Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 141 to 160 of 171

Thread: WP Mullins

  1. #141
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Co. Armagh
    Posts
    4,816
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    One of the top chasers in France, Rubi Ball is to join Mullins next season.

  2. #142
    Super Moderator Irish Stamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    7,930
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    He's joining in a couple of years too late
    Hurricane Fly - whatever he runs in he wins

    Twitter: @Quevega

  3. #143
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6,814
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Rubi Ball's form has inexplicably fallen off a cliff since his win in the 2011 Jousellin. Maybe there's been some physical impairment which has held him back, or possibly connections think the change of scenery might help...but there's every chance he just was an early-maturing type, who shot his bolt more quickly than his peers.

    Mullins will need to work some magic, to get RB getting competitive at G1-level in staying Irish chases next season; not least because of some of the horses in his own yard.

    I reckon Rubi Ball will be hard-to-place myself.
    "I ******* buried his price last year. *** my life." - Slim Chance, 2014

  4. #144
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6,814
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    Yeah...what Martin said.

    "I ******* buried his price last year. *** my life." - Slim Chance, 2014

  5. #145
    Senior Member sunybay's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Location
    Madrid
    Posts
    3,605
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    RubŪ Ball was 164 at his best
    Has been out of form but in mullins bands he could turn in a gold cup horse.
    Interesting move

  6. #146
    Senior Member Simon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,294
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Same owners or has he been bought?

  7. #147
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Co. Armagh
    Posts
    4,816
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Same owners.

  8. #148
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Something like the James Nicholson could be winnable
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  9. #149
    Senior Member Grasshopper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    6,814
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 4 Times in 4 Posts
    I'll see you on the exchanges in November, granger.
    "I ******* buried his price last year. *** my life." - Slim Chance, 2014

  10. #150
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
    I'll see you on the exchanges in November, granger.
    I never said winnable with my money grassy
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  11. #151
    Super Moderator Irish Stamp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Brighton
    Posts
    7,930
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Well worth taking him abroad now the Papot family have Bel La Vie established as the nations leading staying chaser - his campaigning should be a lesson to all French owners in having patience with a horse and taking your itme

    Martin
    Hurricane Fly - whatever he runs in he wins

    Twitter: @Quevega

  12. #152
    Senior Member Simon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,294
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by chroniclandlord View Post
    Same owners.
    Their first horse outside of France then?

  13. #153
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Co. Armagh
    Posts
    4,816
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Willie has a pair of intresting entries in the maiden hurdle at Tipperary next Thursday. The ex French trained Lucky Bridle and the former John Gosden horse Daneking, both of which cost six figure sums at auction last autumn.

  14. #154
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chroniclandlord View Post
    Willie has a pair of intresting entries in the maiden hurdle at Tipperary next Thursday. The ex French trained Lucky Bridle and the former John Gosden horse Daneking, both of which cost six figure sums at auction last autumn.
    Thanks CL. Will keep an eye on these
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  15. #155
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Ricci said: "I love it here (in Ireland), I wouldn't race anywhere else.

    "We race in England, selectively, but here it's good.

    "I told Willie Mullins, I guess in 2005 when I bought a horse with him, that I'd buy more horses if there was a chance to be successful, and we've had great success.

    "We had nine Grade One winners globally last season - seven in Ireland, one in the UK and one in Japan. It's extraordinary.

    "I've very honoured to have such great support from Willie and all the people in Ireland for our horses, and I'll continue to participate here for as long as I can.

    "It's wonderful. Great racing, great people, great prize-money and great craic."
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  16. #156
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  17. #157
    Senior Member granger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Moscow Flyer Stables
    Posts
    10,433
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

  18. #158
    Senior Member hezz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    1,353
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Cheers granger, good reading. Lots to look forward to. Wouldn't be the biggest shock in d world to see Boston Bob ending up in the World Hurdle.

  19. #159
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Co. Armagh
    Posts
    4,816
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
    Thanks Granger, I notice Back in Focus isn't mentioned, has anyone heard anything of him?

  20. #160
    Senior Member Tout Seul's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    1,923
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    An amazing team to take into battle. Think it's time for another Champagne investment.
    "Do not think the moment was imagined, do not think of strategies like this." Leonard Cohen

Similar Threads

  1. Willie Mullins
    By On The Bridle in forum General Racing Topics
    Replies: 203
    Last Post: 7th September 2014, 8:34 AM
  2. How Many Winners will Mullins Have?
    By Double Handful in forum General Racing Topics
    Replies: 50
    Last Post: 14th March 2014, 3:35 PM
  3. Paddy Mullins
    By Guest_ in forum General Racing Topics
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: 29th October 2010, 6:34 PM
  4. DBS sale,W Mullins
    By Roddy Owen in forum General Racing Topics
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 24th May 2010, 12:18 PM
  5. Danny Mullins
    By Guest_ in forum General Racing Topics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 1st August 2008, 8:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •