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David Rusk

David Rusk
David Rusk studies creative writing for digital media in the Institute of Technology in Tralee. David has a massive interest in soccer, rugby, football and horse racing and this is reflected in his works.

Our Top Three Picks For Today’s Racing At Galway

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This year’s Galway festival has sprung numerous surprises, from Pateen’s easy victory on the first day, to Magna Carter providing the Shark Hanlon with a nice win yesterday evening. Both of these came in at odds of 20/1 and they were relatively comfortable winners. Along with some big price winners there has also been some massive gambles that have failed …

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Cheltenham Day 1: Supreme Novices’ Hurdle Preview

Day one of Cheltenham has been hampered badly by the withdrawals of star names – most notably the previous two winners of the coveted Champion Hurdle: Faugheen and Annie Power. Despite these stars not being able to travel, one superstar will be present. Altior will be at centre stage with masses from around the world paying good money to catch …

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Is Football About Money Or Loyalty?

This writer recalls debating whether football is about money or passion. Looking back on it, it seems naive of me to think passion still exists. And I also question the word passion – perhaps I should have described it as loyalty. Money or loyalty seems a more realistic argument. I believe fans are passionate, yet this cannot be said for the …

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Cheltenham: Supreme Novices Hurdle Preview

This year’s race will be similar to last year’s. It has a Willie Mullins favourite and an English second favourite. Here David Rusk previews the Supreme Novices Hurdle.   Last year this writer picked the winner of this race. Vautour was a common selection amongst the Irish Punters, he made all the running last year, he kicked for home two …

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Cheltenham: Champion Hurdle Preview

The Stan James Champion Hurdle is, without doubt, one of the most intriguing races of the week as it’s packed with star quality. It was first run in 1927, and since then only top horses have won the race. Is this an omen for this year’s Champion Hurdle? It is hard to see the winner coming from outside the first three in …

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Hurricane Fly conveys he is a class apart – Leopardstown Round-up

“He’s come back here now and won five of these and 22 Grade Ones, he’s a pleasure to ride, he’s a credit to Willie and the staff at Closutton, he’s just a marvellous little horse.” – Ruby Walsh after today’s success. I cannot remember a horse that loved a course as much as Hurricane Fly loves Leopardstown. His attitude seems to …

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Cheltenham Trials

David Rusk weighs in with his tips ahead of the Cheltenham Trials.    Last year I predicted the winner of the Supreme Novice Hurdle. Now I have decided to give my opinion on today’s action. Cheltenham’s Trials tend to hold numerous secrets to overall winners at the highly anticipated main event in March. Despite the soft ground – the festival’s …

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King George 2014 Preview

This year’s King George has the potential to be as competitive as last year’s race. This is due to numerous facts: Firstly, the race was won by Silviniaco Conti – who is participating in this years race. He is a horse that oozes class. And his performances  – despite Wetherby – have reflected this. Last year, he produced a stellar …

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Sunday League’s ‘Winter Break’ Is Fast Approaching

David Rusk discusses the consequences of pitches being unplayable throughout the winter period of Sunday League football and the implications this presents. We wait patiently, every member of the team from number one to sixteen. (Assuming your team has sixteen players.) The cold snap is about to come upon us, after only five league matches. Now, the big question on everyone’s …

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PA Preview: Racing Post Trophy

Saturday’s Racing Post Trophy should be one of the most intriguing races of this year’s calendar, writes David Rusk. Last year the Racing Post Trophy was won by Kingston Hill, who has gone on to be a very impressive horse. He finished fourth in the Prix de L’arc de Triomphe, ahead of super horses including the Japanese speedster, Just A …

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