February 2023
Mullins calls for new whip rules to be delayed
New regulations are set to come into force on 13 February.
Donn McClean: Praise for Honeysuckle as thoughts about future can wait for another day
Henry de Bromhead’s mare lost out to State Man at Leopardstown yesterday.
Il Etait Temps times it right, as Facile Vega disappoints at Leopardstown
High Definition exits early in dramatic novice feature at Leopardstown.
State Man too strong for Honeysuckle in Irish Champion Hurdle
Gallant mare has to give best to Willie Mullins’ emerging star.
Good Land and El Fabiolo among winners at Leopardstown
Elsewhere, Gala Marceau caused a turn up in the Donohue Marquees Spring Juvenile Hurdle.
Galopin Des Champs dispels stamina doubts in Irish Gold Cup
The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old cemented his position at the head of the betting for the blue riband at Cheltenham.
Trainer Ronan McNally hit with 12-year ban from Irish racing
Breaches of rules said by IHRB to ‘strike at the integrity of the sport’.
January 2023
Donn McClean: Five to watch at the Dublin Racing Festival
Five picks for this weekend’s festival at Leopardstown.
Waterford jockey lands Grade 1 success in brilliant style at Cheltenham
Dungarvan’s Niall Houlihan rode Editeur Du Gite to victory, as Energumene only finished third in a race to savour at Cheltenham.
Magical Mullins reaches 4,000 career winners at Fairyhouse
Hard-fought success for Bronn is a landmark for master trainer.
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Carefully Selected edges out Dunboyne in Thyestes thriller
Elsewhere, Teahupoo shot to ante-post favouritism for the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival following a facile victory in the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle.
Donn McClean: Willie Mullins facing some of life's nicer quandaries ahead of Cheltenham
It’s unlikely that Mullins himself knows at this point how he will divide up his novice hurdlers in March, writes Donn McClean.
Fakir D’oudairies prevails in dramatic Thurles feature
Allegorie De Vassy stays unbeaten for Mullins.
Energumene against Edwardstone at Ascot lost to the weather
The Clarence House Chase clash is latest to feel the bite of the big freeze in England.
Donn McClean: Davy Russell’s return offers Gordon Elliott safest hands for biggest stage
Jack Kennedy’s injury left a temporary conundrum at Cullentra. The answer was obvious.
De Bromhead charting direct Cheltenham route for Gold Cup duo
A Plus Tard and Minella Indo are both on course for March.
Davy Russell wins on comeback following short-lived retirement
Sa Fureur delivered the goods for Gordon Elliott at Punchestown.
Blood Destiny enters Triumph Hurdle contention with stylish win at Fairyhouse
Pic D’Orhy wins the Silviniaco Conti Chase for Paul Nicholls, while West Balboa edges a thrilling renewal of the Lanzarote Hurdle.
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Davy Russell making riding return to cover for injured Kennedy
Dual National hero only announced retirement after winner last month.
Donn McClean: Impressive winners at the first Grade 1 races of the year
The Novice Hurdles at Sandown and Naas are fertile ground for Cheltenham Festival winners.
Leg fracture confirmed for Jack Kennedy after Naas fall
Now very much the number one choice for Gordon Elliott, he is currently leading the race to be champion jockey.
Irish Champion Hurdle to determine Honeysuckle future
A tilt at the Mares’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival has been ruled out.
Gordon Elliot expresses layoff concerns for Jack Kennedy after jockey is hospitalised
The 23-year-old, who rides for Gordon Elliott, suffered a leg injury.
Champ Kiely dominates as Willie Mullins savours more Naas glory
The seven-year-old was one of two runners for the champion trainer in the Grade One contest.
Superstar hurdler Constitution Hill 'almost certainly' going straight to Cheltenham
Champion Hurdle favourite set to swerve Haydock trial in January, and Irish Champion Hurdle in early February.
King George winner heading straight to Cheltenham for March Gold Cup bid
‘I don’t need to prove anything with him, he’s best when he’s fresh and very fit’.
Marie's Rock takes Relkeel win at Cheltenham, The Real Whacker stuns 'Dipper' rivals
The Nicky Henderson-trained Marie’s Rock is now 4-1 to defend her Mares’ Hurdle title in March.
Minella Indo wins New Year’s Day thriller for Blackmore and de Bromhead
2021 Gold Cup winner back with a bang at Tramore.
Last year
Donn McClean: Lessons learned from a Christmas of Willie Mullins dominance
Closutton trainer asserted his strength by winning 13 of the 28 races at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival.
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Champion Hurdle still a live event with State Man set to give Constitution Hill a crack
Johnny Ward reports from another Willie Mullins-dominated final day at Leopardstown.
State Man and Gaillard Du Mesnil claim big wins for Mullins on final day at Leopardstown
Victory in the Matheson Hurdle sees State Man continue towards a likely clash with Constitution Hill at Cheltenham.
Michael O'Leary enjoys ideal flying visit to Leopardstown
Owner goes racing for the first time in 2022 and sees Conflated run away with the feature Savills Chase.
'Amazing to see the rainbow. We always feel that’s a sign Jacksy’s around'
Henry de Bromhead speaks movingly about his late son, Jack.
Conflated claims emphatic Savills Chase success
Favourite triumphs for Gordon Elliott in Leopardstown highlight.
Home By The Lee takes Christmas crown at Leopardstown
Grade One winner now a 6-1 chance for Stayers’ Hurdle.
Willie Mullins hails 'extraordinary day' that brings six winners at Leopardstown
Trainer equals his best ever haul on a single card.
The Two Amigos claims Welsh National gold
16-1 chance takes Chepstow feature at third attempt.