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  • Minsk (IRE)

  • Age: 6 (Foaled April 10th, 2008)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Dalakhani - Penza (Soviet Star)
  • Trainer: D T Hughes
  • Owner: Barry Connell

News Clippings

Minsk set to bypass Fairyhouse

October 9th, 2013

High-class Flat runner and hurdler Minsk is unlikely to make his chasing debut at Fairyhouse this weekend unless the rain arrives.

Ground likely to be the key to future targets for Minsk

September 26th, 2013

Connections of Minsk will look for a bit of ease in the ground before giving the Flat and hurdles winner his first run over fences.

Minsk set for chasing bow

September 22nd, 2013

Minsk, a winner on the Flat and over hurdles, is set to make his debut over fences in the next month.

Dessie Hughes is to step Minsk back up in trip for his next run after finishing fourth to Jezki at Fairyhouse on Sunday

December 3rd, 2012

Dessie Hughes is to step Minsk back up in trip for his next run after finishing fourth to Jezki in the Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.

Dessie Hughes may wait until Christmas to give Minsk his second run of the campaign

November 19th, 2012

Dessie Hughes may wait until Christmas to give Minsk his second run of the campaign after the four-year-old opened his account over hurdles at Punchestown on Saturday.

Minsk return excites Hughes

October 30th, 2012

Minsk is set to resume his hurdling career next month after rejoining Dessie Hughes following a stint on the Flat with John Oxx.

Minsk back with Oxx

March 22nd, 2012

One-time Triumph Hurdle favourite Minsk is back with former trainer John Oxx and is set to have one prep run before a bid for the Irish St Leger.

Minsk out of Triumph Hurdle

February 26th, 2012

Minsk will miss the Triumph Hurdle after he was found to have an infection at Fairyhouse after being beaten on his hurdling debut.

Shock defeat for Minsk

February 25th, 2012

JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Minsk suffered a surprise defeat on his hurdling debut in the Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse.

Minsk ready to go hurdling

February 24th, 2012

JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Minsk makes his debut over timber in the Winning Fair Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

Hughes set to unleash Minsk

February 21st, 2012

Dessie Hughes feels Minsk will have to go close to making a winning debut over timber at Fairyhouse to justify his place in the JCB Triumph Hurdle.

Minsk set for hurdles bow

February 12th, 2012

The highly-touted juvenile hurdler Minsk is on course to make his eagerly-awaited jumping debut at Fairyhouse later this month.

Minsk to come in from the cold

January 15th, 2012

The potentially exciting recruit to hurdling, Minsk, could be ready to make his eagerly awaited bow as soon as February according to his trainer.

Minsk nearing hurdling bow

January 4th, 2012

Dessie Hughes has confirmed that current second favourite for the JCB Triumph Hurdle, Minsk, is likely to make his debut soon.