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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 3,091 Views 3 Comments

Rider is having a protective boot made ahead of Festival.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup
# Clan Des Obeaux
# Clan Des Obeaux

Alex Ferguson's Aintree winner set to run in Punchestown Gold Cup

Apr 20th 2021, 8:50 PM 4,916 Views 0 Comments

Connections opt against running Clan Des Obeaux at Sandown.

Horse-racing - Monday 19 April, 2021

Amateur rider Lorna Brooke dies following Taunton fall
# RIP
# RIP

Amateur rider Lorna Brooke dies following Taunton fall

Updated Apr 19th 2021, 12:00 PM 76,364 Views 25 Comments

Rider was injured earlier in the month.

Horse-racing - Sunday 18 April, 2021

Mighty Thunder records famous ‘home win’ in Scottish National
# Local Knowledge
# Local Knowledge

Mighty Thunder records famous ‘home win’ in Scottish National

Apr 18th 2021, 4:08 PM 3,697 Views 0 Comments

Lucinda Russell-trained eight-year-old races to glory under Tom Scudamore.

Horse-racing - Friday 16 April, 2021

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title
# Mind The Gap
# Mind The Gap

Rachael Blackmore wins yet again as she closes in on leading jockey title

Apr 16th 2021, 9:21 PM 9,243 Views 0 Comments

Blackmore now trails Paul Townend by just eight winners with just three weeks left in the Irish jump jockeys’ championship.

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Apr 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 26,014 Views 2 Comments

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Horse-racing - Thursday 15 April, 2021

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Presenting Percy dies
# Racing
# Racing

Dual Cheltenham Festival winner Presenting Percy dies

Apr 15th 2021, 9:25 PM 5,947 Views 2 Comments

Owner Philip Reynolds pays tribute to ‘special athlete with a personality all of his own’.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 14 April, 2021

Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics
# History Maker
# History Maker

Reluctant superstar Rachael Blackmore on the crest of a wave after National heroics

Apr 14th 2021, 7:45 PM 5,014 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s still hard to process it all, to be honest. It’s been unbelievable.’

Horse-racing - Tuesday 13 April, 2021

Rachael Blackmore returns to action with win at Fairyhouse after Grand National heroics
# Title Race
# Title Race

Rachael Blackmore returns to action with win at Fairyhouse after Grand National heroics

Apr 13th 2021, 7:16 PM 5,415 Views 4 Comments

Blackmore is closing in on leader Paul Townend in the race to become Champion Jockey.

Horse-racing - Monday 12 April, 2021

Blackmore: 'For me, in racing, the gender thing was never an issue – and I’ve just carried that forward'
# Just One Of The Greats
# Just One Of The Greats

Blackmore: 'For me, in racing, the gender thing was never an issue – and I’ve just carried that forward'

Apr 12th 2021, 5:27 PM 5,412 Views 1 Comment

The Tipperary woman became the first woman to triumph in Aintree showpiece.

Horse-racing - Sunday 11 April, 2021

Bolshoi Ballet second-favourite for Epsom Derby after authoritative Ballysax success
# Trials Day
# Trials Day

Bolshoi Ballet second-favourite for Epsom Derby after authoritative Ballysax success

Apr 11th 2021, 5:02 PM 2,240 Views 0 Comments

O’Brien colt set for Derrinstown next before Epsom, with High Definition also poised for a trial.

Ted and Katie Walsh salute Rachael Blackmore and ‘fantastic result for racing’
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

Ted and Katie Walsh salute Rachael Blackmore and ‘fantastic result for racing’

Apr 11th 2021, 12:25 PM 6,184 Views 1 Comment

Trainer also thrilled with effort of National third Any Second Now.

Horse-racing - Saturday 10 April, 2021

'I don't feel male or female right now. I don't even feel human. This is just unbelievable.'
# Rachael Blackmore
# Rachael Blackmore

'I don't feel male or female right now. I don't even feel human. This is just unbelievable.'

Apr 10th 2021, 6:52 PM 6,214 Views 5 Comments

The Tipperary native made history today at Aintree.

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times
# Record Breaker
# Record Breaker

History maker! Rachael Blackmore wins the Aintree Grand National on Minella Times

Apr 10th 2021, 5:28 PM 61,486 Views 49 Comments

More glory for trainer Henry De Bromhead.

Thyme Hill wins thrilling Stayers Hurdle and Shishkin stays unbeaten over fences with Aintree strike
# Aintree
# Aintree

Thyme Hill wins thrilling Stayers Hurdle and Shishkin stays unbeaten over fences with Aintree strike

Updated Apr 10th 2021, 4:29 PM 1,995 Views 0 Comments

My Drogo took his winning run to four with a most convincing performance in the Betway Mersey Novices’ Hurdle.

Cloth Cap leads the way, with all set fair for National spectacular
# Grand Designs
# Grand Designs

Cloth Cap leads the way, with all set fair for National spectacular

Apr 10th 2021, 9:44 AM 2,543 Views 1 Comment

World’s greatest steeplechase is back, but taking place behind closed doors for the first time

Horse-racing - Friday 9 April, 2021

Fakir D’oudairies wins Marsh Chase emphatically for JP McManus and Joseph O'Brien
# Aintree Festival
# Aintree Festival

Fakir D’oudairies wins Marsh Chase emphatically for JP McManus and Joseph O'Brien

Apr 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 1,855 Views 0 Comments

Ryanair Chase runner-up lands deserved Grade One prize.

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Apr 9th 2021, 5:10 PM 27,395 Views 8 Comments

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Cheltenham-Aintree double as Belfast Banter claims Fahey and Sexton's first Grade 1 prize
# Top Novice
# Top Novice

Cheltenham-Aintree double as Belfast Banter claims Fahey and Sexton's first Grade 1 prize

Apr 9th 2021, 4:41 PM 1,708 Views 1 Comment

County Hurdle winner may now be aimed at Galway Hurdle later this summer.

Horse-racing - Thursday 8 April, 2021

Abacadabras just magic for Gigginstown in Aintree Hurdle
# Aintree Festival
# Aintree Festival

Abacadabras just magic for Gigginstown in Aintree Hurdle

Apr 8th 2021, 5:27 PM 2,744 Views 0 Comments

Champion Hurdle exit forgotten with Grade One strike.

Aintree delight as Alex Ferguson celebrates Grade One treble
# Fergie Time
# Fergie Time

Aintree delight as Alex Ferguson celebrates Grade One treble

Apr 8th 2021, 3:43 PM 8,058 Views 3 Comments

There was victory in the Betway Bowl Chase for Clan Des Obeaux, with Tiger Roll having to settle for fourth.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 7 April, 2021

McManus to field seven runners in Grand National
# Anibale Fly
# Anibale Fly

McManus to field seven runners in Grand National

Apr 7th 2021, 3:56 PM 6,349 Views 1 Comment

A decision still has to be made on who will ride Anibale Fly at Aintree.

Horse-racing - Monday 5 April, 2021

'It's a rags to riches story with the price tag, we're out in Abu Dhabi and it's the trainer's first Grade 1 winner'
# Skyace
# Skyace

'It's a rags to riches story with the price tag, we're out in Abu Dhabi and it's the trainer's first Grade 1 winner'

Apr 5th 2021, 8:50 PM 42,117 Views 11 Comments

Skyace cost £600 but the Abu Dhabi-based Irish owners celebrated a Grade 1 winner yesterday in Fairyhouse.

150-1 winner of Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as Freewheelin Dylan storms to glory
# Shock Success
# Shock Success

150-1 winner of Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse as Freewheelin Dylan storms to glory

Apr 5th 2021, 5:30 PM 39,793 Views 31 Comments

Huge outsider proves unstoppable at Fairyhouse under inspired Ricky Doyle.

Townend ruled out of Irish Grand National day after suffering foot injury
# Out Of Action
# Out Of Action

Townend ruled out of Irish Grand National day after suffering foot injury

Apr 5th 2021, 12:05 PM 3,501 Views 1 Comment

Jockey awaiting scans on foot injury.

'Sitting in silence, coasting along thinking you're on the verge of winning the biggest race in the world'
# Barry Geraghty
# Barry Geraghty

'Sitting in silence, coasting along thinking you're on the verge of winning the biggest race in the world'

Apr 5th 2021, 8:00 AM 16,557 Views 1 Comment

Retired star jockey Barry Geraghty reflects on his memories of Irish and Aintree Grand Nationals.

Horse-racing - Sunday 4 April, 2021

Willie Mullins has five-strong team going for Irish Grand National honours

Willie Mullins has five-strong team going for Irish Grand National honours

Apr 4th 2021, 6:02 PM 3,776 Views 0 Comments

Carlow based trainer bids to land Fairyhouse feature for a second time.

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home
# Janidil
# Janidil

Gold Cup glory for Willie Mullins as Jody McGarvey steers Janidil home

Apr 4th 2021, 5:40 PM 2,815 Views 0 Comments

Jockey McGarvey produced a masterclass at Fairyhouse.

Horse-racing - Saturday 3 April, 2021

Hearts Are Trumps holds sway as JP McManus dominates big handicap at Fairyhouse
# Easter Festival
# Easter Festival

Hearts Are Trumps holds sway as JP McManus dominates big handicap at Fairyhouse

Apr 3rd 2021, 7:01 PM 2,417 Views 1 Comment

Hearts Are Trumps, ridden by Jody McGarvey for trainer Des McDonogh, collared Magic Tricks after the last to win by half-a-length at 12-1.

Gearoid O’Loughlin ready to raise the Banner at Fairyhouse
# Racing
# Racing

Gearoid O’Loughlin ready to raise the Banner at Fairyhouse

Apr 3rd 2021, 9:00 AM 4,923 Views 0 Comments

With plenty of Clare hurling pedigree, the Cedarwood Road trainer has made an impact in a different game.

Horse-racing - Friday 2 April, 2021

Tiger Roll to run at Aintree rather than Irish Grand National
# Roll On
# Roll On

Tiger Roll to run at Aintree rather than Irish Grand National

Apr 2nd 2021, 11:36 AM 5,303 Views 2 Comments

Jack Kennedy is in line for the Betway Bowl ride.

Horse-racing - Thursday 1 April, 2021

RTÉ announce new record breaking horse racing deal for the next three years
# Tune In
# Tune In

RTÉ announce new record breaking horse racing deal for the next three years

Apr 1st 2021, 2:27 PM 9,356 Views 11 Comments

The action continues this weekend at Fairyhouse.

Horse-racing - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Haqeeqy powers to Lincoln glory for apprentice Benoit De La Sayette
# Doncaster
# Doncaster

Haqeeqy powers to Lincoln glory for apprentice Benoit De La Sayette

Mar 27th 2021, 4:30 PM 1,601 Views 0 Comments

‘It’s a fairytale. I’ll probably wake up tomorrow thinking it was a dream’.

Horse-racing - Thursday 25 March, 2021

HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh to end 20-year tenure in September
# Stepping Down
# Stepping Down

HRI chief executive Brian Kavanagh to end 20-year tenure in September

Mar 25th 2021, 2:20 PM 2,470 Views 2 Comments

The recruitment campaign to find his successor will begin this Friday.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum dies aged 75
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum dies aged 75

Mar 24th 2021, 8:34 AM 9,255 Views 2 Comments

The Deputy Ruler of Dubai owned one of the most famous operations in flat racing.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 23 March, 2021

Envoi Allen could be aimed at Punchestown after disappointing Cheltenham fall
# Allen Key
# Allen Key

Envoi Allen could be aimed at Punchestown after disappointing Cheltenham fall

Mar 23rd 2021, 4:50 PM 3,871 Views 3 Comments

Cheveley Park Stud’s hot favourite crashed out at Cheltenham last week.

Horse-racing - Monday 22 March, 2021

Fairyhouse officials would love to see Tiger Roll in Irish Grand National
# Eye Of The Tiger
# Eye Of The Tiger

Fairyhouse officials would love to see Tiger Roll in Irish Grand National

Mar 22nd 2021, 6:24 PM 3,645 Views 2 Comments

Dual Aintree hero was brilliant at Cheltenham last week.

Horse-racing - Sunday 21 March, 2021

Layfayette produces powerful late run to cap off fine week for Cheltenham-winning trainer
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

Layfayette produces powerful late run to cap off fine week for Cheltenham-winning trainer

Mar 21st 2021, 5:42 PM 4,349 Views 1 Comment

It’s been a brilliant week for Noel Meade.