Ruby Walsh bids farewell in style after glorious career
It was the sweetest of farewells.
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Tue, 03 Jan, 2017
From Champion Hurdle winner Annie Power to Arc heroine Found, it’s been a 12 months of evocative moments and unforgettable memories, both in National Hunt and on the Flat. Here are 16 of the best from 2016 from
Fri, 23 Dec, 2016
Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Wed, 19 Oct, 2016
Mon, 11 Apr, 2016
Kerry Lee will be praying for a rainy Easter as she contemplates running Russe Blanc in the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on March 28.
Tue, 08 Mar, 2016
Trainer Noel Meade is keen to avoid stable stars Road To Riches and Apache Stronghold crossing paths in the early part of the new campaign.
Tue, 03 Nov, 2015
“With the year I’ve had this is very special,” said trainer Mouse Morris after watching Rogue Angel battle back bravely to snatch victory in the Guinness Kerry National, when the Listowel Harvest Festival resumed yesterday afternoon.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2015
P McCoy calls time on the most successful career in the history of jump racing today and I would have made sure I was in Sandown for it to join in on the celebrations, whether I had a ride or not, writes
Sat, 25 Apr, 2015
Willie Mullins intends to enter his Champion Hurdle big guns at the Aintree Grand National meeting.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
Until Winning took advantage of a lenient rating to win at Ludlow on his third race following a 22-month absence.
Tue, 27 Jan, 2015
Paul Webber is ready to let Cantlow carry what could be top-weight in the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.
Thu, 17 Apr, 2014
The prestigious three mile and five furlong Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse is one of the few major prizes to elude champion trainer Willie Mullins and he unsurprisingly has a plethora of entries this year, including Prince De Beauchene, Vesper Bell, Touch The Eden and Away We Go.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2014
Spent a good few hours last Saturday morning studying the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2013
Dot Love, originally from Denmark and who trains in Co Westmeath, saddled Liberty Counsel to land a massive 50-1 surprise in the Ladbrokes’ Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse yesterday.
Tue, 02 Apr, 2013
Trainer Donald McCain is hoping to be triple-handed in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 6.
Wed, 20 Mar, 2013
Paul Nolan is still keen to run Defy Logic at the big spring festivals despite his defeat at Naas on Sunday.
Tue, 26 Feb, 2013
Thousand Stars bids to make his first appearance at Navan a winning one when he lines up in the Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle today.
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013
Tom Gibney is still planning to run Lion Na Bearnai in the Hennessy Gold Cup Chase – although the trainer would have preferred to have been able to give this year’s Irish National winner a prep run in advance.
Tue, 20 Nov, 2012
Synchronised heads the 48 remaining entries for Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
Midnight Haze will take his chance in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 14 rather than the Irish equivalent.
Mon, 02 Apr, 2012
Veteran Cadogan, which belatedly got off the mark over fences on this track two weeks ago, made all to land the valuable Irish Stallion Farms Novice Handicap Chase at Navan yesterday, the second leg of a double for trainer Jim Dreaper.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Organisedconfusion will have his prep race for the John Smith’s Grand National at Gowran Park tomorrow.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
JONJO O’NEILL’S Synchronised, the Welsh Grand National winner, heads a 51-strong list of initial acceptors for the €250,000 Ladbrokes’ Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
Thu, 21 Apr, 2011
TONY MARTIN expects decent spring ground at Aintree to bring out the best in Northern Alliance when he lines up in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday week.
Fri, 01 Apr, 2011
“Recently Irish horses have done really, really well.”
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
Donald McCain had “no complaints” after ante-post favourite Ballabriggs was allotted a weight of 11st in the 2011 John Smith’s Grand National.
Tue, 15 Feb, 2011
Willie Mullins’ Mourad (4-9 favourite) had no trouble in landing the odds in the Grade Two Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran.
Fri, 28 Jan, 2011
TOM COOPER is considering his options after Forpadydeplasterer finished second in the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham.
Tue, 23 Mar, 2010
The Irish Grand National is on the agenda for Ballytrim after he bounced back to form to land the Lucan Racing Leinster National Handicap Chase at Naas.
Sun, 07 Mar, 2010
Tony McCoy’s new association with Denman came to a premature end as the pair parted company at the third-last fence in the Aon Chase at Newbury.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2010
Wichita Lineman is on course to attempt to follow up his dramatic Cheltenham Festival victory in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National.
Wed, 08 Apr, 2009
CHELTENHAM Festival winner Wichita Lineman is among 73 entries for the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 13.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2009
Michael Hourigan plans to keep A New Story as busy as possible with an outing in the Pertemps Handicap Hurdle Qualifier at Leopardstown this Sunday.
Wed, 07 Jan, 2009
It took Frankie Dettori 15 attempts to win the Derby and now racing’s other household name is hoping his turn has finally come in the Grand National.
Sat, 05 Apr, 2008
Beef Or Salmon is set to tackle the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on March 24.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2008
Dun Doire is likely to begin his build-up to another crack at the John Smith’s Grand National with a run over hurdles at Punchestown on Sunday.
Thu, 31 Jan, 2008
THOMAS O’LEARY is planning an assault on the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday with Preists Leap, following the eight-year-old’s impressive success in the Thyestes Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2008
DUN DOIRE is to enjoy a well-earned break after being taken off his feet in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday.
Tue, 17 Apr, 2007
PAT HUGHES believes Point Barrow will “definitely” make the frame if he enjoys a trouble-free passage in Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2007
In horseracing more than any other sport, the best-laid plans can unravel in a heartbeat.
Mon, 09 Apr, 2007
CLOUDY Lane will bid to land another valuable prize in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Monday.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2007