Tagged: horse racing

Clash of the titans at Punchestown

  We look at the clash of the titans with Envoi Allen and Monkfish set to meet in the Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown The Grade 1 Dooley Insurance Group Champion...

Irreplaceable

Mike Deasy on an irreplaceable loss, no wonder the tips are free, the Sunday Times shines in a dearth of racing coverage, and a touch of Tommoballs  Little more than a week after racing...

The Richard Johnson Fact File

Four-times champion jump jockey Richard Johnson has announced his retirement from the race riding with immediate effect Johnson broke the news at Newton Abbot and said: “After nearly 30 years in the saddle, the...

Owners Association continues to draw flak

Mike Deasy on more scrutiny for the Racehorse Owners Association, prize money should be just that, the Post’s deft signing and the Doncaster triangle Not for the first time, the Racehorse Owners Association (ROA)...

Paul Nicholls’ eye-catching Aintree entries

Paul Nicholls on his eye-catching entries in Aintree’s Topham Trophy and Foxhunters’ Chase Paul Nicholls hopes to continue his fine record at Aintree’s Randox Grand National Festival and has three contenders for this year’s...

The Irish question

After a bit of an absence, explained below, Mike Deasy’s Of Course column returns to look at Ireland’s Festival dominance, Rachel Blackmore’s outstanding performance, healthy TV viewing figures and the lingering odour from last...

Grand National 2021: the weights

Tiger Roll has been allotted 11st 9lb as he attempts to follow in the footsteps of the immortal Red Rum (successful in 1973, 1974 and 1977) and become the second triple winner of the...

Grand National entries unveiled

The entries have been unveiled for the 2021 Randox Grand National on Saturday 10 April The latest two renewals of the world’s greatest chase in 2018 and 2019 have been landed by the mighty...

Europe’s 2020 top two-year-olds

The Aiden O’Brien-trained St Mark’s Basilica leads Europe’s colts as three fillies share top billing in the two-year-old European Classifications A tumultuous 2020 delivered little in the way of familiarity but not everything changed...