Irish Champion Hurdle

'He Had The Ability To Match His Looks' – JP McManus's Foreman Dies Aged 25

Frank Berry has paid tribute to Foreman (Ger) (Monsun {Ger}), the Grade 1-winning hurdler and chaser, who passed away at the age of 25 at JP McManus's Martinstown Stud in Limerick this week.  Foreman was described by Berry as a horse whose ability matched his looks and offered up his memorable Irish Champion Hurdle victory at Leopardstown in 2004 as one of the major highlights the McManus team enjoyed with the dashing chestnut.  A 10-time winner, Foreman also landed top-flight success over fences when landing the Maghull Novices' Chase at...

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De Bromhead Keen on Irish Guineas For Star Girls Aalmal

The only man in history to win the Champion Hurdle, Champion Chase, Gold Cup and Grand National in the same season, Henry de Bromhead is not content on tightening his grip on the major jumps races and is now taking aim at the Irish 1,000 Guineas with Star Girls Aalmal (Ire) (Elzaam {Aus}).  De Bromhead signed off on another memorable National Hunt season at Punchestown last month by sending out Honeysuckle (GB) (Sulamani {Ire}) to win her 12th Grade 1 and extend her unbeaten record to 16. As the Flat...

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