Big Buck’s and Grands Crus remain on course for a mouthwatering clash in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle after their names appeared among 34 remaining entries following the latest forfeit stage.
Wed, 16 Feb, 2011
DOUBLE festival winner Katie Walsh revealed yesterday that she has no intention of turning professional despite her superb run of success at the Cheltenham Festival this week.
Sat, 20 Mar, 2010
Horse racing tips for today's racing at the Aintree Grand National Festival.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2009
PUNJABI and Sublimity are among six declared runners for the rearranged WBX.COM “Fighting Fifth” Hurdle at Wetherby tomorrow.
Fri, 05 Dec, 2008
EOIN Griffin realises the stiff task facing Kazal in the Bar One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
Wed, 26 Nov, 2008
DESSIE HUGHES has decided to let Hardy Eustace take his chance in Sunday’s Bar-One Racing Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2008
Sublimity and Harchibald are among 10 possibles for the wbx.com "Fighting Fifth" Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday.
Mon, 24 Nov, 2008
Snap Tie has been handed top weight for the Greatwood Hurdle at Cheltenham on Sunday week following his impressive seasonal bow.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2008
Arcalis, for whom Howard Johnson had high hopes in the novice chase ranks this winter, has been ruled out for the season by the County Durham handler.
Sat, 15 Dec, 2007
Jonjo O’Neill, Tony McCoy and owner JP McManus captured Aintree’s Bonusprint.com Digital Photo Prints Liverpool Echo EBF “National Hunt” Novices’ Hurdle for a second consecutive year.
Sun, 28 Oct, 2007
Connections of New Seeker are keeping an eye on the ground and the opposition before choosing from two engagements in the next week.
Wed, 09 May, 2007
TONY McCOY is hoping to expose any chinks in the armour of Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle favourite Detroit City in the Agfa UK Hurdle at Sandown this afternoon.
Sat, 03 Feb, 2007
Al Eile will not defend his crown in the bonusprint.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday.
Mon, 15 Jan, 2007
ROBERT TYNER is optimistic that Spring The Que can jump into the reckoning for Sunday’s Pierse Hurdle at Leopardstown.
Fri, 12 Jan, 2007
No additional entries have been received for Saturday’s boylesports.com International after the race was reopened.
Tue, 05 Dec, 2006
SWEET WAKE is a short-priced favourite to give trainer Noel Meade a second victory in the Anglo Irish Bank Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham today.
Tue, 14 Mar, 2006
ALL the leading fancies have stood their ground for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle and appear among a total of 19 possibles for the big race on Tuesday.
Fri, 10 Mar, 2006
All the leading fancies have stood their ground for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle and appear among a total of 19 possibles for the big race on Tuesday.
Thu, 09 Mar, 2006
LADBROKES World Hurdle hero Inglis Drever is recovering well after his season-ending injury and should be back on the track next term, according to owner Graham Wylie.
Tue, 21 Feb, 2006
Graham Wylie is hoping lightning can strike twice in his bid for more Cheltenham Festival honours.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2006
Dual Smurfit Champion Hurdle winner Hardy Eustace is down to 5-2 with totesport for a third success in the Cheltenham event after fellow Irish raider Feathard Lady was finally ruled out.
Tue, 24 Jan, 2006
There were joyous scenes in the winner’s enclosure after Al Eile’s victory in the Commhoist Logistics Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock, the highlight of a Timmy Murphy 98-1 four-timer.
Sat, 21 Jan, 2006
AL EILE will take his chance in the Commhoist Logistics Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock today despite trainer John Queally’s concerns about the ground.
Arcalis will put his Cheltenham Festival credentials on the line when he turns out in the Grade Two Commhoist Logistics Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday.
Fri, 20 Jan, 2006
TRAINER Christy Roche has ruled No Where To Hyde out of the totesport Trophy at Newbury as he feels the horse has been harshly treated by the handicapper.
Arcalis, impressive winner of the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last March, is far from certain to take his chance in the Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2006
Arcalis, winner of the Pertemps “Fighting Fifth” Hurdle in November, is one of nine entries in the Commhoist Logistics Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock on Saturday.
HARCHIBALD, runner-up in the Smurfit Champion Hurdle last spring, has been ruled out of a repeat bid on the day that 35 entries were announced for this year’s renewal on March 14.
THE lunacy of long-range ante-post betting for punters on National Hunt racing was surely never better illustrated than by the problems of Kicking King, Harchibald and Inglis Drever over the last few days.
Thu, 05 Jan, 2006
NOEL MEADE believes it will be a “miracle” if Harchibald runs again this season after undergoing an operation to remove a piece of wood or birch lodged in his leg.
Mon, 02 Jan, 2006
IF ever a horse was aptly named it is surely Brave Inca.
Fri, 30 Dec, 2005
Mephisto appears almost certain to miss the Smurfit Champion Hurdle after trainer Howard Johnson decided to give his charge some time off.
Sat, 10 Dec, 2005
Arcalis made an impressive seasonal reappearance to win the Grade One Pertemps ‘Fighting Fifth’ Hurdle at Newcastle.
Sat, 26 Nov, 2005
TONY MCCOY hasn't enjoyed the best of luck journeying across the Irish Sea to ride for J P McManus so far this season, but his fortunes can take a turn for the better at Punchestown today.
Wed, 02 Nov, 2005
Justified bounced back from a disappointing run at the Cheltenham Festival with victory in the Menolly Homes Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse today.
Tue, 29 Mar, 2005
Declan Colley, Cheltenham
Thu, 17 Mar, 2005
WAR OF ATTRITION, for many the banker of the meeting for the visitors, was sunk without trace in the Irish Independent Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham yesterday.
Wed, 16 Mar, 2005
IT IS SAID that the best method of asserting an opinion is to put your money where your mouth is.
Arcalis, trained by Howard Johnson and ridden by Graham Lee, won the opening Letheby & Christopher Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival today.
Tue, 15 Mar, 2005
IRISH raider Harchibald is an odds-on shot to make it two Grade Ones win on the bounce in the Stan James Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.
Fri, 24 Dec, 2004
HARCHIBALD, ante-post favourite for the Smurfit Champion Hurdle, secured his passage to Kempton for the Stan James Christmas Hurdle by delighting Noel Meade in a gallop yesterday morning.
Wed, 22 Dec, 2004
Arcalis looks set to step up in class for the Stan James Christmas Hurdle at Kempton at Boxing Day rather than run in the novice event on the same card.
Tue, 21 Dec, 2004
Baracouda was the major star on show at the weekend and he did not disappoint his legion of fans with a battling display to win a thrilling Long Walk Hurdle at Windsor.
Mon, 20 Dec, 2004
Trainer Howard Johnson has been outlining plans for his battalion of stable stars.
Sun, 19 Dec, 2004
ONE COOL CAT is vying for favouritism for the Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes following his impressive victory at the Curragh on Sunday.
Tue, 10 Aug, 2004
Arcalis left the statisticians scratching their heads as he foiled a popular gamble on the Queen’s Promotion to take the 45th running of the John Smith’s Cup at York today.
Sat, 10 Jul, 2004
Paddy The Piper extended his winning sequence to five in brave fashion in the Grade Two Tote Exacta Premier Kelso Hurdle at Kelso yesterday, but he will be giving the Cheltenham Festival a miss.
Sun, 07 Mar, 2004
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