AMATEUR Brian O’Connell is looking forward to a dream first ride in Britain on Dunguib in the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham next week.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2009
In a season dominated by new champions like Katchit, Master Minded and Denman, the final major race of the National Hunt campaign went the way of an old timer.
Mon, 28 Apr, 2008
Monkerhostin sprang a 25-1 surprise for trainer Philip Hobbs and Richard Johnson in the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown.
Sat, 26 Apr, 2008
Tommy Carberry’s Penny Hall is the sole Irish raider among an 40-strong entry for the £70,000-added Britannia Building Society English Summer National at Uttoxeter on Sunday.
Mon, 25 Jun, 2007
Hedgehunter is still on target for the John Smith’s Grand National despite taken out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the latest forfeit stage.
Wed, 21 Feb, 2007
Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Kauto Star was made to pull out all the stops as L’Ami pushed him right to the line in a dramatic Aon Chase at Newbury.
Sat, 10 Feb, 2007
ENDA BOLGER believes class act Royal Auclair could be the one to foil Spot Thedifference's attempt to win the Sporting Index Chase for the third year running at Cheltenham today.
Fri, 10 Nov, 2006
GRAHAM LEE will team up with You’re Special for the first time on Saturday as trainer Ferdy Murphy chases a £250,000 bonus in the Betfred Gold Cup.
Tue, 25 Apr, 2006
Hedgehunter and Royal Auclair, the first two home in last year’s John Smith’s Grand National, head a maximum field of 40 declared at the final 48-hour stage for tomorrow’s Aintree spectacular.
Fri, 07 Apr, 2006
Hedgehunter and Royal Auclair, the first two home in last year’s John Smith’s Grand National, head a maximum field of 40 declared at the final 48-hour stage for the Aintree spectacular.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2006
CHRISTIAN WILLIAMS sees last year’s winner Hedgehunter as the main threat to his mount Royal Auclair - one of seven Paul Nicholls runners - in the John Smith’s Grand National on Saturday.
Wed, 05 Apr, 2006
HEDGEHUNTER, last year’s John Smith’s Grand National hero, will share joint top weight of 11st 12lb following the news that 96 horses stand their ground at the second forfeit stage for next month’s renewal of the Aintree marathon.
Wed, 22 Mar, 2006
Cornish Rebel will be tested in blinkers next week as Paul Nicholls considers whether to repeat a tactic that has paid off in the past when the nine-year-old runs in the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed, 01 Mar, 2006
Ante-post favourite Clan Royal and Racing Post Chase hero Innox are among 122 contenders remaining after the first forfeit stage for the John Smith’s Grand National.
Willie Mullins admits Hedgehunter faces a “big task” to secure back-to-back victories in the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree in April.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2006
SEE YOU SOMETIME posted one of the big-race shocks of the season so far with an 18-1 success in the Grade Two HBLB Cotswold Chase at Wincanton.
Fri, 03 Feb, 2006
LAST YEAR’S winner Hedgehunter heads a healthy entry of 148 for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 8.
Paul Nicholls, who created racing history at the last Wincanton meeting by sending out six winners, continued the good work with a short-priced treble at his local track courtesy of Gungadu, Cerium and Kicks For Free.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2006
See You Sometime posted one of the big-race shocks of the season so far with an 18-1 success in the Grade Two HBLB Cotswold Chase at Wincanton.
Philip Hobbs believes One Knight has a “decent” chance of making a triumphant return to Wincanton, the scene of his debut bumper success in November 2000.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2006
IRISH mare Asian Maze and Howard Johnson’s No Refuge head the 18 entries for the Byrne Bros Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2006
Tue, 10 Jan, 2006
KAUTO STAR, 7-2 favourite with the sponsors for the Victor Chandler Chase at Cheltenham, has been ruled out of the race by trainer Paul Nicholls.
Thu, 05 Jan, 2006
MOSCOW FLYER is on course for the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown on Tuesday after pleasing connections in a gallop.
Fri, 23 Dec, 2005
Conditions at Sandown have dried out ahead of the Stan James King George VI Chase meeting on Boxing Day with the going on the chase course now officially "good".
Thu, 22 Dec, 2005
PAUL CARBERRY could get the leg up on Kingscliff if Robert Walford fails in his race to be fit for the Stan James King George VI Chase at Sandown on Boxing Day.
Wed, 21 Dec, 2005
RUBY WALSH, absent since November 27 with a dislocated shoulder, is likely to return to action on St Stephen's Day.
Ruby Walsh could be in action for Paul Nicholls at Sandown on Boxing Day after being given the all-clear to return to action.
Tue, 20 Dec, 2005
Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Kicking King heads the 11 entries for the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park on Saturday.
Mon, 14 Nov, 2005
Martin Pipe is going all out to keep the trainers’ title having left eight horses in Saturday’s Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown.
Mon, 18 Apr, 2005
Grey Abbey will miss next Saturday’s Gala Casinos Daily Record Scottish Grand National at Ayr.
Mon, 11 Apr, 2005
Ruby Walsh is set to partner Cornish Rebel at Ayr on Saturday in his bid to land an unprecedented National grand slam.
Sun, 10 Apr, 2005
All the big guns have stood their ground following the final 48-hour declaration stage for Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National.
Thu, 07 Apr, 2005
Howard Johnson has had two Grand National-style fences built as he prepares his big-race possibles for a tilt at Aintree.
Mon, 28 Mar, 2005
The participation of Grey Abbey in the totesport Gold Cup on Friday remains in the balance, despite the front-running grey being one of 16 declared for the blue riband today.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
TIMMY MURPHY will have his appeal against a seven-day ban heard at the Jockey Club this morning as he tries to overturn the suspension which would rule him out of a number of a high-profile rides over the Christmas period.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2004
Paul Nicholls believes that Royal Auclair has a good chance of giving him a second success in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup as a trainer to add to the two he won as a jockey.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2004
PUNTERS believe Celestial Gold will give Martin Pipe a third Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday.
Tue, 23 Nov, 2004
Ante-post favourite Celestial Gold heads a total of 30 horses still in the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday week after the latest forfeit stage.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2004
Frankie Dettori outshone the equine celebrities on display at the weekend when he was crowned champion jockey for the third time as the Flat season ended at Doncaster.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2004
Puntal dug deep to prevail in a truly thrilling Betfred Gold Cup, the feature race on the final day of the jumps season at Sandown.
Sat, 24 Apr, 2004
SHARDAM’S position at the head of the market for tomorrow’s Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown strengthened yesterday, with Ladbrokes cutting the Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained gelding into 7-2 from 4s for the £150,000 showpiece.
Fri, 23 Apr, 2004
What’s Up Boys heads a 19-runner field for the Betfred Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday following today’s final declaration stage.
Thu, 22 Apr, 2004
THE Willie Mullins trained Alexander Banquet heads the weights for Saturday’s Betfred Gold Cup after 23 were left in the Sandown showpiece at yesterday’s confirmation stage.
Tue, 20 Apr, 2004
Two years ago Grey Abbey finished a gallant fourth in the Scottish Grand National and another tilt at the Ayr marathon is on the cards after his resounding success in the Tote Scoop6 Grimthorpe Chase at Doncaster yesterday.
Sun, 07 Mar, 2004
Winning trainer Nicky Henderson declared that “good things come in little parcels” after seeing one of his smallest horses take one of the biggest races of the season so far at Cheltenham.
Sun, 14 Dec, 2003
All the leading fancies for next week’s Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Newbury have stood their ground at the latest forfeit stage.
Wed, 19 Nov, 2003
CYFOR MALTA is a best-priced 12-1 with the sponsors and Cashmans for the Paddy Power Gold Cup on Saturday in his bid to land the Cheltenham showpiece for a third time.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2003
Dual winner Cyfor Malta heads a team of four left in the Paddy Power Gold Cup by Martin Pipe at today’s confirmation stage as he attempts to land the Cheltenham showpiece for the fourth successive year.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2003
FOXCHAPEL KING heads the 26 entries left in the attheraces Gold Cup at Sandown on Saturday following yesterday’s confirmation stage.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2003
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