Brighterdaysahead makes a comeback at Mersey Novices’ Hurdle after Cheltenham setback

Brighterdaysahead, a five-year-old mare, suffered a shocking defeat at the Cheltenham Festival, finishing behind Golden Ace in the Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle. However, she bounced back in style, pulling clear of stablemate Staffordshire Knot in her next race. Jack Kennedy, her jockey, expressed his thoughts on her performance, praising her talent and ease of victory. Kennedy was puzzled by Brighterdaysahead’s previous […]

Impaire Et Passe wins thrilling finish in Aintree Hurdle, beating Bob Olinger and Langer Dan in photo finish.

The winner, who was supported into even-money favouritism, came across the eventual third Langer Dan after the last. He had both the Coral Cup winner and the Henry de Bromhead-trained Bob Olinger bearing down on him in the final strides, but ultimately clung on by a nose, with Bob Olinger second and Langer Dan a short-head further behind in a […]

Trainers’ association head reacts to prize-money cut with “We’re extremely disappointed” – Racing Post

Falling attendance figures at last month’s Cheltenham Festival and the continued impact of affordability checks have affected the group’s revenues. Consequently, the decision has been made to reduce prize-money by approximately £1.5 million from May until the end of the year. “We’re extremely disappointed to see that the Jockey Club has reduced its prize-money for 2024 from the initially planned […]

Mark Walsh Chooses Limerick Lace in Grand National as Riding Plans Finalized for JP McManus’s Five Contenders

Meetingofthewaters finished third in the Ultima Handicap Chase with jockey Walsh in the last race. This time the ride will be taken over by Mullins’ nephew Danny. In a previous race at Leopardstown in December, Danny steered Meetingofthewaters to a convincing victory in the Paddy Power Chase. Meanwhile, Walsh has opted to ride the Gavin Cromwell-trained Limerick Lace, who is […]

Teahupoo, Stayers’ Hurdle winner, takes the spotlight as Grand National day entries are announced.

Trained by champion jumps trainer Paul Nicholls, the six-year-old, last seen winning a Grade 1 at Leopardstown in December, has not been sighted since. At the Cheltenham Festival, he finished second in the Gallagher Novices’ Hurdle, chasing home Ballyburn. The Arkle form may be represented in the Maghull Novices’ Chase (5.00) by the placed horses Found A Fifty and Il […]

Nicky Henderson Shares the Pain of a Devastating Experience at Racing Post

The Cheltenham Festival is a crucial event for the Seven Barrows yard, directed by a well-known trainer. However, the recent poor performance at the festival has caused distress. Despite much effort, only two wins were secured out of 31 runners in March, marking the first festival without a win since 2008. This disappointing outcome has brought into focus the challenges […]

Willie Mullins: The Dominant Force at the Cheltenham Festival – How Many Winners Await?

Willie Mullins is a dominant figure in the world of jump racing, with an impressive track record at Cheltenham festival. He has a strong chance of reaching 100 winners at the festival, with around half of the 28 ante-post favourites this season hailing from his stable. His recent successes are particularly noteworthy, as 65 of his 94 festival winners were […]

Five Key Points from Willie Mullins’ Media Day at Racing Post: “He’s a Proper Horse and the 10-1 Could Prove a Proper Price.

Willie Mullins, the renowned racehorse trainer, expressed his high hopes for a young horse, stating, “Every time I see him, I think Gold Cup rather than Triumph Hurdle.” He also compared the horse to Douvan and speculated on his potential for winning Grade 1s in the future. Mullins suggested odds for the Triumph Hurdle and the Champion Bumper, urging punters […]