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Horse-racing - Friday 17 July, 2020

Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October
# Looking Ahead
# Looking Ahead

Planning underway for fans in Britain to return to sports stadiums in October

Jul 17th 2020, 1:08 PM 2,482 Views 1 Comment

The World Snooker Championship, the Glorious Goodwood horse racing festival and two county cricket friendly matches will be among pilot events.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 14 July, 2020

Aidan and Donnacha O’Brien unable to attend meetings in Ireland for two weeks
# Racing
# Racing

Aidan and Donnacha O’Brien unable to attend meetings in Ireland for two weeks

Jul 14th 2020, 8:14 AM 7,304 Views 10 Comments

They failed to enter the Curragh through the health screening area at a meeting last month.

Horse-racing - Sunday 12 July, 2020

'I've been blessed to have had a wonderful career' - Barry Geraghty announces retirement
# CALLING IT A DAY
# CALLING IT A DAY

'I've been blessed to have had a wonderful career' - Barry Geraghty announces retirement

Jul 12th 2020, 1:34 AM 4,879 Views 5 Comments

Twice a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Geraghty also won the 2003 Grand National.

Horse-racing - Saturday 11 July, 2020

Like father like son: Fallon junior lands maiden Group One
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Like father like son: Fallon junior lands maiden Group One

Jul 11th 2020, 4:26 PM 4,144 Views 3 Comments

‘I spoke to dad beforehand and he said, ‘keep it simple,’” said Kieren Fallon’s son Cieren.

Horse-racing - Friday 10 July, 2020

Freewheelin Dylan clams Midlands National after dramatic photo finish
# Kilbeggan
# Kilbeggan

Freewheelin Dylan clams Midlands National after dramatic photo finish

Jul 10th 2020, 9:42 PM 3,800 Views 0 Comments

‘I thought I was beaten at the line,’ said Ricky Doyle, who was the winning jockey for Dermot McLoughlin.

Horse-racing - Thursday 9 July, 2020

Top jump jockey Lizzie Kelly retires from racing aged 27
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Top jump jockey Lizzie Kelly retires from racing aged 27

Jul 9th 2020, 10:54 AM 7,356 Views 3 Comments

Kelly and her husband are expecting their first child later in the year.

Horse-racing - Monday 6 July, 2020

The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week
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The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week

Jul 6th 2020, 1:23 PM 4,778 Views 0 Comments

Here’s this week’s substantial sports journalism meal.

Horse-racing - Sunday 5 July, 2020

'I was shocked when I passed the winning line. It was a dream come true'
# Rossa Ryan
# Rossa Ryan

'I was shocked when I passed the winning line. It was a dream come true'

Jul 5th 2020, 8:51 PM 32,993 Views 4 Comments

Galway teenager Rossa Ryan on moving to England for a sporting career, his club Corofin’s football glory and the mental health battles in racing.

Enable finishes second-best as Ghaiyyath gallops to Eclipse victory
# Total Eclipse Of The Star
# Total Eclipse Of The Star

Enable finishes second-best as Ghaiyyath gallops to Eclipse victory

Jul 5th 2020, 4:18 PM 3,099 Views 6 Comments

Charlie Appleby’s star adds Eclipse win to Coronation Cup.

21-year-old Donnacha O'Brien trains Fancy Blue to win the French Oaks
# Crème Chantilly
# Crème Chantilly

21-year-old Donnacha O'Brien trains Fancy Blue to win the French Oaks

Jul 5th 2020, 3:33 PM 7,466 Views 5 Comments

Irish 1-2-3 in the Prix de Diane at Chantilly.

Horse-racing - Saturday 4 July, 2020

Huge day for Ireland as O'Brien and McNamara win Derby with 25-1 shot
# Serpentine
# Serpentine

Huge day for Ireland as O'Brien and McNamara win Derby with 25-1 shot

Updated Jul 4th 2020, 5:19 PM 5,501 Views 10 Comments

Limerick jockey Emmet McNamara enjoys biggest success of his career by steering Serpentine to Epsom glory.

Love conquers all to win the Oaks in stunning fashion
# A Love Supreme
# A Love Supreme

Love conquers all to win the Oaks in stunning fashion

Jul 4th 2020, 4:01 PM 2,957 Views 5 Comments

Aidan O’Brien wins the Oaks for an eighth time.

Horse-racing - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Aidan O'Brien fields six-strong challenge for Epsom Derby
# Declared
# Declared

Aidan O'Brien fields six-strong challenge for Epsom Derby

Jul 2nd 2020, 12:20 PM 2,764 Views 6 Comments

The Irish trainer is bidding for a record eighth English Derby success on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Friday 26 June, 2020

Townend gets the season off to winning start with Aramon
# Tipp Top
# Tipp Top

Townend gets the season off to winning start with Aramon

Jun 26th 2020, 8:20 PM 2,506 Views 0 Comments

At the Curragh, both Wayne Lordan and Joseph O’Brien warmed up for tomorrow’s Irish Derby with a treble apiece.

Quiz: How much do you know about sports movies?
# The Big Screen
# The Big Screen

Quiz: How much do you know about sports movies?

Jun 26th 2020, 4:35 PM 10,816 Views 3 Comments

Let’s test out your knowledge here.

Horse-racing - Thursday 25 June, 2020

'It’s pretty cool' - Jump queen Blackmore warms up for first Irish Derby bid with winner
# Rachael Blackmore
# Rachael Blackmore

'It’s pretty cool' - Jump queen Blackmore warms up for first Irish Derby bid with winner

Jun 25th 2020, 6:34 PM 3,333 Views 2 Comments

Blackmore will be on board King Of The Throne at the Curragh on Saturday.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 23 June, 2020

Grand National winner Liam Treadwell dies at 34
# RIP
# RIP

Grand National winner Liam Treadwell dies at 34

Jun 23rd 2020, 2:38 PM 10,406 Views 8 Comments

The 2009 Aintree hero had returned from retirement last year.

Horse-racing - Monday 22 June, 2020

Sidestep by Eimear Ryan, coach Carsley and an American sportswriting great: this week for The42 members
# Join The Club
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Sidestep by Eimear Ryan, coach Carsley and an American sportswriting great: this week for The42 members

Jun 22nd 2020, 4:59 PM 9,402 Views 0 Comments

We’ve failed to socially distance these podcasts and newsletters.

Horse-racing - Sunday 21 June, 2020

Harrington's golden run continues with Leopardstown double
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Harrington's golden run continues with Leopardstown double

Jun 21st 2020, 7:15 PM 3,287 Views 0 Comments

One Voice won the Group 3 Blue Wind Stakes in the hands of Shane Foley.

Horse-racing - Saturday 20 June, 2020

150/1 outsider defies the odds to make Royal Ascot history
# Take A Bow
# Take A Bow

150/1 outsider defies the odds to make Royal Ascot history

Jun 20th 2020, 5:47 PM 5,302 Views 1 Comment

The Clive Cox-trained winner, Nando Parrado, powered home under Adam Kirby.

Campanelle charges to Queen Mary glory
# Triumph
# Triumph

Campanelle charges to Queen Mary glory

Jun 20th 2020, 2:28 PM 1,424 Views 0 Comments

Wesley Ward and Frankie Dettori team up to great effect with the American raider.

Horse-racing - Thursday 18 June, 2020

Super Stradivarius produces brilliant best for third Gold Cup
# Royal Ascot
# Royal Ascot

Super Stradivarius produces brilliant best for third Gold Cup

Jun 18th 2020, 4:41 PM 2,670 Views 2 Comments

Jubilant Dettori always in cruise control as ground fears prove unfounded.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Rachael Blackmore claims biggest career success on Flat and Lord North wins feature at Ascot
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Rachael Blackmore claims biggest career success on Flat and Lord North wins feature at Ascot

Jun 17th 2020, 9:10 PM 5,816 Views 1 Comment

There was racing at home at Limerick and Gowran Park today.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 16 June, 2020

‘Special day’ for Crowley with Battaash highlight of Royal Ascot treble
# Day One
# Day One

‘Special day’ for Crowley with Battaash highlight of Royal Ascot treble

Jun 16th 2020, 6:52 PM 2,391 Views 1 Comment

King’s Stand victory was ‘unfinished business’ as Battaash triumphed.

Horse-racing - Sunday 14 June, 2020

Lyons and Keane bag big-race double at Leopardstown
# Success
# Success

Lyons and Keane bag big-race double at Leopardstown

Jun 14th 2020, 7:23 PM 3,161 Views 2 Comments

The duo are still on a high from Siskin’s Irish 2,000 Guineas success on Friday evening.

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis
# Johnny Allen
# Johnny Allen

A newspaper ad, a move from Cork to Australia and winning Group 1 races during Covid-19 crisis

Jun 14th 2020, 11:05 AM 17,043 Views 4 Comments

Jockey Johnny Allen on his journey from Cork to winning high-profile races in Australia.

Horse-racing - Friday 12 June, 2020

Siskin soars to deliver maiden Classic triumph for Lyons/Keane tandem
# The Curragh
# The Curragh

Siskin soars to deliver maiden Classic triumph for Lyons/Keane tandem

Jun 12th 2020, 7:49 PM 3,381 Views 4 Comments

Vatican City finished second in the Curragh.

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’
# New Normal
# New Normal

‘It will be 4 years before we see full capacity crowds at Irish sports events’

Jun 12th 2020, 4:29 PM 28,470 Views 38 Comments

Pandemic expert, Professor Gerard Killeen, argues half-empty stadiums with fans obliged to wear masks will be the norm in Ireland until a vaccine is found.

Horse-racing - Thursday 11 June, 2020

King Keane gives Lyons double Guineas boost
# Gowran Park
# Gowran Park

King Keane gives Lyons double Guineas boost

Jun 11th 2020, 6:08 PM 2,038 Views 0 Comments

Lyons’ stable jockey Colin Keane registered his third and fourth wins since Monday in Kilkenny earlier today.

Horse-racing - Monday 8 June, 2020

Aidan O'Brien back to winning ways as Irish racing makes its return
# In The Saddle
# In The Saddle

Aidan O'Brien back to winning ways as Irish racing makes its return

Jun 8th 2020, 5:18 PM 3,622 Views 7 Comments

Naas staged the first Irish meeting since the Covid-19 shutdown today.

Horse-racing - Sunday 7 June, 2020

Love supreme in 1000 Guineas for O’Brien and Moore
# Love
# Love

Love supreme in 1000 Guineas for O’Brien and Moore

Jun 7th 2020, 4:44 PM 3,455 Views 5 Comments

Dominant display gives O’Brien sixth victory in fillies’ Classic.

Horse-racing - Saturday 6 June, 2020

Kameko wins 2000 Guineas as favourite Pinatubo disappoints
# Newmarket
# Newmarket

Kameko wins 2000 Guineas as favourite Pinatubo disappoints

Jun 6th 2020, 4:18 PM 3,433 Views 1 Comment

Champion jockey Oisin Murphy secured the win at Newmarket this afternoon.

Horse-racing - Friday 5 June, 2020

Coronation Cup joy for Charlie Appleby as Ghaiyyath romps to Newmarket victory
# Group One Gold
# Group One Gold

Coronation Cup joy for Charlie Appleby as Ghaiyyath romps to Newmarket victory

Jun 5th 2020, 4:52 PM 2,888 Views 0 Comments

The five-year-old was sent off the 11-10 favourite and William Buick was quick to employ front-running tactics.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Jubilant Dettori back in business at Kempton
# Frankie Dettori
# Frankie Dettori

Jubilant Dettori back in business at Kempton

Jun 2nd 2020, 6:20 PM 4,146 Views 0 Comments

No crowds, but still celebration time on winning return.

Horse-racing - Sunday 31 May, 2020

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing
# Back In The Saddle
# Back In The Saddle

'Netflix wore off after a few weeks' - Champion jockey Murphy welcomes return of British racing

May 31st 2020, 2:33 PM 2,896 Views 2 Comments

The Kerry native has three rides at Newcastle tomorrow as action gets back underway.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Finally there will be live sport to watch on Irish TV next month
# And They Are On
# And They Are On

Finally there will be live sport to watch on Irish TV next month

May 26th 2020, 4:47 PM 9,790 Views 23 Comments

RTE to show live coverage from next month.

Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
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# Join The Club

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

May 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 8,455 Views 1 Comment

Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.

Horse-racing - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Galway Racing Festival gets go ahead but with significant changes to its programme
# Getting Back To Normal
# Getting Back To Normal

Galway Racing Festival gets go ahead but with significant changes to its programme

Updated May 21st 2020, 9:39 PM 76,888 Views 88 Comments

HRI announce full Flat programme for June and revised fixture list for July.

Horse-racing - Monday 18 May, 2020

The Bylines project, covering MJ and everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
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The Bylines project, covering MJ and everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week

May 18th 2020, 3:49 PM 6,541 Views 0 Comments

Sam Smith will discuss covering Michael Jordan and the Bulls on tomorrow’s sportswriting podcast.

Horse-racing - Sunday 17 May, 2020

Guineas set for opening week of action when racing comes back
# And They're On
# And They're On

Guineas set for opening week of action when racing comes back

May 17th 2020, 1:44 PM 2,368 Views 0 Comments

The sport will resume at Naas on 8 June.