Posts Tagged ‘Racing’

Many Clouds wins Grand National

The Henry De Bromhead trained and Johnny Burke ridden Sizing Granite on his way back to the winner’s enclosure after victory in the Maghull Novices Chase at Aintree on Saturday
What a race! That was the universal reaction to the Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National on Saturday. The vast majority of interest centered on AP McCoy who had announced that he would retire on the spot if he managed to guide his mount Shutthefrontdoor to victory. That wasn’t to be as the Oliver Sherwood-trained Many Clouds, bred by [...]

Circuit Breaker!

Craig Breen pictured with the Circuit of Ireland trophy in Belfast last Saturday, a title he has craved throughout his motor sport career.
Another life-long ambition has been scratched off Craig Breen’s ‘to do’ list following his superb victory in last weekend’s Circuit of Ireland Rally. The 25-year-old Peugeot Rally Academy driver, along with co-driver Scott Martin, tasted glory in the Discover Northern Ireland-sponsored event, winning by [...]

Sole Powers to Meydan victory

Sole Power with Richard Hughes in the saddle won for the first time in Meydan on Saturday
Fifty seven and a half seconds is exactly how long it took the Eddie Lynam trained Sole Power to pick up some of the £20 million prize money on offer at the lucrative Dubai World Cup meeting at Meydan on Saturday. While connections of Sole Power will undoubtedly be delighted with the £384,615.38 won by the [...]

Déise Delight at Thurles

Following the hugely-successful Cheltenham festival, the domestic racing action returned to normal last week. On Thursday March 19th, there were no less than three Co Waterford-trained winners at Thurles and Kilrossanty-based handler Walter Power got the ball rolling by sending out the 13-year-old Marshim to win the opening Templemore Beginners Chase in the hands of [...]

Russell ready for Cheltenham

Last year’s Gold Cup winning jockey Davy Russell continued his good form ahead of next week’s Cheltenham Festival at Thurles last Thursday when he won the featured Thurles Racecourse Rated Chase on Rubi Light
Davy Russell is eagerly looking forward to next week’s Cheltenham festival, which isn’t at all surprising as he of course partnered Lord Windermere to victory in last year’s Cheltenham Gold cup. The Youghal ace continues to fire in the winners and he combined with Robbie Hennessy to land the featured Thurles Racecourse Rated Chase at [...]

Punchestown brace for Mullins and McManus

De Name Escapes Me and Liz Lalor after winning "The Powerstown INH Flat Race" at Clonmel.       |        Photo: Alain Barr
Goresbridge handler Tom Mullins sent out two winners for JP McManus at Punchestown’s fixture on Wednesday of last week, Oscar Knight completing the duo’s brace by gamely justifying 6/5 favouritism with Mark Walsh in the INH Stallion Owners EBF Maiden Hurdle. Oscar Knight seemed set for a comfortable success when easing into a commanding advantage [...]

Kiely delight as Carlingford Lough wins Hennessy

Pic1: Tony Mc Coy and the John Kiely trained Carlingford Lough are saluted by the Leopardstown crowd following their victory in the Hennessy Gold Cup on Sunday.  Photo: Patrick Mc Cann.
Last Saturday, the legendary AP McCoy partnered his 200th winner of the campaign aboard the Paul Nicholls-trained Mr Mole at Newbury and moments later live on Channel 4, he announced he would be retiring at the end of this season. Now 40, McCoy is already virtually assured of an unprecedented 20th consecutive jumps title in Britain. [...]