Gordon Elliott got the better of his championship rival Willie Mullins at Punchestown yesterday evening but it must be odds-on that the reigning champion will hit back on the third day of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown today. Mullins has no runner in the first three races on the card but his team of four in the Grade 1 Ladbrokes Champion Stayers... View details ⇨
LISTEN: Jockey Rachael Blackmore is one of the outstanding talents in Irish racing at present. The 27-year-old looks certain to claim the conditional riders title this Saturday at Punchestown in her first full season as a professional jockey and she says she has a lot of people to thank for her success.
#InTheStables - With the week's thats in it, we catch up with jockey Andrew Ring who is seeking a second victory in this afternoon’s Martinstown Opportunity Series Final at Punchestown with Fridaynightlights.
Sizing John is all the rage for the Grade 1 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on the second day of the Irish National Hunt Festival. Such an impressive winner of the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup last month, he bids to continue a remarkable run of success for his trainer Jessica Harrington and jockey Robbie Power. The step up to staying trips has certainly brought out the... View details ⇨
Its the opening day of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown and trainer Willie Mullins will need to be quickest away if he is to retain his trainers' championship. He takes on Gordon Elliott's Labaik with a team of three in the Grade 1 Herald Champion Novice Hurdle and perhaps Melon can turn the tables on his Cheltenham conqueror to win for the reigning... View details ⇨
With only six days to go to the crowning of our National Hunt Champions for the 2016/2017 season, the titles of Champion Trainer and Champion Amateur Rider are still very much to play for ahead of the Irish National Hunt Festival at Punchestown. Gordon Elliott continues to hold sway over Willie Mullins as he bids for his first title, with Jamie Codd currently two ahead of Patrick Mullins for... View details ⇨
The Listed Woodlands Stakes tops the bill at Navan this evening where the first of eight races begins at 4.25. Downforce could hardly have been more impressive when successful at Cork earlier in the month and gets the vote to follow up while there also looks to be winning opportunities for the Jessica Harrington-trained Cloistered and Fozzy Stack's Gino Severini... View details ⇨
LISTEN: Over 100,000 racing fans will attend next week’s Punchestown festival. Most of our top National Hunt horses will be in action over the five days and the keenly fought battle for the Irish trainers championship is also providing an intriguing sub plot to one of racing’s most important festivals. Dave Keena previews the action.