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'England needs Ireland and Ireland needs England to make competitive racing'

Paul Nicholls: forthright thoughts on the Anglo-Irish debate
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I was getting death threats and everything. It's actually mad how far people go
Kevin Sexton reveals previous online abuse he has suffered

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A Punchestown Gold Cup! Sorry, it’s a bit childish but it is the stuff that dreams are made of
Sam Twiston-Davies is pinching himself after steering Clan Des Obeaux to Grade 1 glory at Punchestown

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There's a lot of b******* being talked about the Irish and English thing, but as Ruby [Walsh] said England needs Ireland and Ireland needs England to make competitive racing. It's all circular
Paul Nicholls has his say on the relationship between competitive racing in Britain and Ireland

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When the horse came to me he couldn't even walk, he couldn't even lie down for a month. Now he's banging the door in the morning for his feed
Trainer Wilf Storey following Perfect Soldier's narrow win at Musselburgh

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He's going to go down the Champion Chase route now. If Chacun Pour Soi and himself, and obviously the Donnellys' Shishkin get there, it's going to be a hell of a race
Willie Mullins looks forward to a thrilling prospect next season after Energumene's briliant display at Punchestown

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For someone like me who might get ten to 15 rides a month in the UK in the summer, it makes complete sense to go and try to make some money in America. I've got four rides on Saturday and I've never even met anyone out there
Jump jockey Jamie Bargary hoping his American adventure can restart his career

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More from the Quotes of the Week series:

'I hate bookmakers. They sponsor a few races and everyone thinks they're great'

'When you see your face on papers in Japan and China you know it's different'

'Then he went 150-1 and I said, 'For feck sake, I have to have a bit of that''

'I suppose Tiger will have to wait until he's 17 to try to win his third'

'I can't wait to lie on a beach knowing the telephone isn't going to ring'

'I was in a dark place but was enticed back with unfinished business'

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It makes complete sense to go and try to make some money in America
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