Jonjo O’Neill believes ante-post favourite Shutthefrontdoor has been allotted a “fair weight” for this year’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree.
Wed, 18 Feb, 2015
Leading Cheltenham contenders Big Buck’s and Silviniaco Conti could enjoy a workout after racing at Exeter on Friday, if the ground is suitable.
Wed, 19 Feb, 2014
A total of 115 entries, the highest since 2009, have been attracted to the first £1m Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5.
Thu, 30 Jan, 2014
A total of 115 entries, the highest since 2009, have been attracted to the first £1m (€1.2m) Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5.
Wed, 29 Jan, 2014
The imperious Big Buck’s created a slice of racing history at Aintree yesterday in the BGC Liverpool Hurdle – and it never looked in any doubt.
Fri, 13 Apr, 2012
Follow The Plan stunned punters with a 50-1 shock success in the Betfred Bowl Chase at Aintree.
Thu, 12 Apr, 2012
Tony McCoy will ride Burton Port in the Grade 1 Betfred Bowl at Aintree tomorrow, with Barry Geraghty sticking with Ryanair Chase winner Riverside Theatre.
Wed, 11 Apr, 2012
Synchronised heads the 48 remaining entries for Saturday’s John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree.
Tue, 10 Apr, 2012
The first four home from Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase are all entered in what promises to be a memorable renewal of the Boylesports.com Champion Chase at Punchestown on April 24.
Fri, 06 Apr, 2012
Nicky Henderson had no excuses for the defeat of reigning Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup champion Long Run.
Sat, 17 Mar, 2012
Tony McCoy claimed his second Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup as Synchronised showed reservoirs of stamina in the premier race of the National Hunt calendar.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
Big Buck’s put more than a smile on my face with a great performance in the World Hurdle yesterday.
LONG RUN can silence the doubters and land back-to-back Cheltenham Gold Cups at Prestbury Park this afternoon.
Another brilliant festival has flown by and the last day is upon us.
Kauto Star’s owner Clive Smith believes the fact his incredible horse is even running in the Betfred Gold Cup at Cheltenham is a bonus.
Trainer Paul Nicholls has been “astounded” by the achievements of Kauto Star this season as the legend of the turf prepares to run in an incredible sixth Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Thu, 15 Mar, 2012
Willie Mullins remains at a loss to explain Hurricane Fly’s disappointing performance when losing his crown in the Champion Hurdle on Tuesday.
THIS week, Ted Walsh continues his long-standing love affair with the Cheltenham festival.
Mon, 12 Mar, 2012
1. The Tuesday bankers
Kauto Star is only “50-50” to make the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup after a fall when schooling last week, according to trainer Paul Nicholls.
Fri, 02 Mar, 2012
Nicky Henderson’s view of the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup does not differ vastly from the bookmakers, with the trainer predicting an ultra-close fifth clash between Long Run and Kauto Star.
Wed, 29 Feb, 2012
The reaction of both the bookmakers and sections of the press to the recent success of Long Run at Newbury, at least to my way of thinking, was a little surprising.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2012
Long Run’s connections declared themselves thoroughly satisfied after the Cheltenham Gold Cup hero continued his Festival preparations with a workmanlike victory at Newbury yesterday.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2012
Long Run got back to winning ways in the Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury – but he was pushed all of the way by stable companion Burton Port.
Fri, 17 Feb, 2012
Sam Waley-Cohen is taking nothing for granted as Long Run has his final run before defending his Cheltenham Gold Cup crown in tomorrow’s Betfair Denman Chase.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Long Run could face up to seven rivals in the rearranged Betfair Denman Chase at Newbury on Friday.
Tue, 14 Feb, 2012
Last year’s Aintree hero Ballabriggs features among the 82 entries for the John Smith’s Grand National on April 14.
Thu, 02 Feb, 2012
VIC Venturi is to continue his build-up to Aintree with a run in a hunter chase at Leopardstown later this month following his victory in a point-to-point on Sunday.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2012
The stage is set for Kauto Star and Long Run to clash again in the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 16.
Wed, 11 Jan, 2012
Tony McCoy believes defending champion Long Run will be the one to beat in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day.
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011
LONG RUN is the choice to land the totesport Gold Cup at Cheltenham this afternoon.
Fri, 18 Mar, 2011
History-seeking Kauto Star heads a final field of 11 runners in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day.
Thu, 23 Dec, 2010
KAUTO STAR will face a maximum of 13 rivals when he attempts to win his fifth consecutive William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.
Tue, 21 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
NO National Hunt racing today or, you’d imagine, for the foreseeable future gives us a chance to draw breath.
Sat, 04 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
DENMAN was reported to be in mint condition yesterday following his heroics in the Hennessy Gold Cup.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
TRAINER Paul Nicholls reports Denman to be at peak form ahead of his bid to become the first horse to win the Hennessy Gold Cup for a third time at Newbury today.
Sat, 27 Nov, 2010
WITH the Fighting Fifth Hurdle being moved to Newbury, we have a proper day’s racing.
DENMAN put the finishing touches to his Hennessy Gold Cup preparations yesterday.
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
BARRY GERAGHTY is set to partner China Rock in Saturday’s Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury.
Wed, 24 Nov, 2010
NICKY HENDERSON is ready to let Barry Geraghty get the leg up on Burton Port in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury — despite the fact it would mean him carrying overweight.
Tue, 23 Nov, 2010
DENMAN has been left at the head of the weights and is one of 34 remaining entries for the Hennessy Gold Cup on Saturday week.
Thu, 18 Nov, 2010
KAUTO STAR is the surprise name among 66 possibles for the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on November 27.
Thu, 28 Oct, 2010
WAYWARD PRINCE provided Dougie Costello with the biggest success of his career in the Grade One Sefton Novices’ Hurdle at Aintree yesterday.
Sat, 10 Apr, 2010
Weapon’s Amnesty dented a couple of lofty reputations in Long Run and Punchestowns when running away with the RSA Chase at Cheltenham.
Wed, 17 Mar, 2010
Nicky Henderson cannot split Punchestowns and Long Run as his pair get set for battle in the RSA Chase at Cheltenham tomorrow.
Tue, 16 Mar, 2010
NICKY HENDERSON already believes Punchestowns and Long Run are the best two chasers he has ever trained.
Tue, 02 Mar, 2010
Finian's Rainbow simply outclassed the opposition in the Hope Safe T-Bar Novices' Hurdle at Ascot today.
Sat, 20 Feb, 2010
Connections of Diamond Harry are in no hurry to decide on future plans following his impressive seasonal reappearance at Haydock on Saturday.
Sun, 22 Nov, 2009
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