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On The Wire Irish Racing video podcast, featuring John McConnell (16/09/21)
Trainer John McConnell joins On The Wire to talk about a scatter of runners he has at two of his local tracks, including a horse he thinks will take a hell of a lot of beating. We also look at Gowran Park on Saturday and we look back at an unbelievable Irish Champions Weekend with Johnny and Fran.
On The Wire - Irish Champions Weekend Preview
Seamus Heffernan talks to us ahead of Longines Irish Champion Weekend while Johnny Ward and John McDonnell try to follow up last weekend's winning naps and Fran Berry reveals how news of his fame in the sport and as a broadcaster is yet to reach Twitter after he was ignominiously snubbed by the social media giant. Tune in now for the latest tips and tittle-tattle ahead of a massive weekend for racing in Ireland.
On The Wire: Irish Racing video podcast, featuring Aidan O'Brien and Colin Keane (02/09/21)
Irish Champions Weekend is a week away and Johnny spoke to both Aidan O'Brien and Colin Keane ahead of the biggest two days on the Irish Flat calendar - with the enhanced value of bigger crowds at both meets than we have seen on a year and a half in Ireland. Fran admits he never rode in the Champion Stakes, but he could feel for Darryl Holland who did. We look ahead to Navan and Wexford in a show that mixes the future and the past.
On The Wire - Tipperary and Curragh preview and chat with Ben Coen (25/08/21)
The rising star of the weighing room, Ben Coen, joins us this week - or does he? As with Ben, everything is laid back, and he talks about winning the Ebor and his unbeaten brother. It's a cracking Friday in Ireland at the Curragh and we also look at Tipperary. But will Fran ever return to the beach and why did Kevin Prendergast stand him up?
On The Wire - Weekend preview and chat with Tim Husbands and Evan Awkwright (20/08/21)
This week we get the exclusive hopes of the two Longines Irish Champions Weekend CEO's; how many are they expecting to attend?
Fran is live from York, where he's the subject of our envy, and Johnnys Ward and Mac have to make do with dialling in from Ireland. Our main focus is the superb Curragh card and Saturday's, with the Debutante and Futurity to feast over
On The Wire: weekly Irish Racing Podcast - featuring Irish St Leger Trial Stakes preview
Gavin Lynch is back! One of the most respected judges in Ireland has some fancies at the Curragh and Tramore, while he pushes his Coast To Curragh cycle, with Fran Berry doing all he can to avoid getting on a bicycle next month – but we haven't given up! Will Reilly might get involved yet, the Bar One guru all set for the return of Dundalk on Sunday.
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