Call for hunters chase to be included in Dublin Racing Festival
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Call for hunters chase to be included in Dublin Racing Festival

Champion amateur jockey Patrick Mullins has called for the Dublin Racing Festival to include a hunter chase in future. The amalgamation of Leopardstown’s best races from three previously standalone fixtures into a single weekend of top quality action saw the hunter chase dropped from the programme in 2018. The race traditionally identified Ireland’s best hopes… […]

Paisley Park leads the way in Stayers’ Hurdle entries
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Paisley Park leads the way in Stayers’ Hurdle entries

Last year’s winner Paisley Park features among 40 entries for the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Emma Lavelle’s stable star was the dominant figure in the three-mile division last year, winning all his five starts. His unbeaten sequence culminated in victory over Sam Spinner at the 2019 Festival and he made a good start… […]

‘Percy’ primed for Irish Gold Cup test
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‘Percy’ primed for Irish Gold Cup test

With Cheltenham starting in seven weeks’ time, Johnson is up against it to be fit for the four days beneath Cleeve Hill that define each jumping season (stock photo) Presenting Percy will contest next month’s Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown with connections opting to head to the Dublin Racing Festival rather than seek… […]

Irish Gold Cup attracts 15 entries
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Irish Gold Cup attracts 15 entries

Delta Work and Kemboy are two of 15 entries for the Paddy Power Irish Gold Cup on 2 February. The €250,000 contest is the most valuable event of the two-day Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown. Gordon Elliott’s Delta Work bounced back from a disappointing seasonal reappearance at Down Royal when lunging late to land the… […]