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    Bolger hopes 'Josies' can seal high five around Cheltenham

    Bolger hopes 'Josies' can seal high five around Cheltenham


    Josies Orders will be bidding for a fifth Cheltenham win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase for Enda Bolger...

    Josies Orders will be bidding for a fifth Cheltenham win in the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase for Enda Bolger today.

    Laurina faces test of Hurdle credentials


    Laurina puts her Champion Hurdle credentials on the line against older horses in Saturday's International Hurdle as she returns to the scene of her emphatic course and distance success at the Cheltenham...

    Laurina puts her Champion Hurdle credentials on the line against older horses in Saturday's International Hurdle as she returns to the scene of her emphatic course and distance success at the Cheltenham Festival.
    Sizing John steps up comeback bid with Curragh visit

    Sizing John steps up comeback bid with Curragh visit


    Sizing John will step up his preparations for a Festive return when Jessica Harrington's star chaser makes a visit to the Curragh...

    Sizing John will step up his preparations for a Festive return when Jessica Harrington's star chaser makes a visit to the Curragh today.
    Elliott's faith in shrewd 'Judge' continues to bear fruit for stable

    Elliott's faith in shrewd 'Judge' continues to bear fruit for stable


    It's no coincidence that Shane McCann has been closely associated with the two most high-profile horses to take residence in Gordon Elliott's yard in recent...

    It's no coincidence that Shane McCann has been closely associated with the two most high-profile horses to take residence in Gordon Elliott's yard in recent seasons.
    Min and Mullins' top two-milers will avoid monster Altior if at all possible

    Min and Mullins' top two-milers will avoid monster Altior if at all possible


    "The target is to avoid Altior, wherever he goes we'll go in the opposite direction," were the somewhat tongue-in-cheek words of Ruby Walsh following Min's smooth John Durkan Chase success at Punchestown yesterday which summed upped another informative...

    "The target is to avoid Altior, wherever he goes we'll go in the opposite direction," were the somewhat tongue-in-cheek words of Ruby Walsh following Min's smooth John Durkan Chase success at Punchestown yesterday which summed upped another informative weekend.
    Townend dazzles with Cork four-timer

    Townend dazzles with Cork four-timer


    Title-chasing Paul Townend was the star of the show at Cork with a brilliant 275/1 four-timer, which included the Grade Two Hilly Way Chase thanks to the impressive victory of Castlegrace...

    Title-chasing Paul Townend was the star of the show at Cork with a brilliant 275/1 four-timer, which included the Grade Two Hilly Way Chase thanks to the impressive victory of Castlegrace Paddy.
    'Tornado' fails to create storm on jumps bow, but only way is up

    'Tornado' fails to create storm on jumps bow, but only way is up


    Tornado Flyer looks set for bigger things following his solid if not spectacular debut over jumps in the Punchestown Racecourse Of The Year Maiden...

    Tornado Flyer looks set for bigger things following his solid if not spectacular debut over jumps in the Punchestown Racecourse Of The Year Maiden Hurdle.
    Altior produces his best to take Tingle thriller

    Altior produces his best to take Tingle thriller


    Altior survived a heavy downpour and a determined Un De Sceaux to extend his winning streak to 15 in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown yesterday. Nicky Henderson's star was unproven on such testing ground and passed his toughest test to...

    Altior survived a heavy downpour and a determined Un De Sceaux to extend his winning streak to 15 in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown yesterday. Nicky Henderson's star was unproven on such testing ground and passed his toughest test to date.

    O'Connor renews his Edwulf link


    On Tuesday night, Derek O'Connor was presented with a Horse Racing Ireland Award for the ride of the year, after guiding 'miracle horse' Edwulf to an unlikely victory in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last...

    On Tuesday night, Derek O'Connor was presented with a Horse Racing Ireland Award for the ride of the year, after guiding 'miracle horse' Edwulf to an unlikely victory in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown last February.
    'Sceaux' hasn't lost fire ahead of tactical Tingle test

    'Sceaux' hasn't lost fire ahead of tactical Tingle test


    Tingle Creek was a Halley's Comet of a horse. He won five races in America, breaking the Belmont track record, before coming across the ocean and winning 23 races in seven seasons, never...

    Tingle Creek was a Halley's Comet of a horse. He won five races in America, breaking the Belmont track record, before coming across the ocean and winning 23 races in seven seasons, never falling.
    Short-priced Altior can live up to the hype

    Short-priced Altior can live up to the hype


    Some older readers will remember the horse Tingle Creek, which died aged 30 in the mid 1990s. I was reading through some old newspaper reports and watching a few videos of the chaser from the 1970s and he was a determined front-runner, known for his bold...

    Some older readers will remember the horse Tingle Creek, which died aged 30 in the mid 1990s. I was reading through some old newspaper reports and watching a few videos of the chaser from the 1970s and he was a determined front-runner, known for his bold jumping displays.
    Balko can help Blackmore add another string to her bow with Grade One win while 'Field' can flourish

    Balko can help Blackmore add another string to her bow with Grade One win while 'Field' can flourish


    Grade one success has still managed to elude Rachael Blackmore despite her remarkable rise to the top and she'll be out to put that right aboard Balko Des Flos in tomorrow's John Durkan Memorial Chase at...

    Grade one success has still managed to elude Rachael Blackmore despite her remarkable rise to the top and she'll be out to put that right aboard Balko Des Flos in tomorrow's John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown.
    Jacob: Any of the four could win Tingle Creek

    Jacob: Any of the four could win Tingle Creek


    Rarely has a four-runner race attracted as much intrigue as tomorrow's Betfair Tingle Creek, and Daryl Jacob sees no reason why the mighty Altior cannot be dethroned in the race of the season thus...

    Rarely has a four-runner race attracted as much intrigue as tomorrow's Betfair Tingle Creek, and Daryl Jacob sees no reason why the mighty Altior cannot be dethroned in the race of the season thus far.
    Legendary jockey Lester in 'good shape' in hospital

    Legendary jockey Lester in 'good shape' in hospital


    Legendary former jockey Lester Piggott is reported to be in "good shape" as he remains in hospital undergoing...

    Legendary former jockey Lester Piggott is reported to be in "good shape" as he remains in hospital undergoing tests.
    Un De Sceaux set for showdown with Altior

    Un De Sceaux set for showdown with Altior


    Un De Sceaux and Altior look set for a tantalising showdown in Saturday's Tingle Creek at Sandown with Willie Mullins expected to confirm the evergreen 10-year-old for the prestigious Grade...

    Un De Sceaux and Altior look set for a tantalising showdown in Saturday's Tingle Creek at Sandown with Willie Mullins expected to confirm the evergreen 10-year-old for the prestigious Grade One.
    'Percy' ready to test Gold Cup credentials in Durkan return

    'Percy' ready to test Gold Cup credentials in Durkan return


    Presenting Percy is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on...

    Presenting Percy is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on Sunday.
    Elliott eyes Mullins' crown as bandwagon rolls into Leopardstown

    Elliott eyes Mullins' crown as bandwagon rolls into Leopardstown


    Gordon Elliott is not one to stand still for long or twiddle his thumbs - as every journalist seeking a post-race quote knows only too well - and that's clear to see upon entering Cullentra House...

    Gordon Elliott is not one to stand still for long or twiddle his thumbs - as every journalist seeking a post-race quote knows only too well - and that's clear to see upon entering Cullentra House Stables.
    Popular Dempsey still defying the odds to make his mark

    Popular Dempsey still defying the odds to make his mark


    There was no racing history in Philip Dempsey's family growing up but not even a misbehaving ass which kept sending him into the neighbour's hedge as a child could quench his love for...

    There was no racing history in Philip Dempsey's family growing up but not even a misbehaving ass which kept sending him into the neighbour's hedge as a child could quench his love for horses.
    Samcro staying over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air

    Samcro staying over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air


    There will be no U-turn on the decision for Samcro to spend this season over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air when second in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, according to trainer Gordon...

    There will be no U-turn on the decision for Samcro to spend this season over hurdles despite proving no match for Buveur D'Air when second in Saturday's Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle, according to trainer Gordon Elliott.
    Apple's so sweet for Elliott as wonder mare secures hat-trick

    Apple's so sweet for Elliott as wonder mare secures hat-trick


    The song's name may not be apt but the lyrics "if you're gonna do it, do it right" from Wham's 1980's smash hit 'I'm Your Man' perfectly summed up the scintillating brilliance of Apple's Jade at Fairyhouse...

    The song's name may not be apt but the lyrics "if you're gonna do it, do it right" from Wham's 1980's smash hit 'I'm Your Man' perfectly summed up the scintillating brilliance of Apple's Jade at Fairyhouse yesterday.

    Discorama just might get Nolan back in the spotlight


    He has seen too much to be comfortable with talk of a renaissance, but Paul Nolan is looking forward to having a Grade One runner...

    He has seen too much to be comfortable with talk of a renaissance, but Paul Nolan is looking forward to having a Grade One runner again.

    Buveur D'Air towers over Samcro


    Gordon Elliott was impressively succinct after seeing his hurdler Samcro routed by Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle yesterday. What does Samcro need if he is to find at least eight lengths on the winner in the Champion Hurdle in...

    Gordon Elliott was impressively succinct after seeing his hurdler Samcro routed by Buveur D'Air in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle yesterday. What does Samcro need if he is to find at least eight lengths on the winner in the Champion Hurdle in March? "A miracle," Elliott said, and he is probably right.
    Buveur D'Air demolishes rivals in Newcastle to extend unbeaten run to 11 races

    Buveur D'Air demolishes rivals in Newcastle to extend unbeaten run to 11 races


    Buveur D'Air is surely reaching the upper echelons of the best two-mile hurdlers seen in recent years after he swatted away young pretender Samcro to win a second BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at...

    Buveur D'Air is surely reaching the upper echelons of the best two-mile hurdlers seen in recent years after he swatted away young pretender Samcro to win a second BetVictor Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle.
    Bapaume a lively outsider while Le Richebourg can take Drinmore for O'Brien

    Bapaume a lively outsider while Le Richebourg can take Drinmore for O'Brien


    It says a lot about the class of Apple's Jade that Gordon Elliott's mare is bidding for a hat-trick of victories in the baroneracing.com Hatton's Grace Hurdle (2.40) at Fairyhouse tomorrow despite her tender age of...

    It says a lot about the class of Apple's Jade that Gordon Elliott's mare is bidding for a hat-trick of victories in the baroneracing.com Hatton's Grace Hurdle (2.40) at Fairyhouse tomorrow despite her tender age of six.
    Wayne Bailey: 'Buveur D'Air can continue winning streak'

    Wayne Bailey: 'Buveur D'Air can continue winning streak'


    Rated 169, Buveur D'Air went off as the 1/6 favourite in last year's Fighting Fifth Hurdle, and duly obliged without breaking a sweat; as you'd expect at that...

    Rated 169, Buveur D'Air went off as the 1/6 favourite in last year's Fighting Fifth Hurdle, and duly obliged without breaking a sweat; as you'd expect at that price.
    Elliott insists Samcro has Fighting chance

    Elliott insists Samcro has Fighting chance


    Gordon Elliott insists there will be no excuses for Samcro in tomorrow's Fighting Fifth Hurdle should he not get the better of Nicky Henderson's Buveur...

    Gordon Elliott insists there will be no excuses for Samcro in tomorrow's Fighting Fifth Hurdle should he not get the better of Nicky Henderson's Buveur D'Air.

    Nolan hopes 'Disco' can help him dine at top table once again


    Having a top-class prospect in his care is something which trainer Paul Nolan has missed in recent years but he’s hoping that Discorama can help catapult him back into the big...

    Having a top-class prospect in his care is something which trainer Paul Nolan has missed in recent years but he’s hoping that Discorama can help catapult him back into the big time.
    Elliott impressed after 'Mengli' makes successful chasing bow

    Elliott impressed after 'Mengli' makes successful chasing bow


    Gordon Elliott feels there is great scope for improvement despite Mengli Khan soaring towards the head of the Arkle betting for next year's Cheltenham Festival following an impressive chasing debut at Punchestown...

    Gordon Elliott feels there is great scope for improvement despite Mengli Khan soaring towards the head of the Arkle betting for next year's Cheltenham Festival following an impressive chasing debut at Punchestown yesterday.
    Meehan appointed as new CEO amid huge changes at Down Royal

    Meehan appointed as new CEO amid huge changes at Down Royal


    Down Royal have appointed Emma Meehan as their new racecourse chief executive with her role to commence in January coinciding with the dawning of a new era at the Antrim...

    Down Royal have appointed Emma Meehan as their new racecourse chief executive with her role to commence in January coinciding with the dawning of a new era at the Antrim track.
    Apple's and Laurina on track for duel

    Apple's and Laurina on track for duel


    Two star mares of the top two trainers in the country headline the Fairyhouse feature on Sunday as Gordon Elliott's Apple's Jade and the Willie Mullins-trained Laurina are set for a showdown in the Hatton's Grace...

    Two star mares of the top two trainers in the country headline the Fairyhouse feature on Sunday as Gordon Elliott's Apple's Jade and the Willie Mullins-trained Laurina are set for a showdown in the Hatton's Grace Hurdle.
    Fire still burning bright inside evergreen Geraghty

    Fire still burning bright inside evergreen Geraghty


    When athletes get to a certain age the talk of retirement often hangs over them like a shadow, but Barry Geraghty has no intention of hanging up his saddle any time...

    When athletes get to a certain age the talk of retirement often hangs over them like a shadow, but Barry Geraghty has no intention of hanging up his saddle any time soon.
    Elliott keen for rain to aid Samcro's Newcastle bid

    Elliott keen for rain to aid Samcro's Newcastle bid


    Gordon Elliott will keep a close eye on the weather at Newcastle throughout this week, ahead of Samcro's planned outing in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle on...

    Gordon Elliott will keep a close eye on the weather at Newcastle throughout this week, ahead of Samcro's planned outing in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle on Saturday.
    Meade's Troytown delight as Tout Est Permis delivers

    Meade's Troytown delight as Tout Est Permis delivers


    Noel Meade brought Gordon Elliott's winning streak in the Troytown Chase to an end as Tout Est Permis ran out a comprehensive winner in the feature event at...

    Noel Meade brought Gordon Elliott's winning streak in the Troytown Chase to an end as Tout Est Permis ran out a comprehensive winner in the feature event at Navan.

    Bristol De Mai reminds Haydock rivals of class


    When Bristol De Mai won last year's Betfair Chase in the mud by 57 lengths he was given such a high rating by the handicapper it raised a few eyebrows, but on good going yesterday - and not a speck of mud in sight - he returned to Haydock to win the...

    When Bristol De Mai won last year's Betfair Chase in the mud by 57 lengths he was given such a high rating by the handicapper it raised a few eyebrows, but on good going yesterday - and not a speck of mud in sight - he returned to Haydock to win the £200,000 (€226,000) race for the second year in succession.

    Elliott sends dozen for latest Troytown tilt


    Gordon Elliott is going all out in his attempt to win a remarkable fifth consecutive Troytown Chase at Navan today, as the Grand National and Gold Cup-winning trainer sends out 12 of the 25 declared...

    Gordon Elliott is going all out in his attempt to win a remarkable fifth consecutive Troytown Chase at Navan today, as the Grand National and Gold Cup-winning trainer sends out 12 of the 25 declared runners.
    Ned Stark can strike for Moore to complete Elliott's five-in-a-row in Troytown

    Ned Stark can strike for Moore to complete Elliott's five-in-a-row in Troytown


    The Gowran Park card kicks off today with three big-field maiden hurdles, but all three are very difficult to predict and I'm finding it hard to price them up in my head - so I'm going to enjoy those races without a...

    The Gowran Park card kicks off today with three big-field maiden hurdles, but all three are very difficult to predict and I'm finding it hard to price them up in my head - so I'm going to enjoy those races without a bet.
    Alpha to lead way in Thurles feature

    Alpha to lead way in Thurles feature


    The enigmatic Alpha Des Obeaux is presented with the ideal opportunity to get back on the winning trail in today's Boomerang Animal Bedding And Horse & Country Store Chase at...

    The enigmatic Alpha Des Obeaux is presented with the ideal opportunity to get back on the winning trail in today's Boomerang Animal Bedding And Horse & Country Store Chase at Thurles.
    Mullins hopes 'Spider' can strike Troytown blow for smaller trainers

    Mullins hopes 'Spider' can strike Troytown blow for smaller trainers


    Tom Mullins is relishing the opportunity to mix it with the big boys as Spider Web goes in search of a big-race double in the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday at...

    Tom Mullins is relishing the opportunity to mix it with the big boys as Spider Web goes in search of a big-race double in the €100,000 Ladbrokes Troytown Chase on Sunday at Navan.
    'There's plenty of life left in Faugheen' - Ruby Walsh insists

    'There's plenty of life left in Faugheen' - Ruby Walsh insists


    Ruby Walsh believes Faugheen still has plenty left to give, despite his surprise defeat in the Morgiana Hurdle at...

    Ruby Walsh believes Faugheen still has plenty left to give, despite his surprise defeat in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown.
    Rejuvenated Flanagan eyes big prizes

    Rejuvenated Flanagan eyes big prizes


    When Sean Flanagan describes how he held a horse's leg in the air to avoid a kick in the face as the half-tonne animal rolled over him following a crushing fall, it paints an accurate picture of the dangers associated with being a...

    When Sean Flanagan describes how he held a horse's leg in the air to avoid a kick in the face as the half-tonne animal rolled over him following a crushing fall, it paints an accurate picture of the dangers associated with being a jockey.
    Tizzards 'not afraid' to take on Might Bite

    Tizzards 'not afraid' to take on Might Bite


    A rematch to whet the appetite is on the cards in Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock with connections of Gold Cup winner Native River relishing a rematch with runner-up Might...

    A rematch to whet the appetite is on the cards in Saturday's Betfair Chase at Haydock with connections of Gold Cup winner Native River relishing a rematch with runner-up Might Bite.
    Lalor scores poignant Cheltenham victory

    Lalor scores poignant Cheltenham victory


    Lalor was a heartening and hugely promising winner on his debut over fences in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase at Cheltenham...

    Lalor was a heartening and hugely promising winner on his debut over fences in the Racing Post Arkle Trophy Trial Novices' Chase at Cheltenham yesterday.
    Sharjah takes advantage of Faugheen failure

    Sharjah takes advantage of Faugheen failure


    There was disappointment on the double for most racegoers at Punchestown yesterday as Samcro was taken out of the Morgiana Hurdle and then the popular veteran Faugheen was overturned by stablemate Sharjah in the feature...

    There was disappointment on the double for most racegoers at Punchestown yesterday as Samcro was taken out of the Morgiana Hurdle and then the popular veteran Faugheen was overturned by stablemate Sharjah in the feature contest.
    Voix shines for Mullins

    Voix shines for Mullins


    Voix Du Reve put up a solid front-running performance to take the Grade Two spoils in the Betway Craddockstown Novice Chase at...

    Voix Du Reve put up a solid front-running performance to take the Grade Two spoils in the Betway Craddockstown Novice Chase at Punchestown.
    Moore team strikes Gold as Baron lords it at Cheltenham

    Moore team strikes Gold as Baron lords it at Cheltenham


    Ryan Moore may have had a quieter year on the Flat than he has been accustomed to in recent seasons, but his father, Gary, and brother Jamie, got their jumps season off to a flyer when Baron Alco made all the running to win the BetVictor Gold Cup, the...

    Ryan Moore may have had a quieter year on the Flat than he has been accustomed to in recent seasons, but his father, Gary, and brother Jamie, got their jumps season off to a flyer when Baron Alco made all the running to win the BetVictor Gold Cup, the first major prize of the winter, at Prestbury Park yesterday.
    Samcro may not make mouth-watering clash

    Samcro may not make mouth-watering clash


    At the conclusion of the Punchestown Festival last April you would have got long odds against Faugheen and Samcro locking horns in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at the same venue...

    At the conclusion of the Punchestown Festival last April you would have got long odds against Faugheen and Samcro locking horns in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at the same venue today.
    Elliott happy with Tiger return as Josies takes prize

    Elliott happy with Tiger return as Josies takes prize


    Grand National winner Tiger Roll ran a promising race in fourth on his return to action in yesterday's Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, which was won once again by Josies...

    Grand National winner Tiger Roll ran a promising race in fourth on his return to action in yesterday's Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham, which was won once again by Josies Orders.

    Faugheen can turn back clock to eclipse Samcro as jumps action heats up


    Christmas has come early for jumps fans with a mouth-watering duel between Faugheen, Samcro and Supasundae in tomorrow's Grade One Morgiana Hurdle (2.15) at...

    Christmas has come early for jumps fans with a mouth-watering duel between Faugheen, Samcro and Supasundae in tomorrow's Grade One Morgiana Hurdle (2.15) at Punchestown.
    'Romain' can give Nicholls a sweet hat-trick

    'Romain' can give Nicholls a sweet hat-trick


    You rarely hear about 'milk stout' these days, a drink containing lactose which is a type of sugar derived from milk - although perhaps those involved in the craft-beer circles would know a bit about...

    You rarely hear about 'milk stout' these days, a drink containing lactose which is a type of sugar derived from milk - although perhaps those involved in the craft-beer circles would know a bit about it.

    Next stop Newbury for Kemboy as Mullins completes Clonmel double


    Kemboy sealed victory in yesterday's Clonmel Oil Chase with a brilliant jump at the final fence to defeat last year's winner Alpha Des...

    Kemboy sealed victory in yesterday's Clonmel Oil Chase with a brilliant jump at the final fence to defeat last year's winner Alpha Des Obeaux.
    Samcro-Faugheen duel for Punchestown

    Samcro-Faugheen duel for Punchestown


    The possibility of a mouthwatering clash between Samcro and Faugheen at Punchestown on Sunday remains on the cards after both stood their ground for the Unibet Morgiana...

    The possibility of a mouthwatering clash between Samcro and Faugheen at Punchestown on Sunday remains on the cards after both stood their ground for the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle.

    Flanagan sweet on Rashaan


    Horses like Rashaan are what the jumping game is all about and jockey Sean Flanagan is excited ahead of Colin Kidd's six-year-old tilt at Thursday's Grade Two Clonmel Oil...

    Horses like Rashaan are what the jumping game is all about and jockey Sean Flanagan is excited ahead of Colin Kidd's six-year-old tilt at Thursday's Grade Two Clonmel Oil Chase.

    Hotshot Crosse successfully mixing saddle with studies


    Only when the text pops back, "perfect, just in school at the moment" does the significance of what Shane Crosse has achieved to become Irish champion Flat apprentice hit...

    Only when the text pops back, "perfect, just in school at the moment" does the significance of what Shane Crosse has achieved to become Irish champion Flat apprentice hit home.
    Apple's Jade sparkles again in hurdle defence

    Apple's Jade sparkles again in hurdle defence


    Apple's Jade successfully defended her crown with an impressive display in the Lismullen Hurdle at...

    Apple's Jade successfully defended her crown with an impressive display in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan.

    Punches Cross expected to shine at Thurles


    There is free entry to today's rescheduled meeting at Thurles, where Punches Cross could be another winner for in-form Mark Walsh in the Munster Beginners...

    There is free entry to today's rescheduled meeting at Thurles, where Punches Cross could be another winner for in-form Mark Walsh in the Munster Beginners Steeplechase.
    Mullins certain 'very sore' Footpad will bounce back

    Mullins certain 'very sore' Footpad will bounce back


    Willie Mullins believes the setback suffered by Footpad at Naas on Saturday might cost the star chaser around a "week or 10 days" but should "not interfere" with his next...

    Willie Mullins believes the setback suffered by Footpad at Naas on Saturday might cost the star chaser around a "week or 10 days" but should "not interfere" with his next start.

    Saint Calvados strikes after Footpad falls


    Hot favourite Footpad departed at the final fence as Saint Calvados made all the running in a dramatic race for the Poplar Square Chase at...

    Hot favourite Footpad departed at the final fence as Saint Calvados made all the running in a dramatic race for the Poplar Square Chase at Naas.

    Nicholls joy at five-timer


    Present Man capped a memorable day at Wincanton for Paul Nicholls when registering back-to-back victories in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase to complete a 327/1 five-timer for the Ditcheat...

    Present Man capped a memorable day at Wincanton for Paul Nicholls when registering back-to-back victories in the Badger Ales Trophy Handicap Chase to complete a 327/1 five-timer for the Ditcheat handler.
    Elliott expects Jade to shine

    Elliott expects Jade to shine


    Gordon Elliott expects Apple's Jade to improve from her seasonal reappearance in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan...

    Gordon Elliott expects Apple's Jade to improve from her seasonal reappearance in the Lismullen Hurdle at Navan today.

    WATCH: Ruby Walsh unseated at the last as Footpad crashes out in Naas shock


    Hot favourite Footpad departed at the final fence as Saint Calvados made all the running in a dramatic race for the Poplar Square Chase at...

    Hot favourite Footpad departed at the final fence as Saint Calvados made all the running in a dramatic race for the Poplar Square Chase at Naas.
    Footpad out to pass first test as Mullins unleashes big guns for jumps season

    Footpad out to pass first test as Mullins unleashes big guns for jumps season


    The Irish jumps season is back with a bang today and Footpad is the star turn at Naas as Willie Mullins's exciting chaser takes his first tentative steps towards a possible tilt at next year's Cheltenham Gold...

    The Irish jumps season is back with a bang today and Footpad is the star turn at Naas as Willie Mullins's exciting chaser takes his first tentative steps towards a possible tilt at next year's Cheltenham Gold Cup.
    Birds Of Prey ready to swoop for Nicholls

    Birds Of Prey ready to swoop for Nicholls


    Studies have shown that humans are comfortable with familiar faces and...

    Studies have shown that humans are comfortable with familiar faces and surroundings.
    Meade has weighty 'Road' dilemma

    Meade has weighty 'Road' dilemma


    Noel Meade isn't sure how to assess Road To Respect's victory in last week's JNwine.com Champion Chase and insists he is still in the dark about just how much the seven-year-old has...

    Noel Meade isn't sure how to assess Road To Respect's victory in last week's JNwine.com Champion Chase and insists he is still in the dark about just how much the seven-year-old has improved.
    Elliott expects stable to start firing on all cylinders

    Elliott expects stable to start firing on all cylinders


    Many factors have combined to ensure Gordon Elliott hasn't been able to replicate last year's lightning start to the Irish jumps season but he insists there's "a long time between now and...

    Many factors have combined to ensure Gordon Elliott hasn't been able to replicate last year's lightning start to the Irish jumps season but he insists there's "a long time between now and Cheltenham".
    'Cross' leads Melbourne sweep for English raiders

    'Cross' leads Melbourne sweep for English raiders


    The floodgates finally opened as Charlie Appleby's Cross Counter (8/1) became the first English-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup to lead home a 1-2-3 for the raiding party in front of 83,000 in...

    The floodgates finally opened as Charlie Appleby's Cross Counter (8/1) became the first English-trained winner of the Melbourne Cup to lead home a 1-2-3 for the raiding party in front of 83,000 in Flemington.
    'Pat Smullen got me a job and a wife'

    'Pat Smullen got me a job and a wife'


    It only takes a quick glance at Kevin O'Ryan's Twitter bio to realise that he is one those people that you marvel at how they find time in a day to get everything...

    It only takes a quick glance at Kevin O'Ryan's Twitter bio to realise that he is one those people that you marvel at how they find time in a day to get everything done.
    Tizzard backs 'River' to keep improving

    Tizzard backs 'River' to keep improving


    Colin Tizzard sees no reason why Native River can't repeat his Cheltenham Gold Cup heroics and has rubbished talk that his stable star is a soft-ground...

    Colin Tizzard sees no reason why Native River can't repeat his Cheltenham Gold Cup heroics and has rubbished talk that his stable star is a soft-ground specialist.
    Douvan looks likely to miss whole season

    Douvan looks likely to miss whole season


    Douvan is likely to miss the entire season after a leg injury turned out to be worse than trainer Willie Mullins had first...

    Douvan is likely to miss the entire season after a leg injury turned out to be worse than trainer Willie Mullins had first thought.
    Enable lives up to top billing in Breeders' Cup

    Enable lives up to top billing in Breeders' Cup


    There will not have been too many times in the 35 editions of the Breeders' Cup when the meeting's finale, the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic, has been put in the shade by the $4 million (€3.5m)...

    There will not have been too many times in the 35 editions of the Breeders' Cup when the meeting's finale, the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic, has been put in the shade by the $4 million (€3.5m) Turf.
    Mr Everest hits heights for Martin

    Mr Everest hits heights for Martin


    Mr Everest completed a big weekend double for trainer Tony Martin and owner John Breslin with victory in the Daragh Fitzpatrick And Colm White Local Bookmakers November Handicap at...

    Mr Everest completed a big weekend double for trainer Tony Martin and owner John Breslin with victory in the Daragh Fitzpatrick And Colm White Local Bookmakers November Handicap at Naas.
    Yucatan leads O'Brien challenge for Melbourne glory

    Yucatan leads O'Brien challenge for Melbourne glory


    Aidan O'Brien will fire a three-pronged assault in a bid to win the Melbourne Cup for the first time...

    Aidan O'Brien will fire a three-pronged assault in a bid to win the Melbourne Cup for the first time tomorrow.
    Road To Respect goes one better at Down Royal

    Road To Respect goes one better at Down Royal


    Road To Respect made an impressive start to the new campaign in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down...

    Road To Respect made an impressive start to the new campaign in the JNwine.com Champion Chase at Down Royal.
    Mullins machine cranking up for another big campaign

    Mullins machine cranking up for another big campaign


    He asks jokingly who is in charge, but behind the giggles and jokes the work riders already know the answer. They circle Willie Mullins, naming their mounts in turn if he doesn't name them first, and suggesting what they are about to do in a shorthand...

    He asks jokingly who is in charge, but behind the giggles and jokes the work riders already know the answer. They circle Willie Mullins, naming their mounts in turn if he doesn't name them first, and suggesting what they are about to do in a shorthand that means little to the outside ear. "Two, twos," they might offer, or "One big."
    Raise a glass to Double Shuffle in Charlie Hall

    Raise a glass to Double Shuffle in Charlie Hall


    While Ireland has only a handful of commercial vineyards due to our climate, this country has a long association with wine which is often...

    While Ireland has only a handful of commercial vineyards due to our climate, this country has a long association with wine which is often overlooked.
    Fresh Balko Des Flos primed to score at Down Royal

    Fresh Balko Des Flos primed to score at Down Royal


    Down Royal racecourse has been in the news for all the wrong reasons with the management company's lease soon to run out, putting the future of racing there in some doubt. But there's still talks going on to sort it out, which have been described as...

    Down Royal racecourse has been in the news for all the wrong reasons with the management company's lease soon to run out, putting the future of racing there in some doubt. But there's still talks going on to sort it out, which have been described as positive.
    Military precision can pay $6m Breeders' dividend for O'Brien

    Military precision can pay $6m Breeders' dividend for O'Brien


    The Breeders' Cup, the nearest thing to a world championship for racehorses, takes place at Churchill Downs today and, as dusk falls on Kentucky, racing's spiritual home in America, it will conclude with the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic - a race which...

    The Breeders' Cup, the nearest thing to a world championship for racehorses, takes place at Churchill Downs today and, as dusk falls on Kentucky, racing's spiritual home in America, it will conclude with the $6 million (€5.25m) Classic - a race which has established itself as the most important all-age dirt race on the planet.
    Swan protégé Thomas eyes shot at Classic glory

    Swan protégé Thomas eyes shot at Classic glory


    It is quite possible that tomorrow's Breeders' Cup Classic, worth $6 million, could be won by a trainer who once rode as a conditional jockey for Charlie Swan in...

    It is quite possible that tomorrow's Breeders' Cup Classic, worth $6 million, could be won by a trainer who once rode as a conditional jockey for Charlie Swan in Ireland.
    Samcro unlikely to have it all his own way

    Samcro unlikely to have it all his own way


    All eyes are on Samcro with Gordon Elliott's superstar starting the jumps season with a bang at Down Royal as he takes his first steps towards a tilt at next year's Champion...

    All eyes are on Samcro with Gordon Elliott's superstar starting the jumps season with a bang at Down Royal as he takes his first steps towards a tilt at next year's Champion Hurdle.

    No stopping Mullins as reinvention helps him to stay ahead of the pack


    The unofficial mantra of the Marines is "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" but it's also clearly a motto which 12-time champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has modelled his career...

    The unofficial mantra of the Marines is "Improvise, Adapt, Overcome" but it's also clearly a motto which 12-time champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has modelled his career around.
    Gosden pleased by 'professional' Enable

    Gosden pleased by 'professional' Enable


    Enable, John Gosden's dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine and the only even-money shot in the 14 Breeders' Cup races over tomorrow and Saturday, has assumed the starring role in...

    Enable, John Gosden's dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine and the only even-money shot in the 14 Breeders' Cup races over tomorrow and Saturday, has assumed the starring role in Kentucky.
    Kennedy hopes best is still to come from Samcro

    Kennedy hopes best is still to come from Samcro


    Jack Kennedy expects Samcro to improve from his scintillating novice hurdling campaign when Gordon Elliott's superstar makes his seasonal debut in Down Royal's Grade Two WKD Hurdle on...

    Jack Kennedy expects Samcro to improve from his scintillating novice hurdling campaign when Gordon Elliott's superstar makes his seasonal debut in Down Royal's Grade Two WKD Hurdle on Friday.
    Jockey Gary Carroll had seven rides in Galway yesterday just 24 hours after completing the Dublin Marathon

    Jockey Gary Carroll had seven rides in Galway yesterday just 24 hours after completing the Dublin Marathon


    When it comes to sportspeople getting on with their job despite extenuating circumstances, there are few comparisons to the resilience of jockeys and Gary Carroll took it to another level yesterday at...

    When it comes to sportspeople getting on with their job despite extenuating circumstances, there are few comparisons to the resilience of jockeys and Gary Carroll took it to another level yesterday at Galway.
    Champion bid keeps Samcro eyes on hurdles

    Champion bid keeps Samcro eyes on hurdles


    Samcro will continue his racing career over hurdles this Friday at Down Royal after Gordon Elliott revealed that he will prepare Gigginstown's superstar for a tilt at the 2019 Champion...

    Samcro will continue his racing career over hurdles this Friday at Down Royal after Gordon Elliott revealed that he will prepare Gigginstown's superstar for a tilt at the 2019 Champion Hurdle.
    'Sapphire' sparkles again as Townend bags treble

    'Sapphire' sparkles again as Townend bags treble


    Paul Townend landed a terrific treble at Wexford, scoring with Sapphire Lady, Eight And Bob, and Silver...

    Paul Townend landed a terrific treble at Wexford, scoring with Sapphire Lady, Eight And Bob, and Silver Planeur.
    Flowering Peach ready to bloom in Galway run

    Flowering Peach ready to bloom in Galway run


    Aidan O'Brien has been mopping up the maidens at the end of the season and Flowering Peach looks sure to go well in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at...

    Aidan O'Brien has been mopping up the maidens at the end of the season and Flowering Peach looks sure to go well in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Galway.

    Good news for women ends mixed year on high


    Cricket Ireland unveils its winners at the Turkish Airlines Awards on Friday night with an unusual mixture of emotions swilling around. The year began with the men's senior team failing to qualify for the World Cup which, as it's being staged in England,...

    Cricket Ireland unveils its winners at the Turkish Airlines Awards on Friday night with an unusual mixture of emotions swilling around. The year began with the men's senior team failing to qualify for the World Cup which, as it's being staged in England, represents a serious missed opportunity. The side rebounded with a stirring performance in defeat to Pakistan in the inaugural Test match, before reverting to bad old ways in some embarrassing white-ball hammerings by India and Afghanistan.

    Futurity looking bright for O'Brien team effort


    Magna Grecia demonstrated a determined attitude as he gave Aidan O'Brien a ninth win in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster. Narrowly defeated in the Autumn Stakes by Andre Fabre's Persian King last time out, he stayed on best of all to...

    Magna Grecia demonstrated a determined attitude as he gave Aidan O'Brien a ninth win in the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster. Narrowly defeated in the Autumn Stakes by Andre Fabre's Persian King last time out, he stayed on best of all to narrowly deny Charlie Hills' Phoenix Of Spain. Donnacha O’Brien and Magna Grecia (left) win the Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes at Doncaster