Annie Power

10 results

Rachael Blackmore urges Honeysuckle on to win the Mares Hurdle race at last year’s    Cheltenham  Racing Festival in Gloucestershire. Photograph: Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

Bookmakers reckon they’ve got enough on their side to prevent a day one festival bonanza for punters at Cheltenham on Tuesday. A series of short-pric(...)

Faugheen, ridden by Paul Townend, wins at Leaoprdstown earlier this month. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

It could very well be that it’s already over for Faugheen and nobody knows it yet. At some point over the next seven days, Willie Mullins and Rich Ric(...)

Buveur D’Air, ridden by Noel Fehily, jumps the last before going on to win the Stan     James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

Not many owners could see their 2-1 favourite finish out of the money in the Stan James Champion Hurdle and still wind up with a 1-2 but Buveur D’Air’(...)

Willie Mullins with Annie Power at his Co Carlow stables last February. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Annie Power, who has played a central role at the last three Cheltenham Festivals both in victory and defeat, will miss this year’s meeting and may no(...)

 Ruby Walsh guided  Annie Power to Champion Hurdle success last year before adding further glory  at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Annie Power and Faugheen, the last two winners of the Stan James Champion Hurdle, headline a 28-strong entry for the Cheltenham feature on March 14th.(...)

Ruby Walsh: “When I was going out over her ears, I could see her head was folding in under her. And when you see that, you only have one thought. ‘Oh God, don’t break your neck.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“A pal of mine sent me a text this morning saying, ‘I’m wishing you the worst day in bookmaking history.’ Which I thought was quite good.” – Willie M(...)

 Annie Power ridden by Ruby Walsh falls after jumping the last fence during the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year.  Photo: Nick Potts

Annie Power brings star quality to Punchestown’s midweek fixture and should enjoy a gentle warm-up ahead of the Cheltenham festival in the three-runn(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, who denied Gordon Elliott his first century of Irish National Hunt wins at Navan, confirmed Annie Power should return to action at Punchestown this week. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Annie Power is likely to be the star attraction at Punchestown on Wednesday and the scene could also be set for Gordon Elliott to secure a first cen(...)

Ruby Walsh steers Faugheen to victory in The Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the 2014 Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Inpho

Faugheen is on track to try and secure a “perfect 10” by maintaining his unbeaten racecourse record at Punchestown in over two weeks’ time.It is less (...)

Annie Power and Ruby Walsh on the way to winning the European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival, Punchestown, Co Kildare last May. Photograph: Inpho

BRIAN O’CONNOR Quevega became a Cheltenham legend by winning the OLBG Hurdle six times and it appears the now-retired mare’s former stable companion (...)