Barry Connell: looking forward to Cheltenham this year following last year’s disappointments. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Leopardstown’s €20,000 Ballsbridge Hurdle is small fry compared to Cheltenham’s upcoming delights but it could provide a timely boost today to both G(...)

Champagne Fever, ridden by Ruby Walsh, on the way to beating My Tent Or Yours ridden by Tony McCoy to win the William Hill Supreme Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2013. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

With just over three weeks to the start of Cheltenham 2015, this weekend’s trials are something of a last-chance saloon in terms of establishing firm (...)

2013 Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co. Kildare 23/4/2013The Champion Steeplechase Sprinter Sacre ridden by Barry Geraghty clears the last ahead of Sizing Europe ridden by Andrew Lynch to winMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Nicky Henderson can see no reason why Sprinter Sacre should not improve on his comeback effort in the Clarence House Chase at Ascot.Once regarded as u(...)

 Barry Geraghty and  Peace And Co  clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Peace And Co preserved his unbeaten record with an accomplished success in the JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham.The 4-9 favourite came from off (...)

Nicky Henderson with Barry Geraghty  at Ascot Racecourse. Photograph: Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Barry Geraghty admits it was a tough decision to overlook Bivouac in favour of Peace And Co in today’s JCB Triumph Hurdle Trial at Cheltenham. Peace A(...)

  Noel Fehily riding Dodging Bullets (right)  wins The Sodexo Clarence House Steeple Chase from Sprinter Sacre and Barry Geraghty (left) at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Star steeplechaser Sprinter Sacre was beaten by Dodging Bullets on his comeback race at Ascot, but still emerged from the race with credit.Sent off t(...)

Barry Geraghty: suggested that the horse felt like “the Sprinter of old” after a schooling session at Newbury last month. Photo: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Racing’s absorption with Sprinter Sacre and his return to the track in today’s Clarence House Chase at Ascot could seem a little overblown. He is on(...)

 Barry Geraghty and  Sprinter Sacre:   “The forecast is pretty wet and it just depends how bad it gets, we wouldn’t want it too heavy,” said Geraghty.Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Twinlight has mixed good and bad this season but only a career best performance is likely to be good enough if he is to record back-to-back Grade One(...)

Nicky Henderson: “I think he’s very exciting. Let’s see what Mr (Willie) Mullins brings over for the Supreme because I suspect that’s what we’ve got to beat.” Photo: Steve Parsons/PA.

L’Ami Serge laid down a sizeable Supreme Novices’ Hurdle marker as he breezed to Grade One glory in the 32Red Tolworth Hurdle at Sandown on Saturda(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Barry Geraghty, jumps the third fence on the way to winning the Desert Orchid Chase on day two of the William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Special Tiara takes Kempton crown
  • Racing
  • December 27, 2014, 16:34

Special Tiara ran his rivals ragged under a front-running ride from Barry Geraghty in the Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton. Henry De Br(...)