When Michael O’Leary gave Davy Russell the bullet, on New Years’ Eve 2013, one might have expected the rider to pull out his pipe, put on the slippers and take his place among the majority of jockeys, the journeymen, writes
Sat, 17 Feb, 2018
It’s been less than a week since a 26ft statue of Pharoah Ramses II, or Ozymandias as the Greeks liked to call him, was rescued from its ignoble resting place beneath a suburban Cairo slum and surrounded by dirty, running water.
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
Sun, 01 Jan, 2017
Wed, 07 Sep, 2016
The recent tradition of the Galway Plate catapulting relatively unheralded young jockeys to public prominence continued yesterday as 20-year-old Donagh Meyler steered the Gigginstown House Stud-owned Lord Scoundrel to victory in the Ballybrit showpiece.
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Last time out, Jack Slade served notice his turn was not far away, and the first division of the Martinstown Opportunity Handicap Hurdle on this evening’s eight-race programme at Bellewstown could hardly offer a better opportunity for Noel Meade’s gelding.
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
Roger Loughran rode his first winner for Gordon Elliott when Buyer Beware, having his first run for the trainer and returning from a winter break, captured the opening Count Me In Maiden Hurdle in good style from Sold Heat at Downpatrick yesterday.
Thu, 31 Mar, 2016