There are times when Aidan O’Brien would break your heart.
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
Andre Fabre has high hopes Persian King can join an elite list to have won both the French 2000 Guineas and French Derby on Sunday.
Tue, 28 May, 2019
Darren Norris It’s not often the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 proves superior to the English equivalent but the unexpected presence of Newmarket absentee Too Darn Hot in today’s line-up has elevated today’s Curragh feature to cracker status.
Sat, 25 May, 2019
Roger Varian believes a repeat of Barsanti’s run at Ascot in May will give him every chance of being competitive in today’s Princess of Wales’s Arqana Racing Club Stakes at Newmarket.
Thu, 12 Jul, 2018
Frankie Dettori has elected to ride Coronet over better-fancied stablemate Stradivarius in the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
Thu, 14 Sep, 2017
Capri heads a field of 11 for the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster on Saturday.
Are we right in thinking that this season’s crop of staying three-year-olds are of the rather moderate variety, asks Pat Keane.
Sat, 08 Jul, 2017
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Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
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Wed, 17 Aug, 2016
Dartmouth is the headline act among seven declarations for tomorrow’s King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot.
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
A high-profile campaign for the rest of the year is in the pipeline for red-hot King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes favourite Postponed.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2016
Fri, 15 Jul, 2016
Wed, 13 Jul, 2016
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
Jim Bolger is convinced Derby aspirant Moonlight Magic is the real deal.
Wed, 25 May, 2016
Postponed will line up alongside a handful of Classic hopefuls as he enjoys a spin around Epsom on Tuesday’s Breakfast With The Stars event.
Fri, 20 May, 2016
Mon, 16 May, 2016
Perhaps not with a bang, but the Flat was back in Britain this weekend and it was Godolphin who were smiling at Doncaster as Secret Brief claimed the Betway Lincoln.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Roger Varian is aiming to begin the 2016 season with a bang by saddling two of his stable stars in Meydan on Dubai World Cup night next Saturday.
Tue, 22 Mar, 2016
It will be hard work at Leicester today where Jonjo O’Neill’s Hedley Lamarr faces an easier task than on his reappearance at Cheltenham in the Advent Handicap Hurdle.
Wed, 09 Dec, 2015
Ryan Moore is likely to take another big step forward in his rehabilitation from injury after he was confirmed as Time Test’s jockey at Newmarket today.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Luca Cumani may have had an “inkling” earlier in the year that a parting of the ways could come with Sheikh Mohammed Obaid Al Maktoum, owner of King George winner and leading Arc contender Postponed.
Fri, 18 Sep, 2015
John Gosden’s Gretchen lived up to her stout breeding with a game-staying performance in the DFS Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
Fri, 11 Sep, 2015
Glorious Goodwood has been robbed of one of its highlights as Gleneagles bypasses tomorrow’s Qatar Sussex Stakes due to unsuitable ground.
Tue, 28 Jul, 2015
Tanaza made it two wins in as many starts as she claimed Group Three honours in the Jockey Club of Turkey Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
Mahsoob could earn himself a crack at the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot if he can keep his unbeaten record intact at Newmarket today.
Thu, 09 Jul, 2015
Dual 2000 Guineas winner Gleneagles heads a field of six for the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot tomorrow.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
Gleneagles overcame trouble in running to complete a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh.
Sat, 23 May, 2015
Richard Hannon is under no illusions about the task facing Ivawood ahead of his rematch with Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2000 Guineas.
Aidan O’Brien’s Newmarket hero Gleneagles heads a field of 11 declared for the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh tomorrow.
Fri, 22 May, 2015
Newmarket has announced changes to the course layout for the Qipco Guineas Festival, with the stalls for the first two Classics of the season set to be on the stands rail rather than the centre of the track.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2015
Zarwaan is proving popular with punters ahead of the Betway Lincoln after Ed Dunlop indicated he was leaning towards running the four-year-old at Doncaster rather than in the Irish equivalent on Sunday.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2015
Seven Group One races have been identified as being at risk of losing their Group One status next year.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
David Bridgwater has been fined £2,000 by the British Horseracing Authority over comments attributed to him in the wake of a 21-day ban for young rider Jake Launchbury at Ludlow earlier this month.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
The Tony Martin-trained Quick Jack has been cut to 6-1 favourite (from 7) with the sponsors for Saturday’s Betfred Cesarewitch after standing his ground yesterday for the marathon handicap.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
Trainer Tom Dascombe was full of praise for jockey Richard Kingscote after an enterprising ride aboard Brown Panther gave the pair their first taste of Group One success in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
There is no logical reason to oppose Australia in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown this evening and anything less than a reasonably comfortable success for Aidan O’Brien’s colt will be a surprise.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
Roger Varian reiterated the ground must be suitable for Ladbrokes St Leger favourite Kingston Hill to take his chance in the Classic tomorrow.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Aidan O’Brien has two good reasons to give Tapestry her next start in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
A reputation can be made easily, but real achievements have to be earned on the track.
Thu, 21 Aug, 2014
St Leger favourite Kingston Hill puts his Classic credentials on the line in the Neptune Investment Management Great Voltigeur Stakes at York today.
Wed, 20 Aug, 2014
Andreas Wohler’s Feodora won a very messy renewal of the 156th Henkel-Preis Der Diana (German Oaks) at Dusseldorf yesterday.
Mon, 04 Aug, 2014
Leading owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum will wait until later in the week before deciding whether to let star fillies Taghrooda and Tarfasha lock horns for a second time in Saturday’s Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh.
Wed, 16 Jul, 2014
Farraaj is set to try his hand in Group company after defying the steadier of 9st 11lb in the 55th John Smith's Cup at York.
Sat, 12 Jul, 2014
Well, who would have believed it, the German Derby winner rated 2lbs better than the dual winner of the Epsom and Irish Derbies?
Sole Power appears increasingly likely to be allowed to join stable companion Slade Power in today’s Darley July Cup after trainer Eddie Lynam received an encouraging report on conditions from big-race jockey Richard Hughes on Friday.
Michael Halford is not having a great season, with only seven winners and a strike rate of just 5%.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
The decline of the Irish Derby is down to the fact that there are simply nowhere near enough top-class staying three-year-olds around any more
Sat, 05 Jul, 2014
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