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Who is in the running to replace Boris Johnson as British prime minister?
Some potential contenders have already made their ambitions clear, while others are yet to announce their candidacy.
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Minella Indo and A Plus Tard heading for Gold Cup rematch
Dual winner Al Boum Photo one of four left in by Willie Mullins.
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3 recent Gold Cup winners amongst 31 entries for this year's Cheltenham prize
The 2020 Gold Cup takes place on Friday 13 March.
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Quiz: Can you name the Tory leadership candidates?
The race is on to succeed Theresa May – how well do you know the candidates?
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'The circumstances this year have been very funny' - Gordon Elliott looks ahead to Cheltenham festival
After a curious year, the trainer previews the biggest racing festival of them all.
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Here's what your province needs to happen in the decisive Champions Cup pool matches
Leinster are already through, and both Munster and Ulster know what they need to do this weekend to qualify for the knock-out stages.
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Here’s how the race for the 8 Champions Cup quarter-final berths stands
Leinster and Munster have already booked their places in the knock-out stages, but there’s still work to do for Connacht.
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Runners and riders update: Here's who's vying to take Brian Hayes' vacant Dáil seat
FF and FG have named their candidates, while there’s only one name on Labour’s list… Here’s how it’s shaping up in the battle for Dublin South West.
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A Ming Dynasty? Here's who's in the running to take the MEP's vacant Dáil seat
The independent politician’s ascension to Europe automatically triggers a by-election in Roscommon-South Leitrim. Who will take his place?
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Here's who is in the frame to become the new Labour leader
Joan Burton’s short odds, but does she have it sewn up?
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6 tips we learned from the celebrities at Cheltenham this week
‘And you say those horses are far away?’
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Mark your Card: your best bets on a bumper day of horse racing
It doesn’t get much better than today’s double whammy at Cheltenham and Leopardstown. Declan Smyth picks the winners.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today's Grade racing
All eyes are on Thurles this afternoon so Declan Smyth picks the winners in the day’s two big races.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today's Grade racing
Declan Smyth takes a look at today’s only Grade race, the Leamington Novices Hurdle at Warwick.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for the St Stephen’s Day Super 6
Horse racing waits for no man – Declan Smyth picks the winners from a bumper day of Grade racing in Ireland and the UK.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Declan Smyth picks us a winner from this afternoon’s three Grade races at Navan.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Declan Smyth has five Grade races to study on a bumper day of racing across the water.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Two future stars of Irish chasing go head-to-head at Punchestown this afternoon. Declan Smyth looks at the form in today’s big races.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Sprinter Sacre or Sanctuaire? Declan Smyth looks at two absolute humdingers on the card at Sandown.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Declan Smyth studies the form in today’s feature as the Tingle Creek Festival gets underway at Sandown.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Christmas comes early for racing fans with a cracking Sunday card at Fairyhouse. Declan Smyth wraps up well to study the form.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
It’s that time of the year again — surely nothing can stop Big Buck’s? Declan Smyth looks at today’s Grade races in Newcastle and Newbury.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Declan Smyth casts his eye over the runners in this afternoon’s Berkshire Novices Chase at Newbury.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today's Grade racing
A bumper weekend of Grade racing starts at Newbury this afternoon. Declan Smyth studies the form to pick us a winner.
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Mark your Card: your best bet for today’s Grade racing
Can Long Run get the job done? Declan Smyth studies the form ahead of the action at Haydock and Ascot.
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Mark your Card: your best bet for today's Grade racing
It’s a Super Sunday of Grade races in Punchestown and in Cheltenham. Declan Smyth picks us a few more winners.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today's Grade racing
Declan Smyth settles down with the form and picks us a winner from today’s JCB Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
This afternoon’s Grade 2 at Cheltenham could give us a glimpse of some contenders for the 2013 Supreme Novice Hurdle. Declan Smyth looks at the form.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade racing
Can anybody beat Sizing Europe? Declan Smyth looks at the contenders for this afternoon’s Clonmel Oil Chase.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today's Grade races
Two intriguing Grade 2 races headline Navan’s card this afternoon. Declan Smyth takes a look at the form.
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Mark your Card: your best bet for today's Grade racing
Declan Smyth reviews the form as Cue Card and Menorah prepare for their seasonal debuts at Exeter this afternoon.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade races
With four Graded races to look forward to this afternoon, Declan Smyth gets stuck in for a look at Saturday’s form.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for today’s Grade races
As Down Royal’s two-day meeting swings into action, Declan Smyth has a look at the form for Friday’s feature race, the Grade 2 WKD Hurdle.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend’s Grade races
With races at Aintree and Chepstow to get his teeth into, Declan Smyth combs through the form guide for any helpful hints.
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Mark your Card: your best bets for the weekend's Grade races
The National Hunt season swings back into action with Grade 2 races in Gowran Park and Tipperary this weekend. Declan Smyth studies the form.
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for a soggy Day 3 at Punchestown
To be honest, your best bet is staying at home with a cup of tea. Declan Smyth takes a look at the form anyway.
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Punchestown
There were a couple of shocks on day one in Co Kildare, but Declan Smyth is back for more. Here are his three tips for today’s racing at Punchestown.
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 1 at Punchestown
Declan Smyth tipped up eight winners over the three days of the Aintree Festival. Here are his selections for day one in County Kildare.
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 3 at Aintree
Declan Smyth advised three winners on yesterday’s card. Go on, have a look at his picks for Grand National day.
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for Day 2 at Aintree
A few favourites were turned over yesterday but don’t worry, Declan Smyth is back with tips to get you through this afternoon’s racing on Merseyside.