ANDY BATE: Day 1 at Cheltenham on the clock
Andy Bate
Andy Bate gives his perspective on the first-day Grade 1s at the Cheltenham Festival
5 March 2023 Racing features
The Facile Vega story: 'We're loving every moment of it'
Ger O’Brien talks to Ronan Groome about Quevega, her son Facile Vega and the rest of the family that could be about to take the jumps game by storm
3 March 2023 Racing features
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Flaws in the favourites?
Anne Marie Duff takes a view on some of the short-priced Cheltenham favourites
ANDY BATE: State Man seals it with turn of speed
The champion jockey cruised along in front before delivering the fastest closing sectional of the day, but there was a suicidal early pace in the novices hurdle
10 February 2023 Racing columns
VIDEO: Facile Vega flops as Il Etait Temps strikes
The Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle was another case of a Willie Mullins-trained outsider upsetting the favourite and stable companion
5 February 2023 Racing News
TATTERSALLS NOVICE HURDLE: Point a value alternative to Vega
Ronan Groome provides a horse-by-horse guide to the Grade 1 Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle
2 February 2023 Racing previews
CHELTENHAM COUNTDOWN: Finding faults in Facile?
Anne Marie Duff looks at the Festival novice hurdles entries dominated by Mullins and Elliott but with a few other lively Irish challengers
27 January 2023 Racing features
ANDY BATE: Facile posts impressive time figure
The win sets him alongside Marine Nationale at the head of the novice hurdle rating
6 January 2023 Racing columns
LEOPARDSTOWN TUESDAY: Lord steps up to Champion contention
Johnny Ward reports from day two of the Leopardstown Christmas meeting
30 December 2022 Racing News
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Clearer sights on the Road to Cheltenham?
Did the action at Kempton and Leopardstown firm up opinions on Cheltenham bankers?
30 December 2022 Racing columns
VIDEO: Facile Vega extends unbeaten run
Willie Mullins was again full of praise for the star novice at Leopardstown on Tuesday
27 December 2022 Racing News
FUTURE CHAMPIONS: Facile victory likely
Ronan Groome provides a horse-by-horse guide to the Grade 1 Paddy Power Future Champions Novice Hurdle
23 December 2022 Racing features