Ruby Walsh hopes to continue to play a part for Willie Mullins' stable after he stunned the racing world when announcing his retirement from the saddle at Punchestown.
Thu, 02 May, 2019
Provided it gets the go-ahead, day two of Cheltenham will see two three-time heroes go in search of a fourth Festival success and it’ll rank as a massive surprise if Altior and Tiger Roll fail to oblige.
Wed, 13 Mar, 2019
Altior will face eight rivals when he attempts to win back-to-back renewals of the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham tomorrow.
Tue, 12 Mar, 2019
Darren Norris and Tommy Lyons argue their cases...
Wed, 02 Mar, 2016
Owner Paul Duffy expects Reve De Sivola to put up a bold show in his bid for a fourth successive victory in today’s JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Willie Mullins intends to enter his Champion Hurdle big guns at the Aintree Grand National meeting.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
Barry Geraghty’s hopes of making the Punchestown Festival rest on a meeting with his surgeon in four weeks’ time.
The days of Kauto Star, Denman, Big Buck’s, Master Minded and Ruby Walsh are long gone for Paul Nicholls, writes Pat Keane.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
Saphir Du Rheu and Zarkandar will try to fill the void left by Big Buck’s when the Ditcheat duo run in today’s World Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Thu, 12 Mar, 2015
Paul Nicholls is adamant ante-post favourite Silviniaco Conti is the one to beat in the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed, 25 Feb, 2015
Paul Nicholls will step up the work of his Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders Silviniaco Conti and Sam Winner in the coming days.
Tue, 20 Jan, 2015
Saturday’s galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham looks like being an informative affair after 12 entries were revealed.
Owner Andy Stewart has revealed Saphir Du Rheu will revert to smaller obstacles for a likely tilt at the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Fri, 16 Jan, 2015
Grands Crus, one of the best staying hurdlers and novice chasers of his generation, has been retired.
Tue, 21 Oct, 2014
Big Buck’s, the winner of four Ladbrokes World Hurdles, was retired after finishing fifth in the Cheltenham showpiece on day three of the Festival.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2014
More Of That outstayed Annie Power up the famous Cheltenham hill to claim the Ladbrokes World Hurdle with Big Buck’s back in fifth and subsequently retired.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
Any day you have a winner at Cheltenham is a good day and I was more than happy with Faugheen’s victory in the first.
Annie Power versus Big Buck’s promises one of the great battles of the week in the Ladbrokes’ World Hurdle at Cheltenham this afternoon.
Proud owner Andy Stewart insists Big Buck’s remains at the top of his game at the age of 11 and expects him to fight all the way in an attempt to regain his stayers’ crown at Cheltenham.
Big Buck’s and Annie Power feature among a field of 12 declared for Thursday’s Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham as the former bids to regain his stayers’ crown.
Wed, 12 Mar, 2014
Ted Walsh has just one bullet to fire at Cheltenham, Foxrock in today’s four-mile National Hunt Chase.
Tue, 11 Mar, 2014
The bookies are steeling themselves for potentially massive losses on the opening day of the Cheltenham festival, which kicks off today.
Big Buck’s is in “seriously good order” according to trainer Paul Nicholls as he bids to land the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for a fifth time at Cheltenham on Thursday.
Mon, 10 Mar, 2014
Willie Mullins has left Un De Sceaux in the Stan James Champion Hurdle alongside Hurricane Fly.
Thu, 06 Mar, 2014
Leading owner Andy Stewart has welcomed the news Annie Power will take on Big Buck’s in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Wed, 05 Mar, 2014
Ruby Walsh is confident the step up to three miles will not be a problem for Annie Power when she tackles the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham next week.
Tue, 04 Mar, 2014
Owner Barry Connell has confirmed Mount Benbulben will be supplemented for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.
Thu, 27 Feb, 2014
Supreme Novices’ Hurdle favourite Vautour could take in the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Sunday ahead of his trip to Cheltenham in March.
Mon, 03 Feb, 2014
Leading owner Rich Ricci trusts Willie Mullins to make the right call over which race the much debated Annie Power should contest at the Cheltenham Festival in March.
Sun, 02 Feb, 2014
Ruby Walsh has admitted he would not have ridden Big Buck’s any differently in last Saturday’s Cleeve Hurdle.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2014
Charles Byrnes has ruled out bringing Solwhit back in the spring and is looking forward to next season with his champion staying hurdler.
Tue, 28 Jan, 2014
Hurricane Fly, who did a piece of work on the lead in to the race which was so bad that it shocked Willie Mullins, made no mistake to take a fourth successive Grade 1 BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday.
Mon, 27 Jan, 2014
Paul Nicholls is confident Big Buck’s will “improve enormously” for the run after finishing a close third on his return to action in the Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Big Buck’s lost his unbeaten run over hurdles when he was relegated into a narrow third by shock winner Knockara Beau and At Fishers Cross in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Sat, 25 Jan, 2014
Sam Twiston-Davies insists he will treat the ride on Big Buck’s no differently to any other as the record-breaking staying hurdler makes his return from more than a year’s absence at Cheltenham today.
Owner Andy Stewart admits he is “terrified” ahead of the return of Big Buck’s in the galliardhomes.com Cleeve Hurdle at Cheltenham on Saturday.
Wed, 22 Jan, 2014
Trainer Mouse Morris has confirmed Rule The World will head straight for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham in March following his impressive display at Naas on Saturday.
Paul Nicholls and Sam Twiston-Davies both expressed their satisfaction as the eagerly-anticipated return to action of Big Buck’s moved a step closer after the staying great came through a schooling session in the hands of his new jockey.
Tue, 21 Jan, 2014
It’s the million dollar question: just how good is Un De Sceaux?
Sat, 18 Jan, 2014
Four-times champion Big Buck’s tops 29 entries for the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 13.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
Big Buck’s is as short as 6-4 favourite to regain his Ladbrokes World Hurdle crown after the current champion Solwhit was ruled out of the race with injury.
Fri, 10 Jan, 2014
Big Buck’s’ owner Andy Stewart insists there are many names in the hat to discuss with trainer Paul Nicholls before deciding which jockey will get the call-up for the ride on the supreme staying hurdler.
Wed, 08 Jan, 2014
Silviniaco Conti is virtually certain to go straight for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup following his victory in the William Hill King George VI Chase.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2014
Trainer Rebecca Curtis believes the fact Tony McCoy will be reunited with At Fishers Cross in today’s Wessex Youth Trust Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot is a massive plus.
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
Jim Culloty believes there is further improvement in Lord Windermere after he ran a creditable race in defeat in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
Mon, 02 Dec, 2013
Jockey Ruby Walsh believes there is a lot more to come from Annie Power, despite having extended her unbeaten run to eight races at Ascot on Saturday.
Tue, 26 Nov, 2013
Leading owner Andy Stewart paid tribute to Ruby Walsh after the jockey announced he would no longer be formally attached to the Paul Nicholls stable.
Tue, 28 May, 2013
Sprinter Sacre might have been below-par the last time he was seen in action at Punchestown but he was still able to finish by far and away the top chaser of the Anglo-Irish Jump Classifications, published yesterday.
Wed, 22 May, 2013
Ladbrokes World Hurdle hero Solwhit turned in another superb display in the hands of Paul Carberry to claim the John Smith's Liverpool Hurdle at Aintree today.
Sat, 06 Apr, 2013
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