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#Starter's Orders

# starters-orders - Saturday 31 August, 2019

Calm, confident Carty ready for limelight after patient wait outside the fold
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Calm, confident Carty ready for limelight after patient wait outside the fold

Aug 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 14,706 Views 19 Comments

‘Whether I go to Japan or Connacht, I’m excited about how the season is going’

# starters-orders - Friday 8 March, 2019

Johnny Ward: 'From having no interest in racing, there are now days when little else consumes me'
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Johnny Ward: 'From having no interest in racing, there are now days when little else consumes me'

Mar 8th 2019, 12:27 PM 6,324 Views 9 Comments

You never forget your first Cheltenham.

# starters-orders - Friday 22 June, 2018

'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney
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'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney

Jun 22nd 2018, 1:39 PM 7,678 Views 21 Comments

The winger has been working on his aerial ability over the last two weeks ahead of his return to the Test arena.

# starters-orders - Saturday 23 September, 2017

'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing
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'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:40 AM 7,537 Views 5 Comments

‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *
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Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

Feb 9th 2016, 4:54 PM 30,880 Views 111 Comments

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer
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Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer

Jun 26th 2012, 11:16 AM 2,034 Views 6 Comments

The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.

# starters-orders - Friday 17 February, 2012

Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury
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Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury

Feb 17th 2012, 8:25 AM 220 Views 0 Comments

With some top Cheltenham contenders set to go to post, Declan Smyth picks us a few winners from today’s rescheduled card at Newbury.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 28 September, 2011

One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest
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One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest

Sep 28th 2011, 7:39 AM 857 Views 17 Comments

The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.

# starters-orders - Friday 9 September, 2011

First candidates named in Dublin West by-election
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First candidates named in Dublin West by-election

Sep 9th 2011, 10:40 AM 1,694 Views 13 Comments

The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.

# starters-orders - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing
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Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing

Aug 20th 2011, 10:15 AM 83 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at the runners and riders for today’s feature, the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York.

# starters-orders - Saturday 13 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend’s racing
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Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend’s racing

Aug 13th 2011, 10:18 AM 103 Views 0 Comments

Niall informs us that his last four naps have all come in. We haven’t verified that yet, but find out which 5/1 shot he has picked on today’s card.

# starters-orders - Saturday 6 August, 2011

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing
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Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing

Aug 6th 2011, 12:47 PM 83 Views 0 Comments

We’re off to the Curragh tomorrow for the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

# starters-orders - Saturday 30 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Nassau Stakes at Newbury
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Mark your Card: Nassau Stakes at Newbury

Jul 30th 2011, 11:07 AM 94 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at today’s Group 1 contest in Goodwood, as well as the best of the rest from the card in Galway.

# starters-orders - Friday 29 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Day five at the Galway Races
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Mark your Card: Day five at the Galway Races

Jul 29th 2011, 1:22 PM 304 Views 0 Comments

Niall’s naps came home on Wednesday and Thursday. Find out who he has plumped for on today’s card in Galway.

# starters-orders - Thursday 28 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Ladies' Day in Galway
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Mark your Card: Ladies' Day in Galway

Jul 28th 2011, 2:00 PM 369 Views 0 Comments

It’s not all about the fancy frocks though – we have a look at the runners and riders in the day’s feature, the Galway Hurdle.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 27 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Galway Plate day in Ballybrit
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Mark your Card: Galway Plate day in Ballybrit

Jul 27th 2011, 1:38 PM 399 Views 2 Comments

We look ahead to a busy day of racing out west, not to mention one of the most highly anticipated races of the year – Frankel v Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Day two at Galway
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Mark your Card: Day two at Galway

Jul 26th 2011, 3:15 PM 188 Views 0 Comments

Here’s our take on the runners and riders at Ballybrit today, including a nice each-way punt in the day’s feature.

# starters-orders - Monday 25 July, 2011

Mark your Card: Galway Festival day one
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Mark your Card: Galway Festival day one

Jul 25th 2011, 2:26 PM 240 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at the runners and riders on day one at Ballybrit. Go on ya good thing …

# starters-orders - Saturday 23 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: King George VI day at Ascot
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Mark Your Card: King George VI day at Ascot

Jul 23rd 2011, 1:10 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

There’s money to be made in today’s feature race. Read our guide to all of the action on both sides of the pond.

# starters-orders - Sunday 17 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: Irish Oaks day at the Curragh
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Mark Your Card: Irish Oaks day at the Curragh

Jul 17th 2011, 10:07 AM 203 Views 0 Comments

This afternoon’s Irish Classic is wide open, but we think we might have found a little bit of value.

# starters-orders - Saturday 2 July, 2011

Mark Your Card: Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown
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Mark Your Card: Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown

Jul 2nd 2011, 10:36 AM 59 Views 0 Comments

Niall reckons his 7/1 shot could go close at Haydock this afternoon – what do you think?

# starters-orders - Saturday 18 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Saturday at Royal Ascot
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Mark Your Card: Saturday at Royal Ascot

Jun 18th 2011, 10:13 AM 152 Views 0 Comments

We’ve scoured the runners and riders for today and we’re hopeful (not confident, mind you) that a 5/1 winner could be coming our way.

# starters-orders - Friday 17 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four
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Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four

Jun 17th 2011, 1:28 PM 177 Views 0 Comments

Here are the runners and riders for Coronation Stakes day.

# starters-orders - Thursday 16 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot
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Mark Your Card: Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot

Jun 16th 2011, 2:13 PM 168 Views 0 Comments

Niall has spent the morning studying the form for Day Three at Ascot. Here are his best bets from today’s card.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Two
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Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Two

Jun 15th 2011, 1:00 PM 254 Views 0 Comments

Niall tossed a coin and napped a winner at Royal Ascot yesterday. Here are his best bets for Day Two.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 14 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day One
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Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day One

Jun 14th 2011, 1:58 PM 140 Views 0 Comments

The five-day Royal Ascot festival is almost upon us. We take a look at the runners and riders for Day One.

# starters-orders - Friday 3 June, 2011

Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom
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Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom

Jun 3rd 2011, 1:20 PM 105 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs has the lowdown on today’s high-class card at Epsom.

# starters-orders - Friday 6 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again
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Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again

May 6th 2011, 10:32 AM 177 Views 0 Comments

It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.

# starters-orders - Thursday 5 May, 2011

Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three
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Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three

May 5th 2011, 10:46 AM 182 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs is back with his picks for Day Three of the Punchestown Festival – including an interesting nap at 8/1.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 4 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two
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Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two

May 4th 2011, 12:06 PM 401 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs won a few of us some extra lunch money yesterday with his pick at the Kildare venue. Here’s today’s wisdom. You’re welcome.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One
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Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One

May 3rd 2011, 12:26 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs has been up all night studying the form. Here are his selections for day one at the Co. Kildare racetrack.

# starters-orders - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day
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Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day

Apr 30th 2011, 1:23 PM 104 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs’ takes you through his picks for one of racing’s most iconic occasions.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 26 April, 2011

Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three
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Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three

Apr 26th 2011, 11:55 AM 141 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs came dangerously close to Grand National glory with 22/1 shot Western Charmer yesterday. Read his thoughts on the final day of the Fairyhouse meeting here.

# starters-orders - Monday 25 April, 2011

Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse
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Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse

Apr 25th 2011, 10:52 AM 580 Views 0 Comments

Mark Hobbs didn’t buy Easter eggs this year – he tipped a 9/2 winner yesterday instead. Read his thoughts on today’s card at Fairyhouse.

# starters-orders - Friday 18 March, 2011

Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham?
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Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham?

Mar 18th 2011, 11:55 AM 347 Views 0 Comments

The Cheltenham Festival is nearly done and dusted for another year but the biggest race of all is still to come. We throw an eye over the cast for this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.

# starters-orders - Thursday 17 March, 2011

World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny
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World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny

Mar 17th 2011, 12:11 PM 310 Views 0 Comments

We take a look at the runners and riders in the third day’s feature race, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.

# starters-orders - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Queen Mother Preview: can Big Zeb mastermind back-to-back victories?
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Queen Mother Preview: can Big Zeb mastermind back-to-back victories?

Mar 16th 2011, 12:38 PM 230 Views 0 Comments

The race-card for Day Two is an absolute cracker. We look ahead to day’s main event, the sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase.

# starters-orders - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes?
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Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes?

Mar 15th 2011, 12:05 PM 476 Views 0 Comments

With this year’s Cheltenham Festival about to get underway, we take a closer look at the first day’s big race – the Stan James Champion Hurdle.

Mark Your Card: Tuesday
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Mark Your Card: Tuesday

Mar 15th 2011, 11:09 AM 407 Views 0 Comments

It’s better than the Morning Line and the Racing Post rolled into one. Mark Hobbs is here with an overview of today’s Cheltenham card.