Douvan

12 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(...)

Douvan and trainer Willie Mullins: ‘We just need to get him back out and see how he is – I’m happy to let him take his chance.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins describes it as “nearly a victory” in itself as Douvan prepares to make his long-awaited comeback in the Clonmel Oil Chase. It is more(...)

Min  is this season’s horse and looked better than ever last time. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham 1:30 - Next Destination (each-way) Every horse has its price and Samcro passed under his earlier in the season; perhaps the puff that atte(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Noel Fehily,   winning  the Champion Chase  at Cheltenham in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mouthwatering prospect of Altior v Douvan in next week’s Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase means Special Tiara’s achievement in appearing in the (...)

Douvan with his trainer Willie Mullins: “I’m very happy with his progress.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A dramatic return to action by Douvan in Cheltenham’s Queen Mother Champion Chase is still on the cards as Willie Mullins expressed his satisfaction w(...)

 Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)

  Black Hercules: “He’s been disappointing this year in his two runs, there’s no getting away from it,” said assistant trainer Patrick Mullins.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham Festival winner Black Hercules is on a retrieval mission in the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Chase at Thurles on Thursday. The eight-yea(...)

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(...)

Douvan will be up against some of the cream of Ireland’s novice talent at Leopardstown on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is an unsettled festive weather outlook but Leopardstown officials are predicting ground conditions no worse than “soft” for their four-day Chri(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »