Horse Racing News

Syndicate content
Independent.ie - Horse Racing RSS Feed
Updated: 12 min 46 sec ago

Paul Townend wins Irish champion jump jockey title after 100th winner of season at Punchestown

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 19:58
Paul Townend has finally seen off Rachael Blackmore's challenge to become Ireland's champion jump jockey for a fourth time.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Four: 'I nearly threw it away at the last' - Rachael Blackmore savours Champion Hurdle glory

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 18:09
Honeysuckle capped an amazing campaign when taking her unbeaten record to 12 in the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
Categories: Horse Racing News

We’ll be ready to capitalise if Rachael and Honeysuckle slip up

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
The Champion Hurdle is a beautifully competitive race. The unbeaten Champion mare Honeysuckle once again puts her record on the line, and while she has beaten all of these before, the form of Henry de Bromhead’s horses this week must rate a slight concern, even to a mare which Rolex set their watches by.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Masterclass from Mullins is capped by ‘Dream’ cruise

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
Everywhere you looked there was a Willie Mullins runner doing something special at Punchestown yesterday as the Closutton maestro continues to make the extraordinary, a staggering 299/1 five-timer, look like just another day at the office.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Four: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as ‘Honey’ can prove class once again while ‘Dove’ is set to soar

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
There is no debate about the star attraction on day four of the Punchestown Festival as the brilliant Honeysuckle sets sights on bringing her unbeaten streak to 12 by completing a rare Champion Hurdle double.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Rothwell in esteemed company as ‘Banjo’ banks famous double

Fri, 30/04/2021 - 02:30
There may be a familiar name at the head of the table with Willie Mullins already nailed on for an 18th Leading Trainer award at the Punchestown Festival, but few would have predicted that Philip Rothwell would be his closest pursuer after three days.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Paul Townend goes eight winners clear of Rachael Blackmore in Irish champion jockey hunt

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 21:48
Paul Townend is now eight winners clear of Rachael Blackmore in the race to be crowned Ireland's champion National Hunt jockey.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Four: Wayne Bailey marks your card as Honeysuckle looks unstoppable in Champion Hurdle

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 20:11
Of the past 11 renewals, the favourite has won the Paddy Power Champion Hurdle (5.25) on eight occasions – and that trend is set to continue with the outstanding Honeysuckle, which is unbeaten in 11 races.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Three: Patrick Mullins and Klassical Dream claims Stayers Hurdle glory

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 17:51
Klassical Dream made light of a long absence as he ran out a hugely impressive winner of the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Three: Michael Verney's race-by-race guide as Saldier seeks Stayers prize

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 02:30
Three Cheltenham winners collide on day three of the Punchestown Festival as Flooring Porter bids for a famous Stayers’ Hurdle double in what has already been a fairytale season for Gavin Cromwell’s stable star. 
Categories: Horse Racing News

Dettori happy there’s a sweet tune left in Stradivarius

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 02:30
Frankie Dettori freely admits that, at 50 years old and in his 34th season, the humdrum days no longer get his juices flowing. But it is very different when he is on his stage.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Blackmore can keep the pressure on Townend right until the finish

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 02:30
The Stayers Hurdle is always an eclectic mix. Horses moving up from two miles, horses coming back from chasing, horses stepping out of handicaps. It is almost the misfit division. Today’s race features a soup of all different types.
Categories: Horse Racing News

‘Clan’ the man as British empire strikes back to seize Gold Cup

Thu, 29/04/2021 - 02:30
The rare old times were fast becoming the norm as Irish trainers continue to enjoy a fairytale season, but the British jumps empire finally struck back with Clan Des Obeaux (100/30) plundering the Punchestown Gold Cup under an inspired ride from Sam Twiston-Davies.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Punchestown Day Three: Wayne Bailey marks your card as Flooring Porter on good ground for Stayers Hurdle glory

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 20:29
EVERY so often, you get one of those horses that improves beyond all expectation, and as a punter you have to try to establish if the new-found success is down to a few lucky runs or if the horse is the real deal.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Paul Townend goes six clear of Rachael Blackmore for Irish champions jockey title after Punchestown win

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 20:21
Paul Townend stretched his lead to six over Rachael Blackmore in the race to be crowned Ireland's champion National Hunt jockey with victory on Galopin Des Champs at Punchestown on Wednesday.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Rothwell in dreamland as rare double ends Festival barren spell

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
They often say that you could be waiting ages for a bus and then two come along at once, and that's exactly the disbelief which Philip Rothwell was feeling yesterday after notching a rare 389/1 double at the Punchestown Festival.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Energumene gets chance to show mettle on return to action

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
Exciting Energumene gets the chance to advertise his championship credentials in tomorrow’s Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown.
Categories: Horse Racing News

Gosden hoping Stradivarius will be in tune for return

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
Staying king Stradivarius starts on the road to a possible fourth successive Ascot Gold Cup today when he makes his seasonal debut in the Longines Sagaro Stakes.
Categories: Horse Racing News

I was swayed by Sir Gerhard’s gears – today I’ll find out if I made right call for Champion Bumper

Wed, 28/04/2021 - 02:30
Heads or Tails? That was basically my choice in the Champion Bumper today.
Categories: Horse Racing News