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Dublin: 6°C Saturday 10 April 2021

Horse-racing - Today’s News

Cloth Cap leads the way, with all set fair for National spectacular
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Cloth Cap leads the way, with all set fair for National spectacular

3 hours ago 1,386 Views 1 Comment

World’s greatest steeplechase is back, but taking place behind closed doors for the first time

Horse-racing - Yesterday’s News

Fakir D’oudairies wins Marsh Chase emphatically for JP McManus and Joseph O'Brien
# Aintree Festival
# Aintree Festival

Fakir D’oudairies wins Marsh Chase emphatically for JP McManus and Joseph O'Brien

20 hours ago 1,761 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair Chase runner-up lands deserved Grade One prize.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

20 hours ago 25,239 Views 8 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Cheltenham-Aintree double as Belfast Banter claims Fahey and Sexton's first Grade 1 prize
# Top Novice
# Top Novice

Cheltenham-Aintree double as Belfast Banter claims Fahey and Sexton's first Grade 1 prize

20 hours ago 1,601 Views 1 Comment

County Hurdle winner may now be aimed at Galway Hurdle later this summer.

Horse-racing - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Abacadabras just magic for Gigginstown in Aintree Hurdle
# Aintree Festival
# Aintree Festival

Abacadabras just magic for Gigginstown in Aintree Hurdle

Thu 5:27 PM 2,714 Views 0 Comments

Champion Hurdle exit forgotten with Grade One strike.

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Aintree delight as Alex Ferguson celebrates Grade One treble
# Fergie Time
# Fergie Time

Aintree delight as Alex Ferguson celebrates Grade One treble

Thu 3:43 PM 7,990 Views 3 Comments

There was victory in the Betway Bowl Chase for Clan Des Obeaux, with Tiger Roll having to settle for fourth.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

McManus to field seven runners in Grand National
# Anibale Fly
# Anibale Fly

McManus to field seven runners in Grand National

Wed 3:56 PM 6,242 Views 1 Comment

A decision still has to be made on who will ride Anibale Fly at Aintree.

Horse-racing - Monday 5 April, 2021

'It's a rags to riches story with the price tag, we're out in Abu Dhabi and it's the trainer's first Grade 1 winner'
# Skyace
# Skyace

'It's a rags to riches story with the price tag, we're out in Abu Dhabi and it's the trainer's first Grade 1 winner'

Mon 8:50 PM 41,489 Views 11 Comments

Skyace cost £600 but the Abu Dhabi-based Irish owners celebrated a Grade 1 winner yesterday in Fairyhouse.

150-1 winner of Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as Freewheelin Dylan storms to glory
# Shock Success
# Shock Success

150-1 winner of Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as Freewheelin Dylan storms to glory

Mon 5:30 PM 39,611 Views 31 Comments

Huge outsider proves unstoppable at Fairyhouse under inspired Ricky Doyle.

Townend ruled out of Irish Grand National day after suffering foot injury
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Townend ruled out of Irish Grand National day after suffering foot injury

Mon 12:05 PM 3,478 Views 1 Comment

Jockey awaiting scans on foot injury.

'Sitting in silence, coasting along thinking you're on the verge of winning the biggest race in the world'
# Barry Geraghty
# Barry Geraghty

'Sitting in silence, coasting along thinking you're on the verge of winning the biggest race in the world'

Mon 8:00 AM 16,499 Views 1 Comment

Retired star jockey Barry Geraghty reflects on his memories of Irish and Aintree Grand Nationals.

Horse-racing - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Willie Mullins has five-strong team going for Irish Grand National honours

Willie Mullins has five-strong team going for Irish Grand National honours

Sun 6:02 PM 3,719 Views 0 Comments

Carlow based trainer bids to land Fairyhouse feature for a second time.

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home
# Janidil
# Janidil

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home

Sun 5:40 PM 2,786 Views 0 Comments

Jockey McGarvey produced a masterclass at Fairyhouse.

Horse-racing - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Hearts Are Trumps holds sway as JP McManus dominates big handicap at Fairyhouse
# Easter Festival
# Easter Festival

Hearts Are Trumps holds sway as JP McManus dominates big handicap at Fairyhouse

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:01 PM 2,384 Views 1 Comment

Hearts Are Trumps, ridden by Jody McGarvey for trainer Des McDonogh, collared Magic Tricks after the last to win by half-a-length at 12-1.

Gearoid O’Loughlin ready to raise the Banner at Fairyhouse
# Racing
# Racing

Gearoid O’Loughlin ready to raise the Banner at Fairyhouse

Apr 3rd 2021, 9:00 AM 4,808 Views 0 Comments

With plenty of Clare hurling pedigree, the Cedarwood Road trainer has made an impact in a different game.

Horse-racing - Friday 2 April, 2021

Tiger Roll to run at Aintree rather than Irish Grand National
# Roll On
# Roll On

Tiger Roll to run at Aintree rather than Irish Grand National

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:36 AM 5,285 Views 2 Comments

Jack Kennedy is in line for the Betway Bowl ride.

Horse-racing - Thursday 1 April, 2021

RTÉ announce new record breaking horse racing deal for the next three years
# Tune In
# Tune In

RTÉ announce new record breaking horse racing deal for the next three years

Apr 1st 2021, 2:27 PM 8,965 Views 11 Comments

The action continues this weekend at Fairyhouse.

Horse-racing - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Haqeeqy powers to Lincoln glory for apprentice Benoit De La Sayette
# Doncaster
# Doncaster

Haqeeqy powers to Lincoln glory for apprentice Benoit De La Sayette

Mar 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 1,590 Views 0 Comments

‘It’s a fairytale. I’ll probably wake up tomorrow thinking it was a dream’.

Horse-racing - Thursday 25 March, 2021

HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh to end 20-year tenure in September
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh to end 20-year tenure in September

Mar 25th 2021, 2:20 PM 2,402 Views 2 Comments

The recruitment campaign to find his successor will begin this Friday.

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Horse-racing - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum dies aged 75
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum dies aged 75

Mar 24th 2021, 8:34 AM 9,239 Views 2 Comments

The Deputy Ruler of Dubai owned one of the most famous operations in flat racing.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Envoi Allen could be aimed at Punchestown after disappointing Cheltenham fall
# Allen Key
# Allen Key

Envoi Allen could be aimed at Punchestown after disappointing Cheltenham fall

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:50 PM 3,856 Views 3 Comments

Cheveley Park Stud’s hot favourite crashed out at Cheltenham last week.

Horse-racing - Monday 22 March, 2021

Fairyhouse officials would love to see Tiger Roll in Irish Grand National
# Eye Of The Tiger
# Eye Of The Tiger

Fairyhouse officials would love to see Tiger Roll in Irish Grand National

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:24 PM 3,642 Views 2 Comments

Dual Aintree hero was brilliant at Cheltenham last week.

Horse-racing - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Layfayette produces powerful late run to cap off fine week for Cheltenham-winning trainer
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Layfayette produces powerful late run to cap off fine week for Cheltenham-winning trainer

Mar 21st 2021, 5:42 PM 4,329 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a brilliant week for Noel Meade.

'I look back at the Gold Cup with disbelief' - de Bromhead still on cloud nine after Cheltenham to remember
# King Henry
# King Henry

'I look back at the Gold Cup with disbelief' - de Bromhead still on cloud nine after Cheltenham to remember

Mar 21st 2021, 1:23 PM 3,345 Views 0 Comments

The Knockeen-based handler completed the festival’s holy trinity.

Deaths of our heroes, the footballer who stole The Scream, and the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

Deaths of our heroes, the footballer who stole The Scream, and the week's best sportswriting

Mar 21st 2021, 8:30 AM 5,035 Views 2 Comments

Stick the kettle on…

Horse-racing - Saturday 20 March, 2021

'It's an honour to be involved in a small way in the story. She's a great person and a super jockey'
# Rachael Blackmore
# Rachael Blackmore

'It's an honour to be involved in a small way in the story. She's a great person and a super jockey'

Mar 20th 2021, 10:15 AM 28,994 Views 18 Comments

It was a week where Rachael Blackmore dominated racing and soared to new heights.

Horse-racing - Friday 19 March, 2021

Simon McGonagle disqualified for nine months for taking Elliott picture
# Ban
# Ban

Simon McGonagle disqualified for nine months for taking Elliott picture

Mar 19th 2021, 8:58 PM 11,439 Views 9 Comments

Seven months of ban suspended for period of a year.

Johnny Ward: Blackmore's heroics, Kennedy's outstanding win and soul-searching for British racing
# Expert View
# Expert View

Johnny Ward: Blackmore's heroics, Kennedy's outstanding win and soul-searching for British racing

Mar 19th 2021, 7:58 PM 4,457 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist reflects on the final day of the 2021 Festival.

Rachael Blackmore: 'Getting an award from AP McCoy in the shape of Ruby Walsh – that’s crazy!'
# Star Of The Show
# Star Of The Show

Rachael Blackmore: 'Getting an award from AP McCoy in the shape of Ruby Walsh – that’s crazy!'

Mar 19th 2021, 5:28 PM 11,450 Views 9 Comments

The Tipperary jockey becomes first woman to be leading rider at the Cheltenham Festival.

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Minella Indo wins the Gold Cup as Henry de Bromhead completes dream Cheltenham week
# Gold Cup
# Gold Cup

Minella Indo wins the Gold Cup as Henry de Bromhead completes dream Cheltenham week

Mar 19th 2021, 3:20 PM 21,996 Views 15 Comments

The feature race on the last day of the Festival went to Minella Indo.

Two good wins for Irish trainers as Vanillier triumphs in Albert Bartlett
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Two good wins for Irish trainers as Vanillier triumphs in Albert Bartlett

Mar 19th 2021, 3:03 PM 2,342 Views 0 Comments

Beforehand, Belfast Banter sprung a 33-1 surprise in the McCoy Contractors County Handicap Hurdle.

'The Queen of Cheltenham' Rachael Blackmore wins her sixth of the week
# Insane
# Insane

'The Queen of Cheltenham' Rachael Blackmore wins her sixth of the week

Mar 19th 2021, 1:49 PM 5,481 Views 3 Comments

The Tipperary jockey has stolen the show across the water.

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

Here's your TV guide for this weekend of sport

Mar 19th 2021, 7:30 AM 7,748 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty of action in store.

Horse-racing - Thursday 18 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: A crowd at Cheltenham would have taken Rachael Blackmore to their hearts
# Expert View
# Expert View

Johnny Ward: A crowd at Cheltenham would have taken Rachael Blackmore to their hearts

Mar 18th 2021, 6:27 PM 6,583 Views 7 Comments

When will Irish racing sell the asset that she is to the extent of its enormous potential?

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Irish keep dominating as Flooring Porter lands Stayers' for Cromwell and Mullins
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Irish keep dominating as Flooring Porter lands Stayers' for Cromwell and Mullins

Mar 18th 2021, 3:40 PM 4,287 Views 1 Comment

Danny Mullins makes the most of chance ride after Jonathan Moore ruled himself out on Thursday morning.

Amazing Allaho rockets to Ryanair glory
# Raiders
# Raiders

Amazing Allaho rockets to Ryanair glory

Mar 18th 2021, 2:32 PM 3,185 Views 1 Comment

All-the-way victory is another for Rachael Blackmore.

Envoi Allen exit leaves punter relieved to have cashed out for £250,000
# Flutter
# Flutter

Envoi Allen exit leaves punter relieved to have cashed out for £250,000

Mar 18th 2021, 2:15 PM 8,889 Views 1 Comment

Paul Dean faced a dilemma ahead of day three of the Cheltenham Festival.

Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours
# Drama
# Drama

Envoi Allen crashes out as Chantry House takes Marsh honours

Mar 18th 2021, 2:01 PM 3,384 Views 1 Comment

It was JP McManus’s first winner of the week.

Poll: Who do you think will win the Stayers' Hurdle today at Cheltenham?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win the Stayers' Hurdle today at Cheltenham?

Mar 18th 2021, 6:00 AM 2,847 Views 1 Comment

The feature race on Day 3 of the festival will be in the spotlight.

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Horse-racing - Wednesday 17 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: British jumps racing is in a sorry state as Irish rule the day at Cheltenham
# Expert View
# Expert View

Johnny Ward: British jumps racing is in a sorry state as Irish rule the day at Cheltenham

Mar 17th 2021, 9:28 PM 39,585 Views 23 Comments

After two days’ racing, half-time, Henry de Bromhead had won three of the Grade 1s. Of 14 races, Great Britain has won three.

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