Brain Power

10 results

Wicklow Brave and Paul Townend en-route to victory at the 2019 Galway Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has pointed to Wicklow Brave’s 2016 Irish St Leger victory as the highpoint in the career of a horse he once acclaimed as the most vers(...)

Might Bite ridden by Nico de Boinville jumps the last on the way  to winning the Betway Bowl Chase  at Aintree.  Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Might Bite stamped his class on the Betway Bowl with a comfortable victory at Aintree as trainer Nicky Henderson enjoyed a dream start to the Grand Na(...)

Un De Sceaux completed a Clarence House hat-trick under Paul Townend. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

Un De Sceaux won the Royal Salute Whisky Clarence House Chase at Ascot for the third year running as he took his Grade One tally to eight. The Willie(...)

Bleu Et Rouge, with Barry Geraghty up, right, leads Tombstone, with Bryan Cooper up, over the last on their way to winning the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown in February 2016. Photograph:   Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s Grade 1 focus is on Alpha Des Obeaux in Wednesday’s RSA although the Ryanair chief executive’s Cheltenham attention is likely to be (...)

Owner Rich Ricci: he said the decision to run his star mares Limini and Vroum Vroum Mag against each other at Cheltenham was “straightforward”

Owner Rich Ricci has described the decision to run his two star mares, Limini and Vroum Vroum Mag, against each other at Cheltenham on Tuesday as “str(...)

David Mullins in action with  Brain Power  at Punchestown last April. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

If some within racing think David Mullins might be a little “too-cool-for-school” sometimes then as racing sins go, trying a little too hard is prett(...)

Ruby Walsh rides  Limini  to win The Trull House Stud Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle Race at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Getty

Connections of Limini pointed to it having been a “big ask” to pitch her into the Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after the mare(...)

Limini will not go in the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: PA Wire.

Limini has not been supplemented for Tuesday’s Stan James Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, leaving Buveur D’Air and Yanworth to top 13 con(...)

 David Mullins celebrates his Crabbie’s Grand National victory on on Rule The World at Aintree.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

The continuing momentum behind David Mullins’s rapid rise to the top of the jockey ranks takes him to Ascot on Saturday where the Grand National-winn(...)

 Kirsty Farrell from Newry, selected as Tuesday’s finalist who will go through to Friday’s final of The Bollinger Best Dressed Lady at the Punchestown Festival, in Naas, Co Kildare. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A bitter wind blew through Punchestown as punters streamed through the turnstiles and into the main enclosure for the start of the National Hunt Festi(...)