# Looking Back
'You're thinking, 'This is where Michael Collins was interned. I felt I could hear the echoes'
A new sports documentary on TG4 will take a look at different sports stadiums around the world.
This week
19th March 2023 - 23rd March 2023
# Horse Racing
Donn McClean: Reflections from an extraordinary week at Cheltenham
Emotion, firsts, lasts – looking back on the 2023 Cheltenham Festival.
# honeysuckle
'To be there was amazing, just to feel the outpouring of goodwill towards them'
Honeysuckle’s Chetlenham win last Tuesday generated remarkable scenes.
Last week
12th March 2023 - 18th March 2023
# expert view
Johnny Ward: A Cheltenham as good as we've had for years, racing at its best
The Festival ended with the Townend-Mullins combo celebrating.
# Racing
First Cheltenham winner for Cork jockey as trainer Murphy returns to success
Brave Inca’s trainer has smart mare on his hands.
Dublin aim for promotion and Waterford-Kilkenny showdown: Allianz League talking points
There are plenty key matches to look forward to this weekend.
# Racing
Mullins and Townend win Cheltenham Gold Cup with Galopin Des Champs
Gold Cup glory for powerhouse duo from Bravemansgame.
# Triumph Hurdle
Lossiemouth Triumphs in Cheltenham opener amidst Willie Mullins 1-2-3-4
St Patrick’s Day got off to a raucous start for the legions of Irish racing fans at the Festival.
# Review
Johnny Ward: These are the days we live for – win, lose or just being alive to bear witness
Johnny Ward reports from day three of Cheltenham.
# Cheltenham
JP McManus-owned Sire Du Berlais is a Festival hero once again
Dual Pertemps winner strikes at 33-1 in Stayers’ Hurdle.
# Cheltenham
Blackmore and de Bromhead celebrate Ryanair Chase win with Envoi Allen
Shishkin has to settle for second, with bad blunder denting chance.
# Racing
Stage Star strikes for Nicholls, disappointment for Elliott's Mighty Potter
All-the-way win ends Cheltenham Festival drought for champion trainer.
# Racing
Davy Russell: ‘I have about as much respect for Michael O’Leary’s opinion as he has for my opinion’
The star jockey returned to the saddle in January for trainer Gordon Elliott following Jack Kennedy’s injury.
# Teamwork
'Fairytale stuff': 85-year-old Waterford trainer and teenage jockey celebrate at Cheltenham
John Gleeson steered John Kiely’s A Dream To Share to a thrilling Weatherbys Champion Bumper success.
# Champs
Energumene and Delta Work defend Cheltenham titles
Mullins-trained six-year-old Energumene was in a different league in the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
# inches
The Real Whacker lands thrilling victory for Limerick trainer at Cheltenham
Elsewhere, there was victory for Langer Dan in the Coral Cup.
3 best bets for Thursday's card at Cheltenham
Three to follow on the third day of the 2023 festival.
# Dominant
One-two-three for Willie Mullins as Impaire Et Passe blows away Ballymore rivals
Gaelic Warrior and Champ Kiely fill podium positions.
# expert view
Johnny Ward: Emotional win for de Bromhead family the standout Cheltenham tale
Honeysuckle delivered a fairytale success in the Mares’ Hurdle.
# Racing
Fairytale Cheltenham win for Henry de Bromhead and Rachael Blackmore with Honeysuckle
Magnificent mare bows with fourth Cheltenham Festival success.
# class apart
Constitution Hill simply magnificent in Champion Hurdle cruise at Cheltenham
Jump racing’s answer to Frankel lights up Cheltenham.
# Racing
Famous victory for Irish duo in Cheltenham opener, El Fabiolo takes the Arkle
Brilliant winner for Marine Nationale in the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle for Barry Connell and Michael O’Sullivan.
3 best bets for Wednesday's card at Cheltenham
Three to follow on the second day of the 2023 festival.
# Prestbury Cup
Cheltenham Festival: How many Irish-trained horses will win this year?
The bookmakers may have pitched the number of Irish-trained winners a little high but better value may be on offer by Tuesday evening.
# Hopeful
Blackmore hopes Honeysuckle can have 'one more big day' at Cheltenham
The nine-year-old will bid to end her career with a fourth and final Festival success before she is retired.
# Racing
'Everyone thinks I'm mad' - 66 year-old rides winner at Limerick after two knee replacements
Liam Burke had last tasted victory aboard Take Beating in June 1988.
This month
March 2023
# Postponed
Navan card called off, Cavan-Leitrim refixed
Brendan Sheridan, IHRB Clerk of the Course, confirmed the news.
Five great storylines to look forward to at Cheltenham next week
The Cheltenham Festival takes place from 14-17 March.
5 Cheltenham favourites – rock solid or vulnerable?
There’s just seven days to go before the Cheltenham roar goes up.
# Too soon
Jack Kennedy runs out of time to be fit for Cheltenham Festival
Davy Russell is widely expected to be on board the majority of Gordon Elliott’s leading hopes at the Festival.
# Racing
Patrick Mullins facing tough Champion Bumper choice at Cheltenham
‘It’s very hard to pick the right one’.
# famous five
Gold Cup and Stayers' Hurdle stars - The Gordon Elliott horses to watch at Cheltenham
The countdown is on the big March showdowns in the Cotswolds.
Last month
February 2023
# Leg Injury
Gordon Elliott expects to know this week if Jack Kennedy will be fit for Cheltenham
Jockey has been sidelined with a broken leg since early January.
Roscommon rise and Salthill hurling showdown: Allianz League talking points
Another busy weekend of action ahead.
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# Reinvigorated
Shiskin rediscovers old verve to remind us how well the top trainers know their horses
The Ryanair Chase is the obvious race now too for Janidil, writes Donn McClean.
# Time to say goodbye
Minella Times - Rachael Blackmore's Grand National winner - retires following injury setback
The 10-year-old was being prepared for Aintree but connections have called time on his career.
# Racing
Flooring Porter making good progress towards Stayers’ Hurdle defence
Festival hat-trick bid had looked in the balance at one stage.
# Racing
Not all plain sailing but Mullins machine looks powerful as Cheltenham looms
Allaho is out but the champion trainer has a serious depth of talent.
# back in saddle
Oisin Murphy returns to action following 14-month ban for alcohol and Covid breaches
The three-time champion jockey will partner the Mick Appleby-trained Jupiter Express at Chelmsford on Thursday.
# absence
Allaho to miss Cheltenham due to abdominal bleed
A rare problem has surfaced for Willie Mullins’ chaser.
# Boost
Zanza records landmark success, Funambule Sivola bounces back at Newbury
The 16-1 chance was ridden by Tom O’Brien, who since the retirement of Richard Johnson has been stable jockey for Phillip Hobbs.
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# Setback
Mark Walsh sidelined after weekend fall at Leopardstown
The top rider had only just returned to action following a spell out.
# Punishment
Gordon Elliott fined £1,000 over Zanahiyr's failed drugs test
The trainer has been fined and the horse retrospectively disqualified from last year’s Cheltenham Champion Hurdle.