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Sparkle’n’joy gives Irish Champions Weekend lift off for Jessica Harrington
Sparkle’n’joy showed tremendous heart to battle back and win the Listed Ballylinch Stud Irish EBF Ingabelle Stakes at Leopardstown.
A field of sixteen two year old fillies took part… Read More
The four-day Doncaster St Leger Meeting got underway with Charlie Hills unleashing the smart Khaadem in a conditions race, where he beat Swissterious by 1 ¼ lengths.
The big race of the day was the Listed Scarborough Stakes, which… Read More
Ireland’s Championship defining race for two year old fillies began in 1970.
Initially run over six furlongs, the race was extended to seven furlongs in 1992 and is contested every September. Since 2014 it has formed part of the Irish… Read More
The Irish St Leger is the fifth and final Irish Classic of the Turf Flat Season and takes place at the Curragh every September.
The 1 ¾ mile contest has formed part of the LONGINES Irish Champions Weekend since 2014.… Read More
The Vincent O’Brien National Stakes is Ireland’s biggest race for two year old colts and typically defines the annual champion for that division.
The National Stakes takes place every September and now forms part of the LONGINES Irish Champions Weekend.… Read More
The world’s oldest Classic horse race takes place at Doncaster each September. The term ‘Heritage Race’ could almost have been invented for a race which was first run in 1776.
The St Leger forms the final part of the… Read More
The Irish Champion Stakes has been a modicum for excellence since its inception in 1976, when the race was inaugurated as the Joe McGrath Memorial Stakes.
Originally run at Leopardstown, the race commemorated Joe McGrath, who had passed away a… Read More
One of the sheer delights of the 2018 Flat racing season has been the renaissance of the popular grey gelding Roy Rocket.
Trained in Newmarket, by a man familiar to all in town and in racing, Roy Rocket has become… Read More