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Jenny Pitman leaned across a plastic rail as Sizing John's connections came to the enclosure and reached out to touch Jessica Harrington's arm.

The Irish are no strangers to bailouts and debt these days, but the first time we received a loan from the World Bank was in 1969.

What a difference 24 hours makes. At this time yesterday, Willie Mullins was digesting Douvan's defeat but now he's a winner of the Stayer's Hurdle for the first time.