Person: Michael Hourigan
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Sun, 26 Mar, 2017
Tue, 31 Jan, 2017
Tue, 15 Nov, 2016
Classic-winning trainer David Wachman is to retire at the end of the season.
Tue, 30 Aug, 2016
or most people lucky enough to have a birthday coinciding with the Cheltenham Festival a pair of tickets to the meeting is a valued present — but Colm O’Connell might just enjoy the best celebration of all, a Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase win for Un De Sceaux.
Mon, 14 Mar, 2016
James Heffernan has a formidable election team at his home base, writes Mid-West Correspondent
Fri, 19 Feb, 2016
Mouse Morris believes both Rule The World and Folsom Blue are capable of making their presence felt in a fiercely-competitive renewal of the Goffs Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park today.
Thu, 21 Jan, 2016
Deciding between riding at Tramore and Cheltenham this afternoon was pretty straight-forward.
Sat, 12 Dec, 2015
Mon, 09 Nov, 2015
Thurles hosts today’s national hunt card and Fr Humphrey can follow up yesterday’s success at Fairyhouse by taking the Thurles Handicap Chase for Mary Hallahan.
Thu, 05 Nov, 2015
Two meetings in Ireland this Bank Holiday Monday, and Vicangelome gets the nap to build on the distinct promise of his chasing debut by taking the sixth race at Wexford for trainer Robert Tyner.
Mon, 26 Oct, 2015
Champion Hurdle-winning trainer Colm Murphy savoured a welcome change of luck when Catalaunian Fields landed the Thatch Bar Katies Kitchen Maiden Hurdle in Bellewstown last night.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
As De Ferbet can overcome an absence in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Beginners’ Chase on this evening’s Midlands National card at Kilbeggan.
Fri, 17 Jul, 2015
Odds-on favourites Bachasson, Long Dog and Fugi Mountain continued the rich vein of form being enjoyed by champion trainer Willie Mullins when recording a treble in Sligo yesterday.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
The Henry de Bromhead-trained Sizing Platinum made a successful chasing debut and denied Barry Geraghty a win on his first day back after injury and as retained rider for J McManus when landing the Book Online At Limerickraces.ie Beginners Chase in Limerick yesterday.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015
Danny Mullins proved the undoubted star of last night’s jumps action in Wexford, completing a superb 41/1 treble on Last Encounter, Ballinaboola Prince and Moonunderwater.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Found remains in contention for the Investec Derby at Epsom on Saturday week following her narrow defeat in Sunday’s Irish 1,000 Guineas.
Wed, 27 May, 2015
The Dermot Weld-trained Kaleefa earned a valuable winning bracket when justifying 5/6 favouritism in the Irish Stallion Farms Fillies Maiden in Roscommon last night.
Tue, 19 May, 2015
Unic De Bersy might provide Bryan Cooper with a welcome success in today’s Tipperary Races Supports Club Maiden Hurdle in Tipperary.
Fri, 17 Apr, 2015
There may be a dictum that frowns on cheering in the press box, but the sight of Martello Tower persevering in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase was guaranteed to curry quiet favour among those tasked with covering these events.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
It’s four years since Gavin Sheehan left Ireland to try his hand abroad and yesterday’s triumph in the World Hurdle on Cole Harden is proof that the grass can actually be greener on the other side, writes.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
Aer Lingus transatlantic cabin crew member Olive Murphy will turn pilot at the upcoming Cheltenham race meeting.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2015
Salsify, the 2013 Foxhunter Chase winner, could be in line for a popular return to Cheltenham in March.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
The Job Is Right is a hopeful choice to land a typically wide-open Goffs’ Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park this afternoon.
Thu, 22 Jan, 2015
Take a chance on Mouse Morris’ Alpha Des Obeaux turning over Willie Mullins’ hot pot, Douvan, in the Grade 2 sportinglife.com Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon.
Sat, 10 Jan, 2015
There’s a real hint of the Christmas blues about Irish racing this weekend, with small fields essentially the order of the day at both Cork this afternoon and Naas tomorrow.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny took refuge inside a hotel for over three hours as he came under further fire last night from water charges demonstrators.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
Home Farm, formerly trained by Arthur Moore, made a winning start for Henry de Bromhead when taking the Listed John Meagher Memorial Chase at Thurles yesterday.
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Henry de Bromhead admitted: "You dream of days like this," after chasing debutant Sizing Granite beat odds-on favourite Lieutenant Colonel in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase in Naas to complete the trainer’s first treble.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
Shanahan’s Turn made an impressive chasing debut when landing the Ballymore Christmas Fair Beginners Chase at the expense of Wounded Warrior in Punchestown yesterday.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Philip Dempsey’s Mr Diablo, given a spin over flights at Fairyhouse last January, can land the Follow Us On Facebook And Twitter Maiden Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon.
Wed, 29 Oct, 2014
The eight-bedroomed Georgian residence boasts well-proportioned, elegant reception rooms and was bought by the Byrne family 25 years ago and completely renovated.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
I go to Cork tomorrow to ride two horses, the first of them being Bosman Rule for Willie Mullins.
Sat, 18 Oct, 2014
JP McManus got his cheque book out to secure Shanpallas just in time for the Ladbrokes Munster National at Limerick.
Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
The great Sizing Europe heads to Gowran Park today in an attempt to win the Grade 2 PWC Champion Chase for the fourth year in-a-row.
Sat, 04 Oct, 2014
Katie Walsh, sister of the legendary, Ruby, and daughter of another legend, Ted, became the first woman to win the Guinness Kerry National when giving Your Busy an outstanding ride at Listowel yesterday.
Thu, 18 Sep, 2014
"I didn’t think we would have many winners this week, he was our banker", said Pat Flynn, after his Gusty Rock had landed the Family Fun Afternoon Maiden Hurdle at the final stage of the Tramore festival yesterday.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2014
The Andy Oliver-trained Panama Hat completed a superb five-timer when defying the handicapper and a high draw in yesterday’s finale in Dundalk, the featured, €50,000 Red God Handicap.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2014
Michael Hourigan is fancied to enjoy a welcome turn with Hash Brown in the Easyfix Rubber Products Maiden Hurdle at Ballinrobe tonight.
Mon, 11 Aug, 2014
Eye Of The Storm dug deep to strike gold for the first time this year in the Group Three Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Fri, 08 Aug, 2014
Riverside City gets the nap to land easily the most interesting contest on the card at Roscommon tonight, the Easyfix Rubber Products Rated Novice Hurdle.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2014
Aughnacurraveel, trained by Thomas Cummins at Clashmore, Co Waterford, produced a fine display to land the Club Limerick Chase at Limerick yesterday.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2014
Cillian’s Return, bought out of Bill Farrell’s by J P McManus after taking a bumper at Fairyhouse on New Year’s Day, made a winning start for his new connections when easily taking the Michael Maher Building And Construction Services Maiden Hurdle at Tipperary last night.
Fri, 16 May, 2014