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Nichols Canyon wins Ryanair Hurdle for Willie Mullins

Ruby Walsh drives Nichols Canyon to victory at Leopardstown Nichols Canyon, trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown. The now-retired Hurricane Fly won four of the previous five renewals of this race but for much of the home straight Nichols Canyon looked like coming off second best. • Read More »



Sprinter Sacre digs deep to win Desert Orchid Chase

Sprinter Sacre ridden by jockey Nico de Boinville (right) ahead of Sire de Grugy ridden by Jamie Moore in the closing stages of the race Sprinter Sacre got the better of Sire De Grugy to clinch the williamhill.com Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton. Pulled up in this race two years ago and subsequently diagnosed with • Read More »


Un De Sceaux falls as Flemenstar grabs the glory at Leopardstown

Andrew Lynch and Flemenstar clear the last on the way to victory at Leopardstown Un De Sceaux’s dramatic exit two fences from the finish allowed Flemenstar to return to winning ways in the Paddy Power “So Quick, So Easy iPhone App” Chase at Leopardstown. Willie Mullins' Arkle hero Un De Sceaux was all the rage • Read More »


Tony McCoy tipped to get a knighthood next week

Tony McCoy Champion jockey Tony McCoy is tipped to be awarded a knighthood at the New Year’s Honours next week, according to reports. McCoy, 41, is a bookies' favourite to land the accolade and a friend has fuelled further speculation by paying tribute to his achievements. The friend told the Mirror: "He has made an • Read More »


Racing goes ahead at Limerick today

Racing goes ahead at Limerick today This afternoon’s meeting at Limerick goes ahead after a positive early-morning course inspection. Although the ground is heavy, conditions were considered good enough for the fixture to receive the green light. Racing is due to begin at 2pm, with the Grade Two Shannon Airport Novice Chase the highlight. Yesterday's • Read More »


Cue Card wins a dramatic King George VI Chase at Kempton

Cue Card (right) held off Vautour (right) to win the big one today at Kempton Cue Card won the William Hill King George VI Chase at the fourth time of asking for Colin Tizzard in a pulsating finish at Kempton. The 9-2 chance has been revitalised this year after surgery on a trapped epiglottis and • Read More »


Douvan romps home at sodden Leopardstown

Class: Douvan Douvan was an imperious winner of the Racing Post Novice Chase under replacement rider Patrick Mullins at Leopardstown. Only four went to post for the Grade One feature, and while all were of significant ability the Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner oozed class in making it two from two over the larger obstacles. Willie • Read More »


Faugheen back to winning ways in the Christmas Hurdle

Faugheen and Ruby Walsh on the way to victory today An injection of pace turning into the home straight helped Faugheen return to winning ways in the williamhill.com Christmas Hurdle at Kempton. Having lost his unbeaten record to stablemate Nichols Canyon in the Morgiana Hurdle on his return to action this season, the Willie Mullins-trained • Read More »