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JT McNamara celebrates 14/3/2012

Brilliant news as jockey JT McNamara returns home to Ireland 15 months after falling at Cheltenham

McNamara is now deemed well enough to go back home to Limerick…

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JT McNamara celebrates 14/3/2012

Brilliant news as jockey JT McNamara returns home to Ireland 15 months after falling at Cheltenham

McNamara is now deemed well enough to go back home to Limerick…

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Johnny Murtagh hangs up his whip to concentrate on training full time

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The world seems to have gone a little ga-ga over the birth of the newest member of the Royal family, so it was written in the stars for the winner of the 8.40 in Ballinrobe this evening.

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The Irish derby is the highlight of a packed card at the Curragh today, but a lot of punters won’t be doing much looking at the horses with Michelle Keegan and Ana Ivanovic about.

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Ruby Walsh is quitting Paul Nicholls’ yard to spend more time at home

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Video: Did you see Sam Waley-Cohen’s amazing whip juggling mid-race yesterday?

Losing your whip in the closing stages of a race is a bit of a nightmare and Sam Waley-Cohen avoided that fate with spectacular skill at Punchestown yesterday.

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Video: How close did this jockey come to turning around a doubly disastrous race?

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Infographic: Proof, if needed, that Ruby Walsh is one hard bastard

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Jockey JT McNamara continues his road to recovery after Cheltenham fall

The serious fall of jockey JT McNamara put a dampener on Cheltenham 2013, but after time in an induced coma, he is thankfully still on the road to recovery.

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Video: Channel 4′s Grand National ad is all kinds of awesome

To mark the fact they now have the race instead of the BBC, Channel 4 have pulled out all the stops for this epic Grand National promo.

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Mighty Mac: AP McCoy

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JT McNamara ‘stable’ but remains in an induced coma following Cheltenham fall

JT McNamara ‘stable’ but remains in an induced coma following Cheltenham fall

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Cheltenham Festival Day 4: As It Happened

It’s all over for another year. Here’s how Gold Cup day unfolded at Cheltenham…

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Cheltenham Preview Day 4

While we still have our fingers crossed for injured jockey JT McNamara the racing goes on so we must too. Here’s what to watch on Gold Cup day.

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Cheltenham Festival Day 3: As It Happened

A serious injury to jockey JT McNamara cast a shadow over another great day at Cheltenham for Ireland. Here’s how the action unfolded.

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Cheltenham Preview Day 3

With eight races down for decision, let us mark your card for a bumper day of action at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Cheltenham Preview Day 2

After Ruby Tuesday can the Walsh/Mullins team strike again? And what about superstar Sprinter Sacre? Today’s shaping up to be a cracker at Cheltenham.

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Video: What Cheltenham can do to Irish students

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