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  • Sir Des Champs (FR)

  • Age: 11 (Foaled January 1st, 2006)
  • Sex: Bay Gelding
  • Breeding: Robin Des Champs (FR) - Liste En Tete (Video Rock (FR))
  • Trainer: P M J Doyle
  • Owner: Gigginstown House Stud

News Clippings

Sir Des Champs makes winning return from injury at Thurles

November 19th, 2015

Sir Des Champs made a successful return from a near-two-year absence in the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store Chase at Thurles.

Sir Des Champs faces retirement

April 29th, 2015

Michael O'Leary has admitted Sir Des Champs may never make it back to competitive action.

Annie Power plans still open, according to Willie Mullins

January 6th, 2014

Willie Mullins is still keeping his cards close to his chest with regards to plans for Annie Power, with punters no nearer to finding out which race she might tackle next, let alone a possible Cheltenham Festival target for the unbeaten mare.

Sir Des Champs out for the season with injury

January 3rd, 2014

Last season's Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs will miss the remainder of the current campaign after sustaining a tendon injury.

Sir Des Champs set for John Durkan debut

November 24th, 2013

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs remains on course to make his seasonal return in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase on December 8.

Willie Mullins outlines plans for champion hurdler Hurricane Fly

October 24th, 2013

Willie Mullins reports Hurricane Fly to be stronger than ever as he prepares the StanJames Champion Hurdle winner for the season ahead.

Sir Des Champs and First Lieutenant on target to clash at Punchestown

April 11th, 2013

Sir Des Champs and First Lieutenant are both set to represent Gigginstown House Stud in the Bet Online With The Tote.com Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24.

Cheltenham re-match at Punchestown

April 8th, 2013

Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs, trained by Willie Mullins, is set to face some stiff opposition in his bid to land the Punchestown Gold Cup on April 24, with Nicky Henderson confirming third-placed Long Run on target for the Grade One contest.

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.

March 15th, 2013

Willie Mullins' quest to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup will go on for at least another year after Sir Des Champs just missed out.

Willie Mullins believes Sir Des Champs' love of Cheltenham will stand him in good stead

February 25th, 2013

Willie Mullins believes Sir Des Champs' love of Cheltenham will stand him in good stead when he runs in the Betfred Gold Cup next month.

Sir Des Champs and First Lieutenant remain on target for the Cheltenham Festival

December 31st, 2012

Connections of Sir Des Champs retain hope he will be a major player in this season's Cheltenham Gold Cup following his staying-on fourth in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown last week.

Flemenstar sets standard for Davy Russell

December 11th, 2012

Davy Russell is hoping Sir Des Champs will find the improvement needed if he takes on Flemenstar again in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28.

Willie Mullins believes Sir Des Champs will improve for his run in the John Durkan Memorial Chase

December 9th, 2012

Willie Mullins was far from despondent despite Sir Des Champs' five length defeat at the hands of Flemenstar in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase.

Big clash on in John Durkan as Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs entered

December 4th, 2012

A compelling clash between two of Ireland's most exciting jumpers is on the cards at Punchestown on Sunday with Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs among the entries for the John Durkan Memorial Chase.

Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs are on course to meet in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on December 9

November 16th, 2012

Two of the hottest chasing prospects to come out of Ireland for years are on course to meet in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown on December 9 as Flemenstar and Sir Des Champs head 15 entries.

Sir Des Champs could take on Flemenstar in the John Durkan Memorial Chase at Punchestown

November 14th, 2012

Next month's John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase promises to be a race to savour after Willie Mullins confirmed the Grade One contest as a probable starting point for Sir Des Champs.

Sir set for Punchestown

October 21st, 2012

Sir Des Champs, the unbeaten ante-post favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup, could return to action in the John Durkan Memorial Chase.

Sir Des Champs still unbeaten

April 24th, 2012

The Willie Mullins-trained Sir Des Champs kept his unbeaten record in a dramatic Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown.

Sir swoops for glory

January 28th, 2012

Sir Des Champs came with a rare late run to win the Grade Two Boylesports.com - Bet On Your Mobile Novice Chase at Leopardstown.

Bog in Champs clash

December 19th, 2011

Racing fans are in for a treat with a cracking renewal of the Grade One Racing Post Novice Chase at Leopardstown on Boxing Day in prospect.