Willie Mullins waited a long time to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup but, having finally got his hands on the prize he craved most last year, he was again the toast of Prestbury Park today after 100-30 favourite Al Boum Photo provided another picture-perfect moment.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2020
After a sluggish start to the Festival, Willie Mullins’ team found stride late on Wednesday, upped the pace with a double on Thursday, and when Monkfish edged out compatriots Latest Exhibition and Fury Road in the Grade 1 Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle, it was a third on the day and a sixth in total for the Closutton maestro.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2020
Darragh O’Keeffe may not yet be a familiar face to National Hunt fans but the teenager from Mallow is a rapidly rising star in the sport, and potentially on his way to setting records in what is just his second season riding over jumps.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2019
The National Hunt season that has just finished was a very strange one. At times it felt like the season would never get going as we waited and waited for the skies to open. For us in racing, they never really did, but hopefully for the flat season ahead they won’t open now.
Sat, 18 May, 2019
From Arkle v Mill House to Kauto Star v Denman to Native River v Might Bite, the Cheltenham Festival has produced some epic duels down the years. It’ll be no different this week and the three showdowns below certainly won’t be for the faint-hearted, says
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Two ladies dominated day two in Killarney, Maxine O’Sullivan ensuring a day to remember for her family when winning aboard Citizen Al before doubling up in the bumper, aboard the gambled-on Raya Time, and Rachael Blackmore also completing a brace, aboard Icantsay and Benkei.
Tue, 15 May, 2018
Last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Sizing John, may not be here to defend his crown but trainer Jessica Harrington has an able deputy in the shape of Our Duke, who can land racing’s blue riband on the final day of another very successful Festival for Irish-trained runners.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2018
Robbie McNamara has enjoyed plenty of success at the Galway Festival, but yesterday was a red-letter day for the Newbridge, Co Kildare-based trainer as Cascavelle gave him a first winner on the Flat and first at this meeting in his guise as a trainer.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
Barry Geraghty has endured a terrible run of injury in the past 12 months but as the 37-year-old prepares for his latest comeback, at the Galway Festival on Monday, he proclaims himself fitter and stronger than ever. And despite broken arms, fractured ribs and a punctured lung in the last year, he isn’t even considering retirement.
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017