Galileo Gold and Frankie Dettori win the 2000 Guineas

Galileo gold.jpg Galileo Gold ran out an emphatic winner of the Qipco 2000 Guineas for Frankie Dettori and Hugo Palmer at Newmarket. Prominent throughout, the Al Shaqab-owned colt streaked clear going into the dip and beat Massaat by a length and a half at odds of 14-1. Ribchester defied his price of 33-1 to finish • Read More »

Annie Power to miss Punchestown Festival

Annie Power Vroum Vroum Mag is one of six declarations for Friday’s Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle, with fellow Willie Mullins inmate Annie Power a noticeable absentee. Annie Power claimed the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham as well as the Aintree Hurdle at the Grand National meeting and had been due to try to bring up the • Read More »

Top tips and horse-by-horse guide for Aintree Grand National

Niall Cronin gives his horse-by-horse guide of today’s Grand National (5.15 )at Aintree and we share the the best tips from all the nation’s top experts. Many Clouds 8/1 (Oliver Sherwood) Rating 10 (out of 10) The one to beat. Last year’s winner has unsurprisingly had nothing else on his agenda only to get back • Read More »

Shane Lowry in contention after opening day at The Masters

Lowry flying the Irish flag at Augusta Defending champion Jordan Spieth assumed his customary position on top of the leaderboard with a brilliant 66 as Shane Lowry led a powerful European challenge for a first Masters title since 1999. Spieth (below), who was second on his debut in 2014 and claimed a first green jacket • Read More »

Shocking image from Aintree shows that horse could have broken neck

Annie Power, ridden by Ruby Walsh, wins the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle Thankfully, The New One recovered quicky in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle, won by the Ruby Walsh-ridden Annie Power. Annie Power reigned supreme as she followed up her Cheltenham exploits with a brilliant performance in the Doom Bar Aintree Hurdle at the Liverpool • Read More »

Five horses to back in this year’s Aintree Grand National

Aintree looking glorious ahead of the big meeting Here are five horses that I believe will do very well in the Aintree Grand National on Saturday. But before you wade in, remember that the very first Grand National in 1839 was won by a horse called Lottery – and nothing much has changed since! Gallant • Read More »

Video: All NINE hole-in-ones from the Par 3 contest at Augusta

Gary Player celebrates his hole-in-one at the seventh Here are all NINE hole-in-ones from last night’s record breaking Par 3 contest ahead of the 2016 Masters. Watch the record-setting collection: all nine holes-in-one from today's Par 3 Contest. #themasters — Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 6, 2016 The most incredible of all was the one by • Read More »

Roy Curtis: Rory’s short game way off the mark for Masters success

McIlroy at the World Matchplay: ‘The short stick was again the sword upon which he fell as his hopes perished in a fog of frustration’ IF there are dissenting voices around his fondness for heavy gym work, it is a different kind of crushing weight that requires urgent lifting from Rory McIlroy’s shoulders. It is • Read More »

Golf legend Tom Watson backing Rory McIlroy for Masters glory

McIlroy tees off at the seventh at Augusta during a practice round for the Masters Tom Watson has backed Rory McIlroy to complete the career grand slam which eluded him as the 66-year-old prepared to make his final appearance in the Masters. Watson won a total of nine major championships during his illustrious career, including • Read More »