FOSTERS CROSS and Davy Russell over the last to win for trainer Tom Mullins.

Cross again defies the years

Versatile veteran Fosters Cross proved, again, that he retains plenty of his ability when landing the featured Donal Downes Water Towers Chase in Ballinrobe last night.

Michael Halford

Great Dancer has plenty going for him

Michael Halford’s Great Dancer is fancied to get us away to the perfect start in the opening Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Auction Maiden at Bellewstown this evening.


Epsom race voided after false start

Jockeys in the totepool Supporting The Sport You Love Handicap at Epsom yesterday escaped punishment despite the runners completing the full five furlongs after a false start had been called.

Gordon Elliott

Elliott at the double - twice

Odds-on favourite Landau and Drunken Counsel provided trainer Gordon Elliott with a double on Downpatrick’s Bank Holiday card on a day when the County Meath handler also doubled-up, with Balbriggan and Taglietelle at Cartmel.


Progressive Night canfollow up

The progressive Newton’s Night is fancied to land the David Heneghan Memorial Rated Race at Ballinrobe this evening.


Light makes perfect return to action

Gold Cup hero Leading Light made the perfect return to action in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes on another fine afternoon for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh yesterday.


Leave it to Landau

Landau could hardly be described as the most reliable horse in training, but does look good enough to win the Botanica International Natural Herbal Products Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick this afternoon.


Regard completes Irish clean sweep

Mutual Regard completed a clean sweep for Ireland in the four major races at York’s Betfred Ebor meeting on Saturday, in the process proving beyond all doubt that Johnny Murtagh is going to be as big a force in the training ranks as he was in the saddle.

Sole Power and Richard Hughes  win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York yesterday. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA

Power and the glory for Lynam

Sole Power confirmed his status as the undoubted king of the five-furlong division with a performance of stunning domination in the Coolmore Nunthorpe at York yesterday.


Burke draws plaudits as he eases Game Changer home

"You wouldn’t have given him a better ride than that yourself," quipped course commentator Dessie Scahill to Charlie Swan in the winner’s enclosure, after Jonathan Burke had partnered the trainer’s The Game Change to land the featured Download The Free Racing Post Mobile App Handicap Hurdle at Killarney last night.

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Mimosa keeps Estimate at bay in Cup

Pale Mimosa kept Estimate at bay to claim the Weatherbys Hamilton Insurance Lonsdale Cup at York yesterday.

Clever Cookie: Versatile performer.

Niven boxing clever for Ebor glory

Peter Niven had many great times as a jockey but is just as excited for the biggest moment of his training career as he saddles the well-fancied Clever Cookie in today’s Betfred Ebor at York.

Jockey Jamie Spencer. Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire

Spencer to retire at end of season

Jamie Spencer (pictured) will retire from riding at the end of the current season to take up a new role with Qatar Racing Ltd.

Willie Mullins: Trainer

Sweet-jumping Indevan delivers despite scare at third last

Willie Mullins’ Indevan easily reversed previous Kilbeggan form with Bally Longford in the Benchmark Hospitality Novice Chase at rain-swept Killarney last night.

apestry (Ryan Moore  -  left) beats Taghrooda to win the Darley Yorkshire Oaks Picture: PA

Tapestry weaves Taghrooda downfall

A Ladies Day crowd on the Knavesmire yesterday was left as surprised as connections of Taghrooda as the unbeaten record of a filly that had looked little short of exceptional was ended by Tapestry in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.