Fri, 03 Jul, 2020
Willie Mullins made it a fourth feature race success in five days at the 2018 Galway Festival and the theme of it not being the leading market fancy from the yard continued as Nessun Dorma caused an upset in the Guinness Handicap in the hands of Billy Lee.
Sat, 04 Aug, 2018
Sat, 28 Oct, 2017
Robbie McNamara has enjoyed plenty of success at the Galway Festival, but yesterday was a red-letter day for the Newbridge, Co Kildare-based trainer as Cascavelle gave him a first winner on the Flat and first at this meeting in his guise as a trainer.
Wed, 02 Aug, 2017
Wed, 03 Aug, 2016
Sat, 30 Jul, 2016
Wed, 27 Jul, 2016
Oft has champion jockey Pat Smullen received the plaudits for his brilliance in the saddle, but his feat in getting Xsquared around Killarney and home in front in a two-mile-one handicap with a slipped saddle for more than a circuit must rank high amongst the Offaly rider’s most-extraordinary achievements.
Thu, 14 Jul, 2016
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed and several representatives of the Cork Flat Breeders were present for a high-class programme at Mallow racecourse yesterday afternoon, where the featured Munster Oaks went to the Aidan O’Brien-trained Pretty Perfect.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
Found, winner of the Breeders Cup Turf last autumn, recorded her first win of the new season when quickening up well to beat Success Days and favourite Fascinating Rock in the Group 3 Camelot Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh yesterday.
Tue, 03 May, 2016
Mon, 21 Mar, 2016
The Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle was the feature event on yesterday’s high-class mixed programme at Tipperary, and Plinth, carrying the colours of the eponymous three-time Champion Hurdler, and also trained by Aidan O’Brien, caused a minor upset when landing the spoils.
Mon, 05 Oct, 2015
The Game Changer, trained for Gigginstown House Stud by Gordon Elliott, registered his fourth success over fences when getting the better of favourite Sizing Platinum in the Grade 3 Kilbegnet Novice Chase, the highlight of Roscommon’s final meeting of 2015.
Tue, 29 Sep, 2015
In My Pocket can take the closing race for the in-form stable of John Oxx. The three-year-old colt made his debut at Navan back in April, and stayed on well to beat Cenotaph by more than two lengths. He wasn’t seen again until last month at Cork, where he reappeared to contest a listed race.
Thu, 27 Aug, 2015
Herald The Dawn, impressive when winning his maiden at Naas earlier this month, produced a sustained and very game effort to overcome soft ground and exciting filly Now Or Never in the Group 2 Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes yesterday afternoon at the Curragh.
Mon, 24 Aug, 2015
The Ger Lyons-trained three-year-old Intisari bolted-up in the €50,000 Red God Handicap in Dundalk yesterday, slamming Ballydoyle hope Royal Navy Ship by four lengths to give Conor Hoban the second leg of a double, on his first ride for the County Meath trainer.
Mon, 17 Aug, 2015
Successful off 75 in a handicap on this card last year (middle leg of a five-time in handicaps) and now rated 108, the Andy Oliver-trained Panama Hat landed the listed Lenabane Stakes in Roscommon last night under an inspired ride by Chris Hayes.
Tue, 07 Jul, 2015
Ask Dad, whose two previous wins were achieved for Richard Hannon back in 2012, landed a significant morning gamble when bolting up in the six-furlong Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap for trainer Damien English and his father Joe at Dundalk last night.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2014
The listed Ardilaun Hotel Oyster Stakes has been a "lucky" race for John Oxx since its introduction in the 90s, and the Curraghbeg trainer annexed the prize for the 11th time when Tarana, ridden by Declan McDonogh, powered up the Ballybrit hill to land the spoils in Galway last night.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2014