Irish Grand National

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Intense Raffles Triumphs in Irish Grand National: Mud, Drama, and Victory!

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Intense Raffles gallops through mud to clinch the Irish Grand National title, beating fierce competition and overcoming challenges. Exciting details inside!

Intense Raffles, the 6-year-old sensation, has captured the hearts of racing fans by clinching a thrilling victory in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Battling through challenging mud, Intense Raffles showcased his incredible speed and stamina to hold off a fast-finishing Any Second Now, securing a well-deserved win for Meath trainer Tom Gibney.

The race was not without its share of drama, as jockey Daryl Jacob missed out on the opportunity to ride Intense Raffles due to a collarbone injury sustained in a fall at Newbury. However, the talented duo of JJ Slevin and Tom Gibney proved their mettle, guiding Intense Raffles to glory in a memorable race that kept fans on the edge of their seats.

Despite a minor blunder during the race, Intense Raffles confidently surged ahead, leaving behind formidable competitors like Any Second Now and Minella Cocooner. The victory marked a significant moment in Irish National Hunt racing, solidifying Intense Raffles' place as a rising star in the sport.

In a post-race analysis, experts praised the teamwork between Slevin and Gibney, highlighting the exceptional bond that led to their success. Intense Raffles' impressive performance has ignited excitement for future races, with fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in the thrilling journey of this talented grey.

Did you know? Intense Raffles' win in the Irish Grand National marks the second victory for JJ Slevin and Tom Gibney in the prestigious event. The unforgettable race will go down in history as a testament to perseverance, skill, and the thrill of National Hunt racing.

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Intense Raffles gallops through mud to land thrilling Irish Grand ... (The Guardian)

Intense Raffles continued his Fairyhouse love affair to hold off the fast-finishing Any Second Now in a thrilling renewal of the Irish Grand National.

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Intense Raffles wins the Irish Grand National for Meath trainer ... (LMFM)

The 6 year old came in ahead of Ted Walsh's Any Second Now in second and Minella Cocooner in third.

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Intense Raffles wins Irish Grand National in cruel twist for injured ... (

Daryl Jacob had been looking forward to the ride at Fairyhouse but was forced to miss out when he broke his collarbone in a fall at Newbury on March 22.

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Who won the Irish Grand National 2024? How every horse finished ... (The Sun)

THE Irish Grand National has taken place, and Intense Raffles has won it after an incredible race!Last year, JP McManus proved himself the shrewdest o.

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Boylesports Irish Grand National report and free video replay ... (

Intense Raffles gave JJ Slevin and Tom Gibney a second win in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.

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Intense Raffles just the ticket for JJ Slevin in Irish Grand National (The Irish Times)

Apart from a blunder at the fourth last, the Thomas Gibney-trained grey travelled like a winner for much of the race and the 13-2 second favourite ultimately ...

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