Event: Derby day
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 28 Jul, 2016
The loss of yet another meeting to the weather this week - Limerick on Wednesday - highlighted one of the problems National Hunt racing has in this country.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
John Gosden would love to see Investec Derby hero Golden Horn stay in training as a four-year-old.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
French raider Epicuris has his sights set firmly on the Investec Derby as the field for the Epsom Classic began to take shape yesterday.
Tue, 02 Jun, 2015
Peter Niven had many great times as a jockey but is just as excited for the biggest moment of his training career as he saddles the well-fancied Clever Cookie in today’s Betfred Ebor at York.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
Cirrus Des Aigles has been confirmed an intended runner in the Investec Coronation Cup at Epsom on Saturday.
Mon, 02 Jun, 2014
It was a slightly frustrating week after our recent run of winners, with three seconds and a couple that ran a bit below par out of six runners bit I think we have a couple of good chances over the weekend.
Sat, 06 Jul, 2013
Hot favourite Animal Kingdom will face a maximum of 14 rivals in Tuesday’s Queen Anne Stakes, the opening event of Royal Ascot.
Thu, 13 Jun, 2013
Jockey Joseph O’Brien is hoping his loyalty to Battle Of Marengo can yield an Investec Derby double at Epsom today.
Sat, 01 Jun, 2013
Despite his apparent willingness to come out of international retirement, Shay Given is not in line to automatically resume the number one spot for his country.
Tue, 22 Jan, 2013
Hi Emperor gave trainer Sean Hennessy his first training success when justifying 5/4 favouritism in the Follow Fairyhouse On Twitter Maiden at Fairyhouse last night.
Thu, 07 Jun, 2012
THE best bet of the two meetings in Ireland this evening comes in the opening three-year-olds’ maiden hurdle at Tramore, where the Gordon Elliott-trained The Ice Factor should take the world of beating after a promising start to his jumps career at Roscommon.
Thu, 11 Aug, 2011
DANDY Nicholls’ globe-trotting and appropriately named Inxile powered home to land the Listed Galteee Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork yesterday.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2011
RYAN MOORE didn’t half toss the toys out of the pram in the wake of Carlton House only managing third in last Saturday’s Epsom Derby.
Sat, 11 Jun, 2011
CURRAGH racecourse manager Paul Hensey admits he is “disappointed” the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby will clash with the Leinster football semi-final between Kildare and Dublin, but is confident that a combination of the racing, social pursuits and the chance of winning a 5-star holiday to Dubai will pack them in at Flat headquarters.
Thu, 09 Jun, 2011
ANTE-POST favourite Carlton House came through his final serious piece of work ahead of the Investec Derby with flying colours.
Thu, 26 May, 2011
HANDING Harry Redknapp’s mob the odd crumb of comfort in 17 years isn’t really grounds for the renting of Gooner clothes and the donning of sackcloth and ashes. Nevertheless there were enough angry fans calling for the baby to be thrown out with the bathwater, when the final whistle blew on Saturday’s fiasco.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
EOIN Griffin is hoping The Last Derby can regain his sparkle in the paddypower.com Cork Grand National at the Mallow course on Sunday.
Sat, 30 Oct, 2010
JOHNNY MURTAGH is expecting Makfi to prove a “tough nut to crack” in the Sony-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot today.
Sat, 25 Sep, 2010
Yesterday’s matinee meeting at Ballybrit was certainly well attended but one would wonder whether those present were in attendance to join the festivities and celebrate all that’s good about Irish racing or there out of a deep-rooted compulsion just to be there.
Thu, 29 Jul, 2010
Alan Berry has his heart set on one more crack at the Nunthorpe Stakes at York with his admirable sprinter Look Busy.
Tue, 01 Jun, 2010
INTERNET sensation Crystal Swing have turned down a tour with spiky-haired duo Jedward and have saddled up for Derby Day.
Fri, 02 Apr, 2010
AIDAN O’BRIEN continued his extraordinary record in the Netjets Railway Stakes when Alfred Nobel gave him his 10th success in eleven runnings of the race, storming away with the Group 2 at the Curragh yesterday, writes Pat Keane.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2009
Epsom brings out the best in River Captain, who got a wet and blustery Derby day off and running in the Investec Sir Clement Freud Memorial Stakes.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2009
Following the success of Fame And Glory at Leopardstown on Sunday, Johnny Murtagh is keen to see how Black Bear Island gets on in his next race.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2009
Holbeck Ghyll struck gold on Derby day at Epsom and further high-profile success awaits in the Cisco Hong Kong Sprint Stakes at Ascot.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2008
ADRIAN NICHOLLS completed a memorable weekend when landing the Group 3 William Fry Sapphire Stakes on Tax Free at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2008
Stuart Williams’ popular sprinter Hogmaneigh is on the easy list for a little while after his run at Epsom on Derby Day.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2008
Royal Hunt Cup favourite Bankable was given a boost without even leaving his stable as Lady Gloria made all in the Group Three Princess Elizabeth Stakes at Epsom.
Sat, 07 Jun, 2008
Promising Lead looks set for a successful campaign in Pattern races after making an impressive reappearance in the totepoolscoop6 Special Middleton Stakes at York.
Thu, 15 May, 2008
Brighton’s EBF Newhaven To Le Havre On Transmanche Ferries Maiden Stakes has been landed by some decent future performers in its various guises over the years and this year’s winner Smokey Storm will soon be stepped up in grade too.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2008
For those more used to the muck, mud, rain and cold of deep winter that normally accompanies their favourite sport, it was positively balmy in Clonmel yesterday for the first day of the 83rd running of the annual National Coursing Meeting.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2008
Connections of Purple Moon believe the Ebor winner is coming to his peak at just the right time ahead of the Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2007
A crack at the Melbourne Cup on the first Tuesday in November is among the options for Septimus after he conclusively proved he is a stayer of the highest order with an effortless success in the GNER Doncaster Cup.
Sat, 15 Sep, 2007
Fri, 17 Aug, 2007
IRISH JIG, who disappointed at Epsom on Derby day, came right back to his best with a gutsy display to win the Listed Kerry Spring Water Rochestown Stakes at Cork yesterday.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2007
Niall McCullagh got a great tune out of Irish Jig (7-2) to collar May Meeting in the final half-furlong and land the Kerry Spring Water Rochestown Stakes at Cork.
Sun, 17 Jun, 2007
Michael Bell has taken the same route with Regime as he did with his 2005 Vodafone Derby winner Motivator and given his runner an advance taste of Epsom.
Thu, 24 May, 2007
Frankie Dettori expressed delight at being allowed to ride hot favourite Authorized in the Vodafone Derby.
Fri, 18 May, 2007
John Hills will start Dark Islander off in the Vodafone Diomed Stakes on Derby day at Epsom.
Tue, 08 May, 2007
Epsom swings back into action tomorrow, with the Weatherbys Blue Riband Trial Stakes the feature event on a competitive card.
Mon, 23 Apr, 2007
Kieren Fallon voiced concerns as to whether the Emirates Melbourne Cup on November 7 will be run to suit Yeats.
Mon, 23 Oct, 2006