There were many treats over the last four days in Ireland and Britain, but for me the biggest star to emerge was Willie Mullins’ Footpad in a Grade 1 at Leopardstown on Tuesday, writes
Sat, 30 Dec, 2017
It really would be the ultimate irony should Willie Mullins finally land the Cheltenham Gold Cup with Djakadam next Friday, writes.
Sun, 12 Mar, 2017
Ruby Walsh admits “tougher test lie ahead” for Min, but was adamant he could not have been any more impressive at Leopardstown over Christmas.
Wed, 04 Jan, 2017
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Fri, 11 Mar, 2016
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Tue, 02 Feb, 2016
Richard Fahey equalled retired trainer Richard Hannon snr’s record of 235 winners in a calendar year thanks to a Lingfield double through Gabrial The Hero and Luis Vaz De Torres.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2015
Un De Sceaux, last season’s top novice, heads a list of 10 entries for the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase on Saturday but won’t face a showdown with Sprinter Sacre at Sandown after Nicky Henderson withdrew the nine-year-old from the race.
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
Enda Bolger believes Un De Sceaux would not be out of place in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after he slammed his star novice chaser Gilgamboa at Leopardstown on Sunday.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2015
Un De Sceaux, owned by Eddie O’Connell from Glanmire and trained by Willie Mullins, put up what can only be described as an astonishing performance to land the Grade 1 Frank Ward Solicitors’ Arkle Novice Chase.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
Clarcam made the most of a serious mistake from hot favourite Vautour to grab Grade One glory in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown yesterday.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
Ruby Walsh was delighted that Un De Sceaux put a fall on his chasing debut firmly behind him with an impressive victory at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
Dessie Hughes was described as the "professional’s professional" by Willie Mullins as tributes poured in from the racing world following the Kildare trainer’s death at the age of 71.
Mon, 17 Nov, 2014
Exciting young chaser Defy Logic is back in training with Paul Nolan after recovering from a broken blood vessel at owner JP McManus’ stud in County Limerick.
Mon, 01 Sep, 2014
Champagne Fever is fancied to lead his rivals a merry dance in the Grade 1 Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown this evening.
Thu, 01 May, 2014
Ireland’s champion trainer Willie Mullins saddles two runners for the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown on Thursday.
Tue, 29 Apr, 2014
Hurricane Fly is on target to try for a sixth successive win at the Punchestown Festival and could face stablemate Un De Sceaux in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle, which he has won for the last four seasons, on May 2.
Wed, 16 Apr, 2014
Sire De Grugy is all set for his date with destiny as he assumes the mantle of favourite for the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Wed, 12 Mar, 2014
Paul Nolan has been forced to rule out his top-class novice chaser Defy Logic for the rest of the season.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
Mossey Joe is likely to be targeted at the Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival for new trainer Enda Bolger after he was snapped up by leading owner Barry Connell.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
Nicky Henderson has been forced to rule Arkle Trophy hero Simonsig out for the season.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
Owner Caroline Mould admits it is a “huge possibility” Sprinter Sacre could step up in trip at Aintree for his next run.
Mon, 25 Mar, 2013
Imperial Commander could be targeted at the John Smith’s Grand National in April after being ruled out of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed, 06 Mar, 2013
Henry de Bromhead said it was “50-50” which race Sizing Europe will run in at Cheltenham after he was officially scratched from the Betfred Gold Cup.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
Benefficient won a dramatic race in a three-runner affair for the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2013
Alderwood could well go back down the handicap route at this season’s Cheltenham Festival after making it third time lucky over fences at Navan on Sunday.
Tue, 15 Jan, 2013
Arvika Ligeonniere has secured his second consecutive Grade One prize with another fine front-running display in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown.
Wed, 26 Dec, 2012
Arvika Ligeonniere and Oscars Well could clash in the Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day.
Wed, 19 Dec, 2012
Tom Cooper believes testing conditions were to blame for Forpadydeplasterer’s disappointing performance in last weekend’s Paddy Power Gold Cup.
Fri, 23 Nov, 2012
Another of John Hales’ army of greys handed Paul Nicholls the last of jumping racing’s major prizes to have eluded him as Al Ferof took the starring role in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Sat, 17 Nov, 2012
Sprinter Sacre has frightened away all but three rivals as he attempts to take his unbeaten run over fences to five in this afternoon’s Maghull Novices’ Chase at Aintree.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
Forpadydeplasterer is likely to go for the John Smith’s Melling Chase at Aintree next month in his bid to end his luckless streak.
Fri, 23 Mar, 2012
Sizing Europe and Big Zeb, the first two home in the sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase last year, are on course for a rematch at Cheltenham next Wednesday.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
Donald McCain is considering whether to let Peddlers Cross join some of his stable companions for a gallop after racing at Bangor today.
Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
Connections of Sprinter Sacre’s Arkle Trophy rivals are likely to be quaking in their boots after the giant gelding produced a devastating performance in the Betfair Super Saturday Chase at Newbury yesterday.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012
Binocular will bypass the BetVictor Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso tomorrow and instead head straight for next month’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
Tony Martin is no hurry to commit Bog Warrior to Cheltenham following his all-the-way win at Naas on Saturday.
Mon, 13 Feb, 2012
Tony Martin is no hurry to commit Bog Warrior to Cheltenham following his all-the-way win at Naas yesterday.
Sun, 12 Feb, 2012
Nicky Henderson has ruled out taking Binocular to Ireland for his prep race before the Stan James Champion Hurdle.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
BIG BUCK’S treated Cheltenham racegoers to a preview of what will surely be a fourth victory in March’s Ladbrokes World Hurdle when winning for the 15th time in-a-row on Saturday.
Mon, 30 Jan, 2012
BIG BUCK’S appears to face a straightforward task as he goes in search of a 15th straight victory in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2012
RUBI LIGHT, third behind dual winner Albertas Run and Kalahari King in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham last season, will skip the Gold Cup this year for another crack at the Ryanair after he finished second in the Lexus.
Fri, 13 Jan, 2012