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    'Jump Girls' the triumph of skill and bravery over prejudice

    'Jump Girls' the triumph of skill and bravery over prejudice


    Jessica Harrington emits a weather-proofed smile, reminding us of a place that seems so profoundly last century...

    Jessica Harrington emits a weather-proofed smile, reminding us of a place that seems so profoundly last century now.
    'Waiting' holds key to solving Ascot puzzle

    'Waiting' holds key to solving Ascot puzzle


    Get your ducks in a row, blue-sky thinking, going forward . . . Is there anything more annoying than corporate...

    Get your ducks in a row, blue-sky thinking, going forward . . . Is there anything more annoying than corporate jargon?
    Monalee can book his Ryanair ticket while 'Couer' can be sublime

    Monalee can book his Ryanair ticket while 'Couer' can be sublime


    The racing world groaned yesterday when it was revealed that Presenting Percy would not take his place in today's Grade Two Red Mills Chase (2.30) at Gowran...

    The racing world groaned yesterday when it was revealed that Presenting Percy would not take his place in today's Grade Two Red Mills Chase (2.30) at Gowran Park.
    Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy set for Fairhouse after sidestepping Red Mills

    Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy set for Fairhouse after sidestepping Red Mills


    The Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse has emerged as a potential target for Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy after connections elected to sidestep Saturday's Red Mills at Gowran...

    The Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse has emerged as a potential target for Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy after connections elected to sidestep Saturday's Red Mills at Gowran Park.
    Mullins delight as Allaho earns Festival ticket

    Mullins delight as Allaho earns Festival ticket


    Allaho appears to have earned himself a place in Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Festival squad after running out a decisive winner of the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel...

    Allaho appears to have earned himself a place in Willie Mullins' Cheltenham Festival squad after running out a decisive winner of the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel yesterday.
    'Road' ready to rock for second Gold Cup bid

    'Road' ready to rock for second Gold Cup bid


    Road To Respect is on course for another tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with trainer Noel Meade hoping that his stable star will deliver a more polished round of jumping in next month's blue...

    Road To Respect is on course for another tilt at the Cheltenham Gold Cup with trainer Noel Meade hoping that his stable star will deliver a more polished round of jumping in next month's blue riband.

    Elliott refuses to rule Samcro out of return to the Festival


    Samcro could make a sensational return this season, with Gordon Elliott reporting his precocious star to be back in full training and "definitely not" ruled out of the Cheltenham...

    Samcro could make a sensational return this season, with Gordon Elliott reporting his precocious star to be back in full training and "definitely not" ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.
    British racing to get back on track

    British racing to get back on track


    Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings tomorrow, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority announced late last...

    Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings tomorrow, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority announced late last night.
    Red Mills Chase 'only option' for Anibale - Martin

    Red Mills Chase 'only option' for Anibale - Martin


    Tony Martin hopes that Anibale Fly can get his season back on track when tackling a mouthwatering Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on...

    Tony Martin hopes that Anibale Fly can get his season back on track when tackling a mouthwatering Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday.

    Hogan adds new dimension to dual star status on exciting team


    Denis Hogan wasn't bred into racing, unlike the vast majority of his contemporaries, but with nine-time Irish champion jumps' jockey Charlie Swan living a mere stone's throw away, it was always likely to arrive on his...

    Denis Hogan wasn't bred into racing, unlike the vast majority of his contemporaries, but with nine-time Irish champion jumps' jockey Charlie Swan living a mere stone's throw away, it was always likely to arrive on his radar.
    Racing in Britain to resume on Wednesday after equine flu outbreak

    Racing in Britain to resume on Wednesday after equine flu outbreak


    Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings on Wednesday, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority has...

    Racing in Britain will resume with four meetings on Wednesday, following a six-day shutdown because of an outbreak of equine influenza, the British Horseracing Authority has announced.
    Ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland lifted with immediate effect

    Ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland lifted with immediate effect


    The ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland during the outbreak of equine influenza has been lifted with immediate effect, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has...

    The ban on British-trained horses running in Ireland during the outbreak of equine influenza has been lifted with immediate effect, the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board has confirmed.
    BHA decision expected today

    BHA decision expected today


    Officials at the British Horseracing Authority are hoping to make a decision today as to whether racing can resume on Wednesday following a six-day shutdown due to equine...

    Officials at the British Horseracing Authority are hoping to make a decision today as to whether racing can resume on Wednesday following a six-day shutdown due to equine flu.
    Elliott secures winning verdict in National Trial

    Elliott secures winning verdict in National Trial


    Dounikos gained his first win in more than a year to give Gordon Elliott back-to-back victories in the BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at...

    Dounikos gained his first win in more than a year to give Gordon Elliott back-to-back victories in the BoyleSports Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Punchestown.
    Pravalaguna looks Festival-bound

    Pravalaguna looks Festival-bound


    Pravalaguna gave a bold, front-running display to take Listed honours in the BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase at...

    Pravalaguna gave a bold, front-running display to take Listed honours in the BBA Ireland Limited Opera Hat Mares Chase at Naas.
    Obituary: Miles Napier

    Obituary: Miles Napier


    Miles Napier, who died in December, aged 84, was a racing journalist and author, noted for his works on thoroughbred pedigrees and...

    Miles Napier, who died in December, aged 84, was a racing journalist and author, noted for his works on thoroughbred pedigrees and breeding.
    BHA says it's relying on 'unanimous' expert advice as high profile trainers criticise equine flu shutdown

    BHA says it's relying on 'unanimous' expert advice as high profile trainers criticise equine flu shutdown


    The British Horseracing Authority insists it has "unanimous" support from expert advisers as its decision to halt the sport during the equine flu outbreak comes under fire from high-profile...

    The British Horseracing Authority insists it has "unanimous" support from expert advisers as its decision to halt the sport during the equine flu outbreak comes under fire from high-profile trainers.
    New suspected equine flu cases force closure of 54 more yards

    New suspected equine flu cases force closure of 54 more yards


    The crisis that has shut down British racing until Wednesday at the earliest escalated yesterday when the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) put another 54 stables into lockdown and confirmed three more horses had tested positive as it tried to contain...

    The crisis that has shut down British racing until Wednesday at the earliest escalated yesterday when the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) put another 54 stables into lockdown and confirmed three more horses had tested positive as it tried to contain the outbreak of equine influenza.
    Hogan can land National Trial as mares set to prosper

    Hogan can land National Trial as mares set to prosper


    The recent equine flu outbreak means that Irish racing is the only show in town this weekend as two decent meetings on these shores are magnified in...

    The recent equine flu outbreak means that Irish racing is the only show in town this weekend as two decent meetings on these shores are magnified in importance.
    Irish racing chiefs try to calm Cheltenham fears over equine flu

    Irish racing chiefs try to calm Cheltenham fears over equine flu


    Racing chiefs have insisted the Cheltenham Festival is not under threat after an outbreak of equine flu plunged the British horseracing industry into...

    Racing chiefs have insisted the Cheltenham Festival is not under threat after an outbreak of equine flu plunged the British horseracing industry into crisis.

    Michael Verney: 'Cheltenham should be safe from flu but refusal to halt Irish racing is a risky move'


    The question on everyone's lips is whether the Cheltenham Festival will be harmed by equine influenza but while information is still being assembled and analysed, racing's greatest jumps festival shouldn't be in any great...

    The question on everyone's lips is whether the Cheltenham Festival will be harmed by equine influenza but while information is still being assembled and analysed, racing's greatest jumps festival shouldn't be in any great jeopardy.

    The show goes on: But British runners barred from Ireland


    It will be business as usual for Irish racing despite an outbreak of equine influenza forcing UK racing into lockdown until at least next week, according to HRI chief Brian...

    It will be business as usual for Irish racing despite an outbreak of equine influenza forcing UK racing into lockdown until at least next week, according to HRI chief Brian Kavanagh.

    Elliott in centre of flu storm


    It's been a crazy few days for Gordon Elliott with the Meath trainer finding himself at the centre of the equine influenza story - although not for the wrong reasons - after having runners in Ayr on...

    It's been a crazy few days for Gordon Elliott with the Meath trainer finding himself at the centre of the equine influenza story - although not for the wrong reasons - after having runners in Ayr on Wednesday.
    Racing suspended in Britain following equine flu outbreak

    Racing suspended in Britain following equine flu outbreak


    Horse Racing will not resume in Britain until next Wednesday at the earliest as the British Horseracing Authority attempts to deal with an outbreak of equine...

    Horse Racing will not resume in Britain until next Wednesday at the earliest as the British Horseracing Authority attempts to deal with an outbreak of equine flu.

    McManus strengthens his hand


    JP McManus has tightened his grip on the National Hunt scene with the powerful Limerick owner making a trio of significant purchases including leading Supreme Novices' Hurdle fancy Fakir...

    JP McManus has tightened his grip on the National Hunt scene with the powerful Limerick owner making a trio of significant purchases including leading Supreme Novices' Hurdle fancy Fakir D'Oudairies.
    Comeback king Nicholson rues staff shortages for small trainers

    Comeback king Nicholson rues staff shortages for small trainers


    He has already made more comebacks than Frank Sinatra, so when John Nicholson threatens to call time on his training career for the umpteenth time, it's taken with a pinch of...

    He has already made more comebacks than Frank Sinatra, so when John Nicholson threatens to call time on his training career for the umpteenth time, it's taken with a pinch of salt.
    Laurina to complete Champion Hurdle prep

    Laurina to complete Champion Hurdle prep


    Laurina is likely to make her second appearance of the season in the Listed Quevega Hurdle at Punchestown on February 20 where she will complete her Champion Hurdle...

    Laurina is likely to make her second appearance of the season in the Listed Quevega Hurdle at Punchestown on February 20 where she will complete her Champion Hurdle preparations.

    'Bells' could ring to end Mullins' Gold Cup pain


    Bellshill made it a perfect 10 for Willie Mullins in the Irish Gold Cup, as the Closutton maestro strengthened his hand considerably in a bid to finally break his duck in the Cheltenham equivalent next...

    Bellshill made it a perfect 10 for Willie Mullins in the Irish Gold Cup, as the Closutton maestro strengthened his hand considerably in a bid to finally break his duck in the Cheltenham equivalent next month.

    'Jade' set for epic Champion Hurdle duel with 'Buveur'


    It's amazing what can happen after a good night's sleep and having initially deemed it a long shot, Gordon Elliott indicated yesterday that Apple's Jade will "likely" take on reigning champion Buveur D'Air in next month's Champion Hurdle at...

    It's amazing what can happen after a good night's sleep and having initially deemed it a long shot, Gordon Elliott indicated yesterday that Apple's Jade will "likely" take on reigning champion Buveur D'Air in next month's Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham.
    Sir Erec can take step forward

    Sir Erec can take step forward


    Joseph O'Brien is looking to further strengthen his hand in the four-year-old division as Sir Erec bids to follow up his debut win in the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle...

    Joseph O'Brien is looking to further strengthen his hand in the four-year-old division as Sir Erec bids to follow up his debut win in the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle today.
    Turning a corner after losing two stable stars

    Turning a corner after losing two stable stars


    The colours are as recognisable as those of the leading owners in either code and have long been a byword for quality. What many would not have known, because neither the livery nor the name had altered, was that there was a handover in 2008 and a new...

    The colours are as recognisable as those of the leading owners in either code and have long been a byword for quality. What many would not have known, because neither the livery nor the name had altered, was that there was a handover in 2008 and a new owner in situ.
    Classy Jade unlikely to take on D'Air

    Classy Jade unlikely to take on D'Air


    It may have been business as usual for Buveur D'Air at Sandown but the one horse which appears to stand between Nicky Henderson's eight-year-old and a third Champion Hurdle, Apple's Jade, looks destined to run in the mares' hurdle at...

    It may have been business as usual for Buveur D'Air at Sandown but the one horse which appears to stand between Nicky Henderson's eight-year-old and a third Champion Hurdle, Apple's Jade, looks destined to run in the mares' hurdle at Cheltenham.
    Road To Respect ready to atone

    Road To Respect ready to atone


    Noel Meade is hoping Road To Respect can atone for a slightly unfortunate experience last time out when he runs in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup...

    Noel Meade is hoping Road To Respect can atone for a slightly unfortunate experience last time out when he runs in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup today.
    Joseph O'Brien strengthens grip on Triumph Hurdle as Sir Erec wins in Leopardstown

    Joseph O'Brien strengthens grip on Triumph Hurdle as Sir Erec wins in Leopardstown


    Joseph O'Brien strengthened his grip on the Triumph Hurdle when Sir Erec made every yard of the running to see off stablemate Gardens Of Babylon and win the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at...

    Joseph O'Brien strengthened his grip on the Triumph Hurdle when Sir Erec made every yard of the running to see off stablemate Gardens Of Babylon and win the Tattersalls Ireland Spring Juvenile Hurdle at Leopardstown.
    Willie Mullins off the mark as Min takes Ladrokes Dublin Chase

    Willie Mullins off the mark as Min takes Ladrokes Dublin Chase


    After watching Gordon Elliott record a treble, comprising two Grade Ones and a Grade Two contest, champion trainer Willie Mullins opened his account when Min effortlessly took the spoils in the day’s third Grade One race, the Ladrokes Dublin...

    After watching Gordon Elliott record a treble, comprising two Grade Ones and a Grade Two contest, champion trainer Willie Mullins opened his account when Min effortlessly took the spoils in the day’s third Grade One race, the Ladrokes Dublin Chase.
    Highs and lows of a lifetime in racing keep fires burning bright

    Highs and lows of a lifetime in racing keep fires burning bright


    When Noel Meade is quizzed about his greatest Leopardstown memory, one stands out above all others in his lengthy list of achievements as it sums up the highs and lows of racing in a...

    When Noel Meade is quizzed about his greatest Leopardstown memory, one stands out above all others in his lengthy list of achievements as it sums up the highs and lows of racing in a nutshell.
    Supasundae to return to form at perfect time

    Supasundae to return to form at perfect time


    There were no Grade One races last Saturday, and I mentioned how Grade Twos can often be tricky to bet on - but we've no such concerns this...

    There were no Grade One races last Saturday, and I mentioned how Grade Twos can often be tricky to bet on - but we've no such concerns this weekend.
    Apple's looking sweet as Min prepares to stop Simply Ned in his tracks

    Apple's looking sweet as Min prepares to stop Simply Ned in his tracks


    Apple's Jade has been the star of the Irish jumps season and Gordon Elliott's wonder mare is the centre of attention on day one of the Dublin Racing...

    Apple's Jade has been the star of the Irish jumps season and Gordon Elliott's wonder mare is the centre of attention on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival.
    'Anibale' to fly home in blue riband while stamina of 'Delta' can make the difference

    'Anibale' to fly home in blue riband while stamina of 'Delta' can make the difference


    There were a lot left with regrets after how the Savills Chase panned out at Christmas but they get the chance to put the record straight in the Grade One Unibet Irish Gold Cup (3.35) at Leopardstown...

    There were a lot left with regrets after how the Savills Chase panned out at Christmas but they get the chance to put the record straight in the Grade One Unibet Irish Gold Cup (3.35) at Leopardstown tomorrow.
    Greatrex determined to beat weather and Leopardstown rivals with his classy 'Roi'

    Greatrex determined to beat weather and Leopardstown rivals with his classy 'Roi'


    Plummeting temperatures and snow are threatening to close down turf racing in Britain this weekend but Leopardstown is confident it will beat the weather and be able to stage the high-class action of its two-day Dublin Racing...

    Plummeting temperatures and snow are threatening to close down turf racing in Britain this weekend but Leopardstown is confident it will beat the weather and be able to stage the high-class action of its two-day Dublin Racing Festival.
    Elliott's Tiger Roll heads record Irish entry for Aintree showpiece

    Elliott's Tiger Roll heads record Irish entry for Aintree showpiece


    Last year's winner Tiger Roll is one 112 initial entries for the Aintree Grand National, which, with a prize fund of £1m, is the world's most valuable jumps...

    Last year's winner Tiger Roll is one 112 initial entries for the Aintree Grand National, which, with a prize fund of £1m, is the world's most valuable jumps race.
    Mullins sweet on Melon in duel with 'Jade'

    Mullins sweet on Melon in duel with 'Jade'


    Willie Mullins is confident that Melon can shine in Saturday's Grade One BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle if reproducing the form he is showing on his Closutton...

    Willie Mullins is confident that Melon can shine in Saturday's Grade One BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle if reproducing the form he is showing on his Closutton gallops.
    Blackmore and Townend to duke it out

    Blackmore and Townend to duke it out


    It's a dry week of jumps action ahead of Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival this weekend and today's card at Down Royal must pass a morning inspection due to the threat of overnight...

    It's a dry week of jumps action ahead of Leopardstown's Dublin Racing Festival this weekend and today's card at Down Royal must pass a morning inspection due to the threat of overnight snow.
    'Supreme' proof that syndicates can also dream of Festival glory

    'Supreme' proof that syndicates can also dream of Festival glory


    As the Cheltenham Festival creeps closer, Willie Mullins may find that his Closutton yard is swelled with more nervous owners than most as some of the 500-strong members of the Supreme Horse Racing Club pop...

    As the Cheltenham Festival creeps closer, Willie Mullins may find that his Closutton yard is swelled with more nervous owners than most as some of the 500-strong members of the Supreme Horse Racing Club pop in.
    Nolan ready to rock at Cheltenham with Discorama

    Nolan ready to rock at Cheltenham with Discorama


    Paul Nolan believes he has two exciting Cheltenham Festival prospects on his hands with Discorama and Latest Exhibition booking their ticket to the Cotswolds in contrasting fashion at Naas on...

    Paul Nolan believes he has two exciting Cheltenham Festival prospects on his hands with Discorama and Latest Exhibition booking their ticket to the Cotswolds in contrasting fashion at Naas on Sunday.

    Frost pitches Frodon into Gold Cup mix


    Frodon looks set to be the centre of much attention in the build-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup following his victory in the Trial Cotswold Chase on...

    Frodon looks set to be the centre of much attention in the build-up to the Cheltenham Gold Cup following his victory in the Trial Cotswold Chase on Saturday.

    Ballyward stays upright to give Mullins Naas spoils


    Ballyward ran out a wide-margin winner in a dramatic renewal of the Novice Chase at Naas...

    Ballyward ran out a wide-margin winner in a dramatic renewal of the Novice Chase at Naas yesterday.
    Reputations on line as Festival fever begins

    Reputations on line as Festival fever begins


    Nestling comfortably between the twin peaks of Christmas and Cheltenham, the Dublin Racing Festival debuted last winter. Offering two days of high-class action, featuring some of the finest equine talent in the country battling for serious prize money,...

    Nestling comfortably between the twin peaks of Christmas and Cheltenham, the Dublin Racing Festival debuted last winter. Offering two days of high-class action, featuring some of the finest equine talent in the country battling for serious prize money, it proved an instant hit. Next weekend, we get to do it all again.
    Frodon set to give Frost shot at Gold Cup history

    Frodon set to give Frost shot at Gold Cup history


    In March it will be 35 years since Jenny Pitman made history by becoming the first woman to train a Gold Cup winner when she sent out Burrough Hill Lad to land the most coveted prize at the Cheltenham...

    In March it will be 35 years since Jenny Pitman made history by becoming the first woman to train a Gold Cup winner when she sent out Burrough Hill Lad to land the most coveted prize at the Cheltenham Festival.

    Woollacott: Lalor to go straight to Cheltenham


    Exciting novice Lalor will chart a direct route towards the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham after Kayley Woollacott decided not to declare him for Doncaster...

    Exciting novice Lalor will chart a direct route towards the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham after Kayley Woollacott decided not to declare him for Doncaster today.
    Wayne Bailey: 'Promising Adjali looks set for success'

    Wayne Bailey: 'Promising Adjali looks set for success'


    We've no Grade One races in Britain or Ireland today, but between Cheltenham and Doncaster we have some decent action nonetheless with seven Grade Two...

    We've no Grade One races in Britain or Ireland today, but between Cheltenham and Doncaster we have some decent action nonetheless with seven Grade Two contests.

    Espoir D'Allen to show Champion Hurdle class


    The racing public are crying out for a Champion Hurdle challenger to put their head above the parapet and Espoir D'Allen may do just that at Naas...

    The racing public are crying out for a Champion Hurdle challenger to put their head above the parapet and Espoir D'Allen may do just that at Naas tomorrow.

    'Percy' impresses on his return to justify Gold Cup hype


    Presenting Percy "put down a marker" to justify the hype and his position as Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite when stealing the show on Thyestes day at Gowran Park...

    Presenting Percy "put down a marker" to justify the hype and his position as Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite when stealing the show on Thyestes day at Gowran Park yesterday.
    Harrington hopes 'Light' keeps shining

    Harrington hopes 'Light' keeps shining


    Most trainers were crying foul of the unusually dry spell this winter but Jessica Harrington has used it to her advantage with Magic Of Light, and the progressive mare bids for an English hat-trick at Huntingdon...

    Most trainers were crying foul of the unusually dry spell this winter but Jessica Harrington has used it to her advantage with Magic Of Light, and the progressive mare bids for an English hat-trick at Huntingdon today.
    Mullins back with bang while 'Percy' delights

    Mullins back with bang while 'Percy' delights


    Form is temporary, class is permanent and Willie Mullins proved misguided rumours of his demise were just that as Invitation Only (4/1 favourite) gave the champion trainer his seventh Thyestes Chase to spearhead a 33/1 Gowran Park...

    Form is temporary, class is permanent and Willie Mullins proved misguided rumours of his demise were just that as Invitation Only (4/1 favourite) gave the champion trainer his seventh Thyestes Chase to spearhead a 33/1 Gowran Park treble.

    Mr Diablo can foil big guns to take Thyestes with all eyes on 'Percy'


    All eyes are on Presenting Percy as the Gold Cup favourite makes his much-anticipated reappearance but that's just one of many sub-plots on a cracking Thyestes card...

    All eyes are on Presenting Percy as the Gold Cup favourite makes his much-anticipated reappearance but that's just one of many sub-plots on a cracking Thyestes card today.
    Cullen hopes to stoke old 'Fire' over fences

    Cullen hopes to stoke old 'Fire' over fences


    Denis Cullen is looking forward to giving Grade One winner Arctic Fire his first start over fences at Gowran Park...

    Denis Cullen is looking forward to giving Grade One winner Arctic Fire his first start over fences at Gowran Park tomorrow.
    Howard hopes 'Escape' is Grade One calibre

    Howard hopes 'Escape' is Grade One calibre


    Aidan Howard is hoping Winter Escape can catapult him into the big time when he tackles Grade One company for the first time at next month's Dublin Racing...

    Aidan Howard is hoping Winter Escape can catapult him into the big time when he tackles Grade One company for the first time at next month's Dublin Racing Festival.
    Financial stress no burden as Mullins dreams of day in the sun

    Financial stress no burden as Mullins dreams of day in the sun


    While training across the road from Gowran Park has many perks, it didn't take Tony Mullins too long to realise that he couldn't take things for granted despite his close proximity to the Kilkenny...

    While training across the road from Gowran Park has many perks, it didn't take Tony Mullins too long to realise that he couldn't take things for granted despite his close proximity to the Kilkenny track.
    Harrington keen to get 'John' schooled

    Harrington keen to get 'John' schooled


    Jessica Harrington is desperate to get a racecourse school into Sizing John before a possible appearance at the Dublin Racing...

    Jessica Harrington is desperate to get a racecourse school into Sizing John before a possible appearance at the Dublin Racing Festival.
    'Permis' success puts Cheltenham in Meade's mind

    'Permis' success puts Cheltenham in Meade's mind


    Tout Est Permis got up in the final stride to edge out the front-running Sub Lieutenant in a pulsating finish to the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles...

    Tout Est Permis got up in the final stride to edge out the front-running Sub Lieutenant in a pulsating finish to the Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase at Thurles yesterday.
    Altior a step closer to record

    Altior a step closer to record


    Altior stretched his unbeaten sequence to 17 with a smooth victory in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot.Nicky Henderson's superstar did jump out to his left, markedly on occasions, but he had so much in hand over just two rivals it did not make...

    Altior stretched his unbeaten sequence to 17 with a smooth victory in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot.Nicky Henderson's superstar did jump out to his left, markedly on occasions, but he had so much in hand over just two rivals it did not make any difference.
    Byrne confident Recall can get it right this year

    Byrne confident Recall can get it right this year


    The Irish National Stud shared a photo of two of its most famous residents, Hurricane Fly and Hardy Eustace, during the week, nose to nose, possibly reminiscing about the four Champion Hurdles they shared evenly between...

    The Irish National Stud shared a photo of two of its most famous residents, Hurricane Fly and Hardy Eustace, during the week, nose to nose, possibly reminiscing about the four Champion Hurdles they shared evenly between them.

    Lisnagar Oscar in line for Bartlett bid at Cheltenham


    All roads lead to the Cheltenham Festival for Lisnagar Oscar after he opened his account with a thrilling victory at...

    All roads lead to the Cheltenham Festival for Lisnagar Oscar after he opened his account with a thrilling victory at Chepstow.

    Improving 'Tout' can strike blow for Meade


    If recent runnings of the Grade Two Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (2.10) are anything to go by then all eyes will be on Thurles...

    If recent runnings of the Grade Two Horse & Jockey Hotel Chase (2.10) are anything to go by then all eyes will be on Thurles tomorrow.
    Silver Streak can outshine Haydock rivals

    Silver Streak can outshine Haydock rivals


    There's been a few notable extremely short-priced horses down through the years, the first of which was probably Eclipse, priced 1/70 when beating a horse named Corsican for a 150-Guineas plate race at Newmarket in...

    There's been a few notable extremely short-priced horses down through the years, the first of which was probably Eclipse, priced 1/70 when beating a horse named Corsican for a 150-Guineas plate race at Newmarket in 1770.
    'Sceaux' camp weigh up options after skipping Ascot

    'Sceaux' camp weigh up options after skipping Ascot


    Un De Sceaux could head to Newbury, Leopardstown or step back up in trip for the Ascot Chase after Willie Mullins sidestepped an outing this weekend on account of the...

    Un De Sceaux could head to Newbury, Leopardstown or step back up in trip for the Ascot Chase after Willie Mullins sidestepped an outing this weekend on account of the ground.

    Simply Ned and La Bague Au Roi to head strong English challenge


    The raiding party for next month's Dublin Racing Festival looks set to be a potent one with Leopardstown favourite Simply Ned leading an 11-strong English...

    The raiding party for next month's Dublin Racing Festival looks set to be a potent one with Leopardstown favourite Simply Ned leading an 11-strong English challenge.
    'Jade' set for Irish Champion bid

    'Jade' set for Irish Champion bid


    The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at next month's Dublin Racing Festival is the next port of call for Apple's Jade but Gordon Elliott insists a tilt at the Cheltenham equivalent in March is "very...

    The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at next month's Dublin Racing Festival is the next port of call for Apple's Jade but Gordon Elliott insists a tilt at the Cheltenham equivalent in March is "very doubtful".
    Harrington hoping for rain ahead of Sizing John's return

    Harrington hoping for rain ahead of Sizing John's return


    Jessica Harrington hopes that 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John will make his first appearance in over a year at next month's Dublin Racing...

    Jessica Harrington hopes that 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John will make his first appearance in over a year at next month's Dublin Racing Festival.
    Walsh and Mullins insist stable's dip in form is not a concern at Closutton

    Walsh and Mullins insist stable's dip in form is not a concern at Closutton


    Ruby Walsh and Patrick Mullins are not concerned by the inconsistency of Willie Mullins' yard and expect the wheel to turn as many of his Closutton string shake off the cobwebs and get a run under their belt after an unusually dry...

    Ruby Walsh and Patrick Mullins are not concerned by the inconsistency of Willie Mullins' yard and expect the wheel to turn as many of his Closutton string shake off the cobwebs and get a run under their belt after an unusually dry spell.
    Fairyhouse treble delight for Elliott

    Fairyhouse treble delight for Elliott


    Gordon Elliott enjoyed a 64/1 treble at Fairyhouse, where Eclair De Beaufeu (100/30) took the featured conditions hurdle under Jack Kennedy, beating Ted Walsh's Oscars Den by five...

    Gordon Elliott enjoyed a 64/1 treble at Fairyhouse, where Eclair De Beaufeu (100/30) took the featured conditions hurdle under Jack Kennedy, beating Ted Walsh's Oscars Den by five lengths.
    Nothing can match 'thrill' of Cheltenham win for Hayes

    Nothing can match 'thrill' of Cheltenham win for Hayes


    When Noel Hayes' father went to the Tattersalls Ireland sale in September 2010, little did he know that he would stumble upon a superstar like Our Conor for the paltry sum of...

    When Noel Hayes' father went to the Tattersalls Ireland sale in September 2010, little did he know that he would stumble upon a superstar like Our Conor for the paltry sum of €4,500.

    Un De Sceaux and Altior to battle again in Clarence House


    The sight of Altior and Un De Sceaux jumping the last upsides in the Tingle Creek is one of the moments of the season thus far and the pair look set to renew rivalries in Saturday's Clarence House Chase at...

    The sight of Altior and Un De Sceaux jumping the last upsides in the Tingle Creek is one of the moments of the season thus far and the pair look set to renew rivalries in Saturday's Clarence House Chase at Ascot.
    'Tears' primed to get hurdling career off to a flyer for Elliott

    'Tears' primed to get hurdling career off to a flyer for Elliott


    Black Tears will bid to get her career over timber off to a winning start at Punchestown today when she lines-up in the Mares Maiden...

    Black Tears will bid to get her career over timber off to a winning start at Punchestown today when she lines-up in the Mares Maiden Hurdle.
    Flanagan steps in to steer 'Felix' back to his best

    Flanagan steps in to steer 'Felix' back to his best


    Felix Desjy bounced back to winning ways when making all the running in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at...

    Felix Desjy bounced back to winning ways when making all the running in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown.
    Impulsive Star shows Festival quality

    Impulsive Star shows Festival quality


    The McCoy Contractors Civil Engineering Classic at Warwick often provides a Grand National clue and, while that may be the destination 16 months down the line for yesterday's lightly-weighted 8/1 winner, Impulsive Star, it was a more immediate pointer...

    The McCoy Contractors Civil Engineering Classic at Warwick often provides a Grand National clue and, while that may be the destination 16 months down the line for yesterday's lightly-weighted 8/1 winner, Impulsive Star, it was a more immediate pointer for Cheltenham's four-mile National Hunt Chase.

    Duca leads way as Elliott claims Fairyhouse spoils


    Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud took the major honours at Fairyhouse yesterday with Duca De Thaix giving Elliott a third consecutive victory in the €100,000 BetVictor Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase and Surin edging a thrilling finish to...

    Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud took the major honours at Fairyhouse yesterday with Duca De Thaix giving Elliott a third consecutive victory in the €100,000 BetVictor Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase and Surin edging a thrilling finish to the BetVictor Irish Racing Hurdle.
    'Buttercup' to flower for Mullins and Townend

    'Buttercup' to flower for Mullins and Townend


    The amalgamation of several top jumps races to develop the Dublin Racing Festival means there's a dearth of Grade One action until next month but tomorrow's Punchestown card has a few prizes to excite...

    The amalgamation of several top jumps races to develop the Dublin Racing Festival means there's a dearth of Grade One action until next month but tomorrow's Punchestown card has a few prizes to excite punters.
    Improving Top Notch to show he's first-class

    Improving Top Notch to show he's first-class


    A good chunk of my form study relies on statistics, and it's always somewhat comforting when the bet you are about to place fits in with the profitable stats and...

    A good chunk of my form study relies on statistics, and it's always somewhat comforting when the bet you are about to place fits in with the profitable stats and trends.
    'I blew a million quid on drink, drugs and women' - Irish jockey eyeing remarkable comeback

    'I blew a million quid on drink, drugs and women' - Irish jockey eyeing remarkable comeback


    It was sometime in 2007 when Paddy Merrigan drove a brand new €100k BMW to Birmingham airport and only remembered to collect it three months later when a sizeable parking fee bill landed on his...

    It was sometime in 2007 when Paddy Merrigan drove a brand new €100k BMW to Birmingham airport and only remembered to collect it three months later when a sizeable parking fee bill landed on his desk.
    Kelly hoping rain arrives for Percy's Irish Gold Cup assault

    Kelly hoping rain arrives for Percy's Irish Gold Cup assault


    Ante-post Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy and the progressive Kemboy are among 24 entries for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown next...

    Ante-post Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy and the progressive Kemboy are among 24 entries for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown next month.
    Sprinter or stayer? 'Speed gene' dictates horse's race potential

    Sprinter or stayer? 'Speed gene' dictates horse's race potential


    A significant study into horse racing genetics has found that the 'speed gene' is the main determinant of why some horses are born sprinters and others...

    A significant study into horse racing genetics has found that the 'speed gene' is the main determinant of why some horses are born sprinters and others stayers.