Bolshoi Ballet performs a classic display at Leopardstown

Bolshoi Ballet, trained by the maestro Aidan O’Brien, produced a classic display in the PW McGrath Memorial Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown. O’Brien has saddled subsequent Epsom heroes Galileo and High Chaparral to land successive runnings of the Derby trial in 2001 and 2002, while four-time Gold Cup winner Yeats also features on the roll of honour.Continue reading “Bolshoi Ballet performs a classic display at Leopardstown”

History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times

Minella Times has won the Randox Grand National at Aintree for jockey Rachael Blackmore and trainer Henry de Bromhead at 11-1. Blackmore’s win in an annus mirabilis for the rider marked a first success for a female jockey in the world’s most famous steeplechase.  Minella Times’ win was also a remarkable one for de Bromhead, who saddledContinue reading “History made as Rachael Blackmore wins the Grand National on Minella Times”