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Our Team For Dubai
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We were delighted to learn on Tuesday, December 2nd, that our eight Dubai aspirants have been accepted and we are thoroughly looking forward to returning to the Gulf to try and emulate the successes of last season. Having never trained on dirt, nor run any horses on the surface, it will be a new experience…

Fantastic Four-Timer at Dundalk
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Venezia completed a memorable evening for us at Dundalk when running out a clear-cut winner of the concluding Dundalk Stadium On Facebook Maiden, and in doing so, completed a four-timer for us, the second of which we have recorded at the County Louth  racecourse. The son of Galileo was formerly trained in the UK and…

Second win in a week for Slipper Orchid and McGovern
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Conor McGovern, the 18-year-old rider from Clones who is based with Michael Halford, rode his first ever winner when guiding Slipper Orchid to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Race at Dundalk last Friday. One week on from that success, McGovern and Slipper Orchid landed the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Fillies Handicap at…

Raydara shines brightest in Debutante Stakes
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Michael Halford looks to have a very smart filly in his yard following the victory of  Raydara in the Group 2 Debutante Stakes at the Curragh. The Aga Khan-owned two-year-old quickened in the manner of a classy racehorse under the guidance of Shane Foley to record a cosy half length victory over Lucida. Foley made…