Event: Irish Champion Stakes
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Wed, 28 Sep, 2016
Dermot Weld would rather the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe be staged at Longchamp than its temporary home of Chantilly ahead of Harzand's date with destiny on Sunday week.
Wed, 21 Sep, 2016
Sun, 18 Sep, 2016
Almanzor won a thrilling race for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2016
New Bay is on course to take on the best of this year’s Classic generation in what promises to be a fascinating renewal of the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Wed, 07 Sep, 2016
Mutakayyef could be supplemented for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on September 10.
Wed, 24 Aug, 2016
Aidan O’Brien’s domination of the British Flat season continued apace as he saddled three of the first four home in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks with Seventh Heaven coming out on top.
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016
Dermot Weld says Harzand "probably looks better than ever" as the dual Derby hero gears up for a return to the track next month.
Tue, 09 Aug, 2016
Fri, 22 Jul, 2016
Triple Crown hero American Pharoah has been named the 2015 Longines World’s Best Racehorse at a ceremony in London.
Wed, 20 Jan, 2016
Golden Horn signed off in defeat as Found spoiled the Derby and Arc hero’s swansong in the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland on Saturday night.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Gleneagles will make the journey to Ascot this morning after trainer Aidan O’Brien confirmed his intention to make a late decision on his participation in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.
Sat, 17 Oct, 2015
It was one of more bizarre moments of the year, an incident that left an asterisk on one of the biggest Flat races of 2015.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2015
Thierry Jarnet has dismissed claims from Golden Horn’s owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer that his star colt could beat Treve “easily” in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Wed, 30 Sep, 2015
No sooner had the Leger at Doncaster on Saturday finished than a pal of mine rang to ask what I thought would happen at the subsequent stewards’ inquiry.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
I doubt that Dermot Weld engaged in anything even remotely approaching a Clive Brittain-like jig, but he must have at least allowed himself a wry smile!
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015
Classic heroes Golden Horn and Gleneagles star among nine horses confirmed for a mouthwatering renewal of the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Wed, 09 Sep, 2015
Aidan O’Brien has nominated dual Guineas hero Gleneagles for the Breeders’ Cup Classic in which he could take on American Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
Wed, 02 Sep, 2015
Cirrus Des Aigles could have a first run in Ireland next month ahead of his intended outing in the Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot.
Thu, 06 Aug, 2015
Golden Horn’s owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer has given the strongest indication so far his champion three-year-old is likely to retire at the end of the season.
Mon, 06 Jul, 2015
Dermot Weld’s Postulation faces eight rivals in the Belmont Derby over a mile and a quarter at the New York track tomorrow.
Fri, 03 Jul, 2015
The Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion Stakes are the next races being considered for Royal Ascot hero Free Eagle.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
Forgotten Rules is set to be prepared for the Irish St Leger following his admirable effort in the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot.
Mon, 22 Jun, 2015
Dermot Weld has had winners in big races all over the world, from America to Australia and from Cheltenham to Galway, but few have given him greater pleasure than guiding Free Eagle to victory in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot yesterday.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Pat Smullen could not be happier with Free Eagle ahead of today’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes despite it being his first outing of the year.
Wed, 17 Jun, 2015
Godolphin have snapped up Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Pleascach and she will carry their colours when she runs in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.
Fri, 12 Jun, 2015
Ryan Moore is set to ride The Grey Gatsby in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot next week.
Thu, 11 Jun, 2015
New Bay finished with a flourish to provide Andre Fabre with a fourth victory in the Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly yesterday.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
It will be desperately sad should much publicised weight problems prevent Joseph O’Brien from resuming his career at the top level of flat racing.
Sat, 04 Apr, 2015
Free Eagle is set to make his seasonal bow in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh on May 24.
Fri, 27 Mar, 2015
Robbie Power gave the Jessica Harrington-trained Ttebbob an enterprising ride to land the opening Munster Hurdle in Clonmel yesterday.
Fri, 20 Feb, 2015
Multiple Group One winner Al Kazeem could make his seasonal reappearance in France in early April.
Mon, 02 Feb, 2015
The Irish flat thoroughbred racehorse rankings for 2014 were released yesterday, confirming once again the impact Irish-trained horses are having on the global stage.
Wed, 21 Jan, 2015
High Chaparral, winner of the 2002 Derby, has been put down at Fethard Equine Hospital, aged 15.
Mon, 22 Dec, 2014
YOU spend a couple of hours with a family that achieves to such an incredibly high degree and the expectation is that you emerge with an insight.
Sat, 20 Dec, 2014
Dual Derby victor Australia will command a €50,000 stud fee in his debut season as a stallion.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
There isn’t half a thin line in this racing game between emerging as a hero, or being torn asunder by the public and press alike.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2014
Cirrus Des Aigles (13/8) and FreeEagle (3/1) and now head the market with Paddy Power for Saturday’s Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot following the defection of Australia and the news that The Grey Gatsby won’t run despite being left in the race but will stay in training next year.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
Aidan O’Brien has hailed Australia as "unique" following the announcement that the three-year-old has been retired to stand at Coolmore stud.
Mon, 13 Oct, 2014
Dual Derby winner Australia has been retired to stud, said a Coolmore representative.
Sat, 11 Oct, 2014
Gordon Lord Byron will head for the Qipco British Champions Sprint Stakes at Ascot on Saturday week after another fine effort at Longchamp on Sunday.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014
There is no doubt that the inaugural Champions’ Weekend was a success and HRI, Leopardstown and the Curragh can be well pleased with their collective efforts.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2014