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Dublin: 12 °C Wednesday 23 October, 2019

Horse-racing - Yesterday’s News

Oisin Murphy's Champion Jockey win a testament to his talent and work ethic

The 24-year-old Kerry native joined a long list of racing’s greats at Ascot on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Saturday 19 October, 2019

Ireland's Oisin Murphy crowned Champion Jockey at Ascot

The 24-year-old is the youngest competitor to win the title since Ryan Moore did so in 2006.

Joy for Aidan O'Brien as Magical triumphs, Dettori's landmark softens blow of Stradivarius loss

Meanwhile, Andrew Balding could have been forgiven for shedding a tear as Donjuan Triumphant won the first race.

Horse-racing - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Superstar Enable will race again in 2020 with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a target

Enable was last seen finishing second at Longchamp earlier this month.

17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh

The talented apprentice jockey had a landmark win on the Willie Mullins-trained Royal Illusion, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Friday 11 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can lead the way in drug testing jockeys

‘There needs to be a greater deterrent and, if we increase the number of tests when we visit a racecourse, it could act as a deterrent,’ says Dr Jennifer Pugh.

Horse-racing - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Enable's bid for 3rd Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe win denied by Waldgeist

Jessica Harrington’s Albigna delivered the Prix Marcel Boussac earlier in the day.

Horse-racing - 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.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 2 October, 2019

History beckons for Enable and Dettori in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Khalid Abdullah’s mare will look to claim the race for a record third time this Sunday, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Monday 30 September, 2019

Donncha O'Callaghan and Ruby Walsh join new RTÉ 2FM Game On line up

The duo will link up with sports journalist Marie Crowe in the hot seats for the now-extended programme.

Horse-racing - Friday 27 September, 2019

5 ante-post Cheltenham bets to consider before prices are cut

Johnny Ward makes five super-early selections, and two more for this weekend’s racing in Ireland.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Donn McClean: True positions in the juvenile colts' pecking order to be clearer by this weekend

Pinatubo has been rated higher than Frankel by the BHA, but there’s plenty of contemporary competition racing this weekend.

Horse-racing - Friday 20 September, 2019

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

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'I never dreamed we would reach a figure like this' - €2.5m raised by Pat Smullen's charity race

An all-star cast featuring Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O’Brien, and Paul Carberry were in action at the Curragh last weekend.

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.

Horse-racing - 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.

AP first ahead of Ruby at 'special' Pat Smullen race event

Quizzical came home first in the star-studded event.

Horse-racing - Saturday 14 September, 2019

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

The favourite delivered this afternoon.

Horse-racing - Thursday 12 September, 2019

Donn McClean's big Irish Champion Stakes preview

We’re in for a top-class two days of racing across the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

Justify failed drug test before 2018 Triple Crown win - report

The Bob Baffert-trained horse tested positive for a banned substance before last year’s Kentucky Derby.

Horse-racing - Friday 6 September, 2019

Tiger Roll to bid for historic third Grand National win in 2020

Having matched Red Rum’s back-to-back Grand National triumphs, the Gordon Elliot-trained horse will look to go one better at Aintree in 2020.

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.

Horse-racing - 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.

Horse-racing - Monday 2 September, 2019

Leopardstown change race times to avoid clash with All-Ireland football final replay

Leopardstown change race times to avoid clash with All-Ireland football final replay

The Irish Champions weekend takes place on 14-15 September.

Horse-racing - 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.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

The difference a year makes as Meath-based trainer Lyons wins first £1m Ebor

Having finished fourth in the race 12 months ago, Mustajeer claimed victory in York on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Sunday 25 August, 2019

Keith Treacy's incredible battle with alcohol and depression, and the week's best sportswriting

Stick on the kettle and settle into some of our favourite reads from this week.

Horse-racing - Friday 23 August, 2019

Champion Hurdle winner Espoir D’Allen dies after recent injury

The five-year-old had been ruled out of the upcoming jumps season after a freak accident.

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.’

Horse-racing - Thursday 22 August, 2019

Champion jockey Smullen to undergo chemotherapy after suffering health setback

The Offaly man has withdrawn from his charity race at the Curragh next month.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 20 August, 2019

Drama aplenty as race starts four minutes early in Sligo, but result stands

Noel Meade and Sean Flanagan’s Caer won the premature start.

Horse-racing - 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.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Cheltenham Champion Hurdle winner could be out for the season after suffering injury

The Gavin Cromwell-trained Epsoir D’Allen has suffered the setback.

Horse-racing - Sunday 11 August, 2019

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

All the action from a different angle.

Tiger Roll's Grand National hat-trick bid hinges on certain conditions - O'Leary

The Gigginstown racing manager says the Gordon Elliott-trained horse needs a rating of 165 or lower.

Horse-racing - Friday 9 August, 2019

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s headlines?

Hurling For Cancer illustrates how important it is for racing to join forces with other sports

A host of greats from different sporting backgrounds will be involved at St Conleth’s Park this Tuesday, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 6 August, 2019

O'Brien confirms Arizona on course to challenge Siskin for Phoenix Stakes

O’Brien could run as many as four of his finest at The Curragh.

Brilliant Borice, Elliott's Plate and One Cool Poet: The Galway Races in review

Donn McClean runs down the best moments of a fantastic week of racing in Ballybrit.

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