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Peaceful Claims Irish 1,000 Guineas Win

Peaceful provided Aidan O’Brien with another Classic victory when running out an impressive winner of the Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh. On the back of Love dominating in the English equivalent at Newmarket last week, Peaceful was always in the perfect position under Seamie Heffernan on Saturday. She quickened up past Valeria Messalina well[...]
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Strict Protocols For Irish Horse Racing

Horse Racing Ireland has published a 77-page document outlining the protocols for key personnel ahead of resuming racing behind closed doors on June 8. “The new system of health screening will include the registration of every attendee at every race meeting, from jockeys, trainers, IHRB staff, to racecourse staff, cleaning staff and so on,” HRI[...]
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Group 1 Winner And Top Sire Shamardal Dies

Multiple Group One winner and renowned stallion Shamardal has been euthanised at the age of 18 after some recent health issues. Trained by Mark Johnston to win the Vintage Stakes and Dewhurst Stakes as a two-year-old, Shamardal joined Saeed bin Suroor in the Godolphin colours for his three-year-old season. It proved a memorable one, as[...]
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Irish Racing Return Further Delayed

Racing in Ireland will remain on hold following the Irish government’s extension of lockdown restrictions. Last month, all sporting events in Ireland were cancelled until at least April 19 because of the coronavirus outbreak, including those behind closed doors. A number of race meetings had taken place without spectators in Ireland up until then. The[...]
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