All Irish cast for Irish leg of Crystal Cup

An all – Irish cast will face the starter in the Mongey Communications La Touche Cross Country, making up leg 10 of the Crystal Cup, this Thursday at Punchestown.

19 entries have distilled into 15 runners for this year’s unique 4 miler over the banks and ditches of Punchestown, headed by Coko Beach, already a winner […]

By |April 29th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Gap Pierji continues to fly the flag for Czechia, whilst new talent emerges in Ivresse d’Estruval at Strasbourg

Running in parallel with the Crystal Cup, the Trophée National du Cross produces the best cross country horses in France, as judged across a series of 15 races concluding in December.

The T N C has rarely been a medium for foreign competition; indeed the population of cross country trained horses in France is more than […]

By |April 24th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Punchestown cross country added to 2023-24 Crystal Cup schedule

Following the cancellation of the Glenfarclas Cross Country Chase at the Cheltenham Festival due to a waterlogged track, the Crystal Cup committee has taken steps to ensure the unique pan-European competition maintains its 11 legs.

Punchestown’s Mongey Communications La Touche Cross Country Steeplechase, with a prize fund of €30,000, will be added to the series, with […]

By |April 15th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Belair produces a thriller at Fontainebleau to deny Czech challenge

An eventful race for the Grand Cross de Fontainebleau on Good Friday saw Travel de Belair, trained by Hector de Lageneste and Guillaume Macaire, land the spoils after a gruelling 6,000m (3m 5f) in heavy ground, whilst the brave Czech challenge asserted the lead in the Crystal Cup leaderboard.

The 6 year old winner, with wins […]

By |April 5th, 2024|Uncategorised|0 Comments