Racing - TODAY'S STORIES - IRISH EXAMINER

BAY OF PLENTY:  Fingal Bay represents the in-form Philip Hobbs stable in this afternoon's Hennessy Gold Cup.

Bay out to fulfil potential

Fingal Bay, who remains the only horse to have beaten Simonsig under Rules, is out to finally fulfil his potential in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury this afternoon.

More
The Tullow Tank clears the last hurdle on his way to winning The Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown last year. Picture: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Tank can come through Drinmore test with flying colours

There won’t be a dry eye in the house at Fairyhouse tomorrow if The Tullow Tank can land the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase.

More
Philip Fenton

December appeal date for Fenton

Philip Fenton’s appeal in relation to the severity of his three-year disqualification by the Turf Club will be heard on December 16.

More
Sprinter Sacre (file photo)

Sacre ‘not quite ready’ for Sandown

Sprinter Sacre will not make his return to action in the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on Saturday week.

More

Montaigne can get off mark

John Murphy’s Avenue Montaigne, now that she has her sights considerably lowered, can land the nap in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden at Dundalk tonight.

More
Federici (right) and Adrian Heskin beats On The Shannon  to win the www.thurlesraces.ie Handicap Chase at Thurles yesterday. Picture: Healy Racing

Cooper set for quick return

Bryan Cooper is expected to make a quick return to the saddle for the big weekend meeting at Fairyhouse despite suffering a fall at Thurles yesterday.

More
Ruby Walsh - unhurt after fall

Un de Sceaux crashes out on chasing debut

There was a sensational start at Thurles yesterday when the hitherto unbeaten in nine races, Un de Sceaux, fell at the third last in the Killinan Beginners Chase.

More

Banned Fenton ‘less than truthful’

Philip Fenton appeared to be "less than truthful and uncooperative", according to a Turf Club report detailing the trainer’s disciplinary hearing at the weekend.

More

Karama belatedly gets off mark

Fourth to Kingston Hill in last year’s Racing Post Trophy, Dolce N Karama belatedly got off the mark when making virtually all to land the Crowne Plaza Rated Race in Dundalk last night.

More

Shoes a shoo-in

If watching Willie Mullins-trained hot pots is your thing then Thurles is the place to be this afternoon.

More

Dolce can make it 13th time lucky

Dolce N Karama, having a 13th outing, can finally get lucky and enjoy a belated turn in the Crowne Plaza Leading Jockey And Trainer Championship Rated Race at Dundalk tonight.

More

Twiston-Davies continues winning run

For the past two weekends Sam Twiston-Davies has won the Paddy Power Gold Cup and guided The New One to victory and he warmed up for the mount on Rocky Creek in the Hennessy Gold Cup by riding a treble at Lingfield.

More

Shock retirement of National hero Mania

Grand National-winning jockey Ryan Mania has announced his shock retirement from the saddle.

More

Jockeys banned after Sedgefield flag drama

Drama at Sedgefield saw the Compare Bookies Odds At bookies.com Handicap Chase declared void due to an incorrect flag being deployed, with all the riders in the race handed 10-day bans.

More

Djak’s inexperience worries Walsh

Ruby Walsh is more worried about Djakadam having had only three runs over fences rather than the fact that he is only a five-year-old going into Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.

More

Hobbs upbeat about Fingal’s Hennessy raid

Philip Hobbs is not concerned about any of the other runners in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury as he prepares Fingal Bay for the big race on a "workable mark".

More

Sacre not certain for Sandown

Nicky Henderson has yet to make a final decision on whether Sprinter Sacre will make his eagerly-awaited return to action in the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on December 6.

More

Hennessy plunge on Djakadam

Antepost Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Djakadam is now a general 4-1 for Saturday’s race after 23 were left in after the forfeit stage yesterday.

More

Walsh cool on Faugheen’s Champion odds

Ruby Walsh feels the bookmakers may have overreacted in cutting Faugheen’s Champion Hurdle odds following Saturday’s Ascot win.

More

Equestrian: Allen narrowly denied in Stuttgart

Equestrian: A single fence denied Bertram Allen a chance of successive World Cup wins yesterday in Stuttgart, Germany.

More

Ballycasey set for class raise

Ballycasey swept the opposition aside with a slick display of jumping from the front to take the feature Race That Stops A County ’Thyestes Jan 22nd 2015 Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.

More

Seventh Sign looks a classy recruit

The Adrian Maguire-trained Seventh Sign served notice that he’s an extremely classy recruit to this season’s point-to-point ranks by narrowly coming out on top in a pulsating finale to the open lightweight at yesterday’s well-attended Boulta fixture that was run under the auspices of the West Waterford Foxhounds-

More

Sky’s the limit for impressive Vautour

The sky looks the limit for Vautour as last season’s top novice hurdler made an impressive debut over fences in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners Chase at Navan yesterday.

More

Al Ferof on course for King George after returning with a bang

Al Ferof will head to the King George VI Chase after returning to his brilliant best when running away with the Amlin 1965 Chase for the second year in succession at Ascot on Saturday.

More

Mullins set to unleash Un De Sceaux at Thurles

Willie Mullins is set to unleash yet another hugely exciting novice chasing prospect at Thurles on Thursday in the shape of Un De Sceaux.

More

Indy Five makes no mistake this time to land maiden

The Golden Vale Foxhounds point-to-point took place at Glenbane outside Holycross on Saturday and the Pat Doyle-trained Indy Five made amends for his unfortunate final fence mishap when well in command at Rathcannon last month by landing the opening four-year-old maiden-

More