Walsh gets Busy to land National

Katie Walsh, sister of the legendary, Ruby, and daughter of another legend, Ted, became the first woman to win the Guinness Kerry National when giving Your Busy an outstanding ride at Listowel yesterday.


BHA charge McGrath and Walton with corruption

Scottish Grand National-winning jockey Richie McGrath, together with former trainer Kate Walton, has been charged with passing on inside information.


Adelaide backed to shinein Plate

Adelaide, an unlucky-in-running third in the Prix Niel at Longchamp on Sunday, will be trained for a tilt at the Cox Plate at Moonee Valley on October 25.

ORGILGO BAY and Kevin Sexton made all to win the Listowel Races Supporters Club Lartigue Hurdle for trainer John McConnell.

Orgilgo Bay puts up terrific performance to defy top weight

Orgilgo Bay, trained in Co Meath by John McConnell, put up a terrific performance to defy top weight in the valuable Lartigue Hurdle at Listowel yesterday.

Oliver Brady

Flamboyant trainer Oliver Brady passes away at 75

Colourful trainer Oliver Brady died peacefully in his sleep on Monday evening following a long battle with cancer. He was 75.


Smurfer has ‘plenty going for him’

John Hanlon believes Usuel Smurfer has plenty going for him in the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel today.


In-form Burke set to work his magic on Bally Longford

Jonathan Burke is fancied to continue his rise up the ladder by guiding Bally Longford to success in the John F McGuire Novice Chase at Listowel this afternoon.


Curragh target for Tamadhor

Tamadhor is poised for a step up in class at the Curragh towards the end of the month following her convincing victory on Irish Champions Weekend.


Arc bid unlikely for Baroness

Andre Fabre’s shock Prix Vermeille winner Baltic Baroness is highly unlikely to be supplemented for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

HONOURS EVEN: Cocoon (Ana O'Brien, right) and Ernest Shackleton (Niall McCullagh) in the winner's enclosure after dead-heating in the Irish Stallion Farms' EBF Premier Nursery at Listowel yesterday.

Finish for the ages as Ana denied by wily McCullagh

It was a case of the veteran versus the baby, and no quarter was asked or given.


Burke shines on Plan Man

Jonathan Burke gave the Tony Martin-trained The Plan Man a delightful drive to land the Kerrymaid Hurdle on the first afternoon of the Listowel festival yesterday.


Arc shake-up after Treve eclipsed in trials

Treve’s already perilous grip on Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe favouritism was firmly loosened at Longchamp yesterday as Criquette Head-Maarek’s star could finish only fourth in the Prix Vermeille.


Inspired Moore gets Gatsby home in thriller

It is not by luck that Ryan Moore has become perhaps the world’s most in-demand jockey as he offered the perfect example of his evident superiority aboard The Grey Gatsby in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday night.


Fideles set to recoup losses

Adeste Fideles, a costly failure at Gowran Park 12 days ago, gets the nap in the Track Fillies Maiden at Listowel this afternoon.


Panther pounces in St Leger

Trainer Tom Dascombe was full of praise for jockey Richard Kingscote after an enterprising ride aboard Brown Panther gave the pair their first taste of Group One success in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday.

Leading Light (right) has been beaten only twice in his career, and is favourite for tomorrow's Irish Leger. Picture: Inpho

O’Brien dazzled by fantastic Light

Joseph O’Brien feels Leading Light makes his job look easy as the colt attempts to maintain his unbeaten run this season in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh tomorrow.

Jockey Joseph O'Brien is confident he can land today's Irish Champion Stakes on dual Derby winner Australia. Barry Cregg/SPORTSFILE

‘I might never get to ride another one like him again’

Aidan O’Brien is banking on further progress from dual Derby hero Australia as the master of Ballydoyle strives to win the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes for an eighth time at Leopardstown today.

Thierry Jarnet

Vermeille test of Treve’s Arc credentials

A new chapter begins with an old associate for Treve tomorrow as she makes her comeback under Thierry Jarnet in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp.


Tapestry team wary of Matron trip

Joseph O’Brien admits dropping down half a mile in trip is "not ideal" for Tapestry in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown today.

he Edward Lynam-trained Agnes Stewart (Billy Lee) wins the John Smith's Extra Smooth May Hill Stakes at Doncaster. Picture: PA

Lynam plunders another big prize

Eddie Lynam has enjoyed unprecedented success with his raids on the top British sprints this year through Sole Power and Slade Power and he plundered another big one yesterday with the two-year-old Agnes Stewart, an impressive winner of the John Smith’s Extra Smooth May Hill Stakes at Doncaster.

Estimate (Ryan Moore) wins the Socialites Electric Cigarettes Doncaster Cup at Doncaster.  Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Estimate fills Stoute’s cup of joy

A clenched fist and a loud holler offered a revealing insight into Michael Stoute’s private thoughts after Estimate passed the line in front at Doncaster.


No reason to oppose Australia in Champion Stakes

There is no logical reason to oppose Australia in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown this evening and anything less than a reasonably comfortable success for Aidan O’Brien’s colt will be a surprise.