England’s champion trainer is a proven expert when it comes to the subject and a staggering strikerate of 36% over the last fortnight suggests he’s hitting top form at just the right time with the Festival just around the corner.
Sat, 29 Feb, 2020
One of four Grade Twos down for decision at Kempton today, the Adonis Juvenile Hurdle has previous form revealing an 11th hour contender for the Triumph Hurdle.
Sat, 22 Feb, 2020
Will it all end in tears, just like Samcro?
Sat, 11 Jan, 2020
It’s a case of quantity over quality in Britain this afternoon with the bulk of the ITV4 action coming from Musselburgh, where the feature race is the Queen’s Cup Stakes.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
This afternoon's meeting at Fairyhouse has been abandoned because of a waterlogged track.
Tue, 03 Apr, 2018
Tue, 14 Nov, 2017
Tue, 14 Mar, 2017
Extending Cheltenham to four days has seriously diluted what’s on offer and it is very much illustrated by this afternoon’s Racing Post Arkle Trophy.
With the Cheltenham Festival moving tantalisingly into view the fare in Britain this afternoon is understandably less than stellar.
Sat, 04 Mar, 2017
Wed, 22 Feb, 2017
Annacotty will attempt back-to-back victories in the BetVictor Gold Cup at Cheltenham on November 12.
Thu, 03 Nov, 2016
Paul Nicholls has won a 10th National Hunt trainers' championship at Sandown following second place for Just A Par in the bet365 Gold Cup.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
Paul Nicholls extended his lead over Willie Mullins in a pulsating duel for the British trainers’ championship when enjoying a 54th birthday 20-1 four-timer at Wincanton yesterday.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2016
Sat, 16 Apr, 2016
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
Willie Mullins is confident Annie Power will not be beaten for a lack of pace when she bids to make it third time lucky at the Cheltenham Festival in today’s Stan James Champion Hurdle.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2016
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Victoria Pendleton faces the crucial moment in her Cheltenham Festival quest today as a decision on whether she will ride in the St James’s Place Foxhunter Chase will be announced at a press conference in London.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Fri, 04 Mar, 2016
Thu, 03 Mar, 2016
Wed, 24 Feb, 2016
Rayvin Black is unlikely to be in action at next month’s Cheltenham Festival following his tremendous all-the-way victory in Saturday’s Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton.
Mon, 22 Feb, 2016
Paul Nicholls has warned punters not to leave Saphir Du Rheu out of calculations for the Ryanair World Hurdle at Cheltenham next month.
Thu, 18 Feb, 2016
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Officials at Chepstow are optimistic Saturday’s Coral Welsh Grand National will go ahead after being given the green light to move the feature event to a slot earlier in the afternoon.
Fri, 08 Jan, 2016
Mouse Morris expects Alpha Des Obeaux to raise his game when he encounters better ground in the spring after filling the runner-up spot for the sixth time in eight starts at Leopardstown.
Willie Mullins struck gold with his first ever runner at Taunton as Myska kept her unbeaten record intact in the Happy New Year From totepool Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle yesterday.
Thu, 31 Dec, 2015
In-form trainer Harry Fry sees Jolly’s Cracked It’s “love of Ascot” as a major positive ahead of his return to the track for the Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle today.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Sat, 28 Nov, 2015
Tue, 24 Nov, 2015
Bookmakers were breathing a sigh of relief last night after a reported gamble on four horses trained by Sheena West and owned by Daniel Steele flopped.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2015
Another week when we could only be inspired by the breadth of vision shown by sporting luminaries in the constant quest for improvement.
Sat, 04 Jul, 2015
This looks like it’ll hurt in the morning.
Wed, 01 Apr, 2015
Alison Delve will achieve a lifelong dream at the Cheltenham Festival tomorrow as part-owner of Coral Cup contender Shammick Boy.
Tue, 10 Mar, 2015
I suppose I can say now that I have had a fair idea that I was going to pick Faugheen over Hurricane Fly for the Champion Hurdle for a while.
Mon, 09 Mar, 2015
Trainer Shark Hanlon is leaning towards the Ryanair Chase with Hidden Cyclone following Cue Card’s defection.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015
Irving’s participation in next month’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham is in doubt.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2015
Emma Lavelle will consider a tilt at the Weatherbys Champion Bumper for See The World following his extraordinary performance at Wincanton on Thursday.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2015
Connections of Jezki were happy enough with his run behind Hurricane Fly at Leopardstown on Sunday despite losing out to his old adversary for a fifth time.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
Pat Fahy has been forced to abandon plans to bring Morning Assembly back in time for the major spring Festivals.
Fri, 23 Jan, 2015
Saturday’s galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham looks like being an informative affair after 12 entries were revealed.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Sprinter Sacre, the highest-rated chaser in training, spearheads six confirmations for the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot on Saturday.
Tue, 13 Jan, 2015
Sire De Grugy is on course to return to action at Newbury next month ahead of his bid to retain his Queen Mother Champion Chase crown.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2015
Willie Mullins thinks Faugheen (pictured) has made "extraordinary" progress ahead of his latest big-race assignment in the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on Friday
Wed, 24 Dec, 2014
Sam Twiston-Davies believes The New One needs to win today’s StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham today to keep his Champion Hurdle dreams firmly alive.
Sat, 13 Dec, 2014
The New One could face as many as nine rivals in the www.StanJames.com International Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
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