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#The42 Racing

# the42-racing - Friday 11 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can lead the way in drug testing jockeys

‘There needs to be a greater deterrent and, if we increase the number of tests when we visit a racecourse, it could act as a deterrent,’ says Dr Jennifer Pugh.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Donn McClean: True positions in the juvenile colts' pecking order to be clearer by this weekend

Pinatubo has been rated higher than Frankel by the BHA, but there’s plenty of contemporary competition racing this weekend.

# the42-racing - Sunday 15 September, 2019

'I am overcome' - Racing comes together for Pat Smullen on special day at the Curragh

Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O’Brien, and Paul Carberry were part of an all-star cast in a charity race in aid of Pat Smullen.

# the42-racing - Saturday 14 September, 2019

Magical lands Aiden O'Brien remarkable 1-2-3 in Champion Stakes at Leopardstown

The favourite delivered this afternoon.

# the42-racing - Friday 13 September, 2019

Johnny Ward: Six reasons why this racing weekend will be special

Across Saturday and Sunday, Ireland will host the best in the world at two of the globe’s finest racetracks.

# the42-racing - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donn McClean's big Irish Champion Stakes preview

We’re in for a top-class two days of racing across the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

# the42-racing - Friday 30 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Hogan can continue promising career with reputation intact despite positive test

The Tipperary-based trainer escaped any penalties after a vet accepted responsibility for Turbine being administered an anabolic steroid.

# the42-racing - Friday 23 August, 2019

Champion Hurdle winner Espoir D’Allen dies after recent injury

The five-year-old had been ruled out of the upcoming jumps season after a freak accident.

Johnny Ward: Moore's ban the latest alarming turn in the destruction of our sport

‘There is so much wrong with this ruling it is hard to know where to start.’

# the42-racing - Friday 16 August, 2019

Visit of Japanese star Deirdre opens up new market for Leopardstown

Johnny Ward looks ahead to next month’s Irish Champion Stakes.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

O'Brien confirms Arizona on course to challenge Siskin for Phoenix Stakes

O’Brien could run as many as four of his finest at The Curragh.

Brilliant Borice, Elliott's Plate and One Cool Poet: The Galway Races in review

Donn McClean runs down the best moments of a fantastic week of racing in Ballybrit.

# the42-racing - Saturday 3 August, 2019

Weekend tips: Mr Everest can climb Galway hill in style

The action continues in Ballybrit today.

# the42-racing - Friday 2 August, 2019

Minella Beau makes it a hat-trick of Galway victories for Mullins

Mr Adjudicator, meanwhile, won the feature race at Ballybrit on Friday.

# the42-racing - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Power guides Tudor City to Galway Hurdle glory in thrilling finish

The Tony Martin-trained horse came fast and late under Robbie Power on day four at Ballybrit.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Saltonstall reigns supreme to land Premier Handicap in Galway

Colin Keane steered the 9-1 shot to victory trainer Ado McGuinness.

How to win at the Galway Races, the hard way

A year ago, Mark Enright notched his biggest career win at Ballybrit. The 33-1 victory came after the jockey, with lots of help, recovered from depression.

Donn McClean: Townend overcomes adversity for glorious Galway win

The Cork jockey was the star of the show on Monday.

# the42-racing - Friday 26 July, 2019

Both great and good needed to get The Curragh back on track

The Kildare venue needs to reconnect with the county, writes Johnny Ward.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 23 July, 2019

From Royal Ascot to the Kingdom, Frankie Dettori's summer reign is remarkable

The Italian’s incredible career continues, writes Donn McClean.

# the42-racing - Saturday 20 July, 2019

Gosden and Frankie to the fore again in Irish Oaks

The daughter of Sea The Stars was given the perfect front-running ride by Dettori at the Curragh .

# the42-racing - Friday 19 July, 2019

Derby weekend shows new boss at the Curragh needs to win back local support

The redeveloped venue has a challenge ahead, writes Johnny Ward.

# the42-racing - Friday 12 July, 2019

Appreciating the evergreen, quiet genius still riding out in his 80s

The 82-year-old trainer John Kiely has run four horses, this season. All have won, writes Johnny Ward.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Stunning Sovereign basks in Irish Derby success after memorable weekend for Aidan O'Brien

Donn McClean reflects on the surprise winner’s performance at The Curragh on Saturday.

# the42-racing - Friday 21 June, 2019

Weekend tipping: Invincible Army can conquer at Ascot

It’s all about Ascot.

No escape from lure of horse ownership for me after Operation Houdini

Johnny Ward trots down memory lane and praises the humble claimer.

# the42-racing - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Dettori completes Royal Ascot four-timer on Stradivarius in Gold Cup

The Italian jockey guided Stradivarius to back-to-back Gold Cup victories.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Frankie Dettori's class is crystal clear in fine Royal Ascot double

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Oisin Murphy bounced back from being prevented from riding on Sunday.

O'Brien and Moore look to maintain stunning start at Royal Ascot

The Irish trainer celebrated two high-profile winners yesterday, including Circus Maximus in the St James’ Palace Stakes.

# the42-racing - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Thomas Hobson in line for Ascot return as Mullins eyes Gold Cup

The champion Irish jumps trainer has trained three of the last four winners of the Ascot Stakes.

# the42-racing - Friday 31 May, 2019

O'Brien denied Oaks glory as Anapurna sees off trainer's four-pronged challenge

Pink Dogwood was beaten into second place by Anapurna and Frankie Dettori.

'Three grand is all he cost! Can you imagine?' It's a long way from Tipperary for unlikely Epsom Dash favourite Hathiq

Trainer Denis Hogan could be headline racing news in Britain this weekend.

# the42-racing - Tuesday 28 May, 2019

Hermosa reasserts her star quality in dominant Irish Guineas victory

Donn McClean reflects on a busy weekend of racing action at The Curragh.

# the42-racing - Sunday 26 May, 2019

O'Brien gives Sir Dragonet the green light for Epsom

Trainer Aidan O’Brien suggested the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly could have been an alternative option.

# the42-racing - Friday 24 May, 2019

New-look Curragh must get back to roots to help expensive makeover succeed

The newly-impressive venue needs to to do more to attract local people who fell out of love with it, writes Johnny Ward.

# the42-racing - Sunday 19 May, 2019

O'Brien mops up on Royal Ascot Trials Day, as Russell wins big in France

Russell added the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris to his already incredible CV.

# the42-racing - Friday 17 May, 2019

Come on the Fame! Blackrock Racing Syndicate celebrate victory, while Capri's drive for five is halted

The Joseph O’Brien-trained horse won the inaugural running of the Microsoft Cup Lady Riders Handicap.

Weekend tips: Focusing on the action while 'Arma-Giggin' consequences remain far from a dead cert

At the end of a week in which Michael O’Leary revealed plans to scale back his Gigginstown operation, our tipster Thom Malone looks to the immediate future.

In Camelot: Expect the O'Brien dynasty to continue domination

Aidan O’Brien’s son Donnacha is eyeing a career change, writes Johnny Ward.

Different class: champion jockey Donnacha O'Brien looking towards the future with trainers' course

‘The plan for now is to continue riding,’ he says.

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