ANDY BATE: From a Facile to a Fascile
Andy Bate
The demands of the race did not require State Man to match his Punchestown performance on the clock but another horse made an impression later in the day
30 December 2022 Racing News
LEOPARDSTOWN THURSDAY: State Man confirms Champion Hurdle credentials
A meeting with Honeysuckle and Constitution Hill awaits this improving five-year-old
29 December 2022 Racing News
WATCH: State Man claims easy victory in Matheson Hurdle
State Man could come up against Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle before taking on Constitution Hill at the Cheltenham Festival
LEOPARDSTOWN: Tips for the final day of the Christmas Festival
Ronan Groome provides a quickfire race-by-race guide to the fourth and final day of the Christmas Festival at Leopardstown
29 December 2022 Racing previews
LEOPARDSTOWN THURSDAY: State Man likely to thwart Sharjah’s bid for five
Ronan Groome previews the final day of Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival which features the Grade 1 Matheson Hurdle
23 December 2022 Racing previews
State Man and Sharjah set for Matheson clash
Having faced each other once already this season and State Man coming out victorious, the Closutton pair will meet again on more familiar territory for Sharjah
20 December 2022 Racing News
TIME WILL TELL: Impressive start from State Man but sterner tests ahead
Last year's County Hurdle has room for improvement but he showed his big engine late on again when winning the Morgiana Hurdle
25 November 2022 Racing columns
PUNCHESTOWN SUNDAY: Mullins’ Man states his Champion case
"I think there is plenty of improvement left in him" - was the Willie Mullins assessment
25 November 2022 Racing News
BREEDING INSIGHTS: Fourteen reasons to smile
Leo Powell looks at three of the best French-breds winners over jumps last weekend
25 November 2022 Pedigree analysis
VIDEO: Simple success for State Man
The Grade 1 Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday proved a straightforward task for the odds-on favourite
20 November 2022 Racing News
ANDY BATE: Honeysuckle finds speed and stamina to win
There was an ease to State Man’s (143+) victory which suggests he will be a formidable opponent to Honeysuckle next year
6 May 2022 Racing columns
PUNCHESTOWN FRIDAY: State surge seals another Grade 1 for Mullins
Willie Mullins sent out a remarkable eighth Grade 1 winner of the week with State Man in the Alanna Homes Champion Novice Hurdle
29 April 2022 Racing News