Event: Ascot Gold Cup
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Thu, 03 Aug, 2017
Frankie Dettori does not see Aidan O'Brien's feat of training the first three home in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe being matched.
Tue, 04 Oct, 2016
Pallasator emerged a worthy winner of a tactical renewal of the Group Three BetVictor Henry II Stakes at Sandown yesterday.
Fri, 27 May, 2016
Willie Mullins is looking to see Max Dynamite recapture the brilliant form which saw him narrowly miss out on winning the Melbourne Cup when he reappears in Sandown’s BetVictor Henry II Stakes this evening.
Thu, 26 May, 2016
Mon, 23 May, 2016
Sat, 14 May, 2016
Just the two rides for me again this afternoon, and Limini looks to have the better chance of the two. She was probably a bit disappointing at Aintree, but was too keen for her own good and got found out at the end of the race.
Sat, 30 Apr, 2016
Our expert racing columnist Ruby Walsh picks his 10 horses to watch for 2016.
Sat, 02 Jan, 2016
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
Big Orange teed himself up for a crack at the Melbourne Cup as he continued his improvement with a gutsy win in a three-way finish to a thrilling Qatar Goodwood Cup yesterday.
Fri, 31 Jul, 2015
The Guinness Galway Hurdle is the feature on day four of the Galway Festival and favourite Quick Jack should take a world of beating.
Thu, 30 Jul, 2015
Stuccodor gets the nap selection to get punters off on the right foot by taking the opening maiden hurdle on Galway Plate Day in Ballybrit.
Wed, 29 Jul, 2015
It will be mildly surprising should Dermot Weld totally dominate Galway next week in the way he has done many times in the past.
Sat, 25 Jul, 2015
Two tricky cards this evening, where the most obvious winner is Order Of St George in the final race at Down Royal.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
Ballinderry Moth looked a filly of immense promise when racing away with a bumper at Killarney on just her second start, and she can follow up in tonight’s closing race, the Killarney Racegoers Club Mares’ Flat Race, on day one of the four-day meeting at the Kerry track.
Mon, 13 Jul, 2015
Diamondsandrubies is bound for the Darley Irish Oaks after a sparkling display to hold off Legatissimo in a driving finish to the Sea The Stars Pretty Polly Stakes at the Curragh.
Mon, 29 Jun, 2015
Seventh to Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 last time, Convergence produced a gutsy, front-running display to land the Group 3 Ballycorus Stakes, last night’s feature in Leopardstown.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2015
Time Test looked a much improved performer when winning a handicap on his return at Newbury, and can make the successful step up to Group company in this afternoon’s Tercentenary Stakes at Royal Ascot.
Thu, 18 Jun, 2015
Ante-post favourite Forgotten Rules remains in contention for the Gold Cup at Ascot on Thursday.
Mon, 15 Jun, 2015
Ed Dunlop’s Chester Cup winner Trip To Paris has been supplemented for Thursday’s Ascot Gold Cup at a cost of £35,000.
Sat, 13 Jun, 2015
Kingfisher put himself firmly in the Ascot Gold Cup picture when getting up late in the day to take the Seamus & Rosemary McGrath Memorial Saval Beg Stakes at Leopardstown last night.
Sat, 06 Jun, 2015
Forgotten Rules hardened as favourite for next month’s Ascot Gold Cup following his gutsy defeat of Answered in the Group 3 Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes, feature of yesterday’s action in Navan.
Mon, 18 May, 2015
Pique Sous has been ruled out of the Ascot Gold Cup due to a setback.
Thu, 07 May, 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
An Easter Monday assignment in Cork is next on the agenda for David Marnane’s much-travelled stable star Jamesie and a successful outing could spell a trip to Singapore for the KrisFlyer Sprint.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2015
He may be more used to the delights of Royal Ascot but trainer Dermot Weld has always enjoyed the challenge of Cheltenham and despite only training a handful of hurdlers – and all of those double up on the Flat – the man who has broken boundaries worldwide is proving a dab hand at getting one right for March.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
The more you study the manner in which French stewards interpret their rules the more one is inclined to the view that the way they do things is the right way.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2014
Ascot Gold Cup winner Leading Light may have run his last race after picking up a nasty injury at Ascot on Saturday.
Mon, 20 Oct, 2014
At Gowran Park last Sunday, Pat Smullen rode a double to take his total of winners for the season to 100.
Sat, 27 Sep, 2014
Trainer Tom Dascombe was full of praise for jockey Richard Kingscote after an enterprising ride aboard Brown Panther gave the pair their first taste of Group One success in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh yesterday.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
There is no logical reason to oppose Australia in the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown this evening and anything less than a reasonably comfortable success for Aidan O’Brien’s colt will be a surprise.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
Joseph O’Brien feels Leading Light makes his job look easy as the colt attempts to maintain his unbeaten run this season in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger at the Curragh tomorrow.
Sat, 13 Sep, 2014
Aidan O’Brien has two good reasons to give Tapestry her next start in the Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown on September 13.
Wed, 03 Sep, 2014
Brown Panther looks good value to complete back-to-back victories in the Artemis Goodwood Cup.
Thu, 31 Jul, 2014
Pictures have surfaced online of a BBC News Channel which made it look as if Queen Elizabeth II had tested positive for morphine.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
John Oxx’s Rightway can land a fascinating eight-runner Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show Maiden at Leopardstown tonight.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2014
Although the Aidan O’Brien stable is yet to get on the scoreboard at this week’s Royal Ascot meeting, Magician, Verrazano and Giovanni Boldini, amongst others, have provided enough evidence to suggest Ballydoyle’s raiding party is in pretty good shape.
Thu, 19 Jun, 2014
Leading Light, winner of the Queen’s Vase 12 months ago, heads the ante-post market for next Thursday’s Ascot Gold Cup after the latest declaration stage yesterday.
Sat, 14 Jun, 2014
Michael Winters has busy summer plans for his two stable stars Missunited and Rebel Fitz, with both Royal Ascot and the Galway Festival on the agenda.
Wed, 04 Jun, 2014
Galway Hurdle heroine Missunited was backed as if defeat was out of the question in the Summer Twilight Nights Race at Limerick yesterday, but could only finish third of three runners.
Fri, 11 Apr, 2014
Last Tuesday night it was my pleasant duty to be part of a large Irish contingent who were invited to be guests of Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace.
Sat, 29 Mar, 2014
Ante-post betting has never held any great attraction for this observer, but have to say the 25-1 on offer with some of the firms about Leading Light for next weekend’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp was crying out to be taken.
Sat, 28 Sep, 2013