Jumps trainer Elliott suspended for 12 months

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) The biggest story in the world of horse racing has finally a come to a conclusion, after Irish jumps trainer Gordon Elliott was given a 12-month suspension by the Irish Horse Regulatory Board (IHRB), with the final six months suspended, following the photo of him sitting on a deceased horse atContinue reading “Jumps trainer Elliott suspended for 12 months”

2018 Irish Derby winner Latrobe set for seasonal re-appearance

Naas racecourse will host the Group 3 Alleged Stakes over a mile and 2 furlongs this Saturday, a race won previously by the likes of Black Sam Bellamy, Brian Boru, Dylan Thomas, Parish Hall twice and last years winner, 2017 Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri.

English raiders to the fore at Leopardstown on Day 1 of Irish Champions Weekend

By Gerard Mulreaney (@gerardmulreaney) On the day Aidan O’Brien sent Kew Gardens over to plunder the St Leger at Doncaster, two English-trained horses took Group 1 honours on Day 1 of the Longines Irish Champions weekend at Leopardstown.

Brothers come together to win the Irish Derby

A Derby winning horse trained by an O’Brien is a very common sight over the past number of years, but in most cases it’s Aidan taking the plaudits. However, at the Curragh on Sunday it was his eldest son Joseph 25 who took the honours, as his Latrobe ridden superbly by his brother Donnacha wonContinue reading “Brothers come together to win the Irish Derby”

Dates Released for the 2017 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail

The third running of the Irish Thoroughbred Marketing (ITM) Irish Stallion Trail will take place on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th January 2017. The weekend trail takes place again in between two premium days of racing with the Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran Park on Thursday 26th January, followed by the BHP Insurances IrishContinue reading “Dates Released for the 2017 Irish Thoroughbred Marketing Irish Stallion Trail”