Galway Tips: Long Dog should take world of beating in day two opener

Having made such a good impression on his return, in a maiden hurdle at Sligo recently, Long Dog should take a world of beating in the opening Topaz Novice Hurdle on day two of the Galway Festival.


Modem gets part one of the job done

After a game and well-deserved success in last night’s feature, the Connacht Hotel Qualified Riders’ Handicap, the Jessica Harrington-trained Modem will bid to emulate Athy Spirit (1990) and Try A Brandy (1988) by adding Thursday’s Galway Hurdle to his spoils.


No Solow clash for Gleneagles as ground forces Sussex withdrawal

Glorious Goodwood has been robbed of one of its highlights as Gleneagles bypasses tomorrow’s Qatar Sussex Stakes due to unsuitable ground.


Postponed delivers in a classic

Forty years since that epic duel with Grundy and Bustino, Ascot racegoers were treated to another genuinely spectacular finish to the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes on Saturday.


Aidan Coleman links up with John Ferguson

Aidan Coleman has been appointed retained rider to Newmarket trainer John Ferguson.


Pat Smullen: Any winner is special at Galway

Jockey Pat Smullen is no stranger to the winner’s enclosure in Galway.


True Solitaire can shine for Dermot Weld

Galway’s seven-day festival gets underway with a very competitive evening meeting, and True Solitaire earns the nap to take the EBF Maiden for Dermot Weld.


John Moloney in sight of finish line

After a quarter of a century in the one of the hottest of racing’s hot seats, John Moloney, manager of the annual Galway extravaganza will oversee his last festival this week before folding his tent (no, not that tent!) and returning to normal life on his farm in Limerick.

Park Rebel and Chris Hayes (left) beats Monolight in the Apple Orchard Handicap at Down Royal.

George in St Leger picture

The Aidan O’Brien-trained Order Of St.George justified 1/5 favouritism in Her Majesty’s Plate, the finale on last night’s card in Down Royal.

Grundy (nearest) beats Bustino after a great tussle up the straight.

Battle royal that developed into greatest race ever run

If great commentaries make great races then Peter O’Sullevan’s voice hangs heavy on racing history. 

David Wachman

Manageable looking assignment for Spiritual Man

With the Galway Festival getting underway on Monday, there is just one meeting in Ireland this weekend and, unsurprisingly, it’s modest fare which should urge similar scale investment from punters.

Jack Hobbs and Golden Horn, June 2015

Golden Horn camp on King George rain alert

John Gosden will wait until this morning before deciding whether to let Golden Horn run in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes after heavy rain at Ascot saw conditions significantly deteriorate on the eve of the famous race.


Sam Watson confident of a good show at Camphire International Horse Trials

Sam Watson is as confident as the capricious sport of eventing will allow that he will give a good account of himself when defending his CIC three-star title at Camphire International Horse Trials this weekend.


Tanaza makes it two from two as she strikes gold in ‘Silver’

Tanaza made it two wins in as many starts as she claimed Group Three honours in the Jockey Club of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown last night.


Galway Hurdle on agenda for Game Changer

A return to the Galway Hurdle is on the agenda for The Game Changer, who got Davy Russell back amongst the winners with a pillar-to-post victory in the Wallstone Financial Novice Chase yesterday evening at Limerick.


Good opportunity for Officer Cadet to get back on track

Two tricky cards this evening, where the most obvious winner is Order Of St George in the final race at Down Royal. 


Andrea Atzeni set for ride on Postponed at Ascot

Andrea Atzeni is set to ride Postponed in Saturday’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.

Regal Power and Ian Queally (far side) win the Apprentice Handicap at Naas last night.

Letters Of Note battles to narrow success for in-form Pat Smullen

Letters Of Note, trained by Michael O’Callaghan for Pearl Bloodstock, proved a narrow winner of the listed Yeomanstown Stud Dark Angel Stakes in Naas last night.