Horses like Sizing Europe certainly don’t come around too often and when the veteran performed poorly at Clonmel recently his trainer, Henry de Bromhead, must have wondered, at least momentarily, if he might ever be lucky enough to come across one like him again.
Sat, 22 Nov, 2014
Well, those who were of the opinion that most of the top horses in the country were housed in the one place, at Willie Mullins’, discovered it wasn’t quite as simple as that over the four days of the Leopardstown Christmas festival Mullins had a reasonably good meeting, winning six of the 28 races, but his dominance was nowhere near as pronounced as some might have anticipated.
Sat, 04 Jan, 2014
There was mixed news for racing fans yesterday when it was confirmed equine superstar Sprinter Sacre would take his place in Tuesday’s Champion Chase at Punchestown but perennial British champion jump jockey Tony McCoy would miss the entire festival.
Sat, 20 Apr, 2013
There are two Graded races on the card at Naas today - should the meeting survive an 8am inspection - but the opening 22-runner INH Stallion Owners’ EBF Maiden Hurdle may house the best betting proposition in the shape of Pat Fahy’s Morning Assembly.
Sat, 19 Jan, 2013
Crowned champion-jockey for the first time last April, Davy Russell ended 2012 on a high when completing a double for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud at Punchestown yesterday, highlighted by Bog Warrior’s emphatic defeat of long-absent Solwhit in the Follow Punchestown On Facebook Hurdle.
Tue, 01 Jan, 2013