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Dublin: 7 °C Saturday 19 October, 2019

Friday 4 October, 2019

Immortality beckons for Enable, but this could be a Magical weekend for the O'Briens

All eyes are on Longchamp, and a very special mare, on Sunday afternoon.

Friday 20 September, 2019

The nights are getting longer, the mornings colder and nothing invites the winter like racing at Dundalk

Geological and Mianna are worth keeping tabs on as racing returns to Dundalk, writes Johnny Ward.

Sunday 15 September, 2019

'I am overcome' - Racing comes together for Pat Smullen on special day at the Curragh

Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O’Brien, and Paul Carberry were part of an all-star cast in a charity race in aid of Pat Smullen.

Saturday 14 September, 2019

Magical lands Aiden O'Brien remarkable 1-2-3 in Champion Stakes at Leopardstown

The favourite delivered this afternoon.

Friday 13 September, 2019

Johnny Ward: Six reasons why this racing weekend will be special

Across Saturday and Sunday, Ireland will host the best in the world at two of the globe’s finest racetracks.

Friday 6 September, 2019

Johnny Ward: Horses do the talking for shrewd, young trainer Emmet Mullins

This has been an extraordinary year for Mullins and young owner Paul Byrne.

Tuesday 3 September, 2019

'There's a fair chance you won't see us riding again. It's a special cause for a special person in my life'

Legends of racing met at Joseph O’Brien’s yard this morning to promote the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland.

Friday 30 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Hogan can continue promising career with reputation intact despite positive test

The Tipperary-based trainer escaped any penalties after a vet accepted responsibility for Turbine being administered an anabolic steroid.

Friday 23 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Moore's ban the latest alarming turn in the destruction of our sport

‘There is so much wrong with this ruling it is hard to know where to start.’

Friday 16 August, 2019

Visit of Japanese star Deirdre opens up new market for Leopardstown

Johnny Ward looks ahead to next month’s Irish Champion Stakes.

Friday 2 August, 2019

Johnny Ward: Goodwood farce shows lack of respect for one of Irish racing's big days

British racing must confront the reality that far too many of its races go off late, writes Johnny Ward.

Thursday 1 August, 2019

'We prepared for this moment. It hurts a little but you take it on the chin'

Dundalk were knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers by Azerbaijani champions Qarabag last night.

Wednesday 31 July, 2019

Dundalk's Champions League dream ends after comprehensive defeat in Baku

Vinny Perth’s side slumped to a 3-0 loss against Qarabag, crashing out on a 4-1 aggregate scoreline.

Tuesday 30 July, 2019

Baku Beckons: Dundalk confident of springing another famous European upset in Azerbaijan UCL

Baku Beckons: Dundalk confident of springing another famous European upset in Azerbaijan

Johnny Ward brings us the latest as the Lilywhites prepare for one of the biggest nights in the club’s history.

Monday 29 July, 2019

Dundalk boss 'not getting enough credit' for the job he's done since replacing Stephen Kenny

Ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League qualifier in Baku, Ruaidhri Higgins says Vinny Perth has been ‘marvellous’ as Lilywhites head coach.

Friday 5 July, 2019

Johnny Ward: Curragh punters left in the dark over jockey swap confusion

Incident emphasises how far horse racing bosses still have to go to get the basics right.

Friday 28 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Developer unveils grand plans to build new €100m racetrack in Palmerstown

Luke Comer proposes to build the Belmont-style track and lease it back to Horse Racing Ireland, writes Johnny Ward.

Wednesday 26 June, 2019

Kieran Lucid: Kerry businessman's plan to create all-island soccer league by 2021

‘Window of opportunity’ to revolutionise domestic football needs to be acted on by autumn, says entrepreneur.

Friday 14 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Strong field goes to post in the race to be Ireland's next top jockey

Paul Townend will step into the void left by Ruby Walsh, but there are a host of other pretenders to the throne.

Friday 7 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Racing needs to find common ground with Green Wave or risk being swept away

Irish industry has to up its game and start thinking green, writes Johnny Ward.

Friday 3 May, 2019

Johnny Ward: 86-year-old Prendergast keeps rolling back the years with Guineas dream

Johnny Ward pays tribute to the invincible spirit of the legendary KP ahead of Saturday’s big one at Newmarket.

Thursday 2 May, 2019

A Life in the Saddle: Ruby bids farewell to racing the only way he knows how

Johnny Ward looks back on Walsh’s glittering career after a legend of the sport retires.

Friday 19 April, 2019

Johnny Ward: 'Mesmerising' Curragh redevelopment gives Flat racing a home to be proud of

Johnny Ward pays a visit to the redeveloped track ahead of its opening meeting on 6 May.

Friday 12 April, 2019

Johnny Ward: How beautiful Ballinrobe became one of Irish racing's success stories

Johnny Ward celebrates the Mayo track as it prepares for its first meeting of the year.

Friday 8 February, 2019

Racing Abandoned: What equine flu means for British racing and why Irish meets could profit from shutdown

Johnny Ward reflects on a turbulent week in British horseracing.

Friday 18 March, 2016

Don Poli the most likely as Irish trainers close in on Gold Cup: Cheltenham Day 4 Preview

And Ivanovic Gorbatov can triumph in the JCB, writes Johnny Ward of the Racing Post.

Thursday 17 March, 2016

Time for Irish trainers to end Ryanair hoodoo: Cheltenham Day 3 Preview

And Alpha Des Obeaux offers value in the World Hurdle, writes Johnny Ward of the Racing Post.

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

Cheltenham Day Two preview: Mullins likely to make it another day to remember

The County Carlow handler looks set to claim the Queen Mother Champion Chase for the first time while the RSA Chase is shaping up as a battle between two major Irish owners.

Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Will we have another Ruby Tuesday? Cheltenham Day One preview

Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh will be hoping for a lot of success on the opening day.