Al Boum up against it in bid to produce another picture-perfect moment, writes Darren Norris.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2020
Bonnie Tyler was willing to hold out for a hero ’til the end of the night, but the wait has been a bit longer here at Cheltenham.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2018
Last year's winner Sizing John and ante-post favourite Might Bite feature among 38 entries for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed, 10 Jan, 2018
Sam Waley-Cohen and Nina Carberry are free to ride in the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree after an about-turn by the British Horseracing Authority governing their eligibility due to suspension.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2016
Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
Thu, 17 Mar, 2016
It has rained overnight. This I construe as good news for Djakadam, my Gold Cup fancy.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
Robert Waley-Cohen is pleased to report Long Run suffered no lasting damage following a troubled journey home from France.
Tue, 20 May, 2014
Nicky Henderson pointed to the effects of a lengthy season taking its toll on Long Run as the former Cheltenham Gold Cup hero was well beaten in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris at Auteuil yesterday.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2014
Hurricane Fly is on target to try for a sixth successive win at the Punchestown Festival and could face stablemate Un De Sceaux in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle, which he has won for the last four seasons, on May 2.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Barry Connell must feel like kicking something.
Mon, 07 Apr, 2014
Pineau De Re claimed Crabbie's Grand National glory at Aintree for trainer Dr Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell this afternoon.
Sat, 05 Apr, 2014
What a great day to be on the couch, with the Grand National from Aintree and Heineken Cup rugby on the box! But, you know what, I’d give anything to be at Aintree, in the thick of the action.
It seems fitting that the first officially recorded Grand National winner way back in 1839 was called Lottery.
Owner Robert Waley-Cohen and his jockey-son, Sam, have enjoyed unprecedented success over the Aintree fences but it could all pale into insignificance if Long Run wins the first £1m (€1.2m) renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Fri, 04 Apr, 2014
As the market intensifies ahead of Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree, Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude was the one most punters were interested in on Tuesday.
Wed, 02 Apr, 2014
Long Run gained his first win since the 2012 King George VI Chase when landing the odds in the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase at Kelso yesterday.
Fri, 14 Feb, 2014
Long Run is to travel north of the border for the Ivan Straker Memorial Chase later this week as connections head to Kelso in search of better ground.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2014
A total of 115 entries, the highest since 2009, have been attracted to the first £1m Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
A total of 115 entries, the highest since 2009, have been attracted to the first £1m (€1.2m) Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2014
Long Run could tackle the £100,000 Kempton Park Chase at the Sunbury track on February 22 as a step towards a crack at the Crabbie’s Grand National.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
Paul Nicholls claimed his first William Hill King George VI Chase of the post-Kauto Star era as Silviniaco Conti hunted down Cue Card in the final stages of Kempton’s St Stephen’s feature.
Fri, 27 Dec, 2013
Paul Nicholls has already collected the William Hill King George VI Chase more times than any trainer in history and he believes Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof hold equally good chances of providing his eighth winner at Kempton on Thursday.
Tue, 24 Dec, 2013
Colin Tizzard believes Kempton will suit Cue Card down to the ground when his stable star attempts to justify favouritism in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013
Richard Johnson believes Captain Chris has “everything in his favour” as he makes his seasonal return in the Betfred Peterborough Chase at Huntingdon today.
Thu, 12 Dec, 2013
I thought some of the reaction to Annie Power’s success at Ascot last Saturday was a trifle amusing.
Sat, 30 Nov, 2013
Last year’s winner Captain Chris will miss this afternoon’s Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot after being found to be lame.
Sat, 23 Nov, 2013
A thrilling renewal of the Betfair Chase at Haydock tomorrow looks in store after eight runners were declared yesterday.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2013
Part-owner Malcolm Kimmins admits Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Bobs Worth is likely to have plenty on his plate as he kicks off his season in what looks a mouth-watering renewal of the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2013
Long Run’s jockey Sam Waley-Cohen has not ruled out a possible tilt at the Betfair Chase at Haydock on Saturday week.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2013
There are three admirable horses a lot of punters will not want to touch with a forty foot pole the next time they appear, namely Sizing Europe, First Lieutenant and Long Run.
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
The JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal next month is the likely next port of call for First Lieutenant after he was beaten on his seasonal reappearance at Punchestown last week.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
You just know the National Hunt campaign is about to hit top gear when a potential Cheltenham Gold Cup candidate is set to make his reappearance.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
Charles Byrnes has the Leopardstown Christmas Festival as the first major target of the season for his World Hurdle hero Solwhit.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2013
Willie Mullins plans to “keep things simple” with Hurricane Fly, with the dual Champion Hurdle hero likely to make his seasonal return in next month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2013
We've had a wonderful week at Punchestown, with Jezki's victory in the Grade 1 Champion Novice Hurdle the obvious highlight, but it was also fantastic for Madam Bovary to win yesterday’s opening race.
Sat, 27 Apr, 2013
Today is all about one of my favourite horses, Hurricane Fly, in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle.
Fri, 26 Apr, 2013
Willie Mullins Cheltenham Gold Cup dream is alive and kicking, following the game success of Sir Des Champs in the Bet Online With The Tote.com Gold Cup at Punchestown last night.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
Walking into Punchestown racecourse yesterday afternoon, it felt a little like turning up for the afters at a wedding — you know there are good times to come, but that the main event has been and gone.
I think today is my weakest book of rides of the week and will be delighted to get among the winners.
Wed, 24 Apr, 2013
What this year’s Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown confirms is trainers are now targeting it and making sure their best horses are specifically fresh for it.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2013
Sprinter Sacre stood his ground among eight entries remaining in the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday but Flemenstar has been ruled out after connections decided to give the eight-year-old a wind operation.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2013
Nicky Henderson will be keeping a keen eye on the weather before committing stable star Sprinter Sacre to a run at the Punchestown Festival next week.
Wed, 17 Apr, 2013
Owner Robert Waley-Cohen has revealed Long Run will be given an entry in the Grand National next year.
Sat, 13 Apr, 2013
Long Run is set to make his first visit to Ireland for the tote.com Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2013
Racing was the real winner, as Bobs Worth’s limitless stamina kicked in to land a decisive success in what was a fantastic Betfred Gold Cup at Cheltenham yesterday.
Sat, 16 Mar, 2013
Barry Geraghty had retreated indoors cradling a hot cuppa and reflecting on his Gold Cup success on board Bob’s Worth when another reminder of National Hunt’s innate danger played itself out a few feet to his left.
Bobs Worth provided Nicky Henderson with a second Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup in three years under Barry Geraghty.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2013
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