Jessica Harrington confident we'll see Sizing John at his best in Cheltenham Gold Cup
"If it was all plain sailing it would be much too easy!"
"If it was all plain sailing it would be much too easy!"
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Here's your evening update.
Wed, 29 Mar, 2017
Two of our racing gurus debate whether or not Sizing John is on for glory at this year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Wed, 15 Feb, 2017
On Monday morning, a trifle unexpectedly, a great old pal rang. He was literally bursting with enthusiasm.
Sat, 15 Oct, 2016
Mon, 07 Mar, 2016
Henry de Bromhead is no nearer to deciding whether to let Sizing Europe return to Cheltenham for another tilt at the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Tue, 03 Mar, 2015
Willie Mullins' inconsistent Twinlight proved that when things fall in his favour he is a very good horse as he won the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase at Leopardstown today.
Sat, 27 Dec, 2014
Irish Examiner racing correspondent Pat Keane joined Channel 4 experts Jim McGrath, Graham Cunningham, Tanya Stevenson and Mick Fitzgerald, along with Racing UK presenters Rishi Persad, Oli Bell and Gordon Brown and former jockey Kirsty Milczarek, to offer some guidance and insight into who and what to look out for in the year ahead.
Tue, 23 Dec, 2014
Henry de Bromhead admitted: "You dream of days like this," after chasing debutant Sizing Granite beat odds-on favourite Lieutenant Colonel in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Beginners Chase in Naas to complete the trainer’s first treble.
Mon, 03 Nov, 2014
Shanahan’s Turn made an impressive chasing debut when landing the Ballymore Christmas Fair Beginners Chase at the expense of Wounded Warrior in Punchestown yesterday.
Thu, 30 Oct, 2014
Back at the scene of an effortless bumper success at the Festival, the classy Windsor Park proved the star of yesterday’s action in Galway, coasting to a smooth success over Marchese Marconi in the www.swordsecurity.com Amateur Race.
Mon, 27 Oct, 2014
Johnny Burke is eagerly looking forward to his first scheduled ride on Sizing Europe in the PWC Champion Chase at Gowran on October 4.
Wed, 24 Sep, 2014
Tom Madden, so impressive when winning on Mahrajaan on Wednesday, did it again at Listowel yesterday when landing the featured Guinness Handicap on bottom weight Shalamzar for the Tony Martin yard.
Sat, 20 Sep, 2014
Andrew Lynch, who recently lost his job as first jockey to Alan and Ann Potts, struck for the first time this week when driving Portrade to land the featured Ladbrokes’ Handicap Hurdle at Listowel yesterday.
Fri, 19 Sep, 2014
Jonathan Burke gave the Tony Martin-trained The Plan Man a delightful drive to land the Kerrymaid Hurdle on the first afternoon of the Listowel festival yesterday.
Mon, 15 Sep, 2014
Pat Smullen was seen at his absolute best when driving the Dermot Weld-trained Nidhaam to victory in the Mullinahone Fillies Maiden at sun-drenched Clonmel last night.
Fri, 12 Sep, 2014
Jonathan Burke made the perfect start in his new role as Alan and Ann Potts’ retained jockey when partnering the Henry de Bromhead-trained Loosen My Load to a convincing win in the Ryans Cleaning Chase in Galway yesterday.
Thu, 11 Sep, 2014
Jonathan Burke has been appointed first jockey to one of the biggest owners of National Hunt horses in this country, Alan and Ann Potts, replacing Andrew Lynch.
Tue, 09 Sep, 2014
The sporting gods rarely grant heroes the opportunity to script a glorious ending to their careers, but at Punchestown yesterday, Sizing Europe may have followed Brian O’Driscoll in writing a triumphant final chapter to a remarkable career.
Wed, 30 Apr, 2014
For a while there yesterday it looked as if Sizing Europe was about to rewind the clock back three full years and deliver another startling success for jockey Andrew Lynch, trainer Henry De Bromhead and its owners Alan and Ann Potts.
Thu, 13 Mar, 2014
Long odds-on favourite Briar Hill brushed aside the challenge of sole rival Azorian to land the Grade 1 Navan Novice Hurdle in Navan yesterday.
Mon, 16 Dec, 2013
Andrew Lynch completed a superb treble in Clonmel last night, winning the divisions of the Team Tipperary GAA Race Evening Maiden Hurdle on Bally Longford and Goodoldhonkytonk and following-up on Breffni Gael.
Sat, 15 Jun, 2013
Without a win over hurdles since his maiden success at Leopardstown’s Christmas meeting in 2009, Prince Of Fire proved am emphatic winner of the Tayto Group Hurdle at Down Royal last night.
Sat, 01 Sep, 2012
Paul Carberry has really taken a liking to Ballinrobe this year and, having completed a superb treble at the Co. Mayo venue four weeks ago, again took the riding honours last night, completing an early double on Usa and Mickelson.
Wed, 30 May, 2012
On a night when trainer Tony Mullins and his jockey-son Danny shared a 98/1 double, it was the Willie Mullins-trained mare Glens Melody which proved the equine star in Sligo, landing the concluding Cleveragh Flat Race in emphatic style.
Thu, 24 May, 2012
Local Celebrity and Dr.Machini completed a double for champion trainer Willie Mullins on yesterday’s jumps card in Sligo, the track’s first meeting of the year.
Mon, 07 May, 2012
Veteran Cadogan, which belatedly got off the mark over fences on this track two weeks ago, made all to land the valuable Irish Stallion Farms Novice Handicap Chase at Navan yesterday, the second leg of a double for trainer Jim Dreaper.
Mon, 19 Mar, 2012
Willie Mullins saddled a one-two in the Grade 2 Ladbrokes Boyne Hurdle at Navan yesterday as Mourad, ridden by Paul Townend, turned over the Ruby Walsh-ridden 4/11 favourite Mikael D’Haguenet.
Mon, 20 Feb, 2012
SIZING Europe proved himself on course for the defence of his two-mile crown at Cheltenham next month when slamming arch-rival Big Zeb in the Grade 2 Boylesports.com Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown yesterday.
Mon, 06 Feb, 2012
THE remarkable bumper run of Willie and Patrick Mullins continued at Fairyhouse yesterday when uneasy favourite Dr.Machini coasted to victory in the Follow Nina Carberry On Twitter Mares Flat Race.
Thu, 12 Jan, 2012
Last year‘s Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Sizing Europe makes an early return to action in the PricewaterhouseCoopers Champion Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.
Fri, 30 Sep, 2011
Thu, 28 Apr, 2011
Nicky Henderson is trying to bring Long Run “back to the boil” for the rearranged William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton next weekend.
Thu, 06 Jan, 2011
CHINA ROCK justified strong market support when comprehensively getting the better of Sizing Europe in the Star ‘Best For Racing Coverage’ Chase at Punchestown.
Fri, 15 Oct, 2010
HENRY de Bromhead admits he is as much in the dark as anyone over the prospects of Sizing Europe staying three miles this season.
Thu, 14 Oct, 2010
LOOSEN My Load made an impressive start to his chasing career when justifying favouritism in the Motivate Challenge In Association With The Evening Herald Beginners Chase at Punchestown last night.
Wed, 19 May, 2010
ANDREW LYNCH was positively brilliant when guiding French-import Kotkidy to victory in the Irish Stallion Farms’ EBF Beginners Chase atKillarney last night.
Wed, 12 May, 2010
FORPADYDEPLASTERER has one last chance to get a win on the board this season in tomorrow’s Boylesports.com Champion Chase on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival.
Tue, 20 Apr, 2010
HENRY de Bromhead was back in the winner’s circle at Cheltenham for the first time since Sizing Europe’s Greatwood Hurdle win two years ago as Loosen My Load struck in the Sharp Novices’ Hurdle yesterday.
Sat, 14 Nov, 2009
Henry de Bromhead was back in the winner's circle at Cheltenham for the first time since Sizing Europe's Greatwood Hurdle win two years ago as Loosen My Load struck in the Sharp Novices' Hurdle.
Fri, 13 Nov, 2009
RUBY WALSH, one of the greatest big-race jockeys of all time, did it again at Listowel yesterday when driving Tony Martin’s Northern Alliance to victory in the Guinness Kerry National.
Thu, 17 Sep, 2009
SIZING Europe is reported to be in fine shape following an impressive introduction to fences at Punchestown on Tuesday.
Thu, 21 May, 2009