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THE four-year-old Godolphin-bred chestnut, Mystic Guide trained by Michael Stidham and ridden by Luiz Saez has won the $12 million Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. The horseracing Group 1 world cup race of 1 mile, 2 furlongs sponsored by Emirates Airline took place on 27 March.

Mystic Guide and Luis Saez won the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse. Image credit: Meydan Racing Club

Star of the Cheltenham 2021 festival Honeysuckle has been crowned the 2020/2021 Leopardstown Legend. The undefeated mare won the Grade 1 Chanelle Pharma Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown Racecourse Dublin Ireland for the second consecutive year for jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead before being crowned champion in the Unibet Champion Hurdle at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.

Cheltenham Festival star Honeysuckle has been crowned the 2020/2021 Leopardstown Legend. Image credit: Leopardstown Racecourse

Tiger Roll, Latest Exhibition and Sempo are among 60 horses scheduled to run in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National on 5 April, the culmination of the Fairyhouse Easter Festival in Meath Ireland. Energumene and Latest Exhibition head entries for a safe bet in the Grade 1 Underwriting Exchange Gold Cup Novice Chase on 4 April, Easter Sunday. Get involved with racing at Fairyhouse Racecourse online at https://www.fairyhouse.ie.

Tickets for the Cheltenham Festival 2022 are selling fast at a discounted rate until just before midnight GMT on 7 April. The Jockey Club at Prestbury Park UK has put in place refund options should Government restrictions require. Tickets on sale are currently restricted to include annual membership fees only and can be purchased online at https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Get tickets for the Cheltenham Festival online. Image credit: The Jockey Club

Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo is likely to run at the Punchestown Festival in Kildare Ireland while stablemate and runner-up A Plus Tard looks likely for Aintree at Liverpool England. Get the racing latest on the two stars online at https://punchestown.com and https://www.thejockeyclub.co.uk.

Expect racing at its finest at the Punchestown Festival. Image credit: Punchestown Racecourse

The Kentucky Derby is set for 1 May from the fabled Churchill Downs as thoroughbred racehorses will enter the starting gate for the 1.4-mile race. Delayed in the 2020 racing calendar, the ‘jewel in US racing’s Triple Crown’ will be back in the lead at Keeneland Racecourse Kentucky. See entry ticket details and where to stay online at https://www.kentuckyderby.com.

Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is Pynck.com’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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