Supasundae wining at Ascot for Barry Geraghty in December. Johnny Burke takes up the ride  for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst

Supasundae is bred to win a classic on the flat so Henry De Bromhead is hoping that quality will come to the fore in Cheltenham’s sole contest on t(...)

Henry de Bromhead said that Sizing Europe is in good form and is being trained towards Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Sizing Europe could yet extend his remarkable Cheltenham record even further with trainer Henry De Bromhead planning to make a late call on whether or(...)

Willie Mullins’ Black Hercules is lined-up for the Listed Irish Stallion Owners Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Black Hercules, a 5-1 ante-post favourite for the three-mile Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham in March, could revert back to the minimum distance for a (...)

Trainer Henry de Bromhead.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Racing is holding its breath for Sprinter Sacre’s proposed return to action in this Saturday’s Grade 1 feature at Ascot but the forecast soft ground (...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Bryan Cooper celebrates winning the Lexus Steeplechase with Road To Riches at the Leopardstown Christmas Festival in Dublin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Road To Riches is Ireland’s new big hope for Cheltenham Gold Cup glory in March after a brave Lexus Chase success at Leopardstown which capped a memor(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Barry Geraghty, jumps the third fence on the way to winning the williamhill.com 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 williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton. Henry De Br(...)

Andrew Lynch and Sizing Europe on their way to a popular victory during the Punchestown Festival in April. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

He’s approaching his official 13th birthday but if Sizing Europe gets a green light to take on Grade One opposition at Leopardstown next week he is s(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper with trainer Sandra Hughes and her mother Eileen Hughes after he won on Lieutenant Colonel at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Almost 35 years after her father Dessie trained his first career winner at Fairyhouse, Sandra Hughes cemented family ties with the Co Meath track as L(...)

Pat Smullen: attempts to add a top-rank pattern success to a rewarding season. Photograph: Ryan Byrne

Pat Smullen will aim to put a Group One sheen on an already hugely-successful 2014 when Ireland’s champion jockey-elect travels to Newmarket today for(...)