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Horse-racing - Thursday 16 January, 2020

Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak

Having claimed a first win for his father in 2018, Conor has had sustained success with Gavin Cromwell of late, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Monday 13 January, 2020

Irish Gold Cup winner returns as Grade 1 Leopardstown entries confirmed

The Dublin Racing Festival takes place on the weekend of 1-2 February.

Today's racing at Punchestown cancelled due to 'safety concerns' amid storm

The entire country is under a Status Orange alert as Storm Brendan hits.

Horse-racing - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Elliott's Andy Dufresne back to winning ways at Punchestown

Mark Walsh was on board for success after a shock loss at Navan last month.

Horse-racing - Friday 10 January, 2020

Johnny Ward: Mullins has the hunger and the hand to continue championship dominance

Gordon Elliott holds a slim lead in the trainers’ race but it’s all still to play for, writes Johnny Ward.

Horse-racing - Thursday 9 January, 2020

Envoi Allen: will horse racing's rising star go for the Champion Hurdle?

After Sunday’s win in Naas, Donn McClean reviews connections’ Cheltenham options.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

3 recent Gold Cup winners amongst 31 entries for this year's Cheltenham prize

The 2020 Gold Cup takes place on Friday 13 March.

Elliott: Tiger Roll 'is in great nick' and 'will definitely make' Cheltenham

Tiger Roll is aiming to the Grand Nationals for a third straight year.

Horse-racing - Sunday 5 January, 2020

Brilliant Envoi Allen wins feature at Naas for Russell and Elliott

Seven wins out of seven now for the Gordon Elliott-trained horse.

Horse-racing - Friday 3 January, 2020

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

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

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate

Our columnist on the prospect of change for the March racing showpiece.

Horse-racing - Thursday 2 January, 2020

If it ain't broke: Al Boum Photo setting out Gold Cup stall

‘History tells you that it’s not easy to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup more than once,’ writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Champ crashes out with Dipper Novices' Chase at his mercy

Barry Geraghty and the 4/9 favourite came crashing down at the second last.

Gold Cup champ Al Boum Photo impresses on winning return at Tramore

Willie Mullins hints that Cheltenham might be the next stop for the defending champion.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

2017 Gold Cup hero Sizing John falls on his long-awaited return at Punchestown Horse Racing This post contains videos

2017 Gold Cup hero Sizing John falls on his long-awaited return at Punchestown

Another festive win for Rachael Blackmore.

Open thread: What are you most looking forward to in the 2020 sporting year?

There will be an Olympics, there might be a Euros, and loads more on either side of the summer.

Horse-racing - Monday 30 December, 2019

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2019 sporting year?

There were world-title belts, World Championship golds, and some of the greatest horseplay of all time…

Horse-racing - Sunday 29 December, 2019

Sharjah triumphs and Klassical Dream flops on final day at Leopardstown

The 2019 Christmas Festival concluded today at the Dublin track.

Horse-racing - Saturday 28 December, 2019

Elliott lost for words after Apple's Jade turns back the clock at Leopardstown

It was another disappointing afternoon for Willie Mullins.

Delta Work leaves it late to clinch Savill's Chase thriller at Leopardstown

Monalee was beaten into second.

Horse-racing - Friday 27 December, 2019

Johnny Ward: Bull roars to dramatic victory in festive Leopardstown test

There was a memorable soundtrack as Jack Kennedy took the main prize on Day 2 of the Christmas Festival.

‘The truth is I’m not that attached to life’ - The forgotten female sports icon who defied the Nazis

Richard Askwith tells the remarkable story of Lata Brandisová in a new book.

Davy Russell lands feature race at Limerick and Welsh Grand National sees home winner

Fury Road won the main race at Limerick while Potters Corner triumphed at Chepstow.

Rachael Blackmore's magical Christmas continues as A Plus Tard scoops Grade 1 Leopardstown This post contains videos

Rachael Blackmore's magical Christmas continues as A Plus Tard scoops Grade 1

Blackmore and de Bromhead cause another shock at Leopardstown.

Johnny Ward: Time may be a great healer for those who love Samcro

Faugheen struck a blow on St Stephen’s Day, but Samcro’s race is far from run.

Horse-racing - Thursday 26 December, 2019

Johnny Ward: Racing in Limerick, Faugheen captures hearts at Leopardstown

Our columnist reports from the first day of the Christmas Festival.

Clan Des Obeaux cruises to back-to-back King George victories No Abdication This post contains videos

Clan Des Obeaux cruises to back-to-back King George victories

Stablemate and pre-race favourite Cyrname finished a distant second.

Faugheen produces Christmas magic in Limerick The Machine This post contains videos

Faugheen produces Christmas magic in Limerick

The 11-year-old registered his 11th Grade One victory and a first over fences.

Horse-racing - Sunday 22 December, 2019

Test your sports knowledge in The42's Big Fat Quiz of the Year

42 questions that you should have no bother answering if you’ve been paying attention in 2019.

Horse-racing - Saturday 21 December, 2019

The World's End rallies late to win Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot Horse Racing This post contains videos

The World's End rallies late to win Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot

Paisley Park and Tobefair were both scratched as non-runners for today’s Ascot feature.

Horse-racing - Friday 20 December, 2019

Johnny Ward: All-weather track in Tipperary could see Dundalk suffer greatly

There is clamour for a second all-weather track among trainers in Ireland, but Tipperary is not the answer.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

King George still fascinating despite Altior's likely absence

Nicky Henderson’s horse would have brought an extra dimension to the race, writes Donn McClean.

Horse-racing - Sunday 15 December, 2019

Elliott's favourite Andy Dufresne is upset at Navan

A surprise victory for Latest Exhibition with Bryan Cooper on board.

Horse-racing - Friday 13 December, 2019

What impact will Brexit have on horse racing?

These are interesting times.

Horse-racing - Thursday 12 December, 2019

Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Shortlist for 2019 RTÉ Young Sportsperson of the Year unveiled - who should win?

11 rising stars have been nominated for the award.

Donn McClean: Many worthy contenders, but there could only be one Horse of the Year

Gordon Elliott’s double Grand National winner was recognised at the HRI Awards this week.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

RTÉ Sport announce nominees for manager and team of the year awards

GAA, soccer and horse racing are among the sports represented in the shortlists.

Horse-racing - Sunday 8 December, 2019

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

Stories told through the lens.

More success for Mullins as Min takes John Durkan glory at Punchestown

Cilaos Emery took the feature race at Cork today.

Horse-racing - Saturday 7 December, 2019

Defi Du Seuil comes good to see off Un De Sceaux at Sandown

Meanwhile in Aintree, Walk In The Mill claimed back-to-back victories in the Randox Health Becher Chase.