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Horse-racing - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

UK racing shutdown extended into May

The British Horse Racing Authority expect it will take place behind closed doors if racing does resume in May.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?

It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.

Horse-racing - Monday 6 April, 2020

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

Horse-racing - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?

Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?

Horse-racing - Friday 3 April, 2020

'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'

ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin on Tiger Roll, the Grand National and racing memories.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed

Horse Racing Ireland have announced the news after today’s board meeting.

Your support for The42 means more than ever

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Cork Racecourse set to be used as coronavirus test centre from Thursday onwards

The HSE began preparations to use the facility as a test centre on Tuesday.

Racing Post halts publication for first time in paper's history

The suspension of racing activity means the paper will not be printed for the first time in its 34-year history.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Had your fill of Netflix's sports films? Here are 12 hidden gems to watch on YouTube

With the options on Netflix becoming scarcer by the day, we’ve trawled YouTube to bring you your sporting fix.

Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events

Race meetings have still been taking place behind closed doors, but that will stop after today’s announcement.

Horse-racing - Sunday 22 March, 2020

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

Here’s the best of the sport that took place over the past seven days.

Horse-racing - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Zero Ten delivers for Mullins in Thurles

Paul Townend and Cut The Mustard were in pursuit but came down at the last.

Horse-racing - Friday 20 March, 2020

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity

There is still plenty to wager on, even if there is very little sport ongoing.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

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

'Racing people should not be treated as pariahs. Like everyone else, they're just trying to survive'

Johnny Ward reflects on the decision to continue horse racing in Ireland behind closed doors.

Horse-racing - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'

Dr Una May says the organisation will follow statutory guidelines while continuing to test athletes in certain cases despite the restrictive circumstances.

Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors

Paul Nolan was pleased by the HRI call, but has underlined the need to be vigilant.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors

Despite yesterday’s decision to suspend the sport in Britain, HRI officials met by conference call today and opted not to call a temporary halt to it here.

Horse-racing - Sunday 15 March, 2020

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

Some games went ahead despite the schedule being decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

Horse-racing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages

Four wins on the final day at Cheltenham saw Willie Mullins named the Festival’s top trainer.

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider Winner Winner This post contains videos

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider

Maxine O’Sullivan was victorious with It Came To Pass.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Let’s test your knowledge of some actual sports news from the past seven days.

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Al Boum Photo sees off Santini by a neck to retain Cheltenham Gold Cup

The eight-year-old becomes the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to defend the Gold Cup.

Whatever about the British government, Irish racing can hold its head high

The decision to allow Cheltenham to continue today has been heavily criticised but the HRI has correctly opted to go behind closed doors, writes Johnny Ward.

From TheJournal.ie Debunked: No, this tweet saying that all Cheltenham racegoers from Ireland are being put into isolation is not true Covid19 Facts

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 4

The show goes on in Prestbury Park. Join us for live updates of racing on Gold Cup day.

Horse-racing - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Premier League, Cheltenham to continue as UK delays sports ban

UK announcement follows a spate of sporting cancellations in Ireland and across Europe.

50-1 outsider upsets defending champ Paisley Park to claim Stayers' Hurdle

Victory also for Willie Mullins’ Min who won the Ryanair Chase.

'I have tears in my eyes' - Elliott rejoices after Samcro's heroic photo-finish win

Johnny Ward reports from another dramatic day at Cheltenham.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 3

The Stayers’ Hurdle is the feature race on Day 3.

Poll: Who do you think will win the Stayers' Hurdle today at Cheltenham? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Who do you think will win the Stayers' Hurdle today at Cheltenham?

Paisley Park is the strong favourite.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

Tiger Roll goes down fighting as JP McManus Cheltenham winning tally grows

Gordon Elliott’s charge finished second behind Easysland.

'Deep down, most racing fans at Cheltenham know they shouldn't be here'

Johnny Ward asks himself if he should be among 60,000 spectators watching horses run in a field at the time of global crisis.

Champion Chase upset as Politologue turns in flawless performance

2-5 favourite Defi Du Seuil trailed home a distant fourth.

Champ storms to stunning last-gasp RSA success at Cheltenham for Geraghty and JP Cheltenham Champ This post contains videos

Champ storms to stunning last-gasp RSA success at Cheltenham for Geraghty and JP

An incredible finish to the RSA Chase today.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 2

The Queen Mother Champion Chase is the feature race on the second day of the festival.

Chacun Pour Soi misses Queen Mother Champion Chase

Willie Mullins’ charge was set to clash with main market rival Defi Du Seuil.

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Poll: Who do you think will win today’s Champion Chase at Cheltenham?

Defi Du Seuil and Chacun Pour Soi are the two leading contenders.