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Halford star juveniles finished for season ahead of big 2015

September 22nd, 2014

Mick Halford's two leading juveniles have run their last races of the season and the trainer hopes they will develop into Classic contenders.

Plans open for Toscanini following second in Anglesey Stakes

July 21st, 2014

Connections of Toscanini have yet to map out a plan for the Anglesey Stakes runner-up following his fine run at the Curragh.

Dubai hero Certerach remains on target for Royal Ascot

April 13th, 2014

Mick Halford's Certerach remains on course for a tilt at the Ascot Gold Cup after his heroics in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

Certerach won a dramatic renewal of the Dubai Gold Cup

March 29th, 2014

Jamie Spencer punched the air with delight, but connections were made to sweat as 33-1 chance Certerach caused a big upset in the Dubai Gold Cup at Meydan.

Russian Soul wins Newbridge Grassroots Festival Renaissance

September 14th, 2013

Russian Soul (7/1) just got the verdict in a tremendous four-way finish to the Newbridge Grassroots Festival Renaissance Stakes at the Curragh.

Dabadiyan's St Leger options

August 18th, 2013

Trainer Mick Halford will decide after Dabadiyan's next race whether to run him in the Irish St Leger at the Curragh or in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster.

Great Voltigeur target for Dabadiyan

July 27th, 2013

Michael Halford's Dabadiyan continued his progression at Down Royal on Friday evening and now has the Great Voltigeur at York on August 21 as a target.

Dabadiyan will step up in grade after an impressive win on Sunday

July 1st, 2013

Dabadiyan is to step up in grade following an impressive victory at the Curragh on Sunday.

Mizzava heads to the Kilboy Estates Stakes at the Curragh

July 1st, 2013

Mizzava will attempt to open her Pattern-race account in the Kilboy Estates Stakes at the Curragh on July 21.

Halford harbours Dabadiyan Leger hope

June 10th, 2013

Mick Halford is hoping Dabadiyan may develop into a St Leger type after opening his account at the Curragh on Sunday.

Dibayani won the King George V Cup at Leopardstown.

June 7th, 2013

Dibayani (7/2) justified Michael Halford's confidence when winning the King George V Cup at Leopardstown

Russian Soul is set for the Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork

June 2nd, 2013

The Midsummer Sprint Stakes at Cork is next on the agenda for Russian Soul following his encouraging return to action at the Curragh.

Mizzava is set to run in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot

June 2nd, 2013

Mick Halford is looking forward to a trip to Royal Ascot with Mizzava following her excellent run in defeat in the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas.

Coronation Stakes bid possible for Mizzava

May 27th, 2013

Mizzava could be in line for Royal Ascot after her fine effort in the Etihad Airways Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh.

Mick Halford confirms Derrinstown aim for Dibayani

April 17th, 2013

Dibayani is set to tackle the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial following his pleasing return to action at Leopardstown on Sunday.

Guineas option for Mizzava after she wins at Limerick

April 11th, 2013

Mizzava overturned Giant's Causeway's half-sister Hanky Panky in a surprise result for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Maiden at Limerick.

Keep Massiyn onside

September 17th, 2012

Michael Halford believes that his Gain Horse Feeds Irish St Leger runner-up Massiyn has a 'great future' ahead of him.

Halford hails promising pair

August 11th, 2012

Mick Halford believes the future is bright for both Massiyn and Blue Corner after both ran with credit in Thursday's Ballyroan Stakes at Leopardstown.

Dibayani on road to Tipperary

July 25th, 2012

Dibayani is likely to have his next start in the Coolmore Canford Cliffs Stakes at Tipperary on August 10 after winning at the Curragh.

Reef a sure thing at Galway

July 18th, 2012

Sure Reef booked his place at the Galway Festival with a comprehensive victory at Killarney on Tuesday evening.