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Horse-racing - Monday 14 September, 2020

Wright Thompson, Cork's Double win and everything else you can expect from The42 membership this week
# Members Only
# Members Only

Wright Thompson, Cork's Double win and everything else you can expect from The42 membership this week

Sep 14th 2020, 5:16 PM 17,972 Views 5 Comments

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Horse-racing - Sunday 13 September, 2020

Search For A Song powers to Irish Leger repeat at the Curragh
# On Song
# On Song

Search For A Song powers to Irish Leger repeat at the Curragh

Sep 13th 2020, 5:27 PM 3,994 Views 3 Comments

Elsewhere, Thunder Moon powered home to win the National Stakes.

Horse-racing - Saturday 12 September, 2020

Joseph O'Brien's Galileo Chrome takes St Leger, Cadillac opens up the engine in Leopardstown
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Joseph O'Brien's Galileo Chrome takes St Leger, Cadillac opens up the engine in Leopardstown

Sep 12th 2020, 6:55 PM 5,191 Views 5 Comments

Tom Marquand was celebrating a twist of fate as he unexpectedly rode the winner.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review
# Changes
# Changes

Sport pilot events in England limited to 1,000 people with return of fans under review

Updated Sep 9th 2020, 8:26 PM 7,912 Views 0 Comments

Plans for horse racing, football, basketball, and speedway events have changed after a rise in Covid-19 cases.

Horse-racing - Sunday 6 September, 2020

Disappointment for Irish entrants as Persian King reigns in Paris
# Longchamps
# Longchamps

Disappointment for Irish entrants as Persian King reigns in Paris

Sep 6th 2020, 4:48 PM 6,159 Views 1 Comment

Aidan O’Brien’s Circus Maximus came home third while Ger Lyons’ Siskin was fourth.

Horse-racing - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Enable warms up for Arc glory with 1/14 stroll at Kempton
# On Track
# On Track

Enable warms up for Arc glory with 1/14 stroll at Kempton

Sep 5th 2020, 3:14 PM 3,370 Views 1 Comment

Brilliant mare perfectly poised for trip to Paris, as history awaits.

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'
# Girls Play Too
# Girls Play Too

'I know it's 30 years too late but I was just like, 'I can't have it that this is what a seven-year-old thinks'

Sep 5th 2020, 12:00 PM 58,382 Views 7 Comments

Jacqui Hurley’s book ‘Girls Play Too: Inspiring Stories of Irish Sportswomen’ has been a huge hit.

Horse-racing - Thursday 3 September, 2020

Overseas jockeys can now compete in Irish Group One races without quarantining
# Self-isolation
# Self-isolation

Overseas jockeys can now compete in Irish Group One races without quarantining

Sep 3rd 2020, 3:35 PM 3,889 Views 4 Comments

The Government has relaxed protocols ahead of the Longines Irish Champions Weekend.

Horse-racing - Sunday 30 August, 2020

The former Cork hurler battling on with a rare illness and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

The former Cork hurler battling on with a rare illness and more of the week's best sportswriting

Aug 30th 2020, 8:30 AM 21,756 Views 3 Comments

Stick on the kettle and settle in to some of our favourite pieces from the last seven days.

Horse-racing - Friday 28 August, 2020

Organisers cancel 2020 Irish Grand National
# Called Off
# Called Off

Organisers cancel 2020 Irish Grand National

Aug 28th 2020, 1:30 PM 18,100 Views 4 Comments

Initially postponed because of the outbreak of Covid-19, the Fairyhouse race has now been called off entirely.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Kieren Fallon's son Cieren handed jockey job with Qatar Racing
# Racing
# Racing

Kieren Fallon's son Cieren handed jockey job with Qatar Racing

Aug 26th 2020, 11:22 AM 5,103 Views 1 Comment

The champion apprentice has been appointed as second rider behind Kerry’s Oisin Murphy.

Horse-racing - Monday 24 August, 2020

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy handed 7-day ban
# Punishment
# Punishment

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy handed 7-day ban

Aug 24th 2020, 11:07 PM 6,667 Views 0 Comments

Ayr’s stewards found him guilty of careless riding.

Horse-racing - Sunday 23 August, 2020

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas
# Winning
# Winning

Success for Aidan O’Brien as Passion stamps her class at Naas

Aug 23rd 2020, 6:07 PM 4,281 Views 2 Comments

The victory proved the middle leg of a treble for Seamie Heffernan.

Horse-racing - Friday 21 August, 2020

'Horse of a lifetime' Battaash adds Nunthorpe crown to his stellar season
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

'Horse of a lifetime' Battaash adds Nunthorpe crown to his stellar season

Aug 21st 2020, 9:40 PM 3,522 Views 1 Comment

Favourite sees off gallant Que Amoro for repeat victory in York showpiece.

Horse-racing - Thursday 20 August, 2020

It must be Love! O'Brien's filly sends out message with impressive Yorkshire Oaks win

It must be Love! O'Brien's filly sends out message with impressive Yorkshire Oaks win

Aug 20th 2020, 3:40 PM 4,506 Views 5 Comments

All systems go for mouthwatering clash with Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Ghaiyyath triumphs at Juddmonte International Stakes
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Ghaiyyath triumphs at Juddmonte International Stakes

Aug 19th 2020, 4:00 PM 2,616 Views 1 Comment

William Buick was on board to bring a strong finish out of the hot favourite at York.

Jockey Jamie Moore suffers broken back and sternum
# Injury
# Injury

Jockey Jamie Moore suffers broken back and sternum

Aug 19th 2020, 2:35 PM 6,027 Views 2 Comments

The 35-year-old had a fall at Fontwell yesterday and was taken to Brighton Hospital.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Government confirms all sporting events to take place behind closed doors
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Government confirms all sporting events to take place behind closed doors

Aug 18th 2020, 6:02 PM 43,335 Views 59 Comments

The decision was confirmed at a cabinet meeting this afternoon.

Horse-racing - Sunday 16 August, 2020

Dettori keeps Palace Pier's unbeaten record in tact with Prix Jacques le Marois win
# Racing
# Racing

Dettori keeps Palace Pier's unbeaten record in tact with Prix Jacques le Marois win

Aug 16th 2020, 3:26 PM 2,680 Views 0 Comments

John Gosden’s colt claimed victory at Deauville this afternoon.

Horse-racing - Thursday 13 August, 2020

He Knows No Fear is 300-1 record breaker at Leopardstown
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

He Knows No Fear is 300-1 record breaker at Leopardstown

Aug 13th 2020, 4:47 PM 8,009 Views 9 Comments

Shock maiden victory at biggest ever price in Ireland.

Horse-racing - Sunday 9 August, 2020

Lucky Vega gives Jessie Harrington Group 1 glory at the Curragh
# Phoenix Stakes
# Phoenix Stakes

Lucky Vega gives Jessie Harrington Group 1 glory at the Curragh

Aug 9th 2020, 6:09 PM 4,271 Views 2 Comments

Young star wins Phoenix Stakes in the hands of Shane Foley.

Horse-racing - Friday 7 August, 2020

Racing at Curragh set to go ahead as planned despite Kildare lockdown
# On Course
# On Course

Racing at Curragh set to go ahead as planned despite Kildare lockdown

Aug 7th 2020, 7:34 PM 41,584 Views 83 Comments

‘We have had confirmation racing can continue behind closed doors’ said HRI CEO Brian Kavanagh.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# It'z Quiziness Time
# It'z Quiziness Time

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Aug 7th 2020, 5:00 PM 32,361 Views 6 Comments

How closely were you paying attention to the sports headlines this week?

Horse-racing - Wednesday 5 August, 2020

Cork jockey Coleman sidelined until October following nasty fall
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Cork jockey Coleman sidelined until October following nasty fall

Aug 5th 2020, 3:53 PM 3,837 Views 0 Comments

Coleman fractured his humerus during racing at Southwell last week.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 4 August, 2020

Champion jockey Geraghty to release his memoir 'True Colours' in October
# Read All About It
# Read All About It

Champion jockey Geraghty to release his memoir 'True Colours' in October

Aug 4th 2020, 2:08 PM 2,978 Views 2 Comments

Geraghty retired from jump racing last month.

Horse-racing - Monday 3 August, 2020

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?

How can sports organisations bring locked-out fans closer to the action?

Aug 3rd 2020, 9:00 AM 4,699 Views 0 Comments

We may be a while away from packed stadiums, but many innovations could help fill the void for now.

Horse-racing - Saturday 1 August, 2020

Summer special for O’Meara and Tudhope in Stewards’ Cup
# Summerghand
# Summerghand

Summer special for O’Meara and Tudhope in Stewards’ Cup

Aug 1st 2020, 5:14 PM 3,517 Views 0 Comments

Deserved big-race victory for gallant six-year-old.

Horse-racing - Friday 31 July, 2020

Townend guides Great White Shark to Galway Hurdle victory
# Ballybrit
# Ballybrit

Townend guides Great White Shark to Galway Hurdle victory

Jul 31st 2020, 8:38 PM 3,993 Views 1 Comment

Willie Mullins horse finished strong to kill off the challenge from My Sister Sarah.

Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place
# Fans
# Fans

Setback for UK sports as Johnson confirms pilots of crowds won't take place

Jul 31st 2020, 1:47 PM 4,325 Views 1 Comment

Some 5,000 racegoers had been due to attend the Glorious Goodwood Festival on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Patrick's Day as Aramon clinches another Galway Hurdle for Mullins family
# Galway Races
# Galway Races

Patrick's Day as Aramon clinches another Galway Hurdle for Mullins family

Jul 30th 2020, 7:27 PM 3,749 Views 0 Comments

Denis Hogan announces riding retirement after victory in the Arthur Guinness Handicap Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 29 July, 2020

Early Doors seizes Galway Plate opportunity
# Winning
# Winning

Early Doors seizes Galway Plate opportunity

Jul 29th 2020, 9:44 PM 2,837 Views 2 Comments

The Joseph O’Brien-trained seven-year-old had failed to get his head in front in four previous outings over fences

Mohaather claims thrilling Sussex Stakes victory as Siskin falls short
# Glorious Goodwood
# Glorious Goodwood

Mohaather claims thrilling Sussex Stakes victory as Siskin falls short

Jul 29th 2020, 4:05 PM 3,267 Views 0 Comments

Irish 2,000 Guineas hero Siskin had to settle for third after a dramatic finish today at Goodwood.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 28 July, 2020

Photo finish sees 11-1 shot claim back-to-back victories in Galway feature on day two
# Inches
# Inches

Photo finish sees 11-1 shot claim back-to-back victories in Galway feature on day two

Jul 28th 2020, 7:59 PM 5,580 Views 0 Comments

Saltonstall won the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap for the second year in-a-row.

Stradivarius pulls off dramatic piece of history with fourth Goodwood Cup win
# Stayer
# Stayer

Stradivarius pulls off dramatic piece of history with fourth Goodwood Cup win

Jul 28th 2020, 4:08 PM 4,298 Views 1 Comment

John Gosden’s brilliant stayer is now set to be trained for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Horse-racing - Monday 27 July, 2020

In pics: Opening day of the Galway Races at empty racecourse
# Picture This
# Picture This

In pics: Opening day of the Galway Races at empty racecourse

Jul 27th 2020, 10:37 PM 5,250 Views 0 Comments

Day 1 of the festival took place today behind closed doors.

Tony Mullins-trained Princess Zoe triumphs in Galway feature on opening day
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Tony Mullins-trained Princess Zoe triumphs in Galway feature on opening day

Jul 27th 2020, 8:11 PM 3,977 Views 0 Comments

Finian Maguire was on board as the five-year-old clinched the win in the Connacht Hotel Handicap.

Presenting Percy switched to Gordon Elliott’s team
# On The Move
# On The Move

Presenting Percy switched to Gordon Elliott’s team

Jul 27th 2020, 5:16 PM 7,321 Views 7 Comments

Dual Festival winner moves from the care of Pat Kelly.

Horse-racing - Saturday 25 July, 2020

Brilliant Enable claims historic third King George
# Enable
# Enable

Brilliant Enable claims historic third King George

Jul 25th 2020, 5:17 PM 4,237 Views 7 Comments

Gosden’s mare and Dettori ease to memorable victory at Ascot.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 22 July, 2020

Crowds ruled out at Irish Champions Weekend and Listowel
# Don't Let Yourself Go
# Don't Let Yourself Go

Crowds ruled out at Irish Champions Weekend and Listowel

Jul 22nd 2020, 3:53 PM 12,473 Views 19 Comments

September highlights to go ahead behind closed doors.

Horse-racing - Monday 20 July, 2020

'It’s definitely worth sacrificing the two weeks': Keane happy to quarantine to ride Siskin
# Glorious Goodwood
# Glorious Goodwood

'It’s definitely worth sacrificing the two weeks': Keane happy to quarantine to ride Siskin

Jul 20th 2020, 11:21 AM 2,795 Views 0 Comments

Keane set to keep Classic-winning partnership intact in the Sussex Stakes.