19.05

Rapture's Delight 4th Navan 5.20

Drapers Guild 2nd Navan 4.10 Listed Yeats stakes

Boragh Steps 6th Navan 3.05

Dom Carlos 10th Navan 2.30

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18.05


Dynabee Wins Cork 8.40

Rockfish Wins Cork 7.35

Tremendous Leap 2nd Cork 7.05

Aquarian 5th Downpatrick 6.50

Proud And Elated 4th & Victory Boom 13th Cork 6.30

Lilmaurice 6th  Downpatrick 5.45

Focus Of Attention NR Cork 5.25

No Needs Never 2nd Cork 4.50

Joseph has 2 new horses Beautiful Citi & Boragh Beat and 1 new owner Sean O'Driscoll. Lilmaurice has a new owner


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18.05

Dynabee wins on debut


Dynabee and Donnacha O'Brien hold off Mazzuri (inside)
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  ByDonal Murphy

After taking the sixth with Rockfish, Joseph and Donnacha O'Brien doubled-up with newcomer Dynabee in the concluding Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden.

Having opened at 10/1 on-course, this Calumet Farm owned three-year-old eventually went off at 8s.

Seventh three furlongs out, the daughter of English Channel was then switched to the outer and came with her challenge over a furlong out.

She soon gained a marginal lead, and kept on well inside the final furlong to just get the better of fellow newcomer Mazzuri by a short head.

The runner-up was returned at 12/1 under Billy Lee for Willie McCreery, while 7/2 chance City Ballerina was another two and a half lengths back in third.

Imrana was sent off the 9/4 favourite and she finished a disappointing fifth.

Joseph O’Brien said afterwards: "She is a nice filly and was a little on edge and needed minding. She has a big engine and mine don't usually win first-time like that and are usually much greener.

"She even was very green so I'd say she has a big engine.

"This one could be my first good horse for Calumet and she could step into an Oaks Trial now. There's a chance she's a very nice filly."



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18.05

Rockfish Scores again 





Rockfish
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 By Thomas Weekes
The Joseph O'Brien trained Rockfish put himself forward as a possible contender for juvenile hurdling later in the summer, having gained his second career win under jockey Donnacha O'Brien in the 1m2f Summer BBQ July 13th Handicap at Cork today.

Carrying the colours of bookmaker Justin Carthy, the son of Fast Company followed up a Dundalk win last month with his second success today when beating Stormy Tale by a length and a quarter.

Afterwards O'Brien said "he is stepping up with each run and he won off 51 tonight and in that grade he'll be able to be competitive. A mile and a quarter is a nice trip for him and he'll go hurdling later in the year.

"He ran on bad ground a few times but didn't perform on it so needs that good ground."



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17.05

Si Gaoth 9th Clonmel 8.45

Big Ben 6th Clonmel 7.40

Punches Cross 4th Clonmel 7.05 

Edna 3rd Clonmel 6.30

Imperial Way 4th Clonmel 5.55

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16.05

Denwalk 6th Punchestown 8.45

Santiago De Cuba 3rd Punchestown 7.15 

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15.05

Camile 4th & Pedisnap 3rd Killarney 7.40

Eos 10th Lady Godiva 9th & Tagle NR Killarney 7.10

Los Alamos 5th Killarney 6.40

Needs To Be Seen 3rd Killarney 5.40

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14.05

Song Of The Sky 5th Tipperary 8.25

Cook Islands 8th Killarney 6.10

Marchese Marconi PU Killarney 5.40

Imperial Way 8th Killarney 5.05

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13.05


Stronghold 7th Leopardstown 5.15

Glocca Mora 5th Killarney 5pm

Apparition 7th Leopardstown 4.45

Hardback 2nd Killarney 3.25

Damselfly 8th & Ship Of Dreams 2nd Leopardstown 3.10 Derrinstown Stud 1,000 Guineas Trial (Group 3) 

Housesofparliament 10th & Bhutan 4th Killarney 2.55

Tremendous Leap 3rd Leopardstown 2.05

Paris Texas 3rd Killarney 1.50

Gold Seal 2nd Killarney 1.20

Subset NR Killarney 5pm


12.05

Arthurian Fame 2nd Curragh 5.40

Escamilo 4th Curragh 5.05

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11.05

Unicorn 7th & Treasure Chest 11th Kilbeggan 6.40

Ballybrowney Jack 5th Kilbeggan 6.05

Wisdom Mind Wins Curragh 5.20

Mr Everest Sold

Medal Of Honour NR Curragh 4.15

Amthaal 14th Curragh 3.05

Staycation 4th Curragh 1.55

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11.05 Wisdom Mind breaks her Maiden 

Wisdom Mind and Donnacha O'Brien approach the winning post
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 By Michael Graham

With the form of her runner-up finish to Hand On heart boosted by the latter winning race six on this Curragh Card, Wisdom Mind was sent off favourite for the concluding fillies' maiden and duly obliged.

She was backed from 9/2 in the morning but drifted out from 9/4 to 3/1 at the track.

The Dark Angel filly saw out this mile well under Donnacha O'Brien to repel strong-finishing Athena (13/2 from 8/1) by half a length.

Most Gifted, well supported from 5/1 to 10/3, was a length and a half further back in third.

Trainer Joseph O’Brien said: “She’s a well-bred filly and ran well the last day. It’s nice to get her to win her maiden and it’s my first winner for Sun (Bloodstock). They have a few nice horses with us.

“We’ll try to get some black type for her now with her pedigree. She’s a low-moving filly so I’d be hoping she might be a bit better on nicer ground.

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09.05

Camile Wins Gowran Park 8.35

Irish Minister Wins Gowran Park 7.35

Tissiak 2nd Gowran Park 7.05 a nice debut 

High Language 5th Detailed 6th Gowran Park 6.35 Listed Tipple stakes

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09.05

Camile brings up Joseph's double



Camile and Donnacha O'Brien
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His earlier winner Irish Minister (14/1) mightn't have been expected, but Camile (7/4 favourite) sent many a punter home happy as Joseph O'Brien brought up a Gowran double with the Captain Rio mare in the concluding Goresbridge Breeze Up Sale May 24th & 25th Handicap.

Shane Crosse steered Irish Minister, his 7Ib claim helping to get that Calumet Farm runner home by a short head and a nose in the median auction maiden.

It was O'Brien's brother Donnacha that was aboard Navan scorer Camile, and she followed up that Proudstown Park win, finishing off best to beat Challow by a length and a quarter. "I thought the handicapper was a bit harsh on her after her win in Navan. She handles that ground which is a big help, and there might be another day in her in that category," stated the winning trainer.

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09.05

Irish Minister wins on his 7th attempt on his turf debut

Irish Minister just prevails at Gowran under Shane Crosse
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Outing number seven, his first on turf, yielded a breakthrough win for Irish Minister in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction Maiden at Gowran.

The finish of this mile contest resembled the conclusion of an ultra competitive handicap, but the margin of victory will matter little to connections and supporters of 14/1 chance Irish Minister.

Shane Crosse got the Calumet Farm runner across the line in first, by a short head and a nose from Magnetic North (a 50/1 chance) and Shifted Strategy.

It was only small margins back as far as the seventh then either.

Joseph O'Brien trains Irish Minister  said: "I was a bit worried about the ground but he'd been running consistently on the all-weather and he deserved a win.

"He got a very good ride. Shane is a good rider - good value for the 7Ib claim."

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08.05

Remmy D 7th Roscommon 6.10

Escamilo NR 5.40 Roscommon 

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07.05

Ronnoco 5th Down Royal 5.20

Rattling Jewel 2nd Naas 3.20

Boragh Steps 9th Damselfly 14th & Now You're Talking 3rd Naas 2.45 Polonia Stks (Listed)

Aquarian 11th Down Royal 1.50

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06.05

Faradays Law 2nd Dundalk 5.25

Light Pillar wins Dundalk 4.15 

Uisce Beatha 2nd Sligo 3.20 

Proud And Elated 3rd & Victory Boom 6th Dundalk 3.05

Rest Bay 5th Dundalk 2pm

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06.05

Light Pillar wins on Irish debut


Light Pillar
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 By Thomas Weekes
Light Pillar made a winning Irish debut at Dundalk today as the Joseph O'Brien trained son of Galileo won the Scenic Carlingford Ferry Race under jockey Shane Crosse.

The Irish bred, ex-Andre Fabre trained four year old colt was a dual winner in France and went unsold at E130,000 at Arqana Sales last September. He since joined current connections (Rafferty's Rules Syndicate) and today justified even money favouritism to beat Kerosin by a length and a quarter.

The win was Crosse's third success, meaning his claim will now be reduced from 10lbs to 7lbs and afterwards the 16 year old said “he was a great ride throughout and I suppose he was the form horse going into the race.

"Kevin(Manning) came through strong but when I was going to go for mine he was going to find something and thankfully he did.

"I'm in school at the minute, I'm in fifth year but I'm up there (with Joseph O'Brien) when I'm off and at weekends.


"Obviously the 10lbs (claim) was great. The first target was to get down from the 10lbs and now try to eat into the 7lbs as much as I can."

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05.05

Los Alamos 6th Cork 5.25

Song Of The Sky 3rd Cork 3.40

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04.05

Lot 49 Teardrop Island Withdrawn and Lot 80 Sebastiano Ricci Sold Tattersalls UK Guineas HIT sale

Palace Guard has been gelded

Joseph has a new owner Derrick Smith & a new 3 year old Stronghold

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02.05

Tremendous Leap 2nd Dundalk 8.30

Rockfish 3rd Dundalk 7.30

Rapture's Delight 2nd and Rockabill 4th Dundalk 7pm

Eagle Song 6th and Staycation 5th Dundalk 6pm

Waitingfortheday 6th Dundalk 5.30

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01.05 

Oathkeeper 3rd Ballinrobe 8.05

Joseph has a new horse Subset and a new owner P.A.O'Grady