Tag Archives: Irish

Churchill, Winter Among Stars On Course For Irish Champions Weekend

The grey filly Winter outlasts Blond Me (black cap) and Sobetsu (royal blue) to win the G1 Nassau Stakes The big names have all stood their ground for the five Group 1 races and the strong supporting cards on Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the Curragh on Saturday and Sunday. Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill and his stable ...

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Half-Brother To Irish War Cry, Irish Strait Favored In Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile

Trainer Graham Motion was a bit surprised hear Irish Strait is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Wednesday’s $ 400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs. But the 5-year-old gelding is arguably the most consistent horse in the field of eight, especially on the turf. The son of turf champion English Channel won Monmouth Park’s Grade 3 Red Bank two races ago ...

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Irish War Cry Breezes Five Furlongs Toward Pennsylvania Derby

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry recorded a five-furlong breeze at Fair Hill Training Center on Monday, beginning in company with Spring Quality and pulling away late in a time of 1:01.4. Herringswellstables.com reports that the 3-year-old son of Curlin is being pointed to the Pennsylvania Derby. The Graham Motion trainee was most recently fourth in the Haskell Invitational. The Sept. ...

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Thunder Snow Will Face Churchill In Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas

Thunder Snow bucking and leaping after the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Trainer Saeed bin Suroor is set to saddle Thunder Snow in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh with the UAE 2,000 Guineas and UAE Derby winner being bin Suroor’s first runner in Ireland’s opening Classic since he won the race with Dubawi in 2005. Godolphin’s ...

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Three horses who could win the Irish Grand National | Horse Racing News |

Foxrock: has been in good form this season in hunter chases  PICTURE:Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)   By David Baxter 4:00PM 7 MAR 2017  With 124 entries to wade through, this season’s BoyleSports Irish Grand National has no shortage of contenders. David Baxter picks out three possibles that could go well. Lord Scoundrel Gordon Elliott entered an astonishing 28 horses for the race, and ...

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