HENRY DE BROMHEAD says Special Tiara is likely to miss Saturday's bet365 Celebration Chase at Sandown and instead run in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday.
BRYAN COOPER is firmly focused on riding as many winners as possible as he aims to strengthen his chances of claiming the Irish jump jockeys’ title for the first time.
The Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchestown Gold Cup is shaping up to be the race of the season with Don Cossack, Cue Card and Vautour set to lock horns and we asked some of Ireland's top jockeys would they would like to ride in the race.
THE Don Cossack camp cannot wait for Gold Cup winner to tackle Cue Card and Vautour at Punchestown, and want good ground so that all three superstars can be seen to best effect.
JONATHAN BURKE will not require surgery and is set to be fitted with a brace Thursday morning but he will be out of action for around three months according to Turf Club medical officer Dr Adrian McGoldrick.
THE evergreen, and ever popular, chaser Wishfull Thinking has been retired following a disappointing run in the Silver Trophy Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday.
AIDAN O'BRIEN looks set to launch a strong defence of his Investec Oaks crown as he has entered 16 horses in the fillies' Classic, including impressive Dubai Fillies' Mile winner and 1,000 Guineas favourite Minding.
Alastair Down reflects on an unlikely Grand National triumph to uplift, excite and heal the battered spirit of a wonderful trainer.
THIRTEEN years have passed since Refuse To Bend won Leopardstown's 2,000 Guineas Trial Stakes before going on to land the 2,000 Guineas and the presence of Johannes Vermeer and True Solitaire makes it a fascinating spectacle.
HARZAND produced a stunning late surge to overhaul Idaho and win the Ballysax Stakes, in the process earning quotes of 16-1 for the Investec Derby at Epsom.
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