Time for dancing as Bolshoi Ballet cruises to victory at Leopardstown to head the market for the Derby

Bolshoi Ballet leapt to the head of the Cazoo Derby ante-post market with an impressive trial victory at Leopardstown. Aidan O’Brien’s Galileo colt was far too good for his rivals in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes – a race which has been springboard to a succession of the Ballydoyle trainer’s champions over the years.Continue reading “Time for dancing as Bolshoi Ballet cruises to victory at Leopardstown to head the market for the Derby”

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”

New flat campaign starts at The Curragh as Jim Bolger wins with second string Missing Matron

Missing Matron was the second-string for Jim Bolger but duly landed the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at the Curragh. A field of eight unraced juveniles went to post for the first race to get the Irish Flat turf season underway for 2021 Jim Bolger has won this race on several occasions in recent years.Continue reading “New flat campaign starts at The Curragh as Jim Bolger wins with second string Missing Matron”

Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien

The Aussies may have been singing “Waltzing Matilda” but it was Pierre-Charles Boudot that was waltzing home on Order Of Australia making it a one-two-three for Aidan O’Brien in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland. He only got into the race after One Master was scratched on Thursday and the three-year-old was sent off aContinue reading “Pierre-Charles Boudot wins on Order Of Australia for O’Brien”