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STEPPING STONES FINALISTS … All to play for

STREAMED LIVE ON FACEBOOK TONIGHT… See Wexford Equestrian Centre The Stepping Stones TB class at Wexford Equestrian Centre (sponsored by The Perfect Eventer)  has been a particularly competitive affair this year.  A great turnout has ensured a closely contested competition all the way through with some really impressive performances with some rides only just off

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SHABRA ANNOUNCE RETIREMENT OF STABLE STAR TOGOVILLE

Trainer Anthony McCann has announced that Dundalk legend Togoville is to retire, REPORTS IRISH RACING SERVICES The remarkable 11-year-old son of Verglas holds the record for the most wins on the all-weather track with 14 of his 16 career victories coming at Dundalk. Those wins included a hat trick of victories during a two week spell

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Irish Polo Foundation Scheme Offers New Pathways for Ex-racehorses

The Irish Polo Foundation (“IPF”) have announced plans to scale up their ‘Irish Thoroughbred Programme’, a pilot scheme that aims to increase the number of polo horses in Ireland to progress the development of the game and the wider industry. The overarching role of the Irish Polo Foundation is to raise funds to assist with

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Arkle Hero Forpadydeplasterer at home with Joanne Quirke…

“He’ll only eat Pink Lady apples…” 1. How long have you been involved in retraining racehorses and how did it come about initially?  Our family have been retraining racehorses for over twenty years. My uncle Jim Dreaper had retired Harcon who had had notable success for Jim over the years. He retried a sound horse

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Meet Siobhan Herbst at Polo Wicklow

Siobhan Herbst runs Polo Wicklow   “Traditionally the Thoroughbred has been used for many years for polo, many of them coming from the track. If you look back at the ‘Argentine Polo’ breed you will see that all the bloodlines originate from the thoroughbred.” How long have you been involved in retraining racehorses for polo

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Inner-city Riding School Changing Lives

Racing Post’s Lewis Porteous spends a day with the centre’s visionary Keith Hackett You do not have to sit on a horse at Park Palace Ponies to be inspired by what is taking place at the inner-city riding school for complete novices in Liverpool. That is thanks in part to the former Victorian music hall,

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Thoroughbreds Are Made For Eventing

Top eventer Holly Payne Caravella explains why she prefers American Thoroughbreds, most of whom are off the racetrack, and how she finds and retrains them for her sport. NANCY JAFFER UPDATED: SEP 26, 2019.   ORIGINAL: APR 21, 2017 After I graduated from the pony ranks, a Thoroughbred named The Federalist took me to what was then the

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Gucci’s latest campaign face is… a horse

Known for including a wide range of animals in his campaigns (we’ve had skateboarding peacocks and Harry Styles with his chickens) Alessandro Michele‘s Gucci SS20 animal of choice is a horse. Photographed by acclaimed director Yorgos Lanthimos, things start to make sense when you remember the filmmaker’s brilliant 2015 film The Lobster, where single people unable to find

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