Paul Mulrennan

Azure Blue Wins Duke Of York, Race Marred By Creative Force's Death

Michael Dods trainee Azure Blue (Ire) (El Kabeir--Sea Of Dreams {Ire}, by Oasis Dream {GB}), successful in four of her five latest starts, stepped up from listed level to claim a career high in Wednesday's G2 1895 Duke of York Clipper S. at York. She had previously closed her sophomore campaign last term with a stakes breakthrough in October's Listed Boadicea Fillies' S. at Newmarket and doubled up in the May 6 Kilvington Fillies' S. back at HQ coming back off a 210-day break last time. Azure Blue bided her...

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Paul Mulrennan Named Cock O' The North For 2022

Paul Mulrennan has been named the winner of the Cock O' The North competition with 90 winners. He will be awarded the Cock O' The North cap on Saturday at Doncaster. It is his first victory in the contest, which is a Northern racing tradition. The Cock O' The North cap is given to the jockey with the most victories at the 16 Northern-based Flat racecourses each year.  Ben Curtis was second on 75 winners and four-time Cock O' The North winner Danny Tudhope was third with 72 winners. Mulrennan...

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Dark Angel's Barefoot Angel Springs 20-1 Shock At Ayr

Richard Fahey trainee Barefoot Angel (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}--Love In The Desert {GB}, by Lemon Drop Kid) bettered an Aug. 1 debut second at Ripon with an Aug. 25 breakthrough at Carlisle and continued on the rise with an impressive tally at long odds in Saturday's G3 Virgin Bet Firth Of Clyde Fillies' S. at Ayr, her third straight start at the six-furlong trip. The 20-1 outsider was held up in rear through the initial stages of this stakes bow. Slicing through the pack to go sixth passing the quarter-mile...

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Oaks Trial Success For Lemon Drop Kid's Sherbet Lemon

Fourth behind TDN Rising Star Noon Star (Galileo {Ire}) in a 10-furlong Wetherby novice Apr. 25, Apple Tree Stud's Sherbet Lemon (Lemon Drop Kid) was on top at the end of a close call for Saturday's Listed Lingfield Oaks Trial. Shadowing the leader Loving Dream (GB) (Gleneagles {Ire}) throughout the early stages, the 28-1 shot worked her way to the front with over a furlong remaining and dug in to prevail by 3/4 of a length from Save a Forest (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) with less than two lengths covering the...

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Oisin Murphy Banned for a Week

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy was suspended for a seven-day period after being found guilty of careless riding at Ayr aboard Tiritomba (Ire) (Exceed And Excel {Aus}) on Monday. The winning filly appeared to drive across the runner-up Ricksen (GB) (Acclamation {GB}) with Paul Mulrennan in the irons at the finish on Aug. 24. The stewards determined that Murphy "allowed his mount to drift left for a considerable time without sufficient correction causing Mulrennan to take a significant check and clip heels." Murphy leads in the jockeys' championship by 18 winners...

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