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Horse-racing - Today’s News

Monalee expected to romp home in Red Mills Chase, but watch out for Killultagh Vic

A look ahead to today’s action at Gowran Park, and the impact that Presenting Percy’s absence might have.

Horse-racing - Yesterday’s News

Johnny Ward: Presenting Percy's public deserve to hear more from enigma trainer Kelly

The Gold Cup favourite will likely be entered in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse next week.

Surprise as Presenting Percy out of Red Mills Chase

Pat Kelly’s stable star was an absentee from the declarations this morning.

Horse-racing - Thursday 14 February, 2019

De Bromhead-trained Monalee set to race against Gold Cup favourite this weekend

Balko des Flos, meanwhile, is being rested ahead of a bid for back-to-back Ryanair Chase wins.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 13 February, 2019

Gordon Elliott '10 or 15' for Aintree Grand National

The Irish trainer may have a third of the field on 6 April.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Donn McClean: City Island must improve to make Cheltenham impression but has the potential

The Martin Brassil-trained gelding looked good at Naas at the weekend.

2017 Cheltenham Gold winner Sizing John ruled out for the season

Trainer Jessica Harrington has confirmed that the nine-year-old is set for a lengthy absence.

British racing confirms 'risk-managed' return to action after equine flu breakout

After consultations with its veterinary committee, the BHA confirmed racing in Britain will resume on Wednesday.

Horse-racing - Monday 11 February, 2019

Ban on British-trained runners competing in Ireland lifted amid equine flu outbreak

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have lifted the ban with immediate effect.

Four more cases of equine influenza at Newmarket yard

The results come from vaccinated thoroughbreds at Simon Crisford’s yard.

Horse-racing - Sunday 10 February, 2019

Dounikos and Gordon Elliott land Grand National Trial at Punchestown

Elliott watched two of his runners occupy the top three spots.

Boost for horse racing as no new equine flu positives discovered

BHA director of equine health and welfare estimates that there has been 1,500 negative tests in recent days.

Horse-racing - Saturday 9 February, 2019

O'Brien's Band of Outlaws moves into Cheltenham contention with impressive Naas showing

It looks like it will be a successful March for the Irish trainer.

Advantage Point, All For Joy and Fauguernon make most appeal in Naas maiden hurdle

There are only a handful of serious candidates in the second division.

Horse-racing - 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.

Quick action and 'war-room of vets' can restrict equine flu effects, racing chief insists

British Racing boss Nick Rust is confident of avoiding a long-term shutdown.

Horse-racing - Thursday 7 February, 2019

Thursday's horse racing meetings in Britain cancelled following equine flu outbreak

Racing at Thurles went ahead as planned on Thursday.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

McManus snaps up trio to bolster Cheltenham squad

The leading owner has swooped for Fakir D’Oudairies, Konitho and Blue Sari.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 5 February, 2019

How d'you like them Apple's? Gordon Elliott right to eye Champion Hurdle after Dublin victory

Donn McClean reflects on an incident-packed weekend at Leopardstown, where Apple’s Jade showed her class. .

Horse-racing - Sunday 3 February, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite pictures from the sporting week

We look back on a busy few days of sporting action.

Bellshill secures glory for Mullins and Ruby in Gold Cup at Leopardstown

Bellshill edged out Road To Respect by a short head this afternoon.

Apple's Jade clash at Cheltenham with Buveur D'Air is now on

Apple’s Jade was hugely impressive in Leopardstown yesterday.

Expect to see a completely different Bellshill as Gold Cup the feature at Leopardstown

The Willie Mullins-trained horse goes in the main race at Leopardstown today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Apple’s Jade routs top-class field to win Irish Champion Hurdle

It’s the first time in 16 years that a mare has won the race at Leopardstown.

Willie Mullins-trained Melon the obvious danger to rampant Apple's Jade

Can Apple’s Jade transfer the form she has shown over longer distances to the minimum trip?

Horse-racing - Friday 1 February, 2019

Apple's Jade the star attraction as the Dublin Racing Festival kicks off

Gordon Elliott’s outstanding mare faces five rivals in the Grade 1 BHP Irish Champion Hurdle.

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Cooper has got talent and time on his side to grasp second chance

The 26-year-old has had to deal with losing the Gigginstown job but retirements will leave a gap to fill and he’s as good as anyone else left, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Thursday 31 January, 2019

Leopardstown on course to beat the weather as cards in Britain continue to fall

However, officials have announced the running order will be amended on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 29 January, 2019

2017 Gold Cup winner to miss Leopardstown this weekend due to the ground

Sizing John’s much anticipated return has been further delayed.

Horse-racing - Monday 28 January, 2019

'A real pro, she's magic' - Jack Kennedy relishing Apple's Jade Saturday showdown

All eyes will be on the Irish Champion Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Sunday 27 January, 2019

Espoir D'Allen moves into Cheltenham Champion Hurdle contention with impressive Naas showing

Barry Geraghty also hit a remarkable milestone.

Take Tombstone to upset hot favourite at Naas

Gordon Elliott seems to have spotted a terrific opportunity for this nine-year-old to get back to winning ways.

Horse-racing - Saturday 26 January, 2019

1-2 for Joseph O'Brien in Cheltenham opener

Fakir D’Oudairies moved to the head of ante-post lists for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after dominating his rivals.

Honeysuckle hot favourite for Cheltenham after Fairyhouse win

The mare impressed in a six-length success over Western Victory.

Champion trainer Mullins aims to continue his brilliant winning run at Fairyhouse

A Grade 3 Mares Novice Hurdle is the highlight of the card at the Meath race track today.

Horse-racing - Friday 25 January, 2019

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We love an underdog and Cromwell could provide one with Champion Hurdle hope

A successful farrier by trade, the Meath trainer has already enjoyed 31 jumps winners this season, writes columnist Johnny Ward.

Champion Hurdle hopeful will aim to maintain unbeaten run this season at Naas on Sunday

The JP McManus-owned horse has been declared for the five-runner Limestone Lad Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Thursday 24 January, 2019

A seventh Thyestes Chase win for Willie Mullins as Ruby steers favourite to glory

The favourite Invitation Only won the feature race at Gowran Park today.

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