Martin Pipe

19 results

Trainer Paul Nolan at the Dublin Racing Festival at the start of February. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

A couple of weeks back, in among the pile of post that arrived at Paul Nolan’s Toberona Stables near Enniscorthy, was an envelope with a cheque in it.(...)

Mark Walsh on City Island en route to claiming the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paisley Park may wind up being the Cheltenham festival’s hottest favourite but Curragh trainer Martin Brassil is still happy for City Island to take h(...)

Supasundae ridden by jockey Robbie Power on the way to winning the Betway Aintree Hurdle  at Aintree Racecourse. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Magic of Light will be Jessica Harrington’s first ever Randox Aintree Grand National runner on Saturday and the renowned trainer enjoyed a perfect Liv(...)

Gordon Elliott: will have a formidable team assembled for the big race  at Aintree. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Gordon Elliott has a potential record-sized team ready to line up in Saturday’s Randox Health Aintree Grand National although there’s no doubting Tige(...)

Davy Russell: most people’s favourite for leading jockey prize. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Michael Duignan All-Ireland winner and hurling pundit Michael Duignan What wins the Champion Hurdle? Buveur D’Air has been treated wi(...)

 Lagostovegas, with Conor Hoban up, on their way to winning the Shabra Charity Handicap at Leopardstown. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

1:30 – Mr Adjudicator One of the challenges of Cheltenham is rating the respective quality of the UK and Irish novices that haven’t run against each(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott on Blow by Blow. ‘The horse ran for Rachael and is the first one to get a tune out of him this year, so it’s great.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Blow By Blow led home a one-two for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud in the Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse. Th(...)

 Sizing John, ridden by Robert Power,   winning the Stan James Irish Gold Cup earlier this year. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ex Patriot (1.30 – JCB Triumph Hurdle) The betting reflects the view that the UK juveniles are well clear of their Irish rivals; that seems prematur(...)

For the second day of Cheltenham guest tipster Tony Keenan recommends  betting on Tin Soldier, Sir Valentino and Auvergnat

2:50 – Tin Soldier Apparent plot horses tend to be overbet in the festival handicaps, the whiff of conspiracy often exciting punters more than soli(...)

Bookmaking firms attract punters  with loss leaders such as money-back offers, enhanced place terms and lower margins.

As well as being the pinnacle of the racing calendar, Cheltenham is the high point of the betting year and that applies to both punters and bookmakers(...)

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