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Horse-racing - Friday 21 February, 2020

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.

Horse-racing - Saturday 25 January, 2020

Santini boosts Gold Cup claims and Paisley Park wins again at Cheltenham

Nicky Henderson also enjoyed success at Doncaster.

Horse-racing - Friday 24 January, 2020

Five at 25: Long-shots that might keep you from entering a Cheltenham world of pain

Good and thorough man Johnny Ward has cast his eye on five horses that might get you over the line.

Horse-racing - Thursday 23 January, 2020

Unstoppable Benie skates to 21-length win in Galmoy Hurdle

Penhill and Killultagh Vic completed a 1-2-3 for Willie Mullins.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 22 January, 2020

Honeysuckle growing stronger with De Bromhead set to dominate Dublin festival

Donn McClean lamented the mare’s absence from Cheltenham, but expects to see it shine again next week.

Horse-racing - Sunday 19 January, 2020

Footpad flounders as Real Steel lands feature at Thurles Horse Racing This post contains videos

Footpad flounders as Real Steel lands feature at Thurles

Mullins hopeful cut as short as 10/1 for the Ryanair Chase following Sunday’s win.

Horse-racing - Saturday 18 January, 2020

Defi Du Seuil sees off Un De Sceaux with stunning finish at Ascot Rivalry This post contains videos

Defi Du Seuil sees off Un De Sceaux with stunning finish at Ascot

The gap this afternoon was considerably larger than that between the horses at Sandown last month.

Horse-racing - Friday 17 January, 2020

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

She Can! has proven a big hit since its release.

Johnny Ward: Latest Exhibition's Cheltenham chance is a story to be savoured Horse Racing This post contains videos

Johnny Ward: Latest Exhibition's Cheltenham chance is a story to be savoured

Paul Nolan can strike symbolic victory in game dominated by a few, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak

Having claimed a first win for his father in 2018, Conor has had sustained success with Gavin Cromwell of late, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Monday 13 January, 2020

Irish Gold Cup winner returns as Grade 1 Leopardstown entries confirmed

The Dublin Racing Festival takes place on the weekend of 1-2 February.

Today's racing at Punchestown cancelled due to 'safety concerns' amid storm

The entire country is under a Status Orange alert as Storm Brendan hits.