We use cookies to provide you with a better service. Carry on browsing if you're happy with this, or find out how to manage cookies.

6 great sport channels

Football, Rugby, UFC, GAA

All free when you join eir Broadband

Subscribe to eir Sport
Published: 19:08 | 16/2/16

Hood for Annie Power

Eight-year-old will wear hood at Punchestown

Annie Power will be sporting a hood for the first time in public when she returns to action at Punchestown on Wednesday.

The Willie Mullins-trained eight-year-old suffered a fall at the last fence in last year's OLBG Mares' Hurdle at Cheltenham, although she did return with a win at the Punchestown Festival in May.

However, this will be her first run since then, with plenty of interest in how she will fare ahead of her outing in the Mares' Hurdle at Prestbury Park next month. Connections have even suggested that she could go in the World Hurdle two days later, a race that she almost won two years ago.

"It will be good to see her back and this gives us a chance to get a run into her before a return trip to Cheltenham, all being well," Joe Chambers, racing manager for owner Rich Ricci, said.

"She's been wearing a hood at home for the last while, but this will be the first time she's worn it on the track and we'll see what effect it has. We're hoping it will help her relax.

"She's won around Punchestown a couple of times before, so she likes the track and we'll see what happens."

As regards choices for Cheltenham, Chambers wasn't giving too much away, however, adding: "Let's get tomorrow out of the way first. Cheltenham is still four weeks away."

By: Kieran O'Daly

McCoy to be honoured at Cheltenham

15:36 | 17/2/17

Cheltenham racecourse is to unveil a statue of former Champion jockey Tony McCoy at next month's Cheltenham Festival.

Five rivals for Cue Card

20:15 | 16/2/17

Cue Card heads a final field of six for Saturday's Betfair Ascot Chase.

Don Poli unlikely to run in National

10:13 | 16/2/17

Don Poli is unlikely to run in the Randox Health Grand National, Eddie O'Leary, racing manager for Gigginstown House Stud, has confirmed.

Top weight Outlander to swerve National

23:00 | 14/2/17

Gordon Elliott is responsible for 11 of the 40 top-weighted horses for the Randox Health Grand National but Outlander is unlikely to take his chance in the Apri...

More Of That and Rocco heading to Gold Cup

14:22 | 14/2/17

More Of That and Minella Rocco are likely to take their chance in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, Frank Berry, racing manager for owner JP McManus has confirmed...

What’s in the eir Sport Pack?

We’ve got heartstopping action across 6 great sports channels, with 42 Premier League games, every Champions League game and every Europa League game, as well as UFC, Allianz Leagues GAA, Golf, F1 and much more.