The whole of Ireland is basking in beautiful sunshine but I’m doing a rain dance. It’s getting warm and dry now, and Fairyhouse is drying up and Punchestown are pouring water on the course to beat the band. Let me be a spoilsport, I hope this weather breaks. I want it to rain.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2019
The Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle - the feature race on day three of the Punchestown Festival - was a tale of one jockey who can practically do no wrong this season and another who can barely catch a break this week, writes.
Fri, 28 Apr, 2017
Wed, 15 Mar, 2017
It’s four years since Gavin Sheehan left Ireland to try his hand abroad and yesterday’s triumph in the World Hurdle on Cole Harden is proof that the grass can actually be greener on the other side, writes.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
Henry De Bromhead may have finished third in the day’s feature race, but the trainer’s first point of order when the 10 runners in the Queen Mother Champion Chase returned was to make for the losers’ area.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
Paul Nicholls tightened his stranglehold on the William Hill King George VI Chase when 15-8 favourite Silviniaco Conti provided him with a record ninth success in the St Stephen’ s Day feature at Kempton.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
In a move that will have ramifications for any Irish trained runner in a National Hunt race in Britain, the BHA yesterday outlined a raft of new starting procedures for jumps races in a bid to avoid a repeat of the controversial start to last season’s Crabbie’s Grand National.
Fri, 10 Oct, 2014