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Horse-racing - Friday 19 March, 2021

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 22,015 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 2,345 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 5,507 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 7,786 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty of action in store.

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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 6,606 Views 7 Comments

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

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 4,288 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 3,188 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 8,903 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 3,385 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.

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 39,604 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.

Rachael Blackmore continues sensational Cheltenham start with Grade 1 double
# Flying Form
# Flying Form

Rachael Blackmore continues sensational Cheltenham start with Grade 1 double

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 5:37 PM 39,957 Views 17 Comments

Champion Hurdle-winning team in unstoppable form.

Good day for Irish jockeys as Put The Kettle On wins Champion Chase thriller
# King Henry
# King Henry

Good day for Irish jockeys as Put The Kettle On wins Champion Chase thriller

Updated Mar 17th 2021, 4:34 PM 3,475 Views 0 Comments

Trainer Henry De Bromhead celebrated in the main race while young Cork jockey Richard Condon landed the Coral Cup.

Grand National hero Tiger Roll lands victory at Cheltenham for the fifth time
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Grand National hero Tiger Roll lands victory at Cheltenham for the fifth time

Mar 17th 2021, 4:04 PM 25,284 Views 10 Comments

Keith Donoghue steered the two-time Grand National victor home in the Cross-Country Chase.

'Probably the most nerve-wracking race I've ever watched': Willie Mullins' Monkfish justifies short odds
# Squeaky Bum Time
# Squeaky Bum Time

'Probably the most nerve-wracking race I've ever watched': Willie Mullins' Monkfish justifies short odds

Mar 17th 2021, 2:34 PM 3,662 Views 2 Comments

Not all plain sailing, but Mullins hotpot gets the job done.

Poll: Who do you think will win today's Champion Chase at Cheltenham?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win today's Champion Chase at Cheltenham?

Mar 17th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,157 Views 4 Comments

Can the favourite Chacun Pour Soi be stopped?

Horse-racing - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Johnny Ward: Blackmore and Honeysuckle the picture of defiance as they haul racing off the canvas
# Front Page
# Front Page

Johnny Ward: Blackmore and Honeysuckle the picture of defiance as they haul racing off the canvas

Mar 16th 2021, 7:05 PM 15,850 Views 9 Comments

‘A woman won the Champion Hurdle, yet that really isn’t a big deal to those of us who follow racing, because we know how talented she is.’

‘She’s delivered on the biggest stage’: McCoy and Walsh heap praise on Rachael Blackmore
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

‘She’s delivered on the biggest stage’: McCoy and Walsh heap praise on Rachael Blackmore

Mar 16th 2021, 5:24 PM 3,771 Views 3 Comments

Tipp jockey makes history as the first woman to win Cheltenham’s Champion Hurdle.

Black Tears edges thriller to give Denise 'Sneezy' Foster first Cheltenham winner
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Black Tears edges thriller to give Denise 'Sneezy' Foster first Cheltenham winner

Mar 16th 2021, 5:14 PM 3,879 Views 5 Comments

Foster took over at Gordon Elliott’s Cullentra House following Elliott’s suspension.

'I'm speechless' - Rachael Blackmore makes history as Honeysuckle lands the Champion Hurdle
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

'I'm speechless' - Rachael Blackmore makes history as Honeysuckle lands the Champion Hurdle

Mar 16th 2021, 3:15 PM 21,753 Views 12 Comments

The favourite lived up to the billing in the big race on the opening day.

Appreciate It rules Supreme for Mullins and Townend while Shishkin cruises to Arkle
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Appreciate It rules Supreme for Mullins and Townend while Shishkin cruises to Arkle

Updated Mar 16th 2021, 2:18 PM 2,728 Views 2 Comments

Dominant display in Festival opener.

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?
# Have Your Say
# Have Your Say

Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham?

Mar 16th 2021, 6:15 AM 4,277 Views 3 Comments

Can Honeysuckle deliver or will it be last year’s winner Epatante?

Horse-racing - Monday 15 March, 2021

'People absolutely loved that horse': How Danoli and Tom Foley captured Irish sporting hearts
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'People absolutely loved that horse': How Danoli and Tom Foley captured Irish sporting hearts

Mar 15th 2021, 8:08 PM 12,242 Views 5 Comments

The popular trainer passed away recently but the memories of his exploits with Danoli will live on.

Altior to miss Champion Chase at Cheltenham
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Altior to miss Champion Chase at Cheltenham

Mar 15th 2021, 11:18 AM 2,913 Views 2 Comments

The dual winner has suffered a late setback for the second successive year.

Unexpected rainfall turns Cheltenham ground soft
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Unexpected rainfall turns Cheltenham ground soft

Mar 15th 2021, 9:22 AM 4,210 Views 3 Comments

Going report soft, good to soft in places on Old and New courses.

Horse-racing - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Scoir Mear leads home one-two-three for JP McManus in Leinster National
# Sunday Best
# Sunday Best

Scoir Mear leads home one-two-three for JP McManus in Leinster National

Mar 14th 2021, 4:29 PM 1,774 Views 0 Comments

Irish National possibility for Tom Mullins-trained Naas scorer.

Honeysuckle and Epatante to square up in Champion Hurdle while just 8 declared for Supreme Novices
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Honeysuckle and Epatante to square up in Champion Hurdle while just 8 declared for Supreme Novices

Mar 14th 2021, 12:15 PM 2,598 Views 0 Comments

Brilliant mares among 10 declared at Cheltenham on Tuesday.

Horse-racing - Saturday 13 March, 2021

'Michael just said, 'I'm paying Mouse to train him, I'm paying you to ride him, it's yere decision'
# Conor O'Dwyer
# Conor O'Dwyer

'Michael just said, 'I'm paying Mouse to train him, I'm paying you to ride him, it's yere decision'

Mar 13th 2021, 10:00 AM 48,249 Views 7 Comments

Conor O’Dwyer only won four races as a jockey at Cheltenham. Two Gold Cup and two Champion Hurdles made for an impressive strike rate though.

Horse-racing - Friday 12 March, 2021

Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Dublin star John Small: ‘My dad brought me racing when I was younger. I’d say I’ve been to every course in Ireland’

Mar 12th 2021, 2:22 PM 27,895 Views 2 Comments

The six-time All-Ireland winner joins Johnny Ward and Donn McClean to preview this year’s Cheltenham Festival on the latest episode of The Punt.

Setback rules Energumene out of Arkle challenge
# Not Travelling
# Not Travelling

Setback rules Energumene out of Arkle challenge

Mar 12th 2021, 11:03 AM 1,811 Views 1 Comment

Willie Mullins’ runner misses Shishkin clash.

'It's amazing looking back and seeing how unaware we were': The week when Irish sport shut down
# A Year Of Covid
# A Year Of Covid

'It's amazing looking back and seeing how unaware we were': The week when Irish sport shut down

Mar 12th 2021, 9:54 AM 8,444 Views 1 Comment

Donal Ó Fatharta, Mike Sherry, Aishling Moloney and Dan Sheridan reflect on how Irish sporting life was turned upside down by Covid-19.

Oisin Murphy return delayed by ‘administrative error’
# Computer Says No
# Computer Says No

Oisin Murphy return delayed by ‘administrative error’

Mar 12th 2021, 9:29 AM 2,213 Views 1 Comment

Champion jockey was due to take three rides at Lingfield.

Join us for a special live sportswriting event with Wright Thompson
# Sportswriting
# Sportswriting

Join us for a special live sportswriting event with Wright Thompson

Mar 12th 2021, 9:08 AM 3,754 Views 0 Comments

Gavin Cooney will host a live episode of Behind The Lines.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 10 March, 2021

Irish amateur jockey Rob James banned for 12 months following dead horse video
# Hearing
# Hearing

Irish amateur jockey Rob James banned for 12 months following dead horse video

Mar 10th 2021, 10:59 PM 17,061 Views 2 Comments

The last eight months of the Cheltenham winner’s ban are suspended.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible
# Column
# Column

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham a symbol of how our lives have changed in ways we didn't think possible

Mar 10th 2021, 12:48 PM 3,510 Views 6 Comments

Johnny Ward sets the scene ahead of a Festival like no other.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Late call on Fakir D’oudairies’ Cheltenham options
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Late call on Fakir D’oudairies’ Cheltenham options

Mar 9th 2021, 12:59 PM 2,252 Views 0 Comments

Joseph O’Brien still pondering between Champion Chase and Ryanair.

Horse-racing - Monday 8 March, 2021

Buveur D’Air to miss Champion Hurdle

Buveur D’Air to miss Champion Hurdle

Mar 8th 2021, 7:28 PM 4,116 Views 0 Comments

Dual winner will head instead to Aintree.

Horse-racing - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months
# Racing
# Racing

Denise Foster to take over as trainer while Gordon Elliott serves suspension for six months

Mar 6th 2021, 4:12 PM 61,314 Views 34 Comments

Foster will take over the licence at Cullentra Stables.

Horse-racing - Friday 5 March, 2021

Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation
# Suspended
# Suspended

Gordon Elliott banned from training horses for six months following photo investigation

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 5:58 PM 85,076 Views 178 Comments

Elliott says he will ‘never again disrespect a horse living or dead’.

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

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 5th 2021, 5:00 PM 25,677 Views 3 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention these past seven days?