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El Salvador (IRE)
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Hascombe & Valiant Studs & Balmerino B/S
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Reports in which El Salvador (IRE) was mentioned
Donnacha O'Brien made it a red-letter day for the famous Ballydoyle clan as he won the Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh on his father Aidan's top-weight El SalvadorSun 12th Oct
El Salvador gave jockey Donnacha O’Brien the biggest success of his fledgling career in the Irish Cesarewitch by seeing off Hidden Universe in the two mile premier handicap.
Sun 12th Oct
Ger Lyons is outspoken in some of his views, but the Group One-winning trainer's opinions are always worth listening to, and his reasons for running Roheryn in the Group Three Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday are somewhat cautionary.
Thu 07th Aug
Patrick Prendergast served up a Down Royal double for owner Richard Barnes including victory in the feature race, Her Majesty's Plate, with the classy ManalapanFri 25th Jul
Trainer Patrick Prendergast completed a double at Down Royal today in the concluding three runner Her Majesty's Plate when his 4/5 favourite Manalaplan scored under Chris Hayes.
Fri 25th Jul
Mahrajaan brought a near-three-year drought to an end with victory in the Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase at KillarneyTue 15th Jul
A quality seven-race mixed card is down for decision at Killarney this evening with the Grade C Bourn Vincent Memorial Handicap Chase the feature race on the programme.
Tue 15th Jul
Ger Lyons and Colin Keane are in a rich vein of form and they teamed up to land a Bellewstown double initiated by the victory of 2-1 favourite Ice Echo in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Median Auction MaidenSat 05th Jul
El Salvador got back to winning ways as he took the last at Bellewstown this evening, the Eva-Tec Ltd Qualified Riders Race, scoring under Sarah O’Brien for her father Aidan and mother Annemarie (owner).
Sat 05th Jul
Ursa Major is unbeaten in three efforts at the Curragh and returns to the track after a long lay-off for the Listed TRM Silver Stakes.
Sun 08th Jun
Tarana claimed the feature Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick for the John Oxx yard in a thrilling finish with El SalvadorSat 26th Apr
Tarana came out best in a two-horse thrust for the line in the Listed Martin Molony Stakes at Limerick under a power-packed ride from Declan McDonogh.
Sat 26th Apr
The best was saved for last at Limerick as El Salvador landed the Summer Twilight Nights Race for the second year runningThu 10th Apr
Joseph O'Brien gave El Salvador a canny ride as the chestnut repeated last year's success in the concluding Summer Twilight Nights Race at Limerick.
Thu 10th Apr
Irish St Leger winner Royal Diamond galloped his opponents into the turf in the Listed Challenge Stakes at Leopardstown.
Thu 18th Jul
Bunairgead claimed the Listed Lenebane Stakes in good style at RoscommonMon 08th Jul
Bunairgead, under Rory Cleary, ran out a good winner of the feature Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon this evening, providing her trainer Jim Bolger with a double on the card (won the first with Home School). The three-year-old daughter of New Approach finished a creditable eighth behind Just The Judge in the 1000 Guineas at the Curragh in May and she was last seen finishing a close up third behind Venus De Milo in the Listed Naas Oaks Trial late last month. Stepped up in trip to a mile and a half for the first time, she was available at 6/1 this morning, opening on-course at 11/2 before going off at 9/2. Settled in third behind leader Missunited, she closed entering the straight and travelled strongly behind the leaders. She came with her challenge between horses from two furlongs out, soon hitting the front and staying on well from there to draw clear in the final furlong. El Salvador (11/4) finished two and three parts of a length back in second under Joseph O’Brien for his father Aidan, while Majenta was three parts of a length back in third at 14/1 under Chris Hayes for Kevin Prendergast. Qewy went off the well-supported 5/2 favourite (was 6/1 last night with Paddy Power) but he finished a disappointing sixth under Declan McDonogh for John Oxx. Missunited opened the 11/4 favourite last night with Paddy Power but she drifted out to 9/2 on-course having opened at 4/1. After attempting to make all she faded away tamely over a furlong out, coming home last of the eight. Rory Cleary said afterwards: "She travelled great for me all the way and I got a lovely split at the right time. She put the race to bed fairly quickly."
Mon 08th Jul
We all remember the devastating eighteen length maiden success at Dundalk of Duntle. Well Ernest Hemingway landed his first start, on the polytrack, by all of ten lengths and he joined the aforementioned filly today as a Group winner as he flew home under Seamie Heffernan to take the At The Races Curragh Cup.
Sun 30th Jun
Pale Mimosa signalled she could be in for a big season as she returned to action with a battling success in the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at LeopardstownFri 07th Jun
The Dermot Weld trained Pale Mimosa made a highly satisfactory return to action as she took the feature race at Leopardstown this evening, the Listed Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Saval Beg Stakes.
Fri 07th Jun
Dermot Weld's Voleuse De Coeurs (7-4) was a fitting winner of the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at NavanSun 19th May
After being beaten by El Salvador at Limerick on her seasonal debut, Voleuse De Coeurs got her revenge this afternoon as she took the Listed Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes under Pat Smullen for Dermot Weld.
Sun 19th May
El Salvador completed a hat-trick this year when making all in the mile and a half Summer Twilight Nights Race to complete a double on the day for Aidan and Joseph O’Brien.
Thu 11th Apr
El Salvador's victory in the Summer Twilight Nights Race was the highlight of a Limerick double for Aidan and Joseph O'BrienThu 11th Apr
Rory Cleary was in treble form at Dundalk on the night former champion jockey Johnny Murtagh resumed raceriding following his recovery from injuryFri 22nd Feb
El Salvador was something of a hotpot in the concluding mile-and-a-half handicap at Dundalk and duly landed the spoils.
Fri 22nd Feb
Champion jockey Joseph O'Brien has been trying for a while to get off the mark for 2013 and he finally did it when El Salvador ran away with the Bookings At dundalkstadium.com Maiden under the all-weather track's lightsFri 08th Feb
Odds-on in the morning, El Salvador went off at 5/4 for the firstname.lastname@example.org Maiden in the face of supporter for the likes of Absolutlyfantastic (10s earlier on into half that price). There was no disputing which horse was superior from over a furlong out though as El Salvador (Joseph O'Brien got a 3 day whip ban in the previous race) raced to a four and a half length success.
Fri 08th Feb
For supporters of second favourite Handazan, watching the concluding mile and a half Leopardstown Maiden was a most enjoyable experience in that from a long way out the contest was 'in the bag' barring accidents.
Fri 08th Jun
Mizani under Johnny Murtagh led home an Aga Khan one, two as he just got the better of Handazan and Niall McCullagh by a short head in the Kill Maiden over 1m 2f.
Wed 16th May
After race at Curragh Sun, 12th Oct, 2014 (1st)
I'm delighted and it's great for Donnacha. It's a hard race to win. He's a tall fella and is doing his leaving certificate this year. It was a nice patient ride as the start was a bit messy and he was a long way back.
A P O'Brien
After race at Bellewstown Sat, 5th Jul, 2014 (1st)
He was very good and he did it comfortably. He travelled nicely and he had plenty left. He is a little bit lazy but he is real tough and he goes on any ground or trip.
A P O'Brien
After race at Limerick Thu, 10th Apr, 2014 (1st)
He's a lovely big horse. He disappointed a bit last season but he seems to have come to himself again. He's a nice staying type and as he's won twice at Dundalk too I don't think ground is an issue for him.
A P O'Brien
After race at Limerick Thu, 11th Apr, 2013 (1st)
That isn't his ground and he wants it better. There is a big engine in there and I'd say he is a fair horse. He kept picking up and picking up and he'll come back here for the Martin Molony Stakes (on June 21).
A P O'Brien
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