Trainer Denis Hogan is starting to tune up Inis Meain for his major assignment in the Boylesports.com Hurdle on Saturday.
Wed, 23 Jan, 2013
Jezki, unbeaten over hurdles and favourite for the William Hill Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, is, reportedly, to be bought by JP McManus.
Fri, 11 Jan, 2013
COLM Murphy’s Zaarito could face up to 14 rivals in the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on Sunday.
Wed, 31 Mar, 2010
ASTONISHING, awesome, extraordinary are just a trio of words you could use to describe the sheer power Tony McCoy produced to land Albertas Run a winner of the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham yesterday.
Fri, 19 Mar, 2010
NO Master Minded today, so I have to settle for Twist Magic in what looks a fascinating Tingle Creek at Sandown.
Sat, 05 Dec, 2009
NOEL Meade was delighted to see Pandorama silence the doubters by running out an impressive winner of the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse yesterday.
Thu, 03 Dec, 2009
EXCITING novices Sweeps Hill and Some Present were involved in a farcical, cat-and-mouse battle for the four-runner Tote Sports Lounge Novice Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2009
SIZING Europe will attempt to end the campaign on a high in the Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown today.
Fri, 01 May, 2009
Punjabi bids to follow in the illustrious hoofprints of Istabraq and Hardy Eustace by completing the Cheltenham/Punchestown Champion Hurdle double tomorrow.
Thu, 30 Apr, 2009
Al Eile will try to emulate Morley Street when he bids to win the John Smith’s Aintree Hurdle for a fourth time on Saturday.
Thu, 02 Apr, 2009
Binocular could be part of the largest field for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle in 18 years with Nicky Henderson’s hot favourite one of 24 horses declared for Tuesday’s main event.
Sun, 08 Mar, 2009
A total of 29 horses stand their ground at the latest forfeit stage for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle, the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2009
ONE of the big stories to emerge from Leopardstown on Sunday, besides mighty Brave Inca, was the very poor attendance.
Thu, 29 Jan, 2009
Muirhead looks like being Noel Meade’s sole representative in the Toshiba Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next Sunday.
Sun, 18 Jan, 2009
THE last four winners of the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle could reoppose at the Cheltenham Festival as Hardy Eustace, Brave Inca, Sublimity and Katchit are among 34 possibles for this year’s renewal.
Thu, 15 Jan, 2009
The last four winners of the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle could reoppose at the Cheltenham Festival as Hardy Eustace, Brave Inca, Sublimity and Katchit are among 34 possibles for this year’s renewal
Wed, 14 Jan, 2009
TRAINER Noel Meade has offered an upbeat bulletin over his star hurdler Harchibald, but has said the ground will be the key factor as to where he turns up.
Thu, 08 Jan, 2009
I’M in pretty good shape right now and feel about ten times better than I did a week ago.
Sat, 29 Nov, 2008
TRAFFORD LAD, a horse who has been good to us in the past, is again entrusted with the nap in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Chase on a smashing card at Fairyhouse tomorrow.
“THAT’S twice he’s folded like a cheap suit as if there’s something wrong”, was the verdict of Tom Segal (Pricewise) in Monday’s Racing Post.
Thu, 20 Nov, 2008
There were emotional scenes at Punchestown as Dessie Hughes' veteran Hardy Eustace claimed yet more Grade One glory in the Maplewood Developments Hurdle.
Sun, 16 Nov, 2008
TRAFFORD LAD is napped to leave a moderate first effort over fences well behind by landing the Grade 3 A Space Cabins Florida Pearl Novice Chase at Punchestown this afternoon.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2008
Noel Meade will walk the track before committing Harchibald to the Maplewood Developments Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2008
NOEL MEADE has decided against running Harchibald at Dundalk tomorrow night, but he could line up at the track next week instead.
Fri, 07 Nov, 2008
Noel Meade has decided against running Harchibald at Dundalk tomorrow night, but he could line up at the track next week instead.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2008
JERED advertised his Smurfit Champion Hurdle credentials when outpointing Cork All Star in the Grade 3 Anglo Irish Bank Hurdle at Down Royal yesterday.
Sat, 01 Nov, 2008
Jered stormed to the top of VC Bet’s ante-post Champion Hurdle list with a fluent triumph in the Anglo Irish Bank Hurdle at Down Royal.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2008
THE rather frustrating Cork All Star is fancied to finally put it together and land the Grade 3 Anglo Irish Bank Hurdle at Down Royal this afternoon.
Colm Murphy is hoping the testing conditions do not hinder Megans Joy too much when she lines up in the Grade Three Anglo Irish Bank Hurdle at Down Royal tomorrow.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2008
Noel Meade will wait a while longer before taking the wraps off his exciting novice chase prospect Aran Concerto.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2008
Grade One-winning novice hurdler Jered is likely to make his seasonal reappearance in the Ryan’s Cleaning Events Specialists Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday.
Sun, 12 Oct, 2008
EXPERIENCE and stamina might give Kerryhead Windfarm the edge over novice Salford City in the Syncreon Automotive Chase at Limerick tonight.
Sat, 14 Jun, 2008
THE most interesting horse on view at Cork this evening is Salford City, who makes his debut over fences in the Fleetwood and Coolgown Beginners Chase.
Fri, 16 May, 2008
HARCHIBALD to come right back to his best form and land the nap is the prediction in this afternoon’s ACC Bank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
Fri, 25 Apr, 2008
TWIST MAGIC, so disappointing at Cheltenham, came back to something approaching his best when landing the Kerrygold Champion Chase at Punchestown yesterday.
Wed, 23 Apr, 2008
Jered has put up an impressive performance to win the vcbet.com Champion Novice Hurdle.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2008
CHELTENHAM hero Fiveforthree is the nap choice in the vcbet.com Champion Novice Hurdle, one of three Grade 1’s on the programme at the opening stage of the Punchestown Festival this afternoon.
Noel Meade is hoping the decision to skip Cheltenham with Jered will pay off tomorrow in the Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa Novices Hurdle at Fairyhouse.
Mon, 24 Mar, 2008
SNOWY Morning, despite the fact the conditions of the contest are hardly in his favour, gets the nap to win the attheraces.com Free Video Form Hurdle at Punchestown this afternoon.
Mon, 31 Dec, 2007
Cork All Star is all set for the Bar-One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday after coming through his latest piece of work with flying colours.
Wed, 28 Nov, 2007
TOM DOYLE and Michael Bowe, who have developed into a potent combination of late, have real possibilites of a double with Coolcashin and You Sir at Fairyhouse this afternoon.
Wed, 21 Nov, 2007
NOEL MEADE’S once-raced Nollaig gets the nap in the Rosegreeen Bumper at Clonmel this afternoon.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2007
THE Noel Meade-Paul Carberry bandwagon continued on its merry way at Punchestown yesterday and it would be silly not to again have the inimitable duo on one’s side back at the Kildare course today.
Wed, 31 Oct, 2007
CHARLIES FIRST rates the bet of the day in the Dolans' Warehouse Hurdle at Limerick this evening.
Thu, 17 May, 2007
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