but more fun than the never-ending hangovers or faking enthusiasm when you open another crap present. 294 more words


Riches on the road to Grade One

Trainer Noel Meade could step Road To Riches up to Grade One company following his impressive debut over hurdles at Punchestown yesterday.

The Gigginstown House Stud owned five year old justified prohibitive odds of 1-6 in tremendous style with a cosy success over another promising sort in the Willie Mullins-trained Pride Of the Parish. 148 more words

Kilbeggan Preview and Selections

Kilbeggan host a seven race card on Saturday evening with the first race due off at 5:25 at the county Westmeath track.

The opening Tullamore Maiden Hurdle has only attracted eight runners and it is likely that White Feathers who finished second at the track last week will go off favourite but slight preference is for Suspect Device looks a solid each way bet for Paul Flynn and Mick Darcy. 321 more words

Fingal Bay Looks The One To Beat In Early Neptune Picture

The Grade 1 Neptune Investment Management Novice Hurdle at this year’s Cheltenham Festival looks set to be one of the more competitive races of the meeting. 490 more words

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