QUIRKY WORLD ... Bah humbug as neighbours fail to enjoy the festive glow
When it comes to holiday decorations, Kathy and Mark Hyatt go to extremes.
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
When it comes to holiday decorations, Kathy and Mark Hyatt go to extremes.
Irish 2000 Guineas winner Magician is set to sidestep Saturday’s Investec Derby at Epsom, according to owners Coolmore Stud.
Thu, 30 May, 2013
Jim Bolger, trainer of long-time Derby favourite Dawn Approach, was impressed by the Aidan-O’Brien-trained Magician’s win in the Irish 2,000 Guineas.
Tue, 28 May, 2013
Jockey Joseph O’Brien is hoping the rain stays away from Leopardstown to allow Battle Of Marengo to show his full potential in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial tomorrow.
Sat, 11 May, 2013
A woman whose father and two brothers, one of them a rising rugby star, died in a slurry pit accident has said love for her family drove her to twice enter the fume-filled tank in a bid to rescue them.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013
Aidan O’Brien’s ability to defy logic never ceases to amaze.
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
Aidan O’Brien is responsible for six of the 15 juveniles confirmed for the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.
Tue, 23 Oct, 2012
Connections of Maureen report the talented filly to have benefited from a two-month absence from the track ahead of her run in the Jaguar Cars Cheveley Park Stakes at Newmarket today.
Sat, 29 Sep, 2012
Aidan O’Brien, who has won the Group 2 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh 11 times in the past, including with the likes of Septimus, St Nicholas Abbey and 12 months ago with David Livingston, looks like launching another powerful assault on Sunday’s 1 mile race for two-year-olds.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012
Pat Smullen is fancied to make a major statement of intent in his bid to be champion jockey by getting seriously among the winners at Galway tonight.
Mon, 10 Sep, 2012
Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen have solid prospects of a treble at Roscommon this evening, with the duo’s Supernovae the nap choice in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Fillies Maiden.
Mon, 03 Sep, 2012
Sendmylovetorose and My Special J’s are both set to be supplemented for the Moyglare Stud Stakes at the Curragh on September 9.
Wed, 29 Aug, 2012
Trainer Philip Fenton is looking forward to welcoming Last Instalment back into training on Saturday after the exciting gelding recovered from injury.
Tue, 28 Aug, 2012
First Cornerstone is likely to be supplemented for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf after his win in the Futurity Stakes at the Curragh.
Mon, 27 Aug, 2012
Jessica Harrington is looking forward to a crack at next week’s Darley Yorkshire Oaks with Bible Belt following an encouraging performance at Leopardstown.
Wed, 15 Aug, 2012
Battleroftheboyne, having a 26th outing of his young life, gets the nap in the Foley’s Bar And Off Licence Handicap at Sligo this evening.
Wed, 08 Aug, 2012
Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen, fresh from a reasonably successful Galway, turned their attention to Cork yesterday and duly combined to land the featured Group 3 Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Give Thanks Stakes with Sapphire.
Mon, 06 Aug, 2012
Dibayani confirmed the favourable impression he had made on his debut when winning the Darley EBF Maiden at the Curragh.
Sun, 22 Jul, 2012
The Jim Dreaper-trained Go All The Way made a fine start over fences when cruising to victory in the John Buckley Auctioneers’ Beginners Chase at Killarney last night.
Thu, 19 Jul, 2012
I Have A Dream can make a successful seasonal debut in the Essential Drogheda Magazine Maiden at Bellewstown tonight.
Fri, 06 Jul, 2012
WILLIE Mullins is the trainer to have on your side at Ballinrobe tonight, where there is every chance he will land a double with Ceol Rua and Chiltern Hills.
Tue, 26 Jun, 2012
DERMOT WELD, fresh from saddling Princess Highway to record a brilliant success in the Ribblesdale Stakes at Royal Ascot on Thursday, turns his attentions to much lesser pickings with Quick Glimpse in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Maiden at Down Royal this afternoon and the three-year-old is the nap choice.
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
Dermot Weld’s Sapphire made a spectacular seasonal debut at Cork yesterday when sweeping to an easy success in the Group 3 Kerry Group Noblesse Stakes.
Mon, 18 Jun, 2012
David Wachman’s Royal Empress is the nap choice to build on a promising first run at the Curragh in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Median Auction Fillies Maiden at Limerick tonight.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2012
Ger Lyons’ Fluidity has to be the choice to defy top weight in the Special Rates For Groups Handicap at Fairyhouse tonight.
Wed, 13 Jun, 2012
More than 12,000 students produced what, I suppose, could be described as a Cheltenham-type atmosphere at Limerick last evening.
Fri, 30 Mar, 2012
PAUL NICHOLLS got among the winners yesterday, which was a big relief to all of us associated with the stable.
Sat, 25 Feb, 2012
LEXUS Chase hero Synchronised remains firmly on course for a return to Leopardstown and a crack at next month’s Hennessy Gold Cup.
Tue, 17 Jan, 2012
HARRY TROTTER, who has hit the bar on a couple of occasions, can finally work his magic in the opening six furlongs maiden at Dundalk tonight!
Fri, 13 Jan, 2012
RECENTLY married David Casey gave Bahrain Storm a fine drive to land the featured Irish Open July 28 to July 31 Chase at the first stage of the Killarney festival last night.
Tue, 12 Jul, 2011
WAGERS should surely be kept to minimum at Tipperary tonight, on the basis that it’s a card that cannot be tackled with any confidence.
Thu, 23 Jun, 2011
THE very promising Mossey Joe strolled to victory in the O’Keeffe, O’Shea, O’Connor Solicitors’ Novice Chase at Killarney last night.
Wed, 18 May, 2011
THE featured six furlongs sprint at Cork last night may have been won by a 20-1 shot in the shape of the Patrick Prendergast trained Look Busy, but she did have her supporters in the ring.
Sat, 14 May, 2011
FROM Saratoga in America to the county of Kerry is the road travelled by Steinbeck, the likely favourite for the featured Listed Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney tonight.
Tue, 17 Aug, 2010
KILLARNEY has long been lucky for Austin Leahy and the Limerick handler struck again at the track last night when Kims Dream landed a little gamble in the Killarney Oils Ltd Handicap.
Thu, 15 Jul, 2010
SOLENT RIDGE is the nap choice to defy top weight in the Racecourse Signage Handicap at Sligo tonight.
Tue, 29 Jun, 2010
PAT SMULLEN gave Grace O’Malley a quite magnificent drive to land the Group 3 Kerry Group Noblesse Stakes at Cork yesterday.
Mon, 14 Jun, 2010
TRAINER, Eoin Griffin, has seen little go his way over many months, but there are signs of an upswing in fortunes and his Norther Bay can keep the current modest momentum going in the Mallow Town Summer BBQ Race Evening Beginners Chase at Cork tonight.
Fri, 14 May, 2010
MIRACLE STEPS gets the nap to defy a big rise in the weights in the Crowne Plaza Jock and Trainer Championship Handicap at Dundalk tonight.
Fri, 20 Nov, 2009
Luck Or Design got off the mark at the third attempt in impressive fashion in the Tifrums EBF Maiden at Naas.
Sun, 18 Oct, 2009
ELUSIVE Award’s participation in Sunday’s Juddmonte Beresford Stakes at the Curragh hinges on a crucial workout this morning.
Fri, 25 Sep, 2009
IN Some Respect is difficult to oppose in the opering Dunboyne Maiden at Fairyhouse this afternoon.
Tue, 22 Sep, 2009
Dick Turpin oozed class to give Richard Hannon another victory in a sales race by landing the Tattersalls Ireland Sales Stakes at Fairyhouse today.
Sat, 22 Aug, 2009
CONNECTIONS of Carazam will keep an eye on the weather before making a final decision on the juvenile’s participation in the Galileo European Breeders Fund Futurity Stakes at Fairyhouse on Saturday.
Wed, 19 Aug, 2009