:::The Going: Flat Track:Good, Good to firm in places ::: Posted 24th Jun 2017

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Good Egg Looked a serious hunter chaser when only beaten a length behind On The Fringe at Punchestown in April 2010. Won a Decent Fairyhouse contest in Feb 11. Is showing some signs of a return to form but has a bit to go before he can be confidently supported to succeed here. Merchant Royal Looked last season as though he could have developed into a top class Hunter for this season. H...
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The track has been declared as heavy after 12mm of rainfall over the weekend. Racing goes ahead and we are looking forward to a superb day. The first race on the card, the Dark Horse Café and Wine Bar Hunters Chase, is the feature race of the Boxing Day meet therefore we would advise that you get to the course in plenty time for the first race scheduled for 12:25pm. Our gates and ca...
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It is possible that this will be the best Hunter Chase run in Ireland this season. Cheltenham Foxhunters Winner Salsify lines up for a rematch with Tammys Hill. The latter has been almost unbeatable in point to points and got one over on the Champion at Wexford last time. Salsify is sure to be better for the run and this will be a rematch to savour. However it is not the only rematch within thi...
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  Kauto Stone, winner of the Grade 1 JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal in November, is to follow up that superb win with another Grade 1 run in the KingGeorge VI Chase. Trainer Paul Nicholls has confirmed that Ruby Walsh will now ride Kauto Stone in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day. Walsh would have partnered Al Ferof, who was ruled out for the se...
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Due to popular demand we have added a new 'Rainbow Premium Entrance' package for our Boxing Day Race Meeting on Wednesday 26th December. The package is £15 and includes entrance to the racecourse and admission to the Rainbow Communications Suite where there will be seating available, a bar and a balcony with views over-looking the parade ring. Children's entrance to this suite is £5...
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The Liam Lennon trained Tammys Hill overturned last season's champion hunter chaser Salsify in the Rosslare Hunters Chase at Wexford on Wednesday to take the honours for his Banbridge owner/breeder Patrick Smyth whose son James rode the 7/2 winner. Market leaser Salsify threw down his challenge before the last but he was soon ridden and could make no impression, who went to score by three and a...
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Daryl Jacob, who won this year's Grand National on Neptune Collonges, was given a 10-day ban at Wincanton after appearing to mistake a path across the track for the winning line and momentarily easing up on Ulis De Vassy. Though only a neck down to Quaddick Lake at the line, his mount barely had time to lose momentum and seemed beaten regardless. Jacob - Paul Nicholls' under-study to Ruby Wa...
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Noel Meade will consider stepping Monksland up to three miles on his next appearance following a fine run in defeat in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle.   Third behind Simonsig at last season's Cheltenham Festival, the five-year-old registered his third win from four starts over hurdles with a stylish display on his return to action in the Grade Two WKD Hurdle at Down Royal.  ...
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Colm Murphy is debating whether to run Quito De La Roque at either Aintree or Punchestown this weekend.   The eight-year-old holds an entry in Sunday's Grade One John Durkan Memorial Chase at the Kildare venue and will also be put in the Listed chase over three miles and one furlong at Aintree a day earlier.   Murphy was pleased with Quito De La Roque's third place behind...
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Mouse Morris has tried to win the Hennessy Gold cup many times and will try again tomorrow with First Lieutenant, one of three Irish runners who will attempt to close the 32 year gap since the last winner from home.   Davy Russell has decided to ride at Fairyhouse instead of renewing his association with First Lieutenant. Bryan Cooper rode the seven-year-old to finish second to Kau...
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Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Racing

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Super addition to the BBC presentation team for Down Royal Festival of Ra...

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