Leading owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to let star fillies Taghrooda and Tarfasha lock horns for a second time in Saturday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. The John Gosden-trained Taghrooda got the better of Dermot Weld’s Tarfasha in the Investec Oaks at Epsom in early June and both are among 15 horses still in contention for this weekend’s Group One feature. Asked whether both could run, Sheikh Hamdan’s racing manager Angus Gold said: “I honestly don’t know and as is always the case, those decisions will be made by Sheikh Hamdan. Both fillies have been left in at this stage and we’ll make a decision on running plans later in the week. Both trainers are keen to run and tell me their fillies are in good form, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.” Press Association Aidan O’Brien has saddled three previous Irish Oaks winners and is mob-handed this time around, with Ribblesdale Stakes heroine Bracelet joined by five stable companions in Beyond Brilliance, Just Gorgeous, Marvellous, Palace and Tapestry. Taghrooda is not the only potential British challenger, with Luca Cumani’s Volume, the Mick Channon-trained Nancy From Nairobi and Richard Hannon’s Lustrous also in contention. Weld has also left in Vote Often.
The massive container of humanitarian aid leaving Ireland yesterday thanks to the people of Donegal.A huge container of aid destined for an orphanage in Belarus yesterday left Ireland – thanks to the generosity of the people of Donegal.The huge lorry contains more than 15,000 nappies, several hundred bags of children clothing, shoes, toys and vital medical equipment.Some of the massive consignment of nappies as well as medication, toys and clothing.And the aid will go directly to the 170 children in the Vesnova orphanage who have little if anything we take for granted on a daily basis.The aid was organised by Myrtle Doherty from Ramelton who worked tirelessly t gather the aid.Donegal Daily put out an SOS on behalf of Myrtle a few weeks ago and the response has been simply amazing.From the moment our article went up, she revealed how her phone began to ring and ring.And yesterday’s container-load of aid is proof, if it was ever needed, that the people of Donegal have huge hearts.Myrtle yesterday thanked all those who contributed in any way towards the aid.“We greatly appreciate the generosity of all those who contributed. This will change the lives of these children in so many ways and all for the better,” said Myrtle.TO BELARUS WITH LOVE! DONEGAL PEOPLE SEND MASSIVE AID CONTAINER TO ORPHANAGE was last modified: May 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:aidBelarusdonationDOonegalMyrtle Doherty