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Jim Bolger hopeful Classic winner Pleascach will return in 2016

July 18th, 2016

Jim Bolger is hopeful his Classic-winning filly Pleascach will return to action before the end of the season.

Jim Bolger retains faith in Moonlight Magic

June 7th, 2016

Jim Bolger is hoping to see Moonlight Magic bounce back to his best in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh on June 17.

Jim Bolger delighted with thriving Guineas hope Herald The Dawn

March 22nd, 2016

Jim Bolger will see how Herald The Dawn is training over the next couple of weeks before deciding to consider a prep run ahead of the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

Bolger waiting on Pleascach plans

October 14th, 2015

Jim Bolger will now await future plans for Pleascach after he revealed the filly will not run again this year having missed the Prix de l'Opera due to a minor injury.

Herald The Dawn impresses at Naas

August 3rd, 2015

A review of the action from Naas on Monday, where a full-brother to Dawn Approach made a splash in success.

Bolger monitoring Round Two

July 12th, 2015

JIm Bolger reports that Round Two has been "a bit quiet" since his defeat at Royal Ascot.

Jim Bolger has prepared a small but select team for Royal Ascot.

June 13th, 2015

Jim Bolger has prepared a small but select team for Royal Ascot.

Jim Bolger talks up QIPCO 1000 Guineas contender Lucida

March 30th, 2015

Jim Bolger has compared Lucida to his dual Classic-winning filly Finsceal Beo ahead of a likely tilt at the QIPCO 1000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 3.

Trading Leather shining ahead of Japan Cup

November 24th, 2014

Trading Leather is pleasing connections as he gears up for Sunday's Japan Cup at Tokyo racecourse.

Lucida's late burst wins Rockfel Stakes for Jim Bolger

September 26th, 2014

Lucida found top gear in the last furlong to cut her rivals down and win the Shadwell Rockfel Stakes under Kevin Manning.

Godolphin make majority share acquisition of Trading Leather

November 26th, 2013

Godolphin have purchased a majority share in Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby winner Trading Leather, who is to stay with trainer Jim Bolger.

Bolger and Manning win awards

October 22nd, 2013

Trainer Jim Bolger and jockey Kevin Manning were the big winners at the annual Tipperary Crystal Curragh Racing Awards on Monday evening.

Trading Leather put away for next year

October 17th, 2013

Jim Bolger expects Trading Leather to come into his own next season as a four-year-old. The Irish Derby hero has run his last race of 2013 after soft ground ruled him out of the Champion Stakes at Ascot this weekend.

Jim Bolger happy with Dawn Approach

October 15th, 2013

Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach to be in good form ahead of his run in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot on Saturday.

Dawn Approach giving Jim Bolger all the right signals

September 8th, 2013

Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach to be fully recovered from a setback and on course for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

Dawn Approach on QEII trail

August 29th, 2013

Trainer Jim Bolger reports Dawn Approach on course for a return to action in time for the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot in October.

Trading Leather has been confirmed as on target for York

August 9th, 2013

Trading Leather is on course for the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 21.

Trading Leather is very much on course for his next race at Ascot

July 18th, 2013

Trading Leather remains firmly on course for the Betfair-sponsored King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week.

Bunairgead showed a smart turn of foot to win the Lenebane Stakes

July 8th, 2013

Jim Bolger's Bunairgead (9/2) showed a smart turn of foot to win the Listed Lenebane Stakes at Roscommon on Monday.

Trading Leather set for King George at Ascot

July 5th, 2013

Jim Bolger is planning to let Trading Leather tackle older rivals in the King George at Ascot at the end of the month.