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Horse-racing - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Barney Curley: Famed gambler and former horse racing trainer dies aged 81
# Giving A Little Back
# Giving A Little Back

Barney Curley: Famed gambler and former horse racing trainer dies aged 81

May 23rd 2021, 9:36 PM 5,201 Views 2 Comments

Racing world pays tribute to man who also did tireless work for charity.

Rachael Blackmore out of luck in France as ‘amazing’ Docteur De Ballon lands Auteuil repeat
# Mixed Fortunes
# Mixed Fortunes

Rachael Blackmore out of luck in France as ‘amazing’ Docteur De Ballon lands Auteuil repeat

May 23rd 2021, 4:55 PM 6,909 Views 0 Comments

Louisa Carberry-trained nine-year-old on top again in Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris.

Horse-racing - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Mac Swiney leads home Irish Guineas one-two for Jim Bolger
# The Curragh
# The Curragh

Mac Swiney leads home Irish Guineas one-two for Jim Bolger

May 22nd 2021, 4:02 PM 2,681 Views 5 Comments

Poetic Flare came home second in Curragh Classic.

Green light at the Curragh after early inspection
# And They're Off
# And They're Off

Green light at the Curragh after early inspection

May 22nd 2021, 9:44 AM 1,449 Views 0 Comments

Irish 2,000 Guineas meeting passes inspection

Horse-racing - Friday 21 May, 2021

Rachael Blackmore targeting another piece of history in 'French Gold Cup' this weekend
# Grand Steep
# Grand Steep

Rachael Blackmore targeting another piece of history in 'French Gold Cup' this weekend

May 21st 2021, 5:23 PM 3,512 Views 1 Comment

National-winning jockey rides Ajas in Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris.

Curragh to inspect before Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas card
# Unseasonable
# Unseasonable

Curragh to inspect before Saturday’s Irish 2,000 Guineas card

May 21st 2021, 9:08 AM 1,727 Views 1 Comment

The track is waterlogged on parts of track after heavy rain.

Horse-racing - Sunday 16 May, 2021

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

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

May 16th 2021, 8:00 PM 1,687 Views 0 Comments

Fancy treating yourself to even more top-class sports coverage while also supporting The42?

Horse-racing - Saturday 15 May, 2021

John Leeper maintains family honour at Newmarket
# Pedigree
# Pedigree

John Leeper maintains family honour at Newmarket

May 15th 2021, 3:59 PM 1,832 Views 1 Comment

Regally-bred Ed Dunlop colt makes waves in Derby market.

Horse-racing - Friday 14 May, 2021

Here's your TV guide to a jam-packed weekend of sport
# On The Box
# On The Box

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

May 14th 2021, 7:31 AM 24,449 Views 9 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Horse-racing - Monday 10 May, 2021

Samcro back in business with Killarney victory
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

Samcro back in business with Killarney victory

May 10th 2021, 7:31 PM 3,045 Views 1 Comment

Dual Cheltenham Festival hero digs deep for Grade Three success.

Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols
# Ruling
# Ruling

Trainer Jessica Harrington given two-week ban and fine for breaking Covid-19 protocols

May 10th 2021, 6:19 PM 6,340 Views 6 Comments

Harrington travelled to Aintree last month without staying in the ‘Irish bubble’.

Horse-racing - Sunday 9 May, 2021

Hat-trick of winners for Blackmore on opening card at Killarney
# Treble Winner
# Treble Winner

Hat-trick of winners for Blackmore on opening card at Killarney

May 9th 2021, 8:01 PM 4,215 Views 0 Comments

It was another successful day for the star jockey.

Bolshoi Ballet powers to Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial demolition
# You Little Dancer
# You Little Dancer

Bolshoi Ballet powers to Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial demolition

May 9th 2021, 4:10 PM 2,434 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien colt takes over clear favouritism for Epsom.

Horse-racing - Saturday 8 May, 2021

Faugheen, Douvan and Benie Des Dieux all retired
# End Of An Era
# End Of An Era

Faugheen, Douvan and Benie Des Dieux all retired

May 8th 2021, 11:46 AM 3,541 Views 3 Comments

‘We have been blessed to have owned some special horses, but Faugheen will always have a special place amongst them.’

Horse-racing - Friday 7 May, 2021

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

May 7th 2021, 5:00 PM 29,708 Views 11 Comments

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

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 May 7th 2021, 12:00 PM 27,097 Views 13 Comments

There’s plenty in store.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 4 May, 2021

'Mullins had his 15th championship in the bag before Punchestown but it didn’t stop him dominating'
# Review
# Review

'Mullins had his 15th championship in the bag before Punchestown but it didn’t stop him dominating'

May 4th 2021, 7:00 AM 3,636 Views 2 Comments

Donn McClean takes a look back at the 2021 Punchestown Festival and Willie Mullins’ 19-winner haul.

Horse-racing - Sunday 2 May, 2021

Mother Earth strikes for O’Brien and Dettori in 1000 Guineas
# Racing
# Racing

Mother Earth strikes for O’Brien and Dettori in 1000 Guineas

May 2nd 2021, 4:19 PM 2,741 Views 1 Comment

Third fillies’ Classic in a row for Ballydoyle – and fifth in last six years.

Horse-racing - Saturday 1 May, 2021

Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown
# Racing
# Racing

Willie Mullins and Noel Meade land the Grade 1 victories on the final day at Punchestown

May 1st 2021, 5:21 PM 2,856 Views 0 Comments

The 2021 Festival finished today.

Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning take 2000 Guineas spoils for second time
# Newmarket
# Newmarket

Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning take 2000 Guineas spoils for second time

May 1st 2021, 4:19 PM 3,489 Views 5 Comments

Poetic Flare claims Classic glory after pulsating battle with Master Of The Seas.

Horse-racing - Friday 30 April, 2021

Honeysuckle and Blackmore claim Punchestown Champion Hurdle with dominant performance
# Unbeaten
# Unbeaten

Honeysuckle and Blackmore claim Punchestown Champion Hurdle with dominant performance

Apr 30th 2021, 5:56 PM 3,548 Views 3 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s mare extended her remarkable unbeaten run this evening.

Cheltenham hero Bob Olinger withdrawn from Punchestown at late notice due to coughing
# Ruled Out
# Ruled Out

Cheltenham hero Bob Olinger withdrawn from Punchestown at late notice due to coughing

Apr 30th 2021, 11:06 AM 2,250 Views 8 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle winner will not take part in today’s Champion Novice Hurdle.

Horse-racing - Thursday 29 April, 2021

Dream return for Klassical with Stayers success and Energumene impresses with easy Ryanair triumph
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Dream return for Klassical with Stayers success and Energumene impresses with easy Ryanair triumph

Updated Apr 29th 2021, 7:09 PM 2,019 Views 2 Comments

Grade One glory for Mullins’ runner after lengthy absence.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 28 April, 2021

More racing glory for Alex Ferguson with Punchestown Gold Cup win
# Clan Des Obeaux
# Clan Des Obeaux

More racing glory for Alex Ferguson with Punchestown Gold Cup win

Apr 28th 2021, 8:00 PM 21,619 Views 4 Comments

Paul Nicholls’ dual King George hero sees off Al Boum Photo.

Townend moves six clear of Blackmore in championship race
# Title Challenge
# Title Challenge

Townend moves six clear of Blackmore in championship race

Updated Apr 28th 2021, 6:47 PM 2,676 Views 0 Comments

Galopin Des Champs keeps up momentum for reigning champion.

Honeysuckle heads Punchestown’s Champion Hurdle field
# Sweet Spot
# Sweet Spot

Honeysuckle heads Punchestown’s Champion Hurdle field

Apr 28th 2021, 11:31 AM 1,866 Views 0 Comments

De Bromhead’s brilliant mare to face seven rivals on Friday.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 27 April, 2021

Colreevy shocks big guns to cap racing career with Punchestown glory
# Racing
# Racing

Colreevy shocks big guns to cap racing career with Punchestown glory

Apr 27th 2021, 7:05 PM 3,377 Views 1 Comment

Mullins’ mare stuns Monkfish and Envoi Allen with all-the-way success.

Chacun Pour Soi back to brilliant best at Punchestown for Townend and Mullins
# Racing
# Racing

Chacun Pour Soi back to brilliant best at Punchestown for Townend and Mullins

Updated Apr 27th 2021, 5:32 PM 2,491 Views 3 Comments

Smart mare Echoes In Rain adds to Mullins haul in Grade One contest.

Horse-racing - Monday 26 April, 2021

Gold Cup hero Minella Indo ruled out of Punchestown with bruised foot
# Non-runner
# Non-runner

Gold Cup hero Minella Indo ruled out of Punchestown with bruised foot

Apr 26th 2021, 5:21 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s Cheltenham hero meets with late setback.

Donn McClean: Expect fireworks as Townend and Blackmore do battle for jockey's title
# Climactic
# Climactic

Donn McClean: Expect fireworks as Townend and Blackmore do battle for jockey's title

Apr 26th 2021, 4:48 PM 15,103 Views 8 Comments

There will be intriguing clashes all week at Punchestown between the pair of leading jockeys, and their amateur equivalents, beginning tomorrow.

Horse-racing - Sunday 25 April, 2021

Baron Samedi surprises Vintage Crop rivals at Navan for Joseph O'Brien
# Outsider
# Outsider

Baron Samedi surprises Vintage Crop rivals at Navan for Joseph O'Brien

Apr 25th 2021, 6:07 PM 5,489 Views 2 Comments

Hot favourite Santiago only fourth as 20-1 shot shines at Navan.

Townend back in action for Punchestown as title race with Blackmore nears end
# Racing
# Racing

Townend back in action for Punchestown as title race with Blackmore nears end

Apr 25th 2021, 2:46 PM 4,149 Views 0 Comments

Champion booked for three rides on day one after foot injury.

'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'
# The42 Reads
# The42 Reads

'With all the doom and gloom, it lifted the whole of West Kerry. He is one of us and a Gold Cup winner'

Updated Apr 25th 2021, 10:15 AM 24,957 Views 3 Comments

22-year-old Jack Kennedy’s metoric rise in racing and recovery from injuries has inspired his fanbase at home in West Kerry.

Horse-racing - Saturday 24 April, 2021

Bryony Frost lands brilliant Sandown double while Enrilo loses Gold Cup feature in stewards’ room
# Racing
# Racing

Bryony Frost lands brilliant Sandown double while Enrilo loses Gold Cup feature in stewards’ room

Updated Apr 24th 2021, 4:27 PM 2,381 Views 0 Comments

The King George hero Frodon triumphed again.

'We're roaring at each other with FaceTime on during the races. It's a dream come true.'
# Flooring Porter
# Flooring Porter

'We're roaring at each other with FaceTime on during the races. It's a dream come true.'

Apr 24th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,635 Views 2 Comments

The syndicate with modest ambitions have seen their horse reign at Leopardstown and Cheltenham, with Punchestown next up.

Horse-racing - Friday 23 April, 2021

Treble for Rachael Blackmore to boost hopes in jockey title race as she reaches 91 winners for season
# Chasing Glory
# Chasing Glory

Treble for Rachael Blackmore to boost hopes in jockey title race as she reaches 91 winners for season

Updated Apr 23rd 2021, 8:15 PM 9,602 Views 2 Comments

Three winners for the Blackmore and De Bromhead partnership at Kilbeggan this evening.

Davy Russell rules out Punchestown return
# Davy Taking Stock
# Davy Taking Stock

Davy Russell rules out Punchestown return

Apr 23rd 2021, 3:46 PM 2,601 Views 0 Comments

Jockey will not ride at next week’s Festival.

Horse-racing - Thursday 22 April, 2021

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race
# Heating Up
# Heating Up

Rachael Blackmore edges one closer to defending champion Townend in leading jockey race

Apr 22nd 2021, 9:39 PM 6,015 Views 0 Comments

Ireland’s 2021 Grand National and Cheltenham hero now trails Townend by seven.

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix
# Kildare To Dream
# Kildare To Dream

Cheltenham victor Minella Indo tops 11 in Punchestown mix

Apr 22nd 2021, 3:20 PM 2,526 Views 2 Comments

Henry de Bromhead’s charge aiming to supplement Gold Cup heroics.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 21 April, 2021

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight
# Moon Boy
# Moon Boy

Paul Townend continuing Punchestown fitness fight

Apr 21st 2021, 1:46 PM 3,090 Views 3 Comments

Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.