A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
England’s champion trainer is a proven expert when it comes to the subject and a staggering strikerate of 36% over the last fortnight suggests he’s hitting top form at just the right time with the Festival just around the corner.
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
Nicky Henderson was thrilled with what he saw from Pentland Hills, Fusil Raffles and Verdana Blue as they continued their preparations for next month’s Unibet Champion Hurdle with a racecourse gallop at Kempton.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2020
Despite suffering a heavy defeat to Six Nations holders England at Castle Park, Doncaster, captain Ciara Griffin insists the Ireland women’s team are closing the gap to the Red Roses.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2020
One of four Grade Twos down for decision at Kempton today, the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle has previous form revealing an 11th hour contender for the Triumph Hurdle.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2020
"Our attitude is that you don’t get to be the best unless you play the best."
Mon, 17 Feb, 2020
In recent years, Festival Trials Day has more than lived up to its billing with 16 runners over the last five years going on to win at Cheltenham in March.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2020
There are times when Aidan O’Brien would break your heart.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
In the shadows of many of the true giants of the sport of kings, it would be easy for a lifelong racing fan to get lost in the moment of excitement.
Wed, 04 Sep, 2019
Horse Racing Ireland yesterday took evasive action to avoid a direct clash between day one of Longines Irish Champions Weekend at Leopardstown and the replayed All-Ireland SFC final.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2019
Former Leicester and Bath wing Steve Booth has died at the age of 42.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2019
Seven is the magic number for Aidan O’Brien at Epsom today as he sends out seven runners in search of his seventh victory in the Investec Derby.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2019
Watching Aidan O’Brien’s Hermosa land last Sunday’s 1000 Guineas at Newmarket was a bitter pill to swallow.
Sat, 11 May, 2019
It’s a case of quantity over quality in Britain this afternoon with the bulk of the ITV4 action coming from Musselburgh, where the feature race is the Queen’s Cup Stakes.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
Godolphin’s lightly-raced performer Auxerre is among 56 horses left in at the five-day stage for the Unibet Lincoln at Doncaster on Saturday.
Tue, 26 Mar, 2019
Noel Fehily brings down the curtain on a fine career today and the man from Dunmanway can bow out in style by steering Get In the Queue to victory in the Goffs UK Spring Sale Bumper at Newbury.
Sat, 23 Mar, 2019
Aidan Coleman has carved out a solid career since moving to England from Cork over a decade ago but it wasn’t until Paisley Park won the JLT Hurdle last December that he finally joined the Grade One club. Now the 30-year-old is hoping the Stayers’ Hurdle favourite can double his tally of Cheltenham Festival successes later this week
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Kieran Sadlier has completed a move back to English football after last night competing a move to League One side Doncaster Rovers from Cork City.
Tue, 11 Dec, 2018
Former Gold Cup third Road To Riches could return to Cheltenham this autumn after changing hands at Doncaster on Wednesday.
Wed, 19 Sep, 2018
Leopardstown and the Curragh share hosting duties in the coming days for the newly
Fri, 14 Sep, 2018
Tongue firmly in cheek,presents his travel glossary. Read on for what those shiny brochures are really trying to tell you...
Sat, 23 Jun, 2018
Boasting a CV featuring six Investec Derby victories would be good enough for many - that is unless you are on the brink of claiming a record-equalling seventh and go by the name of Aidan O’Brien.
Thu, 31 May, 2018
Aidan O’Brien has three runners as he bids to maintain his stranglehold on the Centennial Celebration-MBNA Chester Vase Stakes on the Roodee today.
Wed, 09 May, 2018
Davy Russell, crowned champion-jockey for the third time at Punchestown on Saturday, got off the mark for the new season when partnering Crezic, trained for Gigginstown House Stud by Gordon Elliott, to victory in the Follow Kilbeggan On Twitter Maiden Hurdle at last night’s rescheduled meeting in Kilbeggan.
Tue, 01 May, 2018
reat and all as the Irish, Scottish and Welsh versions are, nothing quite compares with the Aintree Grand National.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2018
When he wasn’t praising the strikers for finding the back of the net or, if the occasion called for it, not so gently reminding them to at least hit the target, Roy Keane was throwing a few compliments — “good hands”, “great save” — in the direction of the young goalkeeper who was being kept busy between the posts at Ireland’s training session here in Belek yesterday.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2018
Here's a full list of the ins and outs of the January transfer window.
Wed, 31 Jan, 2018
Willie Mullins has issued an upbeat report on Faugheen ahead of his intended appearance in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday week.
Fri, 26 Jan, 2018
US Navy Flag has been crowned the leading juvenile of 2017 following the publication of the Longines World’s Best Racehorse rankings.
Tue, 23 Jan, 2018
Connections of Defi Du Seuil remain in no rush to map out a second-half-of-the-campaign programme for last season’s champion juvenile hurdler.
Fri, 05 Jan, 2018
This afternoon's National Hunt meeting at Leopardstown has passed a course inspection and goes ahead as planned.
Thu, 28 Dec, 2017
Joseph O'Brien bettered his father Aidan as Rekindling outpointed Johannes Vermeer to lead home an Irish clean sweep of the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington.
Tue, 07 Nov, 2017
Sat, 21 Oct, 2017
Former Ireland Rugby player, Joy Neville, will become one of the first two women to referee a men’s international match later this month.
Wed, 11 Oct, 2017
Thu, 05 Oct, 2017
Frankie Dettori has elected to ride Coronet over better-fancied stablemate Stradivarius in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Capri heads a field of 11 for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
The Qatar Goodwood festival is one of the most prestigious dates in the racing calendar, and this year, for one Irishman in particular, it carries even more relevance than usual.
Mon, 31 Jul, 2017
Tue, 18 Jul, 2017
The British Prime Minister will be updated on the Grenfell Tower recovery effort later as the number of high rises feared to pose similar fire risks mounts.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2017
The first person in the UK to have a double hand transplant has celebrated the success of his operation by clapping his beloved Leeds Rhinos on to the pitch for a rugby league clash.
Mon, 17 Apr, 2017
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Barry Geraghty admits "it's a tricky one" as he ponders between More Of That and Cause Of Causes as his mount in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.
Tue, 04 Apr, 2017
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017