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Horse-racing - Saturday 12 December, 2020

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize
# Munster Pride
# Munster Pride

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize

Dec 12th 2020, 3:23 PM 3,441 Views 0 Comments

Doncaster win is 64th victory of the campaign for the Irish trainer who has been based in England since 1989.

Horse-racing - Friday 11 December, 2020

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...
# How Did You Know?
# How Did You Know?

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...

Dec 11th 2020, 4:58 PM 50,802 Views 0 Comments

Need a Secret Santa present for someone who knows their pillar positions from their Pillar Caffreys? We’ve got the solution to your problems.

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud
# Great Mare
# Great Mare

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud

Dec 11th 2020, 9:40 AM 4,328 Views 1 Comment

Trainer pays €530,000 for former inmate.

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

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

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 12,659 Views 3 Comments

The biggest hurling game of the year is one of many big events coming up.

Horse-racing - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,371 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Davy Russell on the mend ahead of 'strange Christmas'
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Davy Russell on the mend ahead of 'strange Christmas'

Dec 10th 2020, 9:00 AM 3,667 Views 2 Comments

Envoi Allen is one of the horses the rider can look forward to.

Horse-racing - Monday 7 December, 2020

'Fantastic servant' and triple Grade One winner Supasundae retires from racing
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

'Fantastic servant' and triple Grade One winner Supasundae retires from racing

Dec 7th 2020, 12:51 PM 2,133 Views 1 Comment

Trainer Jessica Harrington has called time on the career of the 10-year-old.

Horse-racing - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Mighty Min leads home a one-two-three for Willie Mullins at Punchestown
# Min The Merciless
# Min The Merciless

Mighty Min leads home a one-two-three for Willie Mullins at Punchestown

Dec 6th 2020, 3:39 PM 2,499 Views 2 Comments

‘He’s the first horse to get a hat-trick in this race and he’ll be very hard to replace.’

A terrifying crowd crush at an Old Firm derby and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

A terrifying crowd crush at an Old Firm derby and more of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 4,912 Views 1 Comment

Stick the kettle on and treat yourself to this lot.

Horse-racing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Murphy vows to ‘put things right’ as he serves riding ban
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Murphy vows to ‘put things right’ as he serves riding ban

Dec 3rd 2020, 11:47 AM 3,464 Views 1 Comment

The rider’s defence of environmental contamination from a sexual encounter was accepted by French racing officials.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:09 AM 4,081 Views 0 Comments

A limited number of supporters will be welcomed back.

Horse-racing - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Honeysuckle digs deep to retain Hatton’s Grace crown
# Fairyhouse
# Fairyhouse

Honeysuckle digs deep to retain Hatton’s Grace crown

Nov 29th 2020, 3:12 PM 2,343 Views 1 Comment

Unbeaten mare holds off late surge from Ronald Pump at Fairyhouse.

Envoi Allen's perfect 10 leads sensational day for Elliott and Kennedy at Fairyhouse
# Allen Key
# Allen Key

Envoi Allen's perfect 10 leads sensational day for Elliott and Kennedy at Fairyhouse

Nov 29th 2020, 2:35 PM 2,329 Views 1 Comment

Envoi Allen, Ballyadam and Zanahiyr bring up quick treble for trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Jack Kennedy.

Horse-racing - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Epatante secures comfortable win in dramatic Fighting Fifth Hurdle
# Newcastle And Newbury
# Newcastle And Newbury

Epatante secures comfortable win in dramatic Fighting Fifth Hurdle

Nov 28th 2020, 4:39 PM 2,393 Views 2 Comments

The reigning champion was an effortless victor in Newcastle’s Grade One.

Horse-racing - Friday 27 November, 2020

Oisin Murphy receives three-month ban after testing positive for cocaine
# Punishment
# Punishment

Oisin Murphy receives three-month ban after testing positive for cocaine

Nov 27th 2020, 6:00 PM 7,040 Views 8 Comments

The panel were persuaded by a combination of a hair sample and Murphy’s testimony that the positive test arose from an unintentional, environmental contamination.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 24 November, 2020

Laurina retired following Ascot disappointment
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

Laurina retired following Ascot disappointment

Nov 24th 2020, 1:37 PM 5,621 Views 0 Comments

The classy mare was found to have burst blood vessels again.

Horse-racing - Monday 23 November, 2020

'10 out of 10' - Henderson's talented prospect Shishkin strolls to victory in eagerly-awaited debut over fences
# Looks The Part
# Looks The Part

'10 out of 10' - Henderson's talented prospect Shishkin strolls to victory in eagerly-awaited debut over fences

Nov 23rd 2020, 2:17 PM 3,565 Views 0 Comments

The six-year-old put in a near flawless display in the Beginners’ Chase at Kempton.

Horse-racing - Sunday 22 November, 2020

Minella Indo enhances Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials in Navan
# Racing
# Racing

Minella Indo enhances Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials in Navan

Nov 22nd 2020, 3:46 PM 5,146 Views 2 Comments

‘You couldn’t have asked him to do it any better,’ said a delighted Henry de Bromhead.

Horse-racing - Saturday 21 November, 2020

Bristol De Mai records famous hat-trick in Betfair Chase
# Winning
# Winning

Bristol De Mai records famous hat-trick in Betfair Chase

Nov 21st 2020, 3:25 PM 4,733 Views 1 Comment

Popular grey holds off Clan Des Obeaux at Haydock.

Notebook puts down Champion Chase marker at Naas
# Jot Down The Name
# Jot Down The Name

Notebook puts down Champion Chase marker at Naas

Nov 21st 2020, 2:34 PM 4,946 Views 0 Comments

Beaten Arkle favourite returns to winning ways.

Shang Tang enjoys confidence-boosting success at Ascot
# Striking Gold
# Striking Gold

Shang Tang enjoys confidence-boosting success at Ascot

Nov 21st 2020, 1:39 PM 4,494 Views 0 Comments

Emma Lavelle-trained gelding thrives for step up in trip.

Horse-racing - Friday 20 November, 2020

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

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Nov 20th 2020, 8:54 PM 29,090 Views 13 Comments

Better late than never…

Horse-racing - Thursday 19 November, 2020

Presenting Percy back in business at Thurles with first win in 22 months

Presenting Percy back in business at Thurles with first win in 22 months

Nov 19th 2020, 4:13 PM 5,155 Views 2 Comments

Kemboy and Monalee have no answer to Gordon Elliott-trained winner.

O’Brien brothers to form Racing League team
# Family Affair
# Family Affair

O’Brien brothers to form Racing League team

Nov 19th 2020, 10:22 AM 11,026 Views 2 Comments

New competition kicks off next summer.

Horse-racing - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Put The Kettle On pounces to win Shloer Chase for de Bromhead
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Put The Kettle On pounces to win Shloer Chase for de Bromhead

Nov 15th 2020, 3:40 PM 4,248 Views 0 Comments

Odds-on favourite Defi Du Seuil was pulled up early in the straight.

Abacadabras weaves Morgiana magic as Elliott lands big-race Punchestown treble
# Clean Sweep
# Clean Sweep

Abacadabras weaves Morgiana magic as Elliott lands big-race Punchestown treble

Nov 15th 2020, 3:28 PM 3,755 Views 4 Comments

Abacadabras, Fury Road and Pencilfulloflead make it a day to savour for Gordon Elliott.

Horse-racing - Saturday 14 November, 2020

Asterion Forlonge off to winning start over fences at Punchestown
# Willie Mullins
# Willie Mullins

Asterion Forlonge off to winning start over fences at Punchestown

Nov 14th 2020, 7:56 PM 4,501 Views 0 Comments

Classy novice hurdler justifies odds-on favouritism at Punchestown.

Eldorado Allen takes full advantage of Gumball exit
# Colin Tizzard
# Colin Tizzard

Eldorado Allen takes full advantage of Gumball exit

Nov 14th 2020, 5:07 PM 3,702 Views 0 Comments

Grade One test could await next at Sandown.

Coole Cody makes all for Paddy Power Gold Cup glory
# Coole Customer
# Coole Customer

Coole Cody makes all for Paddy Power Gold Cup glory

Nov 14th 2020, 4:58 PM 2,917 Views 2 Comments

Cheltenham delight for Evan Williams and Tom O’Brien.

Horse-racing - Friday 13 November, 2020

Tiger Roll pulled up at Cheltenham as Kingswell Theatre shines
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Tiger Roll pulled up at Cheltenham as Kingswell Theatre shines

Nov 13th 2020, 4:14 PM 5,272 Views 2 Comments

From an early stage Tiger Roll never looked happy, with Robbie Power eventually pulling him up just after halfway.

Here's your TV guide to a crazy weekend of sport
# Stock Up
# Stock Up

Here's your TV guide to a crazy weekend of sport

Nov 13th 2020, 7:30 AM 51,922 Views 14 Comments

Undisputed titles, provincial deciders, do-or-die showdowns and lots of green. It’s looking like a big one.

Horse-racing - Thursday 12 November, 2020

JP McManus buys Douvan’s full-brother for £570,000
# Jonbon
# Jonbon

JP McManus buys Douvan’s full-brother for £570,000

Nov 12th 2020, 1:36 PM 9,695 Views 3 Comments

The four-year-old is now the most expensive point-to-pointer ever sold at public auction.

Horse-racing - Sunday 8 November, 2020

Here's what's coming up this week for members of The42
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here's what's coming up this week for members of The42

Nov 8th 2020, 11:05 PM 3,896 Views 0 Comments

Join us, fellow sports consumers.

Castlegrace Paddy overcomes A Plus Tard at Navan
# Upset
# Upset

Castlegrace Paddy overcomes A Plus Tard at Navan

Nov 8th 2020, 8:22 PM 4,953 Views 0 Comments

It was clear some way from home it was not going to be entirely straightforward for the 1-2 favourite.

Horse-racing - Saturday 7 November, 2020

Delight for Keane and Weld with $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf triumph
# Keane-land
# Keane-land

Delight for Keane and Weld with $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf triumph

Nov 7th 2020, 10:15 PM 9,476 Views 5 Comments

A first Breeders’ Cup victory for Dermot Weld after Colin Keane took the ride at short notice.

Order of Australia caps unlikely clean sweep for O'Brien in Breeders' Cup Mile
# Outsider
# Outsider

Order of Australia caps unlikely clean sweep for O'Brien in Breeders' Cup Mile

Nov 7th 2020, 9:14 PM 6,473 Views 1 Comment

The colt, who was sent off at 73-1, only got into the race after One Master was scratched on Thursday.

King marches On To Victory in Doncaster feature
# On To Victory
# On To Victory

King marches On To Victory in Doncaster feature

Nov 7th 2020, 4:45 PM 3,113 Views 0 Comments

Final big race of Flat season goes to Barbury Castle handler.

Horse-racing - Friday 6 November, 2020

Fire At Will powers past O'Brien's Battleground to shoot down European hopes on Day 1 of Breeder's Cup
# LOngshot
# LOngshot

Fire At Will powers past O'Brien's Battleground to shoot down European hopes on Day 1 of Breeder's Cup

Nov 6th 2020, 11:22 PM 4,146 Views 9 Comments

There were no winners from this side of the pond on the opening day at Keeneland.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 3 November, 2020

Joseph O’Brien pips dad Aidan to win second Melbourne Cup with Twilight Payment
# Melbourne Cup
# Melbourne Cup

Joseph O’Brien pips dad Aidan to win second Melbourne Cup with Twilight Payment

Nov 3rd 2020, 8:02 AM 7,089 Views 6 Comments

Race marred by a fatal injury to last year’s Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck.

Horse-racing - Monday 2 November, 2020

Irish sport to benefit from 'unprecedented' €85 million funding package
# Support
# Support

Irish sport to benefit from 'unprecedented' €85 million funding package

Nov 2nd 2020, 3:00 PM 29,563 Views 36 Comments

‘The government recognises the vital contribution that sport has made to public health throughout the Covid-19 pandemic,’ said Minister Catherine Martin.