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Horse-racing - Today’s News

Allaho sparkles in Grade Two double for Mullins and Townend
# Hail Allaho
# Hail Allaho

Allaho sparkles in Grade Two double for Mullins and Townend

5 hours ago 1,017 Views 0 Comments

Colreevy was also on target at Thurles.

Johnny Ward: Sport of kings and rogues Hoarding the headlines
# Racing
# Racing

Johnny Ward: Sport of kings and rogues Hoarding the headlines

9 hours ago 1,613 Views 3 Comments

And our racing columnist earmarks one Cheltenham fancy.

Horse-racing - Saturday 23 January, 2021

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

Sat 4:51 PM 36,349 Views 38 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot
# Clarence House Chase
# Clarence House Chase

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot

Sat 4:17 PM 2,602 Views 0 Comments

The 14-1 outsider had to see off competition from a host of proven Grade 1 talent.

Horse-racing - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,171 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Aintree hero David Mullins announces retirement at age of 24
# Getting Out Early
# Getting Out Early

Aintree hero David Mullins announces retirement at age of 24

Jan 20th 2021, 9:52 PM 8,566 Views 2 Comments

Mullins, who rode primarily for his champion trainer uncle Willie and father Tom, steered Rule The World to the 2016 Grand National.

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'
# Viking Hoard
# Viking Hoard

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 8:02 PM 60,853 Views 28 Comments

Trainer Charles Byrnes is set to appeal an IHRB decision to suspend his licence for six months following an investigation into a 2018 race.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Jerry McGrath recovering in hospital after Lingfield fall
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Jerry McGrath recovering in hospital after Lingfield fall

Jan 19th 2021, 6:16 PM 2,593 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man suffered a dislocated hip and shoulder in the three-horse incident.

Davy Russell delighted to be back in the saddle following neck injury
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Davy Russell delighted to be back in the saddle following neck injury

Jan 19th 2021, 2:29 PM 2,288 Views 1 Comment

No date set for Russell’s race-riding return.

Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension
# Banned
# Banned

Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension

Jan 19th 2021, 11:17 AM 5,185 Views 2 Comments

The Byrnes-trained Viking Hoard tested positive for a banned substance.

Horse-racing - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 1,667 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham

Jan 17th 2021, 2:30 PM 2,599 Views 2 Comments

Asterion Forlonge crashes out at the first in eagerly-anticipated Punchestown clash.

Horse-racing - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination
# Unbeaten
# Unbeaten

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination

Jan 16th 2021, 3:31 PM 1,663 Views 0 Comments

In a later race at Warwick, Notachance defied its name to win for Alan King.

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse

Jan 16th 2021, 3:08 PM 1,506 Views 0 Comments

Starting favourite Chatham Street Lad was seven lengths off the pace.

Horse-racing - Friday 15 January, 2021

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
# Preview
# Preview

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown

Jan 15th 2021, 12:51 PM 2,736 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Bob Olinger bags Grade One glory, while Energumene maintains unbeaten record over fences
# Naas
# Naas

Bob Olinger bags Grade One glory, while Energumene maintains unbeaten record over fences

Jan 13th 2021, 5:10 PM 2,071 Views 0 Comments

Bob Olinger was the 6-4 favourite in the hands of Rachael Blackmore, and ultimately won with plenty in hand.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
# Preview
# Preview

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,005 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Secret Reprieve storms to Welsh Grand National victory
# Weighting Game
# Weighting Game

Secret Reprieve storms to Welsh Grand National victory

Jan 9th 2021, 4:32 PM 2,205 Views 0 Comments

The Flemensfirth gelding was carrying just over 10 stone.

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Paul Nicholls' McFabulous back in winning form at Kempton
# Hot Favourite
# Hot Favourite

Paul Nicholls' McFabulous back in winning form at Kempton

Jan 9th 2021, 3:31 PM 1,309 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Sage Advice was a winning jumps debutant.

Messire finishes strong and delivers in Dipper Chase
# Obeaux
# Obeaux

Messire finishes strong and delivers in Dipper Chase

Jan 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 1,158 Views 0 Comments

Dan Skelton’s 1-2 favourite Protektorat was left in the shade by Alan King’s horse in Wincanton.

Horse-racing - Friday 8 January, 2021

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

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 32,175 Views 12 Comments

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

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# TV Guide
# TV Guide

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport

Jan 8th 2021, 12:05 PM 27,297 Views 14 Comments

Soccer, rugby, NFL and plenty more big events are set for the coming days.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Nicky Henderson announces retirement of King George VI Chase winner
# Might Bite
# Might Bite

Nicky Henderson announces retirement of King George VI Chase winner

Jan 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 4,015 Views 9 Comments

‘He was one of the most amazing characters you’ll ever come across’.

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders

Jan 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 2,659 Views 2 Comments

Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old bidding to strike for third time in Cheltenham showpiece.

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Horse-racing - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Metier extends unbeaten run with impressive Grade 1 triumph at Sandown
# Tolworth Hurdle
# Tolworth Hurdle

Metier extends unbeaten run with impressive Grade 1 triumph at Sandown

Jan 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 1,805 Views 1 Comment

Grade One glory for Fry-trained runner at Sandown.

Horse-racing - Friday 1 January, 2021

Al Boum Photo claims Tramore hat-trick on seasonal bow
# Photo Finish
# Photo Finish

Al Boum Photo claims Tramore hat-trick on seasonal bow

Jan 1st 2021, 3:39 PM 2,535 Views 1 Comment

Dual Gold Cup winner claims Grade Three prize again.

Horse-racing - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Grand National-winning jockey 'Slippers' Madden announces retirement
# Feet Up
# Feet Up

Grand National-winning jockey 'Slippers' Madden announces retirement

Dec 31st 2020, 4:31 PM 8,163 Views 1 Comment

Jockey’s Aintree glory came on Numbersixvalverde in 2006.

Bachasson lands Punchestown double to cap Willie Mullins’ sensational Christmas
# Bach To Business
# Bach To Business

Bachasson lands Punchestown double to cap Willie Mullins’ sensational Christmas

Dec 31st 2020, 3:43 PM 4,570 Views 0 Comments

Grey strikes again in Punchestown’s New Year’s Eve feature.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Limerick double for De Bromhead and Blackmore
# Yurt
# Yurt

Limerick double for De Bromhead and Blackmore

Dec 30th 2020, 5:04 PM 4,043 Views 2 Comments

Kalkas and Atlantic Fairy both won well.

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card
# And It's Off
# And It's Off

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card

Dec 30th 2020, 10:35 AM 6,284 Views 0 Comments

The course is waterlogged after 85mm of rain in the past week.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Sharjah hat-trick caps sensational Christmas for Willie Mullins
# Patrick's Day
# Patrick's Day

Sharjah hat-trick caps sensational Christmas for Willie Mullins

Dec 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 4,575 Views 1 Comment

Patrick Mullins pounces for his dad’s 16th winner of the festive period.

Monkfish trumps Latest Exhibition again to show Grade 1 class
# Top Novice
# Top Novice

Monkfish trumps Latest Exhibition again to show Grade 1 class

Dec 29th 2020, 2:52 PM 2,325 Views 2 Comments

Mullins’ top novice bags Leopardstown Novice Chase.

Horse-racing - Monday 28 December, 2020

Jack Kennedy forced to stand down from Leopardstown following collarbone X-ray
# Injured
# Injured

Jack Kennedy forced to stand down from Leopardstown following collarbone X-ray

Dec 28th 2020, 5:32 PM 3,542 Views 0 Comments

The rider was due to partner Delta Work in the feature Savills Chase on day three of the Christmas meeting.

A Plus Tard finishes strong to snatch Savills Chase at the death
# Thriller
# Thriller

A Plus Tard finishes strong to snatch Savills Chase at the death

Dec 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 2,874 Views 2 Comments

Kemboy looked sure to win the race for a second time in three years before the final few strides.

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life

Dec 28th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,903 Views 3 Comments

There are divisions in so many things, but sport is about what you belong to.

Horse-racing - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory

Dec 27th 2020, 4:49 PM 2,882 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Chacun Pour Soi prevailed with minimal fuss.

Nube Negra shocks Altior in Desert Orchid Chase
# Upset
# Upset

Nube Negra shocks Altior in Desert Orchid Chase

Dec 27th 2020, 3:35 PM 2,325 Views 0 Comments

The favourite was beaten by the 20-1 shot at Kempton.

Racing at Limerick cancelled due to waterlogging
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

Racing at Limerick cancelled due to waterlogging

Dec 27th 2020, 11:16 AM 2,196 Views 0 Comments

Racing at Leopardstown, however, is set to go ahead as planned today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Franco De Port delights Willie Mullins with Grade One triumph
# Novice Chase
# Novice Chase

Franco De Port delights Willie Mullins with Grade One triumph

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 3:42 PM 2,217 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Racing Festival set to be next on the agenda.

Byrony Frost becomes the first female jockey to win King George
# History Maker
# History Maker

Byrony Frost becomes the first female jockey to win King George

Dec 26th 2020, 3:40 PM 2,765 Views 6 Comments

Big-race success for Bryony Frost as Paul Nicholls strikes for 12th time in St Stephen’s Day spectacular.

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