Lame Magician out of Breeders’ Cup

Defending champion Magician has been ruled out of a repeat bid for glory in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Saturday, having been found to be acutely lame on his off-fore.


Shanahan’s Turn makes impressive chasing debut

Shanahan’s Turn made an impressive chasing debut when landing the Ballymore Christmas Fair Beginners Chase at the expense of Wounded Warrior in Punchestown yesterday.


Fever fancied

Fever Pitch is the nap choice in the Wilderness Rated Chase at Clonmel this afternoon.

Brendan Powell at Aintree in 2013

Powell and Bradley cleared of breaching rules

Trainer Brendan Powell and former top jump jockey Graham Bradley have been found not to be in breach of the rules following a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel hearing last week over charges that Bradley was training horses under Powell’s name.

Boston Bob

Mullins aiming big guns at Champion

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own and his Aintree and Punchestown-winning stable companion Boston Bob are among 12 horses confirmed for Saturday’s Champion Chase at Down Royal.


Diablo looks poised to strike

Philip Dempsey’s Mr Diablo, given a spin over flights at Fairyhouse last January, can land the Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon.

Paul Hanagan

Three and easy for ton-up Hanagan at Leicester

Paul Hanagan shot past the 100-winner mark for the calendar year with a treble at Leicester yesterday.

Gordon Lord Byron

Byron pencilled in for Far East trip

Gordon Lord Byron will be prepared for a trip to Hong Kong in December after a potential Breeders’ Cup mission failed to materialise.

Very Wood and Bryan Cooper

Workmanlike Very Wood makes solid start to his chasing career

Cheltenham Festival winner Very Wood made a solid start to his career over fences with a workmanlike success at Galway yesterday.

Barry Geraghty and Seefood

Geraghty enjoys armchair ride as Seefood devours rivals

Barry Geraghty followed-up a double for Rebecca Curtis in Aintree on Sunday with another brace in Wexford yesterday, highlighted by the wide-margin victory of Seefood in the listed M W Hickey Memorial Chase.


Mountainous back on National trail

Mountainous will have at least one prep run before thoughts turn to defending his crown in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on December 27.


Windsor Park coasts to smooth success

Back at the scene of an effortless bumper success at the Festival, the classy Windsor Park proved the star of yesterday’s action in Galway, coasting to a smooth success over Marchese Marconi in the Amateur Race.


Warrior set for hat-trick

Egyptian Warrior can continue Aidan O’Brien’s good run with his National Hunt horses by landing the Barna Recycling Rated Novice Hurdle at Galway this afternoon.


Out Now’s class shines through in open

Derek O’Connor dominated yesterday’s Bruff point-to-point fixture at Rathcannon, the first Munster meeting of the season incidentally, by partnering three winners.


Potentially high class Zawraq makes winning debut

Several possible Classic contenders were in winning action at Leopardstown yesterday with leading trainers Jim Bolger and Dermot Weld making positive noises in regard to next season.


Balding bullish about Park’s Post prospects

Andrew Balding is in bullish mood as Elm Park bids to provide the trainer with a first domestic Group One victory in over a decade in this afternoon’s Racing Post Trophy (3.50 Doncaster).


Three wins from four visits to Ireland for Max

Sir Maximilian made it three wins from four visits to Ireland in 2014 when getting up close home to defeat Abstraction by a head in the listed Mercury Stakes, last night’s feature in Dundalk.


King ace back in the old routine

Connections of Uxizandre are hoping the six-year-old can start the season the way he ended the last campaign with victory at Aintree.


Ballyalton ruled out for the season

Ballyalton has been ruled out for the season after failing to fully recover from a minor injury.


O’Brien’s Ship to sail home in Killavullan Stakes

Aidan O’Brien’s once-raced Royal Navy Ship is hard enough to oppose in the featured Group 3 Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown this afternoon.


McCoy returns to action with two rides at Chepstow

Tony McCoy is back in action with two rides at Chepstow today.