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Well done to Curragh based Eddie Harty!

Cloney Island gave Curragh based trainer Eddie Harty a welcome Grade One success when the Mark Walsh ridden performer landed the Drinmore Chase at Fairyhouse yesterday.

The winner is expected to line up for further Grade One success at Leopardstown over Christmas

Harty commented after the race, “He travelled and jumped great. He won like a proper horse and I hope he is a proper horse for me, and for JP, but mainly for me!

"If he comes out of it well we'll look at Christmas which is only three weeks. Either that or leave him off to the good novice in Leopardstown (PJ Moriarty).

"It would be the three-mile race at Christmas. We'll see how he comes out of it”
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Well done to Curragh based Eddie Harty!

Cloney Island gave Curragh based trainer Eddie Harty a welcome Grade One success when the Mark Walsh ridden performer landed the Drinmore Chase at Fairyhouse yesterday.

The winner is expected to line up for further Grade One success at Leopardstown over Christmas

Harty commented after the race, “He travelled and jumped great.  He won like a proper horse and I hope he is a proper horse for me, and for JP, but mainly for me!

If he comes out of it well well look at Christmas which is only three weeks.  Either that or leave him off to the good novice in Leopardstown (PJ Moriarty).

It would be the three-mile race at Christmas.  Well see how he comes out of it”

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Curragh based trainers enjoy success at Punchestown

First to Boogie’s success for Curragh based trainer Madeleine Tylicki was one of the most popular over last weekend. She is the sister of jockey Freddie Tylicki who was so tragically injured in a fall at Kempton recently

Ms Tylicki took out her licence in June and achieved this first success with only her sixth runner in a jumps race. First To Boogie was well backed to beat 16 rivals, starting as the 6-4 favourite and winning comfortably under Davy Russell.

“It’s my first winner and a very special one, obviously,” Madeleine Tylicki said. “It will put a smile on the family’s face again. It’s been a difficult time, so I’m absolutely delighted. Today was the plan and it worked out. Luck was on our side and it was great for Freddy, it will put a smile on his face. He rang me straight away and he was absolutely delighted"

Another Curragh based trainer to enjoy success was Edward Harty who saddled Dalmatia to win one of the competitive Handicap Hurdle races.

It was also good to see trainer Willie Mullins who uses the Curragh Training Grounds on a regular basis enjoy prolific success over the weekend most notably with Nichols Canyon in the featured Morgiana Hurdle
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Curragh based trainers  enjoy success at Punchestown

First to Boogie’s success for Curragh based trainer Madeleine Tylicki was one of the most popular over last weekend.  She is the sister of jockey Freddie Tylicki who was so tragically injured in a fall at Kempton recently

Ms Tylicki  took out her licence in June and achieved this first success with only her sixth runner in a jumps race. First To Boogie was well backed to beat 16 rivals, starting as the 6-4 favourite and winning comfortably under Davy Russell.

“It’s my first winner and a very special one, obviously,” Madeleine Tylicki said. “It will put a smile on the family’s face again. It’s been a difficult time, so I’m absolutely delighted. Today was the plan and it worked out. Luck was on our side and it was great for Freddy, it will put a smile on his face. He rang me straight away and he was absolutely delighted

Another Curragh based trainer to enjoy success was Edward Harty who saddled Dalmatia to win one of the competitive Handicap Hurdle races.  

It was also good to see trainer Willie Mullins who uses the Curragh Training Grounds on a regular basis enjoy prolific success over the weekend most notably with Nichols Canyon in the featured Morgiana Hurdle

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Curragh Racing Awards 2016
Some highlights from the Curragh Racing Awards Night 2016
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Who's got that Friday feeling?! We do! We cannot wait for racing this Sunday at Naas Racecourse - the Jumps are back! And its our final Family Fun Day of the year kindly sponsored by Dunleas of Kilcullen KIA! Gates open 11.45, first race 12.40, last race 4.05. Lots of FREE children's activities including go karting, bouncy castles, face painting and pony rides! Our on-site playground will be open. Tickets can be bought on the gate at Naas or online bit.ly/2eH9mga See you soon! ... See MoreSee Less

Whos got that Friday feeling?! We do! We cannot wait for racing this Sunday at Naas Racecourse - the Jumps are back! And its our final Family Fun Day of the year kindly sponsored by Dunleas of Kilcullen KIA! Gates open 11.45, first race 12.40, last race 4.05. Lots of FREE childrens activities including go karting, bouncy castles, face painting and pony rides! Our on-site playground will be open. Tickets can be bought on the gate at Naas or online http://bit.ly/2eH9mga See you soon!

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2017 Irish Derby and Irish Oaks attract impressive entries

The first entry stage for both the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and Darley Irish Oaks closed Wednesday 2nd November with impressive entries for both Group One Classics, which will take place at the Curragh next summer.

Top two year old Churchill is one of the stars who have been entered for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby taking place on Saturday 1st July. He is amongst an impressive number of entries made by champion trained Aidan O’Brien, who has landed Ireland’s most valuable race eleven times. His other notable entries include Capri, Cliffs of Moher, The Anvil, War Decree, War Secretary and Yucatan

Waldgeist, recent winner of the Group One Criterium De Saint Cloud, is the sole French trained entry with trainer Andre Fabre mentioning the 1.5 million euro contest as a target for the son of Galileo who could attempt to become the first French trained winner since Hurricane Run landed the race in 2005.

Racing Post Trophy winner Rivet heads a strong list of British entries with the William Haggis trained performance being joined by the unbeaten Syphax trained by Kevin Ryan, impressive Newbury winner Temple Church trained by Hughie Morrison and the Godolphin trained quartet of Best Solution, Reach High, Wolf Country and Youmkin.

Dermot Weld, trainer of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Harzand, has a number of notable entries including impressive Leopardstown Maiden winner Titus, together with Rich History, Solo Saxophone and Haripour.

Other home trained entries include the Jim Bolger trained trio of recent Leopardstown winner Dubai Sands, Zorion and Clongowes, while Brutal trained by Ger Lyons, Eagle Spirit trained by Joseph OBrien, Grandee trained by Jessica Harrington, Saltonstall trained by Michael Halford and Time Dee trained by Paul Deegan are also amongst the 69 entries.

A total of 65 fillies have been entered for the 2017 Darley Irish Oaks taking place on Saturday 15th July.

Aidan OBrien, who trained Seventh Heaven to win the Group One classic this year, has another strong list of entries headed by Group One Fillies Mile winner Rhododendron, while his son Joseph has entered Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Intricately.

Impressive Curragh Maiden winner Aneen trained by Kevin Prendergast, the Dermot Weld trained Eziyra and Mijaazy, together with impressive Curragh winner Vociferous Marina trained by Jim Bolger are other notable Irish trained entries.

Strong entries from Britain include the Charlie Appleby trained Prix Marcel Boussac winner Wuheida, John Gosden’s unbeaten Coronet and his Newmarket Maiden winner Astronomy’s Choice, impressive maiden winners Camerone and Crimson Rock both trained by Ralph Beckett, multiple winner Urban Fox and Horseplay trained by Andrew Balding.

Pollatine trained by Phillipe Decouz is the sole French trained entry in the 400,000 euro contest
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2017 Irish Derby and Irish Oaks attract impressive entries

The first entry stage for both the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and Darley Irish Oaks closed Wednesday 2nd November with impressive entries for both Group One Classics, which will take place at the Curragh next summer.

Top two year old Churchill is one of the stars who have been entered for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby taking place on Saturday 1st July.  He is amongst an impressive number of entries made by champion trained Aidan O’Brien, who has landed Ireland’s most valuable race eleven times.  His other notable entries include Capri, Cliffs of Moher, The Anvil, War Decree, War Secretary and Yucatan

Waldgeist, recent winner of the Group One Criterium De Saint Cloud, is the sole French trained entry with trainer Andre Fabre mentioning the 1.5 million euro contest as a target for the son of Galileo who could attempt to become the first French trained winner since Hurricane Run landed the race in 2005.

Racing Post Trophy winner Rivet heads a strong list of British entries with the William Haggis trained performance being joined by the unbeaten Syphax trained by Kevin Ryan, impressive Newbury winner Temple Church trained by Hughie Morrison and the Godolphin trained quartet of Best Solution, Reach High, Wolf Country and Youmkin.

Dermot Weld, trainer of this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Harzand, has a number of notable entries including impressive Leopardstown Maiden winner Titus, together with Rich History, Solo Saxophone and Haripour.

Other home trained entries include the Jim Bolger trained  trio of recent Leopardstown winner Dubai Sands, Zorion  and Clongowes, while Brutal trained by Ger Lyons, Eagle Spirit trained by Joseph OBrien, Grandee trained by Jessica Harrington, Saltonstall trained by Michael Halford and Time Dee trained by Paul Deegan are also amongst the 69 entries.

A total of 65 fillies have been entered for the 2017 Darley Irish Oaks taking place on Saturday 15th July. 

Aidan OBrien, who trained Seventh Heaven to win the Group One classic this year, has another strong list of entries headed by Group One Fillies Mile winner Rhododendron, while his son Joseph has entered Moyglare Stud Stakes heroine Intricately.  

Impressive Curragh Maiden winner Aneen trained by Kevin Prendergast, the Dermot Weld trained Eziyra and  Mijaazy, together with impressive Curragh winner Vociferous Marina trained by Jim Bolger are other notable Irish trained entries.

Strong entries from Britain include the Charlie Appleby trained Prix Marcel Boussac winner Wuheida, John Gosden’s unbeaten Coronet and his  Newmarket Maiden winner Astronomy’s Choice,  impressive maiden winners Camerone and Crimson Rock both trained by Ralph Beckett,  multiple winner Urban Fox and Horseplay trained by Andrew Balding. 

Pollatine trained by Phillipe  Decouz is the sole French trained entry in the 400,000 euro contest

Curragh Racecourse CEO Derek McGrath attended the recent Association of Irish Racehorse Owners Awards evening to receive An Award of Merit, in recognition for the enhanced raceday experience offered to owners in 2016. ... See MoreSee Less

Curragh Racecourse CEO Derek McGrath attended the recent Association of Irish Racehorse Owners Awards evening to receive An Award of Merit, in recognition for the enhanced raceday experience offered to owners in 2016.

*Final reminder*, 1st Entries for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and the Darley Irish Oaks close at noon today. ... See MoreSee Less

1st Entries for the 2017 Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby and the Darley Irish Oaks close at noon on Wednesday 2nd November. ... See MoreSee Less

Curragh trainers have enjoyed an exceptional year to date and the bank holiday weekend provided them with further success

The Dermot Weld trained Tempera landed the Tote EBF 2 Year Old Maiden in good style on the final day of the Flat Turf Season at Leopardstown on Saturday, while Kevin Prendergast won the competitive Tote Handicap with the eye catching grey Vastonea on the same programme.

Wexford and Galway both staged racing over the weekend and again Curragh trainers enjoyed success with the Mark Roper trained Play The Part winning the Garryrichard Stud Flat Race, while Ross O’Sullivan and Jessica Harrington, who both use the Training Grounds on a regular basis, winning with Call It Magic and Jelan respectively.
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Curragh trainers have enjoyed an exceptional year to date and the bank holiday weekend provided them with further success

The Dermot Weld trained Tempera landed the Tote EBF 2 Year Old Maiden in good style on the final day of the Flat Turf Season at Leopardstown on Saturday, while Kevin Prendergast won the competitive Tote Handicap with the eye catching grey Vastonea on the same programme. 
 
Wexford and Galway both staged racing over the weekend and again Curragh trainers enjoyed success with the Mark Roper trained Play The Part winning the Garryrichard Stud Flat Race, while Ross O’Sullivan and Jessica Harrington, who both use the Training Grounds on a regular basis, winning with Call It Magic and Jelan respectively.

Well done to Tony Martin & his team on the fantastic run by Heartbreak City in the Emirates Melbourne Cup #melbournecup ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to Tony Martin & his team on the fantastic run by Heartbreak City in the Emirates Melbourne Cup #melbournecup

Lovely group shot of all the Curragh Awards 2016 winners held in Kildare Village on 12th October ... See MoreSee Less

Lovely group shot of all the Curragh Awards 2016 winners held in Kildare Village on 12th October

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The Aga Khan's dual Derby winner Harzand has been retired to stand at Gilltown Stud in County Kildare. Harzand became trainer Dermot Weld's first Derby winner when he beat US Army Ranger at Epsom in June. He went on to complete the double in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh, holding off Idaho. Ridden exclusively by Pat Smullen, he won four of his seven starts and collected £1,535,850 in prize-money.

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The Mystical Curragh this morning - magical

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Manuela Bächlerpic taken yesterday - just beautiful

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Joan HewesHope to be there tomorrow or Wednesday 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎

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