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Horse-racing - Saturday 2 January, 2021

Metier extends unbeaten run with impressive Grade 1 triumph at Sandown
# Tolworth Hurdle
# Tolworth Hurdle

Metier extends unbeaten run with impressive Grade 1 triumph at Sandown

Jan 2nd 2021, 3:26 PM 1,830 Views 1 Comment

Grade One glory for Fry-trained runner at Sandown.

Horse-racing - Friday 1 January, 2021

Al Boum Photo claims Tramore hat-trick on seasonal bow
# Photo Finish
# Photo Finish

Al Boum Photo claims Tramore hat-trick on seasonal bow

Jan 1st 2021, 3:39 PM 2,539 Views 1 Comment

Dual Gold Cup winner claims Grade Three prize again.

Horse-racing - Thursday 31 December, 2020

Grand National-winning jockey 'Slippers' Madden announces retirement
# Feet Up
# Feet Up

Grand National-winning jockey 'Slippers' Madden announces retirement

Dec 31st 2020, 4:31 PM 8,195 Views 1 Comment

Jockey’s Aintree glory came on Numbersixvalverde in 2006.

Bachasson lands Punchestown double to cap Willie Mullins’ sensational Christmas
# Bach To Business
# Bach To Business

Bachasson lands Punchestown double to cap Willie Mullins’ sensational Christmas

Dec 31st 2020, 3:43 PM 4,574 Views 0 Comments

Grey strikes again in Punchestown’s New Year’s Eve feature.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 30 December, 2020

Limerick double for De Bromhead and Blackmore
# Yurt
# Yurt

Limerick double for De Bromhead and Blackmore

Dec 30th 2020, 5:04 PM 4,073 Views 2 Comments

Kalkas and Atlantic Fairy both won well.

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card
# And It's Off
# And It's Off

Cheltenham abandons New Year’s Day card

Dec 30th 2020, 10:35 AM 6,285 Views 0 Comments

The course is waterlogged after 85mm of rain in the past week.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 29 December, 2020

Sharjah hat-trick caps sensational Christmas for Willie Mullins
# Patrick's Day
# Patrick's Day

Sharjah hat-trick caps sensational Christmas for Willie Mullins

Dec 29th 2020, 3:17 PM 4,581 Views 1 Comment

Patrick Mullins pounces for his dad’s 16th winner of the festive period.

Monkfish trumps Latest Exhibition again to show Grade 1 class
# Top Novice
# Top Novice

Monkfish trumps Latest Exhibition again to show Grade 1 class

Dec 29th 2020, 2:52 PM 2,337 Views 2 Comments

Mullins’ top novice bags Leopardstown Novice Chase.

Horse-racing - Monday 28 December, 2020

Jack Kennedy forced to stand down from Leopardstown following collarbone X-ray
# Injured
# Injured

Jack Kennedy forced to stand down from Leopardstown following collarbone X-ray

Dec 28th 2020, 5:32 PM 3,562 Views 0 Comments

The rider was due to partner Delta Work in the feature Savills Chase on day three of the Christmas meeting.

A Plus Tard finishes strong to snatch Savills Chase at the death
# Thriller
# Thriller

A Plus Tard finishes strong to snatch Savills Chase at the death

Dec 28th 2020, 4:43 PM 2,875 Views 2 Comments

Kemboy looked sure to win the race for a second time in three years before the final few strides.

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life
# Ties That Bind
# Ties That Bind

The strangers we meet along the way - sport is the one great leveller in life

Dec 28th 2020, 3:00 PM 23,937 Views 3 Comments

There are divisions in so many things, but sport is about what you belong to.

Horse-racing - Sunday 27 December, 2020

Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

Castlebawn defies top weight for Leopardstown glory

Dec 27th 2020, 4:49 PM 2,889 Views 1 Comment

Elsewhere, Chacun Pour Soi prevailed with minimal fuss.

Nube Negra shocks Altior in Desert Orchid Chase
# Upset
# Upset

Nube Negra shocks Altior in Desert Orchid Chase

Dec 27th 2020, 3:35 PM 2,331 Views 0 Comments

The favourite was beaten by the 20-1 shot at Kempton.

Racing at Limerick cancelled due to waterlogging
# Bad Weather
# Bad Weather

Racing at Limerick cancelled due to waterlogging

Dec 27th 2020, 11:16 AM 2,206 Views 0 Comments

Racing at Leopardstown, however, is set to go ahead as planned today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Franco De Port delights Willie Mullins with Grade One triumph
# Novice Chase
# Novice Chase

Franco De Port delights Willie Mullins with Grade One triumph

Updated Dec 26th 2020, 3:42 PM 2,229 Views 0 Comments

Dublin Racing Festival set to be next on the agenda.

Byrony Frost becomes the first female jockey to win King George
# History Maker
# History Maker

Byrony Frost becomes the first female jockey to win King George

Dec 26th 2020, 3:40 PM 2,773 Views 6 Comments

Big-race success for Bryony Frost as Paul Nicholls strikes for 12th time in St Stephen’s Day spectacular.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 23 December, 2020

'He would have been a proud man, my Dad. I call it a memory stir'
# Snap Happy
# Snap Happy

'He would have been a proud man, my Dad. I call it a memory stir'

Dec 23rd 2020, 5:08 PM 18,120 Views 4 Comments

Racing photographer Pat Healy on his new book ‘Thrills and Spills’.

'It should be a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life... I wish I could be happy but I can’t'
# Mixed Emotions
# Mixed Emotions

'It should be a moment that I’ll treasure for the rest of my life... I wish I could be happy but I can’t'

Updated Dec 23rd 2020, 12:02 PM 45,583 Views 6 Comments

Barry Geraghty recalls winning the Gold Cup with Bobs Worth.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 22 December, 2020

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions
# Latest
# Latest

Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions

Dec 22nd 2020, 2:49 PM 15,740 Views 26 Comments

The restrictions, which come into effect on Christmas Eve, could have little impact on sport.

Horse-racing - Monday 21 December, 2020

Gold Cup runner-up set for King George Chase at Kempton
# Santini
# Santini

Gold Cup runner-up set for King George Chase at Kempton

Dec 21st 2020, 1:02 PM 3,436 Views 0 Comments

Henderson confirms Santini is joining Kempton’s racing ‘party’.

Horse-racing - Sunday 20 December, 2020

The perfect almost-last-minute gift for The42 reader
# Members Club
# Members Club

The perfect almost-last-minute gift for The42 reader

Dec 20th 2020, 10:28 AM 1,769 Views 0 Comments

Give them access to lots of great benefits.

Horse-racing - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Not So Sleepy silences critics with second Betfair romp
# Back-to-back
# Back-to-back

Not So Sleepy silences critics with second Betfair romp

Dec 19th 2020, 4:47 PM 1,483 Views 0 Comments

Morrison’s charismatic performer gets it right again at Ascot.

Paisley Park strikes late to regain Long Walk crown
# Just In Thyme
# Just In Thyme

Paisley Park strikes late to regain Long Walk crown

Dec 19th 2020, 3:20 PM 1,794 Views 2 Comments

Lavelle’s former champion just catches young pretender Thyme Hill.

Horse-racing - Friday 18 December, 2020

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

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

Updated Dec 18th 2020, 8:32 AM 23,749 Views 20 Comments

Get that couch groove going.

Horse-racing - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Paisley Park and Thyme Hill to clash in Long Walk
# Rivals
# Rivals

Paisley Park and Thyme Hill to clash in Long Walk

Dec 17th 2020, 3:09 PM 1,593 Views 2 Comments

Top stayers re-oppose in field of 10 at Ascot.

Horse-racing - Sunday 13 December, 2020

In another action-packed week of sport, here's what's coming up for members of The42
# Join The Club
# Join The Club

In another action-packed week of sport, here's what's coming up for members of The42

Dec 13th 2020, 4:03 PM 2,816 Views 0 Comments

It’s a sports journalism superspreading event.

Horse-racing - Saturday 12 December, 2020

Irish raider wins by 15 lengths under Darragh O’Keeffe at Cheltenham
# Unlikely Lad
# Unlikely Lad

Irish raider wins by 15 lengths under Darragh O’Keeffe at Cheltenham

Dec 12th 2020, 4:40 PM 3,496 Views 2 Comments

There was also victory for Monmiral at Doncaster in the Juvenile Hurdle.

Song repels Silver challenge to take International honours
# On Song
# On Song

Song repels Silver challenge to take International honours

Dec 12th 2020, 3:57 PM 1,664 Views 0 Comments

Thrilling finish to Grade Two heat at Cheltenham.

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize
# Munster Pride
# Munster Pride

O’Brien celebrates new milestone as Hurricane delivers in December prize

Dec 12th 2020, 3:23 PM 3,443 Views 0 Comments

Doncaster win is 64th victory of the campaign for the Irish trainer who has been based in England since 1989.

Horse-racing - Friday 11 December, 2020

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...
# How Did You Know?
# How Did You Know?

Give the gift of The42 to the sports fan in your life this Christmas...

Dec 11th 2020, 4:58 PM 50,821 Views 0 Comments

Need a Secret Santa present for someone who knows their pillar positions from their Pillar Caffreys? We’ve got the solution to your problems.

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud
# Great Mare
# Great Mare

Elliott buys Grade One star Apple’s Jade for Bective Stud

Dec 11th 2020, 9:40 AM 4,411 Views 1 Comment

Trainer pays €530,000 for former inmate.

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

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

Dec 11th 2020, 6:15 AM 12,677 Views 3 Comments

The biggest hurling game of the year is one of many big events coming up.

Horse-racing - Thursday 10 December, 2020

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast
# On The Box
# On The Box

Government announces review of Irish sports events protected for free-to-air broadcast

Dec 10th 2020, 4:25 PM 18,847 Views 26 Comments

Members of the public are invited to suggest events to be added or taken from the list.

Davy Russell on the mend ahead of 'strange Christmas'
# On The Mend
# On The Mend

Davy Russell on the mend ahead of 'strange Christmas'

Dec 10th 2020, 9:00 AM 3,673 Views 2 Comments

Envoi Allen is one of the horses the rider can look forward to.

Horse-racing - Monday 7 December, 2020

'Fantastic servant' and triple Grade One winner Supasundae retires from racing
# Time To Say Goodbye
# Time To Say Goodbye

'Fantastic servant' and triple Grade One winner Supasundae retires from racing

Dec 7th 2020, 12:51 PM 2,134 Views 1 Comment

Trainer Jessica Harrington has called time on the career of the 10-year-old.

Horse-racing - Sunday 6 December, 2020

Mighty Min leads home a one-two-three for Willie Mullins at Punchestown
# Min The Merciless
# Min The Merciless

Mighty Min leads home a one-two-three for Willie Mullins at Punchestown

Dec 6th 2020, 3:39 PM 2,503 Views 2 Comments

‘He’s the first horse to get a hat-trick in this race and he’ll be very hard to replace.’

A terrifying crowd crush at an Old Firm derby and more of the week's best sportswriting
# Good Reads
# Good Reads

A terrifying crowd crush at an Old Firm derby and more of the week's best sportswriting

Dec 6th 2020, 8:30 AM 4,927 Views 1 Comment

Stick the kettle on and treat yourself to this lot.

Horse-racing - Thursday 3 December, 2020

Murphy vows to ‘put things right’ as he serves riding ban
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Murphy vows to ‘put things right’ as he serves riding ban

Dec 3rd 2020, 11:47 AM 3,468 Views 1 Comment

The rider’s defence of environmental contamination from a sexual encounter was accepted by French racing officials.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 2 December, 2020

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today
# Welcome Back
# Welcome Back

Fans to return to football stadiums and racecourses in Britain from today

Dec 2nd 2020, 8:09 AM 4,084 Views 0 Comments

A limited number of supporters will be welcomed back.

Horse-racing - Sunday 29 November, 2020

Honeysuckle digs deep to retain Hatton’s Grace crown
# Fairyhouse
# Fairyhouse

Honeysuckle digs deep to retain Hatton’s Grace crown

Nov 29th 2020, 3:12 PM 2,351 Views 1 Comment

Unbeaten mare holds off late surge from Ronald Pump at Fairyhouse.