Tue, 10 Mar, 2020
Nine times victorious at the top level over the smaller obstacles, the 2015 Champion Hurdle hero showed he was still a formidable force – just days short of turning 12 years old – to lower the colours of another star name in Samcro.
Thu, 26 Dec, 2019
Not 26 years old yet and Joseph O’Brien already enjoys the ultimate badge of acceptance within the racing community. He is known simply as ‘Joseph.’ Of course, as the eldest son of Aidan and Anne-Marie O’Brien, he has had his advantages in the sport, certainly during his riding career, but as a trainer he is very much his own man.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
It would be quite a stretch to suggest Buveur D’air’s eclipse in the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton opened the door for would-be takers of his Champion Hurdle crown, but Samcro all but stepped out of the running for that distinction with another disappointing display, this time behind Sharjah in the Grade 1 Ryanair Hurdle on Saturday afternoon in Leopardstown.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2018
Tuesday, the opening day of the Punchestown, was to be Willie Mullins’ day. Expectation was high that the stable could make the necessary start in its bid to reel in championship leader Gordon Elliott in the race for the trainers’ title. And so it did.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018
Wed, 26 Apr, 2017
Having looked likely to develop into a most frustrating sort, Swamp Fox is beginning to look like a professional winner, and the four-year-old produced another tremendous display to rout the opposition in the featured Liam Healy Memorial Lartigue Hurdle on day three of the Listowel Harvest Festival.
Wed, 14 Sep, 2016
Wed, 07 Sep, 2016
Mon, 06 Jun, 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
Tue, 29 Mar, 2016