Sat, 13 Jun, 2020
Fri, 15 May, 2020
Watching New Zealand and South Africa there was that very rare feeling - it lasted only a few minutes, like viewing the aurora borealis,where you are mouthing quietly to yourself: this is unbelievable, writes .
Fri, 12 Oct, 2018
On an overcast Kilkenny afternoon about this time last year a seemingly bog standard two-year old maiden race was run at Gowran Park. Of the sixteen starters, most were unexposed types and although they represented many of our high profile training operations it didn’t quite feel like one of those golden maidens that hid unrevealed secrets for a sparkling future. Looks can sometimes deceive.
Sun, 02 Oct, 2016
Due to the problem I spoke of in this column last week - rain, or, more specifically, the lack of it - we’re still waiting to really get going with our National Hunt horses, but Don Cossack didn’t half throw down an early marker with a brilliant comeback this week at Punchestown.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
Pat Smullen was at his imperious best as he landed last night’s feature races at Cork, the listed Platinum Stakes and Group 3 Give Thanks Stakes, aboard the Dermot Weld-trained duo, Eshera and Zannda, to complete a treble which he kicked off aboard the exciting Only Mine.
Wed, 05 Aug, 2015
It’s Oaks day at the Curragh, and Curvy looks capable of justifying favouritism in the feature, but it’s Final Frontier who gets the nap to make a successful step up to Group 3 level in the Jebel Ali Racecourse & Stables Anglesey Stakes.
Sat, 18 Jul, 2015