Gitane Du Berlais, seen here winning the Solerina last year under Paul Townend, aims for Grade 1 success at Sandown today, while the Mullins stable has two mares lined up to take on her mantle in the Fairyhouse feature. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Willie Mullins’s Grade 1 focus today will be on Gitane Du Berlais at Sandown, but the champion trainer presents a notable quandary with two other mar(...)

Teaforthree (foreground) jumps the last on the way to finishing third in the 2013 Grand National at Aintree.  Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images.

Plans are on hold for Teaforthree after he missed a run at Warwick yesterday because of a bruised foot. The 11-year-old was set to compete in the Will(...)

When it comes to the virtue of silence, Tony McCoy likes to quotes his boss JP McManus – “Imagine all the fish in the world that’d be alive if they’d (...)

On His Own has been supplemented for the Gold Cup.

Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti feature among 17 possibles at the confirmation stage for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, for which O(...)

Tony McCoy will ride At Fishers Cross at the Cheltenham Festival.

Tony McCoy has chosen to ride At Fishers Cross, instead of the strongly fancied More Of That, in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham F(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins: a Grand National winner in 2005 with Hedgehunter.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA.

On His Own is among the ante-post market leaders to make it third time lucky in April’s Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National as Ir(...)

 Tidal Bay, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last to win The John Smith’s Hurdle Race at Wetherby in 2012. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tidal Bay has been allotted top weight of 11st 10lb for the Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree on April 5th. The Paul Nicholls-trained 1(...)

Willow’s Saviour clears the last to win The Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Saviour lands the Ladbroke at Ascot
  • Racing
  • December 21, 2013, 16:43

Dan Skelton secured a major success in his first season as a trainer when Willow’s Saviour landed The Ladbroke at Ascot.Ridden by Skelton’s brother, H(...)

Jockey Tony McCoy

Nearly quarter of a century after Norton ’s Coin sprang the ultimate Cheltenham Gold Cup shock, Rebecca Curtis can strike a Grade One blow for (...)