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Horse-racing - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Thermal camera system to be used when horse racing resumes next month
# Protocols
# Protocols

Thermal camera system to be used when horse racing resumes next month

May 16th 2020, 6:15 PM 3,633 Views 4 Comments

Horse racing is due to get back underway in Ireland from 8 June.

Horse-racing - Friday 15 May, 2020

Horse racing in Ireland can resume behind closed doors in June 'under strict protocols'
# Roadmap
# Roadmap

Horse racing in Ireland can resume behind closed doors in June 'under strict protocols'

Updated May 15th 2020, 4:01 PM 14,452 Views 82 Comments

The sport will be allowed to return on 8 June.

Horse-racing - Monday 11 May, 2020

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

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

May 11th 2020, 4:13 PM 2,651 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty to keep you off the streets again over the coming days.

Horse racing has returned in France today
# Behind Closes Doors
# Behind Closes Doors

Horse racing has returned in France today

May 11th 2020, 12:29 PM 2,718 Views 0 Comments

There is action at Longchamp on Monday, with Batwan taking the Prix de Saint-Georges.

Horse-racing - Sunday 3 May, 2020

'I was filled with so much emotion, I ran down to meet them all and it was absolutely magic'
# 2000: Revisited
# 2000: Revisited

'I was filled with so much emotion, I ran down to meet them all and it was absolutely magic'

May 3rd 2020, 7:36 PM 24,832 Views 3 Comments

Ted Walsh on his greatest winning run as a racing trainer and celebrating with his family.

Horse-racing - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Walsh backs racing’s ability to adapt to life behind closed doors
# Back In The Saddle
# Back In The Saddle

Walsh backs racing’s ability to adapt to life behind closed doors

May 2nd 2020, 10:49 AM 2,925 Views 3 Comments

‘Golden opportunity for racing to showcase itself’.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Irish horse racing chief says Cheltenham festival should probably not have taken place
# Hindsight
# Hindsight

Irish horse racing chief says Cheltenham festival should probably not have taken place

Apr 29th 2020, 5:38 PM 41,361 Views 103 Comments

Brian Kavanagh said that, in hindsight, the festival should not have been held, but has sympathy with the British racing authorities over the issue.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Galway Races won't take place 'as an open event' this summer
# Change Of Plans
# Change Of Plans

Galway Races won't take place 'as an open event' this summer

Apr 21st 2020, 8:12 PM 4,657 Views 8 Comments

The news comes after today’s government announcement that no licences would be given for events of more than 5,000 people until September.

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these sporting references in Father Ted
# Careful Now
# Careful Now

Quiz: Test your knowledge of these sporting references in Father Ted

Apr 21st 2020, 2:30 PM 66,893 Views 27 Comments

A tribute to one of the all-time great sitcoms, which aired for the first time on this day 25 years ago.

Horse-racing - Sunday 19 April, 2020

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century
# Legends
# Legends

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

Apr 19th 2020, 7:45 PM 44,654 Views 105 Comments

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 15 April, 2020

UK racing shutdown extended into May
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

UK racing shutdown extended into May

Apr 15th 2020, 10:10 PM 3,752 Views 11 Comments

The British Horse Racing Authority expect it will take place behind closed doors if racing does resume in May.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How well do you know the racing careers of Ted and Ruby Walsh?

Apr 8th 2020, 6:30 PM 8,049 Views 7 Comments

It’s 20 years today since the pair were celebrating their Grand National win.

Horse-racing - Monday 6 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 6th 2020, 11:00 AM 12,394 Views 1 Comment

We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.

Horse-racing - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?
# Quizzical Attraction
# Quizzical Attraction

Quiz: How many of these Grand National winners can you name?

Apr 4th 2020, 12:00 PM 24,388 Views 18 Comments

Can you recall the famous winners at Aintree?

Horse-racing - Friday 3 April, 2020

'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'
# Tiger Roll
# Tiger Roll

'There'll come a time when sport will become important again I think for people's morale'

Apr 3rd 2020, 7:45 PM 14,371 Views 22 Comments

ITV Racing presenter Ed Chamberlin on Tiger Roll, the Grand National and racing memories.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed
# Called To A Halt
# Called To A Halt

This year's Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals cancelled, National Hunt season closed

Apr 1st 2020, 4:47 PM 3,031 Views 7 Comments

Horse Racing Ireland have announced the news after today’s board meeting.

Your support for The42 means more than ever
# Next Chapter
# Next Chapter

Your support for The42 means more than ever

Apr 1st 2020, 4:38 PM 11,604 Views 7 Comments

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 25 March, 2020

Cork Racecourse set to be used as coronavirus test centre from Thursday onwards
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Cork Racecourse set to be used as coronavirus test centre from Thursday onwards

Mar 25th 2020, 7:26 PM 2,477 Views 5 Comments

The HSE began preparations to use the facility as a test centre on Tuesday.

Racing Post halts publication for first time in paper's history
# Knock-on Effect
# Knock-on Effect

Racing Post halts publication for first time in paper's history

Mar 25th 2020, 6:29 PM 3,503 Views 2 Comments

The suspension of racing activity means the paper will not be printed for the first time in its 34-year history.

Horse-racing - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

Had your fill of Netflix's sports films? Here are 12 hidden gems to watch on YouTube
# Under The Radar
# Under The Radar

Had your fill of Netflix's sports films? Here are 12 hidden gems to watch on YouTube

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 9:30 PM 69,314 Views 30 Comments

With the options on Netflix becoming scarcer by the day, we’ve trawled YouTube to bring you your sporting fix.

Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Irish horse racing to be shut down as Taoiseach bans all sporting events

Updated Mar 24th 2020, 5:48 PM 31,848 Views 53 Comments

Race meetings have still been taking place behind closed doors, but that will stop after today’s announcement.

Horse-racing - Sunday 22 March, 2020

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from a sobering sporting week
# Snapped
# Snapped

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

Mar 22nd 2020, 8:30 PM 7,042 Views 2 Comments

Here’s the best of the sport that took place over the past seven days.

Horse-racing - Saturday 21 March, 2020

Zero Ten delivers for Mullins in Thurles
# Mullins
# Mullins

Zero Ten delivers for Mullins in Thurles

Mar 21st 2020, 5:24 PM 5,649 Views 5 Comments

Paul Townend and Cut The Mustard were in pursuit but came down at the last.

Horse-racing - Friday 20 March, 2020

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity
# Moving Online
# Moving Online

Lack of live sport may increase risk of problematic gambling, warns charity

Mar 20th 2020, 10:19 PM 29,270 Views 60 Comments

There is still plenty to wager on, even if there is very little sport ongoing.

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

Know Your Sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 20th 2020, 5:31 PM 18,038 Views 6 Comments

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

'Racing people should not be treated as pariahs. Like everyone else, they're just trying to survive'
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

'Racing people should not be treated as pariahs. Like everyone else, they're just trying to survive'

Mar 20th 2020, 1:25 PM 12,800 Views 24 Comments

Johnny Ward reflects on the decision to continue horse racing in Ireland behind closed doors.

Horse-racing - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Sport Ireland to scale back athlete drug-testing but not 'ruling it out completely by any means'

Mar 19th 2020, 5:36 PM 1,793 Views 0 Comments

Dr Una May says the organisation will follow statutory guidelines while continuing to test athletes in certain cases despite the restrictive circumstances.

Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors
# Reaction
# Reaction

Irish handlers back decision to continue racing behind closed doors

Mar 19th 2020, 9:48 AM 3,582 Views 7 Comments

Paul Nolan was pleased by the HRI call, but has underlined the need to be vigilant.

Horse-racing - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors
# Going Ahead
# Going Ahead

Horse racing in Ireland will continue behind closed doors

Mar 18th 2020, 4:58 PM 23,840 Views 83 Comments

Despite yesterday’s decision to suspend the sport in Britain, HRI officials met by conference call today and opted not to call a temporary halt to it here.

Horse-racing - Sunday 15 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 15th 2020, 8:30 PM 9,546 Views 3 Comments

Some games went ahead despite the schedule being decimated by the coronavirus outbreak.

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors
# TAKING ACTION
# TAKING ACTION

Racing in Britain set to go behind closed doors

Mar 15th 2020, 6:52 PM 4,800 Views 11 Comments

The move is likely to take place later in the week, initially until the end of March.

Horse-racing - Friday 13 March, 2020

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages
# Racing
# Racing

Mullins the epitome of grace after triumphant Friday and Gold Cup for the ages

Mar 13th 2020, 6:34 PM 10,422 Views 8 Comments

Four wins on the final day at Cheltenham saw Willie Mullins named the Festival’s top trainer.

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider
# Winner Winner
# Winner Winner

'She has little faith in herself': Cork jockey wins 'Amateur Gold Cup' with 66/1 outsider

Mar 13th 2020, 5:18 PM 15,962 Views 7 Comments

Maxine O’Sullivan was victorious with It Came To Pass.

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz
# Quizzical Attraction
# Quizzical Attraction

Know your sport? Take our weekly quiz

Mar 13th 2020, 5:00 PM 29,595 Views 11 Comments

Let’s test your knowledge of some actual sports news from the past seven days.

Al Boum Photo sees off Santini by a neck to retain Cheltenham Gold Cup
# Repeat Success
# Repeat Success

Al Boum Photo sees off Santini by a neck to retain Cheltenham Gold Cup

Mar 13th 2020, 3:46 PM 4,946 Views 13 Comments

The eight-year-old becomes the first horse since Best Mate in 2004 to defend the Gold Cup.

Whatever about the British government, Irish racing can hold its head high
# Column
# Column

Whatever about the British government, Irish racing can hold its head high

Mar 13th 2020, 2:35 PM 9,153 Views 11 Comments

The decision to allow Cheltenham to continue today has been heavily criticised but the HRI has correctly opted to go behind closed doors, writes Johnny Ward.

Debunked: No, this tweet saying that all Cheltenham racegoers from Ireland are being put into isolation is not true
# Covid19 Facts
From TheJournal.ie
# Covid19 Facts

Debunked: No, this tweet saying that all Cheltenham racegoers from Ireland are being put into isolation is not true

Mar 13th 2020, 1:49 PM 37,939 Views 53 Comments

The four-day racing festival finishes today.

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 4
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Cheltenham Festival, Day 4

Mar 13th 2020, 1:00 PM 11,187 Views 7 Comments

The show goes on in Prestbury Park. Join us for live updates of racing on Gold Cup day.

Horse-racing - Thursday 12 March, 2020

Premier League, Cheltenham to continue as UK delays sports ban
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Premier League, Cheltenham to continue as UK delays sports ban

Mar 12th 2020, 7:17 PM 7,362 Views 16 Comments

UK announcement follows a spate of sporting cancellations in Ireland and across Europe.

50-1 outsider upsets defending champ Paisley Park to claim Stayers' Hurdle
# Lisnagar Oscar
# Lisnagar Oscar

50-1 outsider upsets defending champ Paisley Park to claim Stayers' Hurdle

Mar 12th 2020, 4:44 PM 4,419 Views 7 Comments

Victory also for Willie Mullins’ Min who won the Ryanair Chase.