Event: National Stakes
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Sun, 18 Sep, 2016
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
Mon, 12 Sep, 2016
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Trainer extraordinaire Nicky Henderson added Chester to his list of big-meeting triumphs this spring when sending out No Heretic to lift the Betway Chester Cup.
Thu, 05 May, 2016
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
Wed, 23 Mar, 2016
Air Force Blue was “very popular” on the eve of the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes - despite Aidan O’Brien issuing a cautionary note about ground conditions at Newmarket for his star two-year-old colt.
Sat, 10 Oct, 2015
Three meetings across the weekend, and plenty of top-class racing to savour. At the Curragh this afternoon, Toscanini gets the nap to take the Group 3 Renaissance Stakes for trainer Mick Halford and jockey Shane Foley.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2015
There’s a very good Flat card to start the four-day meeting at Killarney, and trainer Aidan O’Brien has strong claims of leaving the Kerry venue with a treble through Johannes Vermeer, Jinsha Lake and Hallmark.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2015
Covert Love gave Newmarket trainer Hugo Palmer an early wedding present with his first Classic triumph in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh on Saturday.
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
Runner-up on his recent debut at the Curragh, Lieutenant General should land the Irish Stallion Farms 2-Y-0 Maiden in Naas tonight.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2015
Godolphin have snapped up Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach and she will carry their colours when she runs in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
Ger Lyons will look for a Group Two opportunity for Ainippe after she came out on top in a thrilling finish to the TRM Ballyogan Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2015
Anthem Alexander must be strongly fancied to make a successful seasonal debut in the Group 3 Racing Post Lacken Stakes in Naas, unless the expected rain causes a serious deterioration in ground conditions.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Forgotten Rules hardened as favourite for next month’s Ascot Gold Cup following his gutsy defeat of Answered in the Group 3 Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes, feature of yesterday’s action in Navan.
Mon, 18 May, 2015
Qipco 2000 Guineas favourite Gleneagles will strut his stuff at the Curragh on Sunday after Aidan O’Brien confirmed the exciting colt will be part of the Ballydoyle contingent working after racing.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
The Irish flat thoroughbred racehorse rankings for 2014 were released yesterday, confirming once again the impact Irish-trained horses are having on the global stage.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
Kingman was crowned Cartier Horse of the Year at the 24th annual Cartier Racing Awards in London last night.
Wed, 12 Nov, 2014
Aidan O’Brien believes that Dick Whittington’s victory in the Phoenix Stakes offered plenty of encouragement that he will stay further than six furlongs.
Fri, 05 Sep, 2014
Gold Cup hero Leading Light made the perfect return to action in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger Trial Stakes on another fine afternoon for Aidan O’Brien at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 25 Aug, 2014
Odds-on favourite Gleneagles and 14/1 shot Jack Naylor grabbed the Group 3 glory in last night’s two-year-old twin features at Leopardstown.
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
Aidan O’Brien’s American import Darwin got his career back on track with victory in the feature Belgrave Stakes at Fairyhouse yesterday.
Mon, 14 Jul, 2014
Royal Ascot and a return trip to Ireland are under consideration for Kool Kompany after the exciting juvenile struck for Richard Hannon in the Alfred Nobel Rochestown Stakes at Naas yesterday.
Tue, 03 Jun, 2014
As a son of Galileo out of the brilliant race mare Ouija Board, Australia is certainly bred to be a Classic contender and he gets his chance in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket today.
Sat, 03 May, 2014
Aidan O’Brien and Frankie Dettori were among those to pay tribute to Johnny Murtagh after the multiple Group One-winning jockey announced his retirement from the saddle yesterday to concentrate on his training career.
Wed, 26 Feb, 2014
Godolphin needed to buy into last year’s winner of the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes but the team has found a juvenile from their own production line with a leading chance of defending today’s renewal of the key Group 1.
Sat, 12 Oct, 2013
Aidan O’Brien will go with War Command and Friendship from a choice of eight in tomorrow’s Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket.
Fri, 11 Oct, 2013
Leading owners Middleham Park Racing are confident of finally breaking their Group One duck as the exciting Toormore heads to Ireland for Sunday’s Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes at the Curragh.
Sat, 14 Sep, 2013
Appointed retained jockey for Prince Khalid Abdullah this week, James Doyle celebrated in style when guiding the Clive Brittain-trained Rizeena to victory in the Group 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 02 Sep, 2013
Aidan O’Brien is definitely the most self-deprecating trainer in the country and, when knocking himself, something he does quite often, most take it with the proverbial pinch of salt.
Sat, 31 Aug, 2013
Aidan O'Brien was thrilled to see exciting juvenile War Command put a shock reverse behind him with a stylish victory in the Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at the Curragh this afternoon.
Sat, 24 Aug, 2013
Sudirman, David Wachman’s Group One-winning juvenile, has several big-race options for the rest of the season.
Wed, 14 Aug, 2013
Sudirman gave trainer David Wachman his second Keeneland Phoenix Stakes success when confirming his Railway Stakes superiority over Big Time in the Group 1 feature at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 12 Aug, 2013
Firm plans have yet to be made for last week’s impressive Veuve Clicquot Vintage Stakes winner Toormore.
Mon, 05 Aug, 2013
Big Time may have earned a tilt at Group One company following his fine effort in the Railway Stakes at the Curragh on Saturday.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
Ralph Beckett’s Secret Gesture skipped almost to the head of every bookmaker’s ante-post Investec Oaks market after a wildly impressive victory through pouring rain at Lingfield.
Sat, 11 May, 2013
Dawn Approach will bid to give his trainer, Jim Bolger, a first British 2000 Guineas victory when he puts his unbeaten record on the line in the first Classic of the season, this afternoon at Newmarket.
Sat, 04 May, 2013
Jim Bolger maintains Dawn Approach is “on a par” with the best horses he has ever trained ahead of the colt’s bid for Classic glory in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday week.
Tue, 23 Apr, 2013
At a stage in life when most people have long since summoned the pipe and slippers, Jim Bolger is showing absolutely no signs of slowing down.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2013
Jim Bolger insists no formal decision has yet been made over where Dawn Approach is trained next season.
Wed, 03 Oct, 2012
Anyone else blown away by the performance of Jim Bolger’s Trading Leather at Gowran Park last Sunday?
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012