Sky will take over British Open coverage NEXT year

Zach Johnson won the 2015 British Open Next year’s British Open will be on Sky for the first time after the BBC asked to be released from their contract one year earlier than planned. Sky had been in line to take over live coverage of the Major from 2017 but following a request from the • Read More »

Hurdling star Jezki ruled out for the season

Jezki, with Tony McCoy, as they won in Aintree last year Jessica Harrington’s stable star Jezki, winner of the Champion Hurdle in 2014, has been ruled out for the season after suffering a setback. The seven-year-old found old foe Hurricane Fly too strong on his first three starts of last season, but ended the campaign • Read More »

Gleneagles pulls out of Irish Champion Stakes

Gleneagles Gleneagles will not run in this evening’s Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown due to the conditions being deemed unsuitable. Trainer Aidan O'Brien decided not to risk his dual 2000 Guineas winner on the rain-softened ground, despite efforts by the course executive to run the Group One on the best possible going. O'Brien said: • Read More »

Charlie Swan pays €123,000 to Revenue after tax probe

Charlie Swan Former jockey Charlie Swan has been forced to hand over almost 123,000 euro as part of an investigation into tax defaulters. The three-times winner of the Cheltenham Champion Hurdles on Istabraq was hit with the tax bill, interest and fines during an international probe in Ireland. Revenue officials said the ex-horse trainer was • Read More »