LEOPARDSTOWN SATURDAY: Lion roars on as Saxon bows out
Ryan McElligott
Courage and determination gave Sheikh Fahad's colt a third Group 1 win in a row in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown as he again beat Saxon Warrior
2 June 2017 Editorial
A public relations shocker
Leo Powell bemoans the handling of the Gina Mangan saga, hopes for a Japanese runner in September, and asks for good manners from racegoers
3 February 2017 Inside Racing
Leopardstown sets Gold mark with four Grade 1s
Leo Powell speaks to Pat Keogh about Leopardstown and its upcoming marquee meeting
Could we finally have the best race in the world?
Leo Powell anticipates a mouth-watering weekend of racing in Ireland when some of the best horses in the world will compete
9 September 2016 Editorial
LEOPARDSTOWN SATURDAY: Golden Horn the hero despite stewards drama
Despite veering to his right and interfering with Free Eagle, the Derby winner Golden Horn was confirmed the winner of the QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes after a stewards inquiry
18 September 2015 Racing News
FEATURE: Cirrus Des Aigles rises to the challenge
One of racing's most popular horses, Cirrus Des Aigles makes his first appearance in Ireland in the QIPCO Champions Stakes
11 September 2015 Inside Racing
SIMON ROWLANDS: Distance could hinder Golden Horn
Although the Derby winner holds the best timefigure he could be vulnerable over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown
11 September 2015 Inside Racing
DONN McCLEAN: Rain may ruin most intriguing race
With the top four in the betting for the QIPCO Irish Champions Stakes at their best on fast ground, the prospect of rain is causing many worries
11 September 2015 Inside Racing
DONN McCLEAN: Expectations high for Irish Champions Weekend
Irish Champions Weekend is building up to an unmissable feast for racing fans
4 September 2015 Inside Racing
Time Will Tell: Where next for Australia?
Back to the Irish Derby itself, it’s worth noting that Australia (38) came home half a second slower over the last quarter mile than they did in the following two-mile handicap.
30 November -0001 Racing News
Round two for Australia v Kingman?
After the withdrawal of Kingston Hill, the potential for learning more about Australia in the Irish Derby all but vanished.
30 November -0001 Racing News
Parish Hall shows some serious speed
The two races run on the same of the track at the Curragh last Sunday (the nine and 10-furlong contests) were both slowly run, especially in the very early stages, so comparing them is tricky.
30 November -0001 Racing News