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Murtagh pair on Ascot trail

June 4th, 2014

Purr Along and Royal Diamond are likely to make up Johnny Murtagh's raiding party as he seeks a first Royal Ascot winner as a trainer.

Johnny Murtagh paid tribute to sales bound Royal Diamond

October 25th, 2013

Johnny Murtagh paid tribute to Royal Diamond who goes under the hammer next week after giving him his first success as a trainer in Britain.

Murtagh supplies a Royal winner of the Long Distance Cup at Ascot

October 19th, 2013

There was a "Royal" winner of the QIPCO British Champions Long Distance Cup as Royal Diamond took the staying contest under trainer/jockey Johnny Murtagh.

Murtagh waits on Diamond decision

September 29th, 2013

Trainer-jockey Johnny Murtagh will decide in the next 48 hours whether to let star stayer Royal Diamond make the trip to Australia for November's Melbourne Cup.

Johnny Murtagh is mulling over the Melbourne Cup for Royal Diamond

September 24th, 2013

Johnny Murtagh plans to give Royal Diamond a workout over the weekend before making a final decision as to whether he makes the trip to Australia for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Diamond team mull Melbourne Cup option

September 17th, 2013

Connections of Royal Diamond have yet to decide whether to send last year's Irish St Leger winner to Australia for the Emirates Melbourne Cup.

Belle De Crecy was a surprise winner of the Blandford Stakes

September 14th, 2013

Belle De Crecy (16/1) was a surprise winner of the Lanwades Stud Blandford Stakes at the Curragh.

Royal Diamond is an intended runner in the Irish St Leger

September 11th, 2013

Royal Diamond has been confirmed as an intended runner in Sunday's GAIN Irish St Leger at the Curragh.

Murtagh concentrating on Leger for Diamond

September 5th, 2013

Trainer-jockey Johnny Murtagh will not make any decision on a possible Melbourne Cup tilt for Royal Diamond until after he has defended his crown in the Gain Irish St Leger on Sunday week.

Royal Diamond produces St Leger Trial shock at the Curragh

August 24th, 2013

Royal Diamond upset the favourite backers in the Group Three Gain Irish St Leger Trial Stakes at the Curragh.

Johnny Murtagh saddled his first winner as a licenced trainer

June 1st, 2013

Johnny Murtagh saddled his first winner as a trainer when Benbecula ran out an easy victor of a race at Tramore on Saturday.

Fort Knox is set to have his sights lowered after his Guineas failure

May 28th, 2013

Fort Knox is likely to drop in class on his next start after he disappointed in the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday.