EOGHAIN WARD: Excluding graded winners from opens
Eogháin Ward
The attraction of having graded winners in opens must be tempered by providing ample opportunities for the traditional open pointer to remain competitive
6 January 2017 Point-to-Point
EOGHAIN WARD: High class Gigginstown recruits
Former Grade 1 winners Sir Des Champs and First Lieutenant are entered to run between the flags at Aghabullogue tomorrow
6 January 2017 Inside Racing
THE WEEK THAT WAS: Give Veterans a day
Do we need a few more races for popular old horses that race fans would genuinely like to see winning again?
LEOPARDSTOWN MONDAY: Don Poli pulls out just enough
Willie Mullins landed his first win in the Lexus Chase as the leading Gold Cup candidate battled to a narrow win
1 January 2016 Racing News
Lieutenant the most popular winner
Recent runnings of the Grand National would indicate the older horses may have the upper hand at Aintree
10 April 2015 Inside Racing
Three chances for Grand National glory
Donn McClean selects three against the field in the Crabbie's Grand National at Aintree
10 April 2015 Previews
THURLES: Rolly rolls on for Mullins
The Willie Mullins team were on the mark again at Thurles with Rolly Baby where Grand National candidate First Lieutenant disappointed over hurdles
20 March 2015 Racing News
DOWN ROYAL SATURDAY: Bob's the word for Royal win
Kevin Blake expects Willie Mullins' top chaser to continue his fine form of last year and notch a third Grade 1 win in a row in Down Royal's big chase
31 October 2014 Previews
Time Will Tell: This was a sub-par Lexus
On reflection I shouldn't have worried whether Leopardstown's chase course was big enough for Bobs Worth (35-pace adjusted 40) to show the same form he has at Newbury.
30 November -0001 Racing News
Texas Jack smart over two and a half miles trip
The Grade 2 Kinloch Brae Chase was a tricky contest to analyse as it featured a field that looked very closely matched.
30 November -0001 Racing News
Instalment needs to survive downhill run
You will rarely see a round of jumping as good as that Last Instalment (41) put up when winning the Hennessy at Leopardstown.
30 November -0001 Racing News
Silviniaco has some stamina doubts
Silviniaco Conti (42) clocked a fast time to win the Betfred Bowl but things started getting pretty desperate towards the end of the race.
30 November -0001 Racing News