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'I was okay until about 1.30 - maybe it was too many glasses of red wine'

Alan King: had a nervous wait before his first Group 1 win
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The Guinness still tastes as good and it's great to be back
An unnamed Galway regular is delighted to be back on Ballybrit for the first day of the meeting

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I was okay until about 1.30 – maybe it was too many glasses of red wine – but suddenly the nerves kicked in when John [Gosden] took out Stradivarius and we got shorter and shorter
Alan King expresses his delight at saddling a first Group 1 winner with Trueshan in the Goodwood Cup

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They are two bay fillies that look exactly the same. One has a tiny little bit of white on the back of her hind coronary band but they are the same size and very similar. It has never happened to me before, but I suppose it is always an accident waiting to happen
Jessica Harrington apologises after accidentally running the wrong horse in a two-year-old fillies' maiden at Galway

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She wasn't healthy in the Guineas and she was still only beaten by two lengths. If she was healthy, I think we'd be looking at the 1,000 Guineas winner
Oisin Murphy savours his Group 1 success on Alcohol Free, who can be "quite a handful"

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The dapples in his coat, he was like a horse getting ready for the Dublin Horse Show rather than coming here
Willie Mullins comments on Galway Plate winner Royal Rendezvous's conditioning before his big-race victory

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I had six months off, went into rehab and took it all very seriously and it paid off. It's been a long journey but it's worth it
Kieran Shoemark reflects on the past after riding his first Group 1 winner on Lady Bowthorpe in the Nassau Stakes

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'We were hurtling down the M11 on the way home when he overtook a police car'

'A friend of mine told me to lighten up. He said that wasn't me on the telly'

'Hopefully in 20 or 30 years somebody might want to look like David Egan'

'The kidneys are fine, which is amazing given what I'd done to them'

'I'd never go back to the supermarket – who wants to queue up and waste time?'

'The meeting was sure to be off. We were only coming here to have lunch'

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The dapples in his coat, he was like a horse getting ready for the Dublin Horse Show rather than coming here
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