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Cheltenham – The Irish never need a reason to celebrate, but they might have one almighty hangover come Saturday night if they have enjoyed another bumper Cheltenham Festival, topped up by their rugby team denying England the chance of another Grand Slam in the Six-Nations in Dublin.

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Columns Geoff Lester: International Affairs

London – Super Saturday saw the final pieces slotted into the jigsaw for Dubai World Cup Night at Meydan on 25 March, but 24 hours earlier Sheikh Mohammed was all smiles when receiving news that Khalid Abdullah’s Arrogate, the best racehorse on the globe, had been given the green light to contest the US$10-million feature.

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Columns Geoff Lester’s International Affairs

Geoff Lester: London – There might have been total confusion in Hollywood on Sunday as to whether La La Land or Moonlight should be awarded the Oscar as film of the year, but there is no doubt which equine star will command centre stage in Dubai on Super Saturday, Europe’s top middle-distance horse POSTPONED.

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Columns Geoff Lester: International Affairs

London – We have seen some sizzling performances at this year’s Dubai Carnival but none better than Ertijaal’s course record-breaking display over the 1000m Meydan track last week. If there is a better sprinter in the world on turf just now I’ve not seen him.

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