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Horse-racing - Sunday 7 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown
# Column
# Column

Johnny Ward: A popular treble falls short in Scotland and more Mullins greatness at Leopardstown

Feb 7th 2021, 7:48 PM 2,782 Views 8 Comments

Kemboy and Monkfish both caught the eye at Leopardstown.

Kemboy gallops to Irish Gold Cup glory at Leopardstown
# Gold Star
# Gold Star

Kemboy gallops to Irish Gold Cup glory at Leopardstown

Feb 7th 2021, 4:34 PM 2,211 Views 2 Comments

Mullins’ runner makes all in Leopardstown highlight.

Monkfish far too good for Flogas rivals and Appreciate It secures Grade One double at Leopardstown
# Leopardstown
# Leopardstown

Monkfish far too good for Flogas rivals and Appreciate It secures Grade One double at Leopardstown

Updated Feb 7th 2021, 3:58 PM 1,671 Views 1 Comment

Mullins’ star a game winner of the Chanelle Pharma Novice Hurdle.

Dustin Johnson continues superb record at Saudi International with second win
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

Dustin Johnson continues superb record at Saudi International with second win

Feb 7th 2021, 2:42 PM 1,666 Views 0 Comments

The American has now finished first, second and first at the event in successive years.

Horse-racing - Saturday 6 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: Few things bring emotion out like a sporting personality rolling back the years
# Virtuoso
# Virtuoso

Johnny Ward: Few things bring emotion out like a sporting personality rolling back the years

Feb 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 5,270 Views 3 Comments

It was a good day for Willie Mullins at Leopardstown.

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero rolls back years for emphatic Cotswold win
# Native River
# Native River

2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero rolls back years for emphatic Cotswold win

Feb 6th 2021, 4:34 PM 4,019 Views 2 Comments

Colin Tizzard’s 2018 Gold Cup hero will head back to Cheltenham next month.

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle defend Irish Champion Hurdle crown in style
# Leopardstown
# Leopardstown

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle defend Irish Champion Hurdle crown in style

Feb 6th 2021, 3:43 PM 14,269 Views 19 Comments

Unbeaten record continues for brilliant mare.

Dominant start by Mullins and Townend with storming wins in Dublin Chase and Irish Arkle
# Leopardstown
# Leopardstown

Dominant start by Mullins and Townend with storming wins in Dublin Chase and Irish Arkle

Feb 6th 2021, 2:09 PM 1,596 Views 0 Comments

Earlier Gaillard Du Mesnil made no mistake in the Grade 1 opener.

Horse-racing - Thursday 4 February, 2021

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board issues unreserved apology over errors at Naas
# Sorry
# Sorry

Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board issues unreserved apology over errors at Naas

Feb 4th 2021, 10:48 PM 5,427 Views 3 Comments

The Noel Meade-trained Melly And Me got loose for several minutes, before eventually being withdrawn.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Johnny Ward: Many bookmakers are afraid that the game is up
# Going Online
# Going Online

Johnny Ward: Many bookmakers are afraid that the game is up

Feb 3rd 2021, 1:02 PM 8,092 Views 1 Comment

The life of the bookmaker has been hit hard by Covid-19.

Horse-racing - Monday 1 February, 2021

Mullins hopes Covid ban on amateur jockeys can be resolved before Cheltenham
# Cheltenham 2021
# Cheltenham 2021

Mullins hopes Covid ban on amateur jockeys can be resolved before Cheltenham

Feb 1st 2021, 5:00 PM 2,279 Views 1 Comment

Amateurs are not currently allowed to ride in Britain under Covid protocols.

Horse-racing - Sunday 31 January, 2021

Bachasson dominant in Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas
# Bach To Business
# Bach To Business

Bachasson dominant in Limestone Lad Hurdle at Naas

Jan 31st 2021, 2:02 PM 2,192 Views 1 Comment

Mullins’ grey stays unbeaten this season with all-the-way win at Naas.

Horse-racing - Saturday 30 January, 2021

Shishkin strikes Lightning gold at Doncaster
# Racing
# Racing

Shishkin strikes Lightning gold at Doncaster

Updated Jan 30th 2021, 3:39 PM 2,810 Views 2 Comments

Arkle favourite canters home at Doncaster.

Horse-racing - Friday 29 January, 2021

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

Updated Jan 29th 2021, 3:00 PM 19,135 Views 4 Comments

Another weekend in lockdown, but thankfully, it’s another one jam-packed with live sport.

Tomorrow's Cheltenham Trials Day meeting has been called off
# Rain Rain Go Away
# Rain Rain Go Away

Tomorrow's Cheltenham Trials Day meeting has been called off

Jan 29th 2021, 11:40 AM 2,164 Views 0 Comments

Fairyhouse’s Saturday card is also subject to an inspection this afternoon.

Horse-racing - Thursday 28 January, 2021

Gordon Elliott and Mouse Morris train the main winners of the day at Gowran Park
# Gowran Park
# Gowran Park

Gordon Elliott and Mouse Morris train the main winners of the day at Gowran Park

Jan 28th 2021, 4:03 PM 1,788 Views 2 Comments

Coko Beach won the Thyestes Chase with Sams Profile winning the Galmoy Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Allaho sparkles in Grade Two double for Mullins and Townend
# Hail Allaho
# Hail Allaho

Allaho sparkles in Grade Two double for Mullins and Townend

Jan 27th 2021, 2:32 PM 1,488 Views 0 Comments

Colreevy was also on target at Thurles.

Johnny Ward: Sport of kings and rogues Hoarding the headlines
# Racing
# Racing

Johnny Ward: Sport of kings and rogues Hoarding the headlines

Jan 27th 2021, 11:09 AM 2,023 Views 3 Comments

And our racing columnist earmarks one Cheltenham fancy.

Horse-racing - Saturday 23 January, 2021

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?
# Cream Of The Crop
# Cream Of The Crop

RTÉ unveil contenders for Young Sportsperson and Manager of the Year - who should win?

Jan 23rd 2021, 4:51 PM 37,036 Views 38 Comments

Five rising stars have been shortlisted for the award along with six top managers.

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot
# Clarence House Chase
# Clarence House Chase

First Flow shocks Politologue at Ascot

Jan 23rd 2021, 4:17 PM 2,608 Views 0 Comments

The 14-1 outsider had to see off competition from a host of proven Grade 1 talent.

Horse-racing - Thursday 21 January, 2021

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham
# Column
# Column

Johnny Ward: Racing's need for a fitness app like Strava and who to back at Cheltenham

Jan 21st 2021, 7:00 AM 2,230 Views 2 Comments

Our columnist makes a case for embracing GPS technology in horse racing, and looks ahead to the March festival.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Aintree hero David Mullins announces retirement at age of 24
# Getting Out Early
# Getting Out Early

Aintree hero David Mullins announces retirement at age of 24

Jan 20th 2021, 9:52 PM 8,639 Views 2 Comments

Mullins, who rode primarily for his champion trainer uncle Willie and father Tom, steered Rule The World to the 2016 Grand National.

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'
# Viking Hoard
# Viking Hoard

Johnny Ward: 'At Tramore, an unknown human being did a despicable thing to an innocent animal'

Updated Jan 20th 2021, 8:02 PM 61,245 Views 28 Comments

Trainer Charles Byrnes is set to appeal an IHRB decision to suspend his licence for six months following an investigation into a 2018 race.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 19 January, 2021

Jerry McGrath recovering in hospital after Lingfield fall
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Jerry McGrath recovering in hospital after Lingfield fall

Jan 19th 2021, 6:16 PM 2,640 Views 0 Comments

The Cork man suffered a dislocated hip and shoulder in the three-horse incident.

Davy Russell delighted to be back in the saddle following neck injury
# Comeback Trail
# Comeback Trail

Davy Russell delighted to be back in the saddle following neck injury

Jan 19th 2021, 2:29 PM 2,331 Views 1 Comment

No date set for Russell’s race-riding return.

Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension
# Banned
# Banned

Trainer Charles Byrnes handed six-month suspension

Jan 19th 2021, 11:17 AM 5,249 Views 2 Comments

The Byrnes-trained Viking Hoard tested positive for a banned substance.

Horse-racing - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

Here are the benefits your membership of The42 will deliver this week

Jan 17th 2021, 8:00 PM 1,716 Views 0 Comments

Another busy week lies ahead…

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Envoi Allen continues his relentless march as Dreal Deal points McNally towards Cheltenham

Jan 17th 2021, 2:30 PM 2,622 Views 2 Comments

Asterion Forlonge crashes out at the first in eagerly-anticipated Punchestown clash.

Horse-racing - Saturday 16 January, 2021

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination
# Unbeaten
# Unbeaten

Two wins from two for Nicholls' Next Destination

Jan 16th 2021, 3:31 PM 1,713 Views 0 Comments

In a later race at Warwick, Notachance defied its name to win for Alan King.

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse
# Long Shot
# Long Shot

Meade's Daly Tiger proves a 20/1 success at Fairyhouse

Jan 16th 2021, 3:08 PM 1,545 Views 0 Comments

Starting favourite Chatham Street Lad was seven lengths off the pace.

Horse-racing - Friday 15 January, 2021

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown
# Preview
# Preview

Envoi Allen puts unbeaten record on line at Punchestown

Jan 15th 2021, 12:51 PM 2,743 Views 1 Comment

Asterion Forlonge among five to face Elliott star on Sunday.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 13 January, 2021

Bob Olinger bags Grade One glory, while Energumene maintains unbeaten record over fences
# Naas
# Naas

Bob Olinger bags Grade One glory, while Energumene maintains unbeaten record over fences

Jan 13th 2021, 5:10 PM 2,104 Views 0 Comments

Bob Olinger was the 6-4 favourite in the hands of Rachael Blackmore, and ultimately won with plenty in hand.

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought
# Preview
# Preview

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham without the Irish is a dispiriting thought

Jan 13th 2021, 6:30 AM 5,082 Views 9 Comments

Our columnist looks ahead to the March festival and offers his recommendation for the Triumph Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Secret Reprieve storms to Welsh Grand National victory
# Weighting Game
# Weighting Game

Secret Reprieve storms to Welsh Grand National victory

Jan 9th 2021, 4:32 PM 2,210 Views 0 Comments

The Flemensfirth gelding was carrying just over 10 stone.

Paul Nicholls' McFabulous back in winning form at Kempton
# Hot Favourite
# Hot Favourite

Paul Nicholls' McFabulous back in winning form at Kempton

Jan 9th 2021, 3:31 PM 1,326 Views 0 Comments

Meanwhile, Sage Advice was a winning jumps debutant.

Messire finishes strong and delivers in Dipper Chase
# Obeaux
# Obeaux

Messire finishes strong and delivers in Dipper Chase

Jan 9th 2021, 3:17 PM 1,161 Views 0 Comments

Dan Skelton’s 1-2 favourite Protektorat was left in the shade by Alan King’s horse in Wincanton.

Horse-racing - Friday 8 January, 2021

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

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Jan 8th 2021, 5:00 PM 32,462 Views 12 Comments

How closely have you been paying attention to this week’s sporting headlines?

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

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

Jan 8th 2021, 12:05 PM 27,379 Views 14 Comments

Soccer, rugby, NFL and plenty more big events are set for the coming days.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Nicky Henderson announces retirement of King George VI Chase winner
# Might Bite
# Might Bite

Nicky Henderson announces retirement of King George VI Chase winner

Jan 6th 2021, 5:23 PM 4,038 Views 9 Comments

‘He was one of the most amazing characters you’ll ever come across’.

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders
# Cheltenham
# Cheltenham

Al Boum Photo headlines Gold Cup contenders

Jan 6th 2021, 12:50 PM 2,665 Views 2 Comments

Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old bidding to strike for third time in Cheltenham showpiece.