Goonyella will bid to give trainer Jim Dreaper a second victory in the Coral Welsh National when he lines up for the feature race this afternoon at Chepsow.
Sat, 28 Dec, 2013
ONE of the real success stories, of what so far has been an outstanding National Hunt season, is jockey Andrew Lynch.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2012
NOTRE PERE is set to miss the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday due to the prolonged dry spell.
Wed, 20 Apr, 2011
Notre Pere is set to miss the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday due to the prolonged dry spell.
Tue, 19 Apr, 2011
GRAND National-winning jockey Robbie Power believes the bookmakers have got it wrong regarding his mount Killyglen in Saturday’s John Smith’s sponsored spectacular at Aintree.
Tue, 05 Apr, 2011
Midnight Chase and Synchronised are the most notable absentees following the confirmation stage for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on Saturday.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2011
Champion trainer Paul Nicholls has 10 of the 102 initial entries for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree in April.
Wed, 02 Feb, 2011
NOEL MEADE’S Pandorama will be hoping for a change of fortune in today’s Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.
Tue, 28 Dec, 2010
Cooldine has been installed as favourite for tomorrow’s Lexus Chase at Leopardstown – if the meeting beats the weather.
Mon, 27 Dec, 2010
Wed, 22 Dec, 2010
EOIN Griffin has offered his gratitude to Fairyhouse for the rescheduling of the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase – but warns his stable star Glencove Marina has not enjoyed an ideal preparation.
Wed, 15 Dec, 2010
Silver By Nature now tops the weights for the Coral Welsh National after 13 horses were taken out of the December 27 race.
Wed, 08 Dec, 2010
Burton Port has been raised 9lb following his fine effort in the Hennessy, meaning he will carry top weight of 11st 12lb if turning up in the Coral Welsh National at Chepstow on December 27.
Wed, 01 Dec, 2010
Hello Bud was a gallant winner for the father and son team of Nigel and Sam Twiston-Davies in an eventful race for the totesport.com Becher Handicap Chase at Aintree.
Sun, 21 Nov, 2010
NOTRE PERE will attempt to defy the steadier of 11st 12lb in Sunday’s totesport.com Becher Chase at Aintree.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2010
Notre Pere will attempt to defy the steadier of 11st 12lb in Sunday’s totesport.com Becher Chase at Aintree.
Wed, 17 Nov, 2010
GLENCOVE MARINA came back to something approaching his best form when landing the Listed Thurles Chase at the Tipperary track yesterday.
Fri, 05 Nov, 2010
Jim Dreaper is keeping his fingers crossed Notre Pere can show some of his old spark when he returns to action in the Thurles Chase on Thursday.
Wed, 03 Nov, 2010
NIGEL Twiston-Davies has confirmed he plans to take new Cheltenham Gold Cup champion Imperial Commander to Aintree for the totesport Bowl on Thursday week.
Wed, 24 Mar, 2010
Past winners Kauto Star and Denman head 19 acceptors for the totesport Cheltenham Gold Cup following the first scratchings deadline.
Wed, 17 Feb, 2010
GRAND National legend Ginger McCain has criticised the great race for now being too easy.
Albertas Run, Madison Du Berlais and Notre Pere head the weights on 11st 10lb for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 10.
Tue, 16 Feb, 2010
ON a day when veteran War Of Attrition again thrilled his legion of followers, it was Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins who took the honours at Navan yesterday, completing a fine treble with Kerb Appeal, Uimhiraceathair and Skakervilz.
Mon, 15 Feb, 2010
EACH of the last three winners of the John Smith’s Grand National have been entered for the 2010 renewal on April 10.
Thu, 04 Feb, 2010
Notre Pere will bid to book his ticket for the Cheltenham Gold Cup with a prominent showing in the Irish Hennessy at Leopardstown next month.
Sun, 17 Jan, 2010
Sam Thomas stepped off the substitutes’ bench to score aboard Alex Ferguson’s What A Friend in the rescheduled Lexus Chase at Leopardstown yesterday.
Wed, 30 Dec, 2009
A 1-2 for England in yesterday’s rescheduled Lexus Chase at Leopardstown, What A Friend beating Money Trix, confirmed what most of us thought anyway that there is little or no chance of an Irish success in the 2010 Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Sam Thomas was the major beneficiary of the rescheduled Lexus Chase as he made the switch from Newbury to Leopardstown to score aboard Alex Ferguson’s What A Friend.
Tue, 29 Dec, 2009
What A Friend led home Money Trix to give the British raiders a 1-2 in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown.
COOLDINE is the hopeful choice to land a wide open Grade 1 Lexus Chase at Leopardstown this afternoon, should the meeeting survive a 7.30am inspection due to the forecast of heavy frost overnight.
Mon, 28 Dec, 2009
Connections of Voy Por Ustedes are hoping conditions will not be too testing for the former champion two-miler in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown tomorrow.
Sun, 27 Dec, 2009
Tomorrow’s third day of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival is subject to a 7.30am inspection due to the threat of frost.
Jim Dreaper is confident Notre Pere can regain his old sparkle in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown next Monday.
Mon, 21 Dec, 2009
NICKY Richards has confirmed Money Trix as an intended runner in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2009
Joncol booked his ticket to the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28 when showing plenty of guts to win the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown this afternoon.
Sun, 06 Dec, 2009
Notre Pere appears none the worse for his disappointing display in the Betfair Chase.
Sun, 22 Nov, 2009
The Listener provided Nick Mitchell with the biggest win of his training career to date with an all-the-way win in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
Sat, 07 Nov, 2009
THE major prize at Down Royal today is the Grade 1 JNwine.com Champion Chase, but there’s no solid reason top be overly optimistic about finding the winner so let’s concentrate, for the moment, on the Grade 2 ladbrokes.com Chase.
Jim Dreaper is looking forward to seeing his stable star Notre Pere make his first start of the campaign in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal tomorrow.
Fri, 06 Nov, 2009
Notre Pere ploughed through the mud to claim the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup and earn a 10-1 quote with totesport for the equivalent race at Cheltenham next March.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
FOR many people it is the romance of racing that is the attraction; of being part of – or merely witnessing – fabled stories which are ultimately woven into the very fabric of the sport and become legend.
Notre Pere demonstrated his admirable stamina - not to mention a real touch of class - in powering to victory in the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup today.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2009
The feature race of this year's Punchestown Festival takes place at the Co Kildare racecourse this afternoon.
Niche Market was handed a 33-1 quote from William Hill for next year’s Aintree Grand National after springing a surprise for Bob Buckler in the Powers Whiskey-sponsored Irish version at Fairyhouse.
Tue, 14 Apr, 2009
Jim Dreaper has ruled Notre Pere out of the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse today.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2009
THE possibility of the dreaded alternative handicap being utilised hangs over this afternoon’s Powers’ Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
Connections of Wichita Lineman are hoping top-weight Notre Pere takes his chance in the Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse tomorrow.
Sun, 12 Apr, 2009
WILLIE Mullins appears to hold all the aces in Sunday’s Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse with four of the 10 runners in the Grade One contest.
Sat, 11 Apr, 2009
FOLLOWING a fair bit of soul-searching, I have decided to ride Pomme Tiepy in Monday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.
Notre Pere has been declared for Monday’s Powers Whiskey Irish Grand National, despite Jim Dreaper admitting to concerns about the ground being faster than ideal.
Fri, 10 Apr, 2009
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