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EDITORIAL: Let's try to embrace positivity
Leo Powell
Leo Powell is worried that negativity is overshadowing the good news stories in racing
20 May 2022 Editorial
EDITORIAL: His achievements are off the scale
Leo Powell pays tribute to the achievements of Aidan O'Brien as he looks for Irish classic winner number 46
17 May 2022 Racing News
Aidan O'Brien leaves five in the Derby at latest scratching deadline
The winning-most trainer in Derby history could have as many as five contenders for this year's renewal
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
17 May 2022 Racing News
EDITORIAL: Acknowledging Ireland’s success
Leo Powell welcomes the decison by RTÉ to cover four rounds of Ireland's Nations Cup challenge
13 May 2022 Editorial
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