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Horse-racing - Monday 11 March, 2019

4 things to look out for on Day 1 of the Cheltenham Festival

Willie Mullins is on the brink of history as the action gets underway at Prestbury Park tomorrow.

Katie Walsh: My picks for the Cheltenham Festival

The retired jockey gives her thoughts on the eve of the opening race.

Horse-racing - Sunday 10 March, 2019

An emotional plea to help 2010 All-Ireland winner through illness and the week's best sportswriting

Stick the kettle on and get stuck into some of our favourite pieces of sportswriting from this week.

Horse-racing - Saturday 9 March, 2019

Ex Patriot wins feature race while Willie Mullins lands double at local track

Derek O’Connor took favourite Ex Patriot home in trainer Ellemarie Holden’s family race.

Head of the class: Getting Gordon Elliott’s yard ready for Cheltenham

Camilla Sharples is head girl at Cullentra House.

McCoy: 'There’s days where I’d give anything to go back and ride at Cheltenham'

AP McCoy on the magic of the Cheltenham Festival.

Horse-racing - Friday 8 March, 2019

Weekend tips: set your watch to West Coast Time ahead of Cheltenham

Thom Malone runs the rule over the last action before the Festival.

Sheer grit: Blackmore aiming for big Festival week in race for historic champion jockey title

The 29-year-old sits second in the jockeys’ table in Ireland.

Horse-racing - Thursday 7 March, 2019

O'Brien 'confident' Triumph Hurdle favourite will recover in time for Cheltenham

The trainer revealed today that Sir Erec has suffered a stone bruise.

Why this could be a myth-busting year at Cheltenham

Follow Willie with the Fillies? Thom Malone breaks down the key trends.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 6 March, 2019

Cheltenham course 'good to soft' after heavy overnight rainfall six days out from Festival

The clerk of the course expects the weather to remain unsettled for the week.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 5 March, 2019

Woods Well on track for Cheltenham success, while Harrington weighs up options ahead of April's Gold Cup

With Cheltenham looming, Donn McClean assesses the challengers after a busy weekend of racing action.

4 big-priced horses that could spring a shock at Cheltenham next week

Thom Malone picks four outsiders at odds of 16/1 or bigger.

'A week or two too soon': Gordon Elliott confirms Samcro's Cheltenham absence

‘At the best of times you’ve got to be absolutely spot on for Cheltenham,’ the trainer said in his column for Betfair.

Horse-racing - Sunday 3 March, 2019

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

Some of the defining moments from a busy week of sporting action.

Navan trainer Meade lands trio of victories, while Gordon Elliott's Woods Well celebrates feature at Leopardstown

Three favourites and three wins for Noel Meade at this afternoon’s meet.

The unlikely link between M*A*S*H* and a sportswriting masterpiece

WC Heinz’s work is treated with a reverence normally reserved for Hemingway.

'It's bittersweet' - Ireland finish runners-up behind hosts after jump-off in Florida

Second for the second year in-a-row at the Nations Cup.

Horse-racing - Saturday 2 March, 2019

Harrington-trained Jetz claims victory from small field at Navan

Jessica Harrington’s horse prevailed in the 3.25pm feature.

Horse-racing - Friday 1 March, 2019

Dundalk racing card abandoned due to medical emergency

Just two races took place on the card.

Weekend tips: finding the value in pre-Cheltenham 'black hole'

Thom Malone runs the rule over the weekend’s runners and riders.

Johnny Ward: Easy to lose your marbles on annual Festival preview circuit

Making predictions, sharing gossip and enjoying a couple of pints in the run up to the Prestbury Park.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

2018 Stayers' Hurdle winner ruled out of title defence at Cheltenham

Penhill was bidding for a third successive victory at the course.

Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy will not fail on fitness front, insists Davy Russell

Trainer Pat Kelly has wrapped the Cheltenham hopeful in cotton wool.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Donn McClean: why Rathvinden has lots in his favour as a Grand National candidate

Willie Mullins’ horse made a seasonal debut at Fairyhouse on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Monday 25 February, 2019

Arkle favourite to miss Cheltenham after being ruled out for the rest of the season

Le Richebourg had impressed in two recent wins at Leopardstown.

Horse-racing - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Thomas Barr gets pushed out of the way, Pochettino's rage and more Tweets of the week

Here’s the best of what the world of sport had to offer on Twitter over the past week.

Horse-racing - Saturday 23 February, 2019

Rathvinden takes full advantage of Presenting Percy's absence to clinch Bobbyjo Chase

The Willie Mullins-trained 11-year-old benefited after 6-4f Magic Of Light unseated Robbie Power.

Horse-racing - Friday 22 February, 2019

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls' In The Saddle This post contains videos

'Beautifully directed and filmed'- Praise for last night's documentary 'Jump Girls'

Aired on TG4, it tells the stories of several female jockeys.

Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy not declared for Bobbyjo

Presenting Percy, who is a top-priced 7-2 for the Gold Cup, has not run over fences since landing the RSA Chase at last year’s festival.

Johnny Ward: Aidan O'Brien's youngest son concentrating on riding while he can keep the weight down

20-year-old jockey Donnacha hasn’t ruled out following in the footsteps of his father and brother by becoming a trainer.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 20 February, 2019

Laurina out to cement her status as a live Champion player in Quevega Hurdle

Racing gets underway at 1.30pm later this afternoon at Punchestown.

'The circumstances this year have been very funny' - Gordon Elliott looks ahead to Cheltenham festival

After a curious year, the trainer previews the biggest racing festival of them all.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Donn McClean: Much more than a stepping stone win for rocking Tiger Roll

Gordon Elliott’s horse laid down a marker at Navan.

'He's put me back on the map' - Tiger Rolls back the years for Meath jockey Donoghue

‘Tiger Roll has been absolutely brilliant for my career. There’s no way I’d be where I am now but for him.’

Horse-racing - Monday 18 February, 2019

Samcro a possible runner in Stayers at Cheltenham

The Gordon Elliott-trained seven-year-old was found to have a deep-rooted lung infection.

Horse-racing - Sunday 17 February, 2019

RSA Dream still alive for Henry De Bromhead

Meanwhile, Grand National hero Tiger Roll was very much the toast of Navan.

Horse-racing - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Monalee expected to romp home in Red Mills Chase, but watch out for Killultagh Vic

A look ahead to today’s action at Gowran Park, and the impact that Presenting Percy’s absence might have.

Horse-racing - Friday 15 February, 2019

Johnny Ward: Presenting Percy's public deserve to hear more from enigma trainer Kelly

The Gold Cup favourite will likely be entered in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse next week.