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Stewart: Saphir is more like Halo than Big Buck's

Mon, 26 Jan 15 06:56

OWNER Andy Stewart on Sunday said Saturday’s Cleeve Hurdle winner Saphir Du Rheu was more like the consistent Celestial Halo than the brilliant Big Buck’s.

Leopardstown: Fly fries rivals to win fifth Irish Champion

Sun, 25 Jan 15 14:50

HURRICANE FLY won a fifth Irish Champion Hurdle, coming from behind with a tenacious display of the class and heart that has helped him amass 22 wins at the highest level.

Leopardstown: Super Sceaux evens for Racing Post Arkle

Sun, 25 Jan 15 13:43

RACING POST ARKLE favourite Un De Sceaux trounced his two rivals Clarcam and Gilgamboa with a breath-taking performance at Leopardstown.

Dual Grade 1-winner Walkon to be retired

Sun, 25 Jan 15 13:13

WALKON, a two-time Grade 1 winner over hurdles, is set to be retired after pulling up at Cheltenham on Saturday.

Soft ground 'ideal but not essential' for Many Clouds

Sun, 25 Jan 15 12:04

OLIVER SHERWOOD was on Sunday hoping for a soft-ground Cheltenham Gold Cup in March as he pointed the way to the festival feature for impressive Trials day winner Many Clouds.

Sprinter Sacre 'fine and more to come at Cheltenham'

Sun, 18 Jan 15 10:55

SPRINTER SACRE, who returned from more than a year off to finish second in Saturday's Clarence House Chase, will head straight to Cheltenham where he has a realistic chance of regaining his Champion Chase crown, Nicky Henderson said on Sunday.

Charlie Swan makes shock retirement decision

Wed, 14 Jan 15 19:15

IN A decision that will send ripples of shock and unease through the Irish racing world, Charlie Swan has announced his retirement from training, effective from the end of this month.

Punters give thumbs up to Chelmsford City debut

Sun, 11 Jan 15 18:35

RACEGOERS at the debut meeting of the new Chelmsford City racecourse gave a largely positive reaction to the Essex venue, which opened its gates for the first time in its new guise on Sunday.

Naas: Tell Us More downed by 33-1 stablemate McKinley

Sun, 04 Jan 15 13:34

TELL US MORE led everywhere except the last 25 yards as his 100 per cent record bit the dust when 33-1 stablemate McKinley steamed past to win with Free Expression a close third.

Naas: Sizing Granite grinds out victory under Burke

Sun, 04 Jan 15 13:05

JONATHAN BURKE, who has gone from strength to strength since being appointed number one rider to Sizing Europe's owners, partnered another winner for Alan and Ann Potts when Sizing Granite got his chasing career back on track at Naas on Sunday.

O'Brien honoured for 'incredible Derby achievement'

Sun, 04 Jan 15 11:07

AIDAN O'BRIEN, who made history by becoming the first trainer to win the Derby three years in a row last summer, has been honoured by the Turf Club for his record-breaking achievement.

Fry aiming to crack the Tolworth with Jolly's

Fri, 02 Jan 15 10:45

THE ongoing issue of small fields in jump racing has again been thrust into the spotlight, with only four runners declared for the highlight of tomorrow's racing, the Grade 1 32Red Tolworth Hurdle.

Cheltenham: Rock On Ruby 14-1 to make festival history

Thu, 01 Jan 15 15:08

ROCK ON RUBY has been cut to a best priced 14-1 to become the first Champion Hurdle winner in over 50 years to also land the Ladbroke World Hurdle after giving favourite Vaniteux weight and a comprehensive beating.

Cheltenham: Classy Zig takes Dipper to stay unbeaten

Thu, 01 Jan 15 13:24

PTIT ZIG produced a smart round of jumping with a touch of class and answered any stamina doubts to retain his unbeaten record over fences.

Sore wrist rules Cooper out of Tramore rides

Thu, 01 Jan 15 11:27

BRYAN COOPER misses his rides at Tramore on Thursday due to a sore wrist but expects to be back in action at the weekend.

Geraghty: Sprinter feels back to his best

Thu, 01 Jan 15 10:00

SPRINTER SACRE's workout at Newbury on Monday has convinced his rider Barry Geraghty the nine-year-old is back to his brilliant best as he is readied to return in the Sodexo Clarence House Chase at Ascot on January 17.

Walsh heartbroken over missing Vautour ride

Sat, 20 Dec 14 10:35

RUBY WALSH has admitted it will be extremely tough to miss the ride on Vautour at Leopardstown on December 26, describing the Racing Post Arkle favourite as "absolutely bombing" in his homework.

The Tullow Tank bang on target for Leopardstown

Sat, 20 Dec 14 07:20

CONNECTIONS of dual Grade 1 winner The Tullow Tank are confident he can bounce back from his Drinmore Novice Chase disappointment when he runs at Leopardstown later this month.

Reve faces big task to notch Ascot hat-trick

Fri, 19 Dec 14 20:20

HE HAS won the two most recent runnings of the Grade 1 JLT Long Walk Hurdle by double-digit margins on similar testing ground, but this time Reve De Sivola is unlikely to go off favourite, or even second favourite.

The New One to miss Faugheen Christmas Hurdle clash

Fri, 19 Dec 14 10:55

BRITAIN'S leading Stan James Champion Hurdle contender The New One will miss a clash with the race's ante-post favourite Faugheen at Kempton next week after connections decided to wait for an opportunity at Haydock next month.

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