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What we learned from the weekend: 16th, 17th & 18th of February…

Waiting Patiently continues his rise up the ranks… Only three weeks to go until the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Not sure where the first seven weeks of the year has gone (!?!) but here we are. Three. Weeks. Away. The Cheltenham beast is firmly on the horizon. As is to be expected there were a smattering of…

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What we learned from the weekend: 9th, 10th & 11th of February…

Amy Murphy and her stable star Kalashnikov continue on their upward curve. Another weekend in the form book and a few more steps closer to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival… Once again there were Cheltenham pointers aplenty during last weekend’s action and here’s my own take on a few of the mud-splattered nuggets of the action,…

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What we learned from the weekend: 2nd, 3rd & 4th February…

Edwulf nuts Outlander on the run-in to land the Irish Gold Cup! Everyone caught their breath yet? That was quite some weekend of racing that was lavished upon us and I think it’s safe to declare the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival as a resounding success! Samcro confirmed his reputation as the second coming… Faugheen ‘bombed’ again…

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What we learned from the weekend: 26th, 27th & 28th January…

Does Ellison have a live Gold Cup player? A few more Festival cards were played last weekend, some hinting at a busted flush whilst others are possibly sitting with three of a kind, working on a full house…(yes, I was playing poker this morning!!). Emotions were also running high, with the sad news mid-week of…

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What we learned from the weekend: 19th, 20th & 21st January…

The New One! 20 wins and counting! That weekend was all about two horse… The indomitable THE NEW ONE and the electrifying UN DE SCEAUX! Both now in the 20 career wins club and both now also in the one million+ career earnings club. Warriors like those two 10yo’s are the reason our love of…

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What we learned from the weekend: 12th, 13th & 14th January…

He was worth the wait… The first ‘real’ week after the New Year is often a bit of a slow and painful grind, a bit of a lackluster churn-fest, as people head back into the real world, back to work, back to school…zzzzzzzzzz To be fair the racing is a bit patchy at the minute…

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Five to follow from the new year…

Cheltenham is his domain… Happy New Year!! I know, I know. It’s been a while. Once again the family visiting duties consumed me in the early part of the year and as much as Mrs NTF and I try and fight it we do have to make an appearance every now and then with the extended…

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