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Weld jockeys gearing up for another fruitful week

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Jockey Pat Smullen is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure in Galway. The Offaly native has ridden 39 winners at the track to date and punters can be certain he will substantially add to that tally next week. Because, after all, he will ride the majority of horses for the ‘King of Galway,’ his boss Dermot Weld. The master of Rosewell House has trained a whopping 258 winners at Ballybrit, a feat that will most likely never be equalled by another.

Galway to host richest hunt race in Ireland

Prize money is set to hit a record high for this year's Galway Races, which start on July 27.

Galway Races set for another bonanza with fully sponsored race card

Iconic brand Guinness has renewed its sponsorship at the Galway Racecourse for another five years worth €1 million.

McHugh’s pub to host racing preview event to aid Injured Jockeys’ Fund

McHugh’s Pub in Castlegar will host a Galway Plate and Hurdle preview evening next Tuesday July 30, starting at 9.45pm.

Harty's Plains the principal bet

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Thursday’s highlight, the Guinness Galway Hurdle, is the richest race of its kind in the land and a total of 74 entries greeted senior handicapper Noel O'Brien who awarded last year’s controversial beaten favourite The Real Article top weight of 11st 10lbs, 5lbs above last year’s hero Moon Dice, with the Edward Harty trained Captain Cee Bee just one pound lower in the ratings.

New year and a new Plate at Ballybrit

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And they’re off... as details of the 2012 Galway Races Summer Festival, running from Monday July 30 to Sunday August 5 were announced at the official launch in the g Hotel, Galway yesterday.

Kilkenny jockey nominated for HRI award

A Kilkenny jockey is leading the charge in the racing world, having been nominated for an award at the upcoming Horse Racing Ireland Awards 2011.

Majestic to fly high for Weld in Plate

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The greatest party anywhere in the eurozone is almost upon us and whether one deals in euros, sterling, dollars, or the Japanese yen all roads will lead to Ballybrit on Monday next as the seven-day marathon that is the Galway Race Week Festival gets under way shortly after five o clock. With more than fifty races on the menu punters will need to tread carefully through a minefield of tough maximum field handicaps and conditions contests under both Flat and National Hunt rules and with margins tight in all walks of life selective punting is advised.

Santa’s Son to bring Christmas early to Ballybrit

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Well readers, the 2008 Galway Races are virtually upon us and with the prophets of doom and gloom working overtime for the last two months this year’s festival has taken on the role as a barometer of the country’s financial state as well as being the top racing festival in the fair island of ours.

A King of the Jungle foiled by the King of the Jungle!

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IT’S A FACT, but a sad fact if you are a bookmaker, that no matter what a punter’s losses are, if he hears that it was a bad day for even one bookmaker, he smiles as he tells his wife the annual fib, that he lost only half what he really lost.

 

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