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Aidan O'Brien leaves five in the Derby at latest scratching deadline
Irish Field Contributor
The winning-most trainer in Derby history could have as many as five contenders for this year's renewal
17 May 2022 Racing News
Godolphin star remains on the Curragh Guineas Trail
Native Trail remains on track for the Irish 2,000 Guineas as five-day entries were revealed for the Curragh this weekend
13 May 2022 Editorial
EDITORIAL: Acknowledging Ireland’s success
Leo Powell welcomes the decison by RTÉ to cover four rounds of Ireland's Nations Cup challenge
EDITORIAL: The thin end of the wedge
Leo Powell is worried about the decision to drop equestrianism from the modern pentathlon, and wonders could it impact other sports involving horses
6 May 2022 Editorial
PUNCHESTOWN FRIDAY: El Fabiolo battles home to finish well
Paul Townend moved his mount into a closing second rounding the last bend and the son of Spanish Moon led before the last and on to a decisive four-length triumph over stablemate Ha D’Or
6 May 2022 Punchestown
PUNCHESTOWN SATURDAY: A peach of a double for Cromwell
The Christopher Maye-owned gelding tanked through the race and once he shook off Agusta Gold in the straight he powered away to defeat The Dabbler by 11 lengths
6 May 2022 Punchestown
PAUNCHESTOWN SATURDAY: Vauban vaults into the big time
Paul Townend’s mount was cruising at all stages and eased ahead at the final flight before being pushed out for an ultra-smooth four-length success
6 May 2022 Punchestown
PUNCHESTOWN SATURDAY: Marie’s Rocks stamina to the fore
Stormy Ireland was especially game but on the run in she simply could not withstand Marie’s Rock who got home by a length and a quarter with Epatante a further half-length back in third
6 May 2022 Punchestown
EDITORIAL: All hail King Mullins
Leo Powell salutes the achievements of Willie Mullins as he lands a 16th trainers' title
29 April 2022 Editorial
PUNCHESTOWN THURSDAY: Ageless Bridge bows out on a high
This was a sixth La Touche appearance for Ballyboker Bridge and his second win in the race following his victory in 2019
29 April 2022 Punchestown
PUNCHESTOWN THURSDAY: Power calls time after Magic masterful ride
Over 20 years on from HIS first winner, rOBBIE Power displayed all his dash, poise and skill with a masterful front-running effort aboard Magic Daze
29 April 2022 Punchestown
PUNCHESTOWN THURSDAY: Blue Lord pips Coeur Sublime
The seven-year-old Blue Lord steadily wore down Coeur Subline to force his way to the front in the dying strides
29 April 2022 Punchestown