Person: Barry Connell
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Sat, 21 Nov, 2015
The impressive hurdling debutant Up For Review and Open Eagle provided Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh with a double in the maiden hurdle action at Fairyhouse yesterday.
Thu, 19 Nov, 2015
Not too many trainers can be chasing Cheltenham festival glory 41 years after enjoying their initial success at the meeting.
Sat, 14 Nov, 2015
Easter Monday 2016. Somewhere in County Meath. The traffic all the way up to Fairyhouse is brutal. It’s not surprising really.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Champion Hurdle-winning trainer Colm Murphy savoured a welcome change of luck when Catalaunian Fields landed the Thatch Bar Katies Kitchen Maiden Hurdle in Bellewstown last night.
Fri, 28 Aug, 2015
Fresh from his Galway Hurdle exploits, trainer Tony Martin dominated day five at the Galway Festival, recording a near 144-1 treble with Vive La France, Tudor City and Dark Crusader.
Sat, 01 Aug, 2015
The Cheltenham Bumper winner for 2017 may well have been sorted yesterday when a half-brother to the versatile Publican and the winning mare, Misspublican, was knocked down to Harold Kirk at Tattersalls Ireland Derby Sales for a world record for a national hunt three-year-old store of €320,000.
Fri, 26 Jun, 2015
The ‘Shark’ Hanlon-trained Luska Lad rolled back the years by destroying the opposition in the four-mile open at the opening session of the Kinsale point-to-point festival at a wet Farrangalway on Saturday evening.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2015
Joint-favourite Waxies Dargle, ridden for Noel Meade by Paul Townend, ploughed through the softening ground to land the €50,000 Ladbrokes Ireland Handicap Hurdle, feature on the opening day of Killarney’s May meeting.
Mon, 11 May, 2015
It was, as Sandra Hughes put it, a day for the girls. The ‘McCoy factor’ and glorious sunshine brought 16,621 to Fairyhouse in the hope of an Irish Grand National fairytale.
Tue, 07 Apr, 2015
The Tullow Tank is being prepared for next month’s Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse following a wasted journey to the Cheltenham Festival.
Thu, 26 Mar, 2015
Flemenstar will make his long-awaited return in Saturday’s Webster Cup at Navan.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
There may be a dictum that frowns on cheering in the press box, but the sight of Martello Tower persevering in the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Chase was guaranteed to curry quiet favour among those tasked with covering these events.
Sat, 14 Mar, 2015
Mags Mullins saddled her first Festival winner when Martello Tower came out top in a gruelling battle for the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015
Foxrock’s addition to the Ryanair Chase field sees 19 horses stand their ground for next Thursday’s Grade One at Cheltenham.
Sat, 07 Mar, 2015
Foxrock will be supplemented for the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival after owner Barry Connell ruled out a tilt at the Gold Cup.
Fri, 06 Mar, 2015
Willie Mullins singled out JLT Novices’ Chase hopeful Vautour for special praise after a post-racing workout after racing at Leopardstown on Saturday.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
Trainer Eoin Griffin is keeping his fingers crossed Azorian has turned a corner after the highly-tried gelding gained an overdue success at Navan yesterday.
Mon, 02 Mar, 2015
Jockey Jason Maguire has lost an appeal against the 14-day ban he picked up at Ludlow last week which rules him out of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival.
Fri, 27 Feb, 2015
Versatile veteran Glenquest is set to tackle the Eider Chase in Newcastle on February 21 following his emphatic win in the Bet With The Tote Handicap Hurdle in Down Royal yesterday.
Thu, 12 Feb, 2015
Spacious Sky should make Ruby Walsh’s trip to Down Royal worthwhile by landing the Bet With The Tote Handicap Hurdle today.
Wed, 11 Feb, 2015
Owner Barry Connell believes Foxrock will not be out of place in tomorrow’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown.
Sat, 07 Feb, 2015
Davy Russell has revealed that he is considering changing the tactics that proved so successful on board Lord Windermere in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, when the Jim Culloty-trained gelding takes his place in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
On a particularly sad day at Thurles racecourse yesterday, following the death of owner and manager Pierce Molony, the two miles and six plus maiden hurdle was won in impressive fashion by Ryansbrook.
Fri, 30 Jan, 2015
Equestrian: Leading owner Barry Connell is undecided whether to let The Tullow Tank line up at Leopardstown on Sunday week.
Mon, 26 Jan, 2015
I was a little surprised at how much negativity there was about after Sprinter Sacre’s return at Ascot last Saturday, says
Sat, 24 Jan, 2015
Danny Mullins crowned a hugely successful week by completing a fine double on Gitane Du Berlais and Martello Tower on the final day of Limerick’s Christmas meeting, bringing his tally for the week to five winners
Tue, 30 Dec, 2014
Hurricane Fly and Jezki face off for the sixth time at Leopardstown today in a fascinating clash for the Ryanair Hurdle.
Mon, 29 Dec, 2014
Willie Mullins appears to hold most of the aces in the Navan Novice Hurdle on Sunday, with Shaneshill, Outlander, Killultagh Vic and Killer Crow among the 12 entries.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
Jim Culloty is looking forward to getting his Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Lord Windermere back on the course in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.
Wed, 03 Dec, 2014
There was a sensational start at Thurles yesterday when the hitherto unbeaten in nine races, Un de Sceaux, fell at the third last in the Killinan Beginners Chase.
Fri, 28 Nov, 2014
Nicky Henderson has yet to make a final decision on whether Sprinter Sacre will make his eagerly-awaited return to action in the 888sport Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown on December 6.
Tue, 25 Nov, 2014
The Tullow Tank made an impressive return from a lengthy layoff as he claimed the Fairyhouse Membership 2015 On Sale Now Beginners Chase on his fencing bow at Fairyhouse yesterday.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
Dual Grade One-winning hurdler The Tullow Tank makes his eagerly-anticipated debut over fences at Fairyhouse today.
Tue, 04 Nov, 2014
Cheltenham Festival winner Very Wood made a solid start to his career over fences with a workmanlike success at Galway yesterday.
Tue, 28 Oct, 2014
Leading Irish owner Barry Connell has replaced Danny Mullins with Adrian Heskin as his retained jockey.
Wed, 22 Oct, 2014
The Tullow Tank will have his first race for Dessie Hughes in a beginners’ chase at the end of this month.
Tue, 14 Oct, 2014
John Hanlon believes Usuel Smurfer has plenty going for him in the Guinness Kerry National at Listowel today.
Wed, 17 Sep, 2014
Galway Plate hero Shane Shortall continued in top form when registering a double on Cassells Rock and Point Of Rescue in Bellewstown last night but also incurred a two-day whip ban.
Fri, 29 Aug, 2014
Globe-trotting stayer Simenon could make a surprise first appearance over hurdles for a year and a half at Tipperary on Saturday.
Wed, 09 Jul, 2014
The Tony Mullins-trained Sammy Black and John Ryan’s Kilcarry Bridge captured the big ‘pots’ on McHale day at Ballinrobe last night.
Wed, 28 May, 2014
Your Busy, now an 11-year-old, showed he is far from a back number when taking the featured McSweeney Arms Hotel Killarney National Handicap Chase at the Kerry track last night.
Tue, 13 May, 2014
Inis Meain will return over jumps at the Punchestown Festival following his impressive Flat victory at the Curragh on Sunday.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014