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Horse-racing - Friday 28 February, 2020

'Once-in-a-lifetime' Un de Sceaux retired following injury

Willie Mullins’ star ends his career having won 23 races and more than €1.75 million in prize money.

Betting on racing and a dystopian race to the bottom

Johnny Ward brings backers and layers alike to book.

Nicky Henderson reveals scare with Cheltenham Champion Hurdle favourite Epatante

JP McManus’s mare has been coughing in recent days.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Expert view: How you should view these 5 Cheltenham favourites

Donn McClean runs the rule over Altior, Paisley Park, A Plus Tard, Champ and Envoi Allen as race week approaches.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 25 February, 2020

No need yet for Cheltenham backup plan, but racing puts coronavirus steering group in place

‘Racing continues to liaise closely with the Government to stay on top of the situation,’ said a Jockey Club spokesperson.

Horse-racing - Monday 24 February, 2020

'I'd often look to the heavens and say, 'Give us a dig out here Dad if you can' - Clare hurling to Cheltenham hopes

Trainer Brian McMahon won an All-Ireland minor medal with Clare in 1997 and is hoping for Cheltenham challenges next month.

Horse-racing - Sunday 23 February, 2020

Ted Walsh's Any Second Now stakes Grand National claim with win in Naas

JP McManus’s runner installed as second favourite for Aintree showpiece.

Kildare's double Grand National-winning jockey Leighton Aspell retires at 43

Kilcullen jockey retires after racing at Fontwell today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 22 February, 2020

Malarky keeps up winning run for Tizzard and O’Neill

Earlier, Song For Someone produced a power-packed late thrust to get the better of a thrilling finish to the Betway Kingwell Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Friday 21 February, 2020

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Cheltenham blow for Gordon Elliott as Glenloe is ruled out

Elliott confirmed this morning that the JP McManus-owned nine-year-old will miss the Festival.

Another bad break for 'tough bugger' Jack Kennedy won't dim desire to get back in the saddle

Johnny Ward chats to the West Kerry native about his journey back to fitness.

Horse-racing - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Magic Cheltenham memories as Power gets set this year with contenders for Harrington and Tizzard

Donn McClean chats with jockey Robbie Power on his big hopes for the 2020 Cheltenham Festival next month.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 19 February, 2020

The disarming genius Mullins, chats about Faugheen over pints and the change from Ruby to Townend

Willie Mullins has so many big names, horses and owners, yet he nearly always seems to get his way.

2018 winner ruled out of the Cheltenham Gold Cup due to injury

Native River will miss the marquee race next month.

De Bromhead in no rush to commit to Honeysuckle target

Champion Hurdle or Mares’ Hurdle await for the unbeaten six-year-old.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 18 February, 2020

Faith in Samcro, phonecalls from The Boss, and why 'forgotten horse' Delta Work is made for the Gold Cup

Gordon Elliott was in a combative mood but is heading to Cheltenham with a team he likes a lot, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Sunday 16 February, 2020

Tiger Roll delights Gordon Elliott on Navan return while Cracking Smart first

The Grand National hero raced with real enthusiasm for fifth in Boyne Hurdle comeback.

Horse-racing - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Cyrname’s safe return is ‘biggest winner of the day’ for Nicholls after heavy fall

The 4-11 favourite was well beaten when he crashed out at the last.

Horse-racing - Friday 14 February, 2020

Let the Tiger roar: History likely to weigh heavy on racing's most perplexing success story

The handicapper has done Tiger Roar and Gigginstown no favours ahead of another Grand National bid, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 12 February, 2020

Donn McClean: 2020 Grand National wouldn't be the same without Tiger Roll

It would be like the 1978 Grand National without Red Rum, or Grandstand without Des Lynam.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Tiger Roll '50-50' to attempt historic Grand National treble as handicap weights announced Decision Time This post contains videos

Tiger Roll '50-50' to attempt historic Grand National treble as handicap weights announced

Two-timer winner handed top weight of 11st 10lbs ahead of Aintree showpiece.

Racing cancelled at Punchestown after heavy snowfall

It is the latest sporting event to be cancelled in the past few days.

Horse-racing - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Sunday's sporting fixtures falling victim to Storm Ciara

There have been several postponements and venue changes for today’s action.

Horse-racing - Saturday 8 February, 2020

Altior tunes up for Champion Chase hat-trick bid with Newbury win

Chantry House, Native River and Pic D’Orhy were the day’s other big winners at Newbury.

Horse-racing - Friday 7 February, 2020

Mullins forced to rule out three star runners ahead of Cheltenham

The trainer will be without three of his most highly-rated stars for the festival.

Weight and see: Michael O'Leary hoping handicapper gives Tiger Roll a fair shot at history

The Gigginstown boss will be awaiting the decision with interest, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 5 February, 2020

Donn McClean: Delta Work a serious prospect for Cheltenham Gold Cup despite losing Jack Kennedy

The Gordon Elliott-trained horse stormed to victory at the Dublin Racing Festival.

Horse-racing - Monday 3 February, 2020

Kennedy will miss Cheltenham due to leg injury in race after winning Irish Gold Cup

Kennedy suffered the injury in the next race after he had celebrated Delta Work’s success.

Horse-racing - Sunday 2 February, 2020

'Freak' Faugheen sparks tears of joy on magical day at Leopardstown

Willie Mullins was full of praise for ‘one of the most special winners’ he has seen.

Faugheen steals the show at Leopardstown while Delta Work lands Gold Cup success for Elliott

Asterion Forlonge and A Wave Of The Sea also secured victories on a busy day of racing.

Consequences of Cantona's kung-fu kick, Kobe Bryant's greatness and more of the week's best sportswriting

A selection of our favourite bits of sportswriting from around the world over the past seven days.

Horse-racing - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Johnny Ward: Sunshine, gales and Honeysuckle's reign on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival

The queen still reigns, but after answering every call in the big race she nearly left as many questions as answers.

A 'magic' day - Blackmore celebrates again as Honeysuckle takes Irish Champion Hurdle

Henry De Bromhead trained the winner of the big race of the day.

Notebook wins brilliant renewal of the Arkle at Leopardstown and joy for Chacun Pour Soi

Earlier Latest Exhibition won the opener for trainer Paul Nolan and jockey Bryan Cooper.

Donn McClean: So many questions ahead of fascinating weekend at Dublin Racing Festival

Will it be Chacun Pour Soi or A Plus Tard?

'I was a chronic, homeless, alcoholic - I'd be turning up at the races drunk'

Former jockey John Gillen on his life before and after his descent into alcoholism.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 29 January, 2020

Champion Tiger Roll headlines Grand National entries with 45 Irish-trained runners involved

Gordon Elliott is hoping his star can make history in April.

Horse-racing - Sunday 26 January, 2020

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

All the action from a different angle.

Stormy Ireland completes season hat-trick with victory at Naas

The Willie Mullins-trained mare was victorious at the Limestone Lad Hurdle.