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A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
COLM MURPHY got a little boost, on the lead-in to Big Zeb’s challenge for next week’s Champion Chase at Cheltenham, when Dangan Daylight landed the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
Fri, 09 Mar, 2012
LISS Na Tintri, so unlucky last time, can redress the balance in the Munster Supporters’ Club Mares Maiden Hurdle at Limerick this afternoon.
Sat, 13 Mar, 2010
THE Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown tomorrow centres on which Cooldine turns up. If the one which landed the RSA Chase at Cheltenham in March appears then there can only be one winner.
Sat, 06 Feb, 2010
Halcon Genelardais has been left at the head of the weights for the bet365 Gold Cup at Sandown on April 26.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2008
DESCRIBING Philip Carberry as having been around the block once or twice is hardly wide of the mark, considering he’s now in his ninth season as a professional jockey.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2008
Although certainly not the most original of selections, it is almost impossible to envisage defeat for Kauto Star at Ascot tomorrow.
Thu, 14 Feb, 2008
Snowy Morning is now the 10-1 clear favourite for the John Smith’s Grand National following the publication of the weights.
Tue, 05 Feb, 2008
FRACAS, down in class, gets the vote to win a less than inspiring Listed Gallo Family Vineyards Silver Stakes at the Curragh this evening.
Sat, 09 Jun, 2007
ON Sunday, Davy Russell had an afternoon to forget at Killarney, but redressed the balance aboard Farmer Brown in the Laurels’ Bar Hurdle back at the track last night.
Tue, 15 May, 2007
ONCE-raced In A Rush can land the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Median Auction Maiden at Killarney tonight.
Mon, 14 May, 2007
COLM MURPHY revealed Brave Inca will take his chance in the ACC Bank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on April 27.
Thu, 29 Mar, 2007
Ferdy Murphy is to launch an all-out attack on the Powers Whisky Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 9.
Wed, 21 Mar, 2007
DUSKY WARBLER has been left with top weight in today’s Sunderlands Imperial Cup at Sandown following the defections of Osana and Papini.
Sat, 10 Mar, 2007
Robert Tyner pulled off a remarkable long-term coup as Spring The Que caused a 16-1 upset in the Pierse Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Sun, 14 Jan, 2007
TRIKIRK, off the track for almost two years, came late and fast to give Michael Grassick his first winner of the season in the Supporters’ Club Maiden at Tramore last evening.
Tue, 11 Apr, 2006
Connections of King Harald are delighted to be finally get their Festival winner back on the track at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Fri, 11 Nov, 2005
WILLIE MULLINS’ Rule Supreme can have Irish eyes smiling on St Patrick’s Day by landing the Ladbrokes’ World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon.
Thu, 17 Mar, 2005
Jonjo O’Neill will rely on Classic Native and Golden Rambler as he bids for a fourth consecutive win in the National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.
Mon, 07 Mar, 2005
THERE are solid reasons for thinking Tyholland is capable of a first visit to the winner’s enclosure at the end of the Coca Cola Maiden Hurdle at Downpatrick this afternoon.
Wed, 06 Oct, 2004
MICHAEL HOURIGAN, a trainer who has not been slow to criticise jockeys in the past, described Paul Carberry as a “genius” after the brilliant rider had partnered the Limerick handler’s The Screamer to win the Smithwicks’ Handicap Hurdle at Listowel yesterday.
Fri, 24 Sep, 2004
ROYAL DEVOTION, trained by Michael Halford for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud, sprang the biggest shock on a day of surprises at Galway yesterday when landing the listed Ardilaun House Hotel Oyster Stakes.
Tue, 07 Sep, 2004
Mon, 06 Sep, 2004
CRYSTAL VIEW, trained by Kevin Prendergast, came late and fast to beat Imperial Rose and Falstaff in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Premier Nursery at the final stage of the Tralee Festival yesterday.
Fri, 27 Aug, 2004
Thu, 26 Aug, 2004
AIDAN O’BRIEN, not a trainer one would readily associate with Galway, has prospects of a treble at Ballybrit this afternoon.
Sat, 31 Jul, 2004
PAUL NOLAN, one of the up-and-coming young trainers in the country, took his second Galway Hurdle at Ballybrit yesterday when Cloone River landed a massive gamble.
Fri, 30 Jul, 2004
FAVOURITE NATION can land the nap in a fascinating little four-runner Richmond Race at Leopardstown this evening.
Sat, 24 Jul, 2004
TIPPER ROAD, who let us down at Naas five days ago, is given another chance in the Zurich Handicap at Killarney this evening.
Mon, 12 Jul, 2004
BROADSTONE ROAD gave Craughwell, Co Galway, trainer Paul Gilligan his biggest ever success when landing the Dawn Milk Handicap Chase at the concluding stage of a hugely successful Listowel Festival yesterday.
Mon, 22 Sep, 2003
SEAN QUINLAN (19) from Littleton, Co Tipperary, enjoyed a day he will never forget at Tramore yesterday.
Mon, 18 Aug, 2003
NOEL MEADE’S Instan was all the rage in the Mitsubishi McCarthy TV and Electrical Maiden Hurdle at Cork last night, finding 6-4 favouritism, from early offers of 5-2.
Tue, 12 Aug, 2003
Wed, 30 Jul, 2003
GREAT COMPTON, certainly not a horse to be trusted, should find the opposition to his liking in the Dawn Fresh Orange Juice Maiden at Killarney this afternoon.
Thu, 17 Jul, 2003
Wed, 16 Jul, 2003
PATRIZIO can prove too strong for Just In Debt in the Co-Op Hardware and Supermarket Novice Hurdle at Tipperary this evening.
Thu, 26 Jun, 2003
TOMMY STACK’S Swiss Roll gets the nap to land a very competitive Irish Stallion Farms Noblesse Stakes, a Listed event for fillies, at Naas tonight.
Wed, 18 Jun, 2003
THREE meetings in Ireland this weekend, with quality thin on the ground and quantity set to flourish.
Sat, 31 May, 2003
THE sixth race at Cork yesterday, the Pierse Rivervalley Beginners Chase, was abandoned in the interests of safety, after the stewards met a delegation of senior jockeys.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2002