Thomas Hobson

9 results

Stradivarius and Frankie Dettorri (L) pictured winning the Yorkshire Cup ahead of Southern France and Ryan Moore in May. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

No one knows more about winning the Ascot Gold Cup than Aidan O’Brien. His son, Joseph, rode one of his record seven winners. Gold Cups are Willie Mul(...)

 The Jockey Club Gold Cup day, at Belmont Park, New York. Photograph: Getty Images

Prominent businessman Luke Comer will bid to continue the transformation in fortunes of his Co. Dublin training operation when bargain buy Raa Atoll c(...)

A general view as racing draws to a close during the Down Royal Festival in 2016. Photo: Kevin Scott/Inpho

Champion trainer Willie Mullins believes statements made by the owners of Down Royal indicating they will continue to run the racecourse as a going co(...)

Riven Light, with Danny Mullins on board,  wins the  Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap in convincing style at Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins will break new international ground in Seoul next Sunday when Riven Light lines up for the Keeneland Korea Cup. Riven Light made a stu(...)

Dermot Weld: has saddled 17 Royal Ascot winners during his career.  Photograph: ©INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

Dermot Weld has insisted he has “no regrets” about skipping the Irish 2,000 Guineas with Imaging and the colt is likely to line up next in Group One c(...)

 Mark Zahra riding Gailo Chop pips Katelyn Mallyon on  Johannes Vermeer in the Ladbrokes Stakes at Caulfield Racecourse, Melbourne. Photograph: Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The Caulfield Cup is the sole remaining leg of Australian racing’s prestigious ‘Spring Treble’ yet to be won by an Irish-trained horse but both Aidan(...)

Vroum Vroum Mag, with Ruby Walsh on board, clears the last fence before winning the Betdaq Champion Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA.

It says much about Willie Mullins’s overarching dominance that Friday’s 29 to 1 Punchestown hat-trick got widely regarded as merely being a return to (...)

 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(...)

Paul Nicholls is targeting the French Champion Open with Zarkander. Photograph: INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Flat racing’s classics are firmly centre-stage this week but Hurricane Fly’s hold on the Irish racing public’s imagination guarantees focus will brie(...)