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Horse-racing - Today’s News

Derby weekend shows new boss at the Curragh needs to win back local support

The redeveloped venue has a challenge ahead, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 16 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Exciting times ahead as Ten Sovereigns delivers on July promise

Donn McClean maps out the next destination for the Ballydoyle sprint star.

'Voice of greyhound racing' Michael Fortune dies at 70 RIP

'Voice of greyhound racing' Michael Fortune dies at 70

‘He saw it as an honour to share his love for the sport to anyone who would listen.’

Horse-racing - Sunday 14 July, 2019

Simon Zebo captures Donnacha Ryan's modelling skills and more Tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past seven days.

Horse-racing - Friday 12 July, 2019

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

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

Appreciating the evergreen, quiet genius still riding out in his 80s

The 82-year-old trainer John Kiely has run four horses, this season. All have won, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 9 July, 2019

Donn McClean: Enable's place in racing history is already assured, but she can achieve even more

With Frankie Dettori on board, the John Gosden-trained five-year-old impressed in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Saturday 6 July, 2019

Mighty mare Enable powers to Eclipse victory at Sandown

The John Godsen-trained superstar filly etched her name into history.

Weekend tips: Step up in trip should suit unexposed and consistent filly

Richard Forristal makes his Saturday selections.

Horse-racing - Friday 5 July, 2019

From 'A huge personality': Tributes paid as racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79 RIP

'A huge personality': Tributes paid as racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79

The presenter was one of the best known faces in the sport.

Johnny Ward: Curragh punters left in the dark over jockey swap confusion

Incident emphasises how far horse racing bosses still have to go to get the basics right.

Horse-racing - Thursday 4 July, 2019

Galway festival ruled out for Geraghty as he recovers from broken tibia and fibula

The jockey is now aiming for a comeback at the Listowel Festival.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Stunning Sovereign basks in Irish Derby success after memorable weekend for Aidan O'Brien

Donn McClean reflects on the surprise winner’s performance at The Curragh on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Sunday 30 June, 2019

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

Some of the defining moments from a busy week of sporting action.

Horse-racing - Saturday 29 June, 2019

33-1 shot Sovereign steals Irish Derby to cause huge shock

The outsider strode to a commanding victory at the Curragh today.

Horse-racing - Friday 28 June, 2019

Johnny Ward: Developer unveils grand plans to build new €100m racetrack in Palmerstown

Luke Comer proposes to build the Belmont-style track and lease it back to Horse Racing Ireland, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 26 June, 2019

GAA turn down Curragh's request to move Kildare and Tyrone qualifier at Newbridge

‘It’s just an unfortunate clash as they are both important events,’ Curragh boss Derek McGrath said.

'Whatever beats him will win': Prendergast bullish on Madhmoon's Derby chances

Ryan Moore to partner favourite Anthony van Dyck at the Curragh on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 25 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Magnificent Dettori crowns a week to remember at Royal Ascot

Lots to digest, and lots to whet the appetite, writes Donn McClean in this week’s column.

Horse-racing - Monday 24 June, 2019

Hall of Fame trainer banned as Santa Anita’s troubled season ends with 30 horse deaths

The track’s mortality rate has caused ructions within American horse racing, particularly in California.

Horse-racing - Friday 21 June, 2019

Weekend tipping: Invincible Army can conquer at Ascot

It’s all about Ascot.

No escape from lure of horse ownership for me after Operation Houdini

Johnny Ward trots down memory lane and praises the humble claimer.

Horse-racing - Thursday 20 June, 2019

Dettori completes Royal Ascot four-timer on Stradivarius in Gold Cup

The Italian jockey guided Stradivarius to back-to-back Gold Cup victories.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 19 June, 2019

Frankie Dettori's class is crystal clear in fine Royal Ascot double

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Oisin Murphy bounced back from being prevented from riding on Sunday.

O'Brien and Moore look to maintain stunning start at Royal Ascot

The Irish trainer celebrated two high-profile winners yesterday, including Circus Maximus in the St James’ Palace Stakes.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 18 June, 2019

Donn McClean: Lots of Irish chances still to come as Royal Ascot starts at full speed

You don’t ease your way in at Royal Ascot, writes Donn McClean. You don’t have the chance.

Circus Maximus and Aidan O'Brien celebrate record win at Royal Ascot

Ryan Moore guided the the 10-1 shot to a battling victory over Too Darn Hot and King Of Comedy.

Aidan O'Brien brings powerful team of 11 to Royal Ascot's opening day

O’Brien is the favourite to retain the top trainer crown.

Horse-racing - Sunday 16 June, 2019

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

All the action from a different angle.

Horse-racing - Friday 14 June, 2019

Weekend Tips: Son of Sea The Stars can swell the coffers ahead of Ascot

Thom Malone runs through his picks from Saturday’s racing.

Johnny Ward: Strong field goes to post in the race to be Ireland's next top jockey

Paul Townend will step into the void left by Ruby Walsh, but there are a host of other pretenders to the throne.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 11 June, 2019

Meath trainer Lavery 'heartbroken' as Ascot hopeful Lady Kaya dies

The three-year-old suffered a broken leg this morning.

Donn McClean: O'Brien primed to continue his outstanding record at Royal Ascot

Hermosa and Ten Sovereigns top of the list for the Ballydoyle maestro.

Horse-racing - Friday 7 June, 2019

Weekend tips: Mullins will prevail with first Flat runner at Haydock

Thom Malone runs through his picks from Ireland, the UK and the US.

Johnny Ward: Racing needs to find common ground with Green Wave or risk being swept away

Irish industry has to up its game and start thinking green, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

Thomas Hobson in line for Ascot return as Mullins eyes Gold Cup

The champion Irish jumps trainer has trained three of the last four winners of the Ascot Stakes.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

Power to miss at least a month of action after fracturing vertebra

The 37-year-old was unseated from the Joseph O’Brien-trained Anywayyoulookatit last Tuesday.

Donn McClean: Ballydoyle puzzle as tricky as ever following five-star Derby day

Aidan O’Brien joined an elite group with Anthony van Dyck’s win on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Monday 3 June, 2019

'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams

The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.

Horse-racing - Sunday 2 June, 2019

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

All the action from a different angle.

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