We’re three weeks and around four hours removed from the flag dropping to announce the commencement of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle and Gordon Elliott, who will hope to win it with Abacadabras, is in top form.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2020
Jessica Harrington’s 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John is set to make his return from a two-year absence at Punchestown on New Year’s Eve after pleasing connections in a post-racing workout at the County Kildare circuit on Sunday.
Mon, 09 Dec, 2019
The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - the feature race on day three of the Punchestown Festival - was a tale of one jockey who can practically do no wrong this season and another who can barely catch a break this week, writes.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
Sat, 22 Apr, 2017
Sizing John was Moone, Co Kildare trainer Jessica Harrington’s first runner in the Cheltenham Gold Cup, and last week he duly landed the biggest prize of the jumping calendar, writes.
Sun, 26 Mar, 2017
There aren’t many boxes that Ruby Walsh hasn’t ticked in his remarkable career. The Galway Hurdle was one. Or at least it was until yesterday when Walsh produced what Willie Mullins described as a “Houdini act” to finally land the richest jumps race in Ireland courtesy of Clondaw Warrior.
Fri, 29 Jul, 2016
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Wed, 27 Apr, 2016
Things didn’t all go to plan yesterday but you won’t complain with two winners nonetheless. I picked the wrong one big time in the Champion Chase and my hope that Champagne Fever might reproduce his best form proved unfounded. It was 50-50 with Felix Yonger and it didn’t surprise me that he stuck it out so well in the end.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015