Grand Jesture has been installed as 10-1 joint favourite along with Gallant Oscar for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on April 6th. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Grand Jesture and Gallant Oscar, second and third respectively behind The Druids Nephew at Cheltenham last week, have been installed as 10-1 joint-fav(...)

 Sizing Europe will have the support of the crowd as he lines out for his fifth Queen Mother Champion Chase today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Not even the job of keeping tabs on two runners in the Queen Mother Champion Chase is enough to stop Henry de Bromhead anticipating a torrent of em(...)

Ruby Walsh falls from Annie Power at the last when clear in The OLBG Mare’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins was widely expected to land all four Grade One events on the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival and while he completed the feat, it(...)

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(...)