Person: Charlie Swan
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
The Flat season is not long under way but already, Mark Gallagher is making a claim to providing one of the outstanding narratives of the campaign.
Thu, 18 Apr, 2019
For the third consecutive year, the fifth time in the last 10 runnings, and a record ninth time in total, the familiar green and gold colours of JP McManus were carried to victory in the Unibet Champion Hurdle.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Owner Philip Reynolds is “counting down the days” to the Cheltenham Festival as he eyes Magners Gold Cup glory with Presenting Percy.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2019
That was an interesting feature, written by Daragh Ó Conchúir, on trainer Tom Mullins, in last Saturday’s Irish Field.
Sat, 27 Oct, 2018
Irish riders netted three-star Grand Prix victories on both sides of the Atlantic at the weekend, with Paul O’Shea scoring in Tryon, North Carolina, and Darragh Kenny coming out on top at Montpellier in France.
Wed, 01 Nov, 2017
Twenty-three years ago, Limerick jockey Declan Murphy’s skull was so badly fractured in a fall at Haydock Park that his death was confirmed by the Racing Post. Prematurely as it happened, writes.
Sun, 30 Apr, 2017
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Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
It has gone down in racing history as one of the most unlikely yet successful comebacks, and it all started at Tipperary.
Fri, 13 May, 2016
It’s rarely mentioned now, but Ruby Walsh’s first ride at the Cheltenham Festival wasn’t exactly smooth.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2016
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
Wed, 27 Jan, 2016
Sat, 05 Dec, 2015
Former Government press secretary Frank Dunlop has made a near €430,000 tax settlement with the Revenue Commissioners, it emerged yesterday.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
The Game Changer has been a revelation since embarking on his chasing career and will be strongly-fancied to complete a hat-trick over the bigger obstacles in the Stena Line Horizon Chase in Wexford tonight.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
There’s plenty to be learned from the races, and here are three nuggets Tuesday’s Cheltenham fixtures taught us.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
Venitien de Mai, a long way removed from being the fastest horse in training, is fancied to grind it out and land the INH Stallion Owners’ EBF Maiden Hurdle at Thurles this afternoon.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
Charlie Swan expects Ruby Walsh to desert Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, despite his historic fifth victory in the Irish equivalent on Sunday.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
I was a little surprised at how much negativity there was about after Sprinter Sacre’s return at Ascot last Saturday, says
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015
Annie Power tops a list of 48 entries for the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle which will be run as a Grade One contest for the first time at this year’s Cheltenham Festival.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
Charlie Swan is to retire from the training ranks at the end of this month.
Thu, 15 Jan, 2015
The Charlie Swan-trained Make A Track made all under Brian Cawley to turn over even money favourite Noble Endeavor in the Clonmel Rated Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2014
John Oxx will not look back on 2014 with any great relish, but he might provide the bet of the night at Dundalk with Kadayma in the concluding mile and a half maiden.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
A sparkling reappearance from Ladbrokes Ireland Fortria Chase winner Twinlight was the highlight of trebles for the formidable combination of Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh at Navan yesterday.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
One of the more interesting horses in training right now is Willie Mullins’ Clondaw Warrrior.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
It was Donnacha’s day at Dundalk yesterday as Aidan O’Brien’s younger son registered his first success in the saddle when producing odds-on favourite Quartz with a well-timed late challenge to foil Duchess Andorra by a half-length in the Dundalk Stadium Apprentice Maiden.
Mon, 08 Sep, 2014
Versatile veteran Fosters Cross proved, again, that he retains plenty of his ability when landing the featured Donal Downes Water Towers Chase in Ballinrobe last night.
Wed, 27 Aug, 2014
"You wouldn’t have given him a better ride than that yourself," quipped course commentator Dessie Scahill to Charlie Swan in the winner’s enclosure, after Jonathan Burke had partnered the trainer’s The Game Change to land the featured Download The Free Racing Post Mobile App Handicap Hurdle at Killarney last night.
Sat, 23 Aug, 2014
Grandma Dotty, dashingly ridden by Fran Berry, turned over hot-pot Clondaw Warrior in the Sean Cleary Memorial Handicap in Roscommon last night.
Tue, 19 Aug, 2014
Six days after his Galway Plate success with Road To Riches, Noel Meade saddled first and second in last night’s Roscommon GAA/Club Rossie Beginners Chase in Roscommon last night as Bose Ikard registered a smooth success over Please Talk.
Wed, 06 Aug, 2014
An enterprising, front-running ride by Brian Cawley saw the versatile Rodriguez land the featured Leo Dolan Memorial Handicap Hurdle at Roscommon last night.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
Tom Gibney, who won the 2012 Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse with Lion Na Bearnai, was on the mark at Limerick yesterday when the consistent Circe’s Island landed the Follow Us On Twitter Mares’ Maiden Hurdle.
Mon, 19 May, 2014
Aerlite Supreme gained a gutsy win over the flattering Usa in the featured P & D Lydon Plant Hire Rated Hurdle in Ballinrobe yesterday, completing a double for trainer Michael Hourigan and Adrian Heskin.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2014
Veteran trainer Bill Harney can enjoy a turn with Bonzo Bing in the Lisronagh Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel this afternoon.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
Willie Mullins further strengthened his formidable hand for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham next month as Killultagh Vic produced a scintillating display at Naas yesterday.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2014
DAVID CASEY is one of Ireland’s top jump jockeys. He has won a string of races and titles, including the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup.
Sun, 23 Feb, 2014
Crabbie’s Grand National entry Goonyella is to have his first start of the year in Thursday’s Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel.
Tue, 18 Feb, 2014
Dunguib is all set for a return to Cheltenham after a heartwarming victory in the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan yesterday almost three years to the day since his last win.
Mon, 17 Feb, 2014
Bryan Cooper rode his first ever winner for Willie Mullins when guiding Gigginstown House Stud’s Don Poli to victory in the INH Stallion Owners’ EBF Maiden Hurdle at Thurles yesterday.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2014
The Eoin Doyle-trained Mazuri Cowboy proved a shock and fortunate winner of a dramatic Lyons Of Limerick Jaguar Land Rover Hurdle at Limerick yesterday.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
Charlie Swan is in no rush to commit The Game Changer to future targets following his impressive display at Punchestown on Sunday.
Tue, 10 Dec, 2013
It’s a busy weekend for Willie Mullins’ stable, with runners at four meetings, including this afternoon at Aintree, but I’m staying at home to ride at Navan, where the exciting Faugheen and Felix Yonger hold very strong claims.
Sat, 07 Dec, 2013