Patrick Mullins expects today’s Scottish Grand National meeting at Ayr to be “pivotal” as the race to be crowned British champion trainer enters its final throws.
The Last Samuri will complete his preparations for the Crabbie’s Grand National in Saturday’s BetBright Grimthorpe Chase Handicap Chase at Doncaster.
Paul Nicholls believes Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Saphir Du Rheu can defy the burden of top weight at Newbury today.
There is nothing more exciting in National Hunt racing than watching high-class two-mile chasers in full flow.
Paul Nicholls is adamant ante-post favourite Silviniaco Conti is the one to beat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Zarkandar will head straight to the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with an upbeat report from trainer Paul Nicholls.
Paul Nicholls will step up the work of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders Silviniaco Conti and Sam Winner in the coming days.
Every race counts for Nicky Henderson and Paul Nicholls in the many meetings they have had this season, but the one of greatest importance will unfold in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
The bookies are steeling themselves for potentially massive losses on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, which kicks off today.
Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston-Davies both expressed their satisfaction as the eagerly-anticipated return to action of Big Buck’s moved a step closer after the staying great came through a schooling session in the hands of his new jockey.
It’s the million dollar question: just how good is Un De Sceaux?
Willie Mullins appears to be preparing another assault on this weekend’s British action with entries at both of the principal Saturday meetings at Ascot and Haydock.
Big Buck’s’ owner Andy Stewart insists there are many names in the hat to discuss with trainer Paul Nicholls before deciding which jockey will get the call-up for the ride on the supreme staying hurdler.
Paul Nicholls has already collected the William Hill King George VI Chase more times than any trainer in history and he believes Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof hold equally good chances of providing his eighth winner at Kempton on Thursday.
Paul Nicholls has won the RSA Worcester Novices’ Chase at Newbury with a few reasonable staying types and Just A Par looked another from the same mould.
Jockey Ruby Walsh believes there is a lot more to come from Annie Power, despite having extended her unbeaten run to eight races at Ascot on Saturday.
Leading owner Andy Stewart paid tribute to Ruby Walsh after the jockey announced he would no longer be formally attached to the Paul Nicholls stable.
Fourteen successes for Ireland at the Cheltenham festival but the real winners — at least going forward — were surely Punchestown.
Ante-post favourite My Tent Of Yours will face 11 rivals in the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham today.
Nicky Henderson is keeping his fingers crossed that Ascot can defy the grip of the weather so that he can get a much needed runout for Sprinter Sacre on Saturday.
Connections of Black Thunder are hoping their plan can come to fruition as their charge lines up in today’s William Hill Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has confirmed that Ruby Walsh will now ride Kauto Stone in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.
Owner Clive Smith spoke of being “extremely disappointed” last night in the reaction of trainer Paul Nicholls after Kauto Star’s abrupt exit from the yard on Tuesday afternoon.
Paul Nicholls admitted his “sadness” after Kauto Star’s time at his Ditcheat yard came to an abrupt end on Tuesday.
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.
David Pipe has reaffirmed his belief Grands Crus is a well handicapped horse ahead of his eagerly anticipated return in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.
Kauto Star, the outstanding chaser who won two Gold Cups at the Cheltenham Festival, has been retired.
Kauto Star could have another run in the King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day, should the superstar gelding stay in training.
Oscar Whisky and Thousand Stars, who fought out the finish to the John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle last year, do battle again over two and a half miles on Saturday.
Aidan O'Brien's Await The Dawn has been drawn close to the inside in stall two in the Group One Dubai Duty Free over nine furlongs at Meydan on Saturday.
The record books show that Paul Nicholls has won all four championship races at the Cheltenham Festival. A brilliant feat, no doubt.
It might have been a nightmare Champion Hurdle for Irish punters, but part of West Cork was celebrating last night after Castletownkinneigh’s Noel Fehily steered Paul Nicholls’ Rock On Ruby to glory yesterday.
Punters were left shocked when Hurricane Fly finished third in the Champion Hurdle behind Rock On Ruby and Overturn.
Owner Clive Smith praised Paul Nicholls and his team for their efforts in getting Kauto Star back on track to bid for a third success in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday.
Paul Nicholls believes he is “nearly there” in his battle to get Kauto Star fit for Friday’s Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
A decision on Kauto Star’s participation in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will be made on Monday, owner Clive Smith said.
A decision on Kauto Star’s participation in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will be made on Monday, said his owner Clive Smith.
Niche Market, winner of the 2009 Irish Grand National, has been retired.
Ruby Walsh has an enviable book of rides at Cheltenham as he bids to add to his record tally of winners at the Festival.
Trainer Paul Nicholls reported Kauto Star to have come safely through an increased workload yesterday.
Kauto Star’s chances of competing in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup will hinge upon a “D-Day” workout on Saturday, owner Clive Smith said today.
Ruby Walsh has come in for the plum ride on Zarkandar in Saturday’s Betfair Hurdle after a change to the Newbury card which allows the rider to defer a suspension that originally ruled him out of action this weekend.
KAUTO STAR’S trainer Paul Nicholls has cast doubt upon the notion Long Run will emerge a much-improved horse when the pair clash yet again in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
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