“OK CORRAL” TO HAVE ONE MORE RUN BEFORE CHELTENHAM

The Nicky Henderson trained Ok Corral is anticipated to have another run next month in the expectation of confirming his place at the Cheltenham Festival. The nine-year-old, owned by JP McManus, was hastily slashed to 3/1 favourite with most bookmakers for the four-mile National Hunt Chase after taking his unbeaten record over fences to two…

ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR “CARLO BIRAGHI” AT CHELTENHAM

The Fozzy stack trained Carlo Biraghi looks almost certain to be Cheltenham Festival-bound after making an impressive start to his jumping career at Punchestown on Monday afternoon. The well-built son of Galileo ran in the Irish Derby, in which he finished 10th place behind the Joseph O’Brien trained Latrobe, that is how high in esteem…

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: JONJO O’NEIL JNR

Undeniable he has one of the hardest acts to follow in horse racing but Jonjo O’Neill Jr highlighted his potential with the biggest success of his embryonic career on Big Time Dancer in the Lanzarote Hurdle at Kempton at the weekend. 20-Year-old O’Neil Jr stated after the race “My father is very supportive and a…

“Al DANCER” LOOKS READY-MADE FOR THE SUPREME

The Nigel Twiston-Davis trained AL DANCER appears to be almost certain to take his chance in the upcoming Supreme Novices race, which is the opening race of the Cheltenham Festival. Al Dancer has won his last three races with minimal fuss, including a recent success at this track which only enhances his winning credentials further,…

DUNDALK STADIUM: RECENT EYE-CATCHERS

The Friday 11th January meeting at Dundalk stadium was a very informative one. There was three horses who failed to win however ran was adequate promise to suggest their winning turn wont be too far away at this venue. 1 LORD WIMBORNE This Eddie Harty trained horse ran in the 6pm race over the distance…

BLACKROCK COLLEGE ALUMNI START A SYNDICATE WITH O’BRIEN

A new syndicate, Blackrock Racing Syndicate, has been launched which they will have horses in training with Joseph O’Brien this forthcoming season. The syndicate is made up of Blackrock College alumni who aim to have the syndicate and its members compete at the very highest level. Founder of the syndicate, Pierce Dargan said; ‘Working in…

THE FUTURE LOOKS “BLEAK” FOR SMALL-TIME TRAINERS

The majority of trainers in Ireland bar the top elite, don’t have the privileges of having immense cash to spend at the sales, they must use their own inventiveness to spot a bargain, that can be considered finding a needle in amidst a hay stack. Being a small trainer, can be an unappreciated place, the…

THE BEST OF “BURKE” IS YET TO COME

Co. Cork born jockey Johnathan Burke was left in a sour predicament in Ireland after losing the “Poison chalice” retainership position with the Pott’s family, he had the job security of knowing he was almost certain of winnable chances on a day-to-day basis. Those prominent green and yellow silks unquestionably propelled his career. It’s a…