The National Hunt season that has just finished was a very strange one. At times it felt like the season would never get going as we waited and waited for the skies to open. For us in racing, they never really did, but hopefully for the flat season ahead they won’t open now.
Sat, 18 May, 2019
For the third time in seven runnings, trainer Willie Mullins took the Suir Valley Chase at Clonmel, and on this occasion it was the Paul Townend-ridden Acapella Bourgeois who prevailed, leading home stable-companions Yorkhill and Polidam.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
The JLT just got a whole lot more competitive. That was the consensus after Douvan, the horse which trainer Willie Mullins describes as ‘a different species’, gave an exhibition of jumping when routing two smart rivals in the Frank Ward Solicitors Irish Arkle.
Mon, 25 Jan, 2016
Each passing festival provides a window into the burgeoning talents of trainer Gordon Elliott, and the Co Meath handler capped another fine week by taking the Grade 1 Neville Hotels Novice Chase with top-class prospect No More Heroes.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2015