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Sunday January 06 2013 Patrick Mullins describes the anxiety and thrill of setting a new record to Aisling Crowe and looks forward to more big days ahead Sunday, December 16 and Union Dues is the impressive winner of the Grade Two Future Champions
Noel Dempsey is diversifying in retirement from politics and has become a director of a new plastics manufacturing firm. Swift Composite Prototypes Ltd was registered last month, with its office in Navan, Co Meath. It is listed as being involved in
French import for owners Rich and Susannah Ricci in Unika La Reconce after she made an impressive Irish debut at Thurles. Ruby Walsh made all the running on the four-year-old in the Gift Horse Gallery Horse & Jockey Hotel Mares Maiden Hurdle and
Sunday December 23 2012 Hurricane Fly among Irish horses that can lay down marker ahead of Festival, writes Ronan Groome Such is the effect of the weather so far this season, there has been little to digest in the top class senior and novice hurdle
Welsh Grand National winner Le Beau Bai has been ruled out of next week's Chepstow marathon after suffering an injury in routine work on the gallops. Richard Lee 's nine-year-old looked set to return with a big chance after enjoying a fine
Tuesday December 18 2012 GAA managers will be restricted to patrol just a 20-metre strip of sideline in their own half of the field from January, it has emerged. The new match regulations which see the numbers permitted in the sideline area reduced
Monday December 17 2012 Patrick Mullins equalled the long-standing record for the number of winners by an amateur jockey in a calendar year in Ireland when Union Dues provided him with his 72nd victory of 2012 at Navan. Billy Parkinson was the last
Wednesday December 12 2012 SIR Des Champs' defeat at Punchestown was a shot across the bows of Michael O'Leary's prolific Gigginstown House Stud enterprise and Don Cossack will be expected to set the flagship vessel back on course at Navan on Sunday.
Sunday December 09 2012 Ever since David took on Goliath, history has been fixated with the head-to-head...Sport, in particular, is elevated when a pair of supremely talented individuals face off. It satisfies some deep-seated human curiosity to
Wednesday December 05 2012 On a weekend that promises a pair of enthralling equine duels, Irish eyes will be trained on the mouth-watering set-to between aspiring Cheltenham Gold Cup contenders Sir Des Champs and Flemenstar at Punchestown on Sunday.