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# horseracing - 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.

# horseracing - 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.

# horseracing - Tuesday 24 March, 2020

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 31,859 Views 53 Comments

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

# horseracing - Monday 2 December, 2019

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine
# Drug Use
# Drug Use

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine

Dec 2nd 2019, 6:07 PM 12,647 Views 6 Comments

David Simmonson and Cian Cullinan have received bans from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

# horseracing - Sunday 26 May, 2019

Brilliant Hermosa captures Irish 1,000 Guineas double for O'Brien and Moore
# Winning Ways
# Winning Ways

Brilliant Hermosa captures Irish 1,000 Guineas double for O'Brien and Moore

May 26th 2019, 7:36 PM 3,566 Views 1 Comment

A great run at the Curragh saw her add to her previous win at Newmarket.

# horseracing - Saturday 4 May, 2019

Raffles rounds off fine week for Henderson as Benie Des Dieux seals Annie Power win
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Raffles rounds off fine week for Henderson as Benie Des Dieux seals Annie Power win

May 4th 2019, 8:31 PM 2,581 Views 0 Comments

The big winners on a busy day at Punchestown.

# horseracing - Monday 11 February, 2019

Ban on British-trained runners competing in Ireland lifted amid equine flu outbreak
# Horse Racing
# Horse Racing

Ban on British-trained runners competing in Ireland lifted amid equine flu outbreak

Feb 11th 2019, 6:11 PM 2,923 Views 0 Comments

The Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board have lifted the ban with immediate effect.

# horseracing - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Back on the saddle: amateur jockey produces incredible recovery to win in Cork
# Comeback King
# Comeback King

Back on the saddle: amateur jockey produces incredible recovery to win in Cork

Jan 20th 2019, 9:27 PM 8,631 Views 2 Comments

Jockey Michael Sweeney produced an incredible recovery aboard Ask Heather on Sunday.

# horseracing - Saturday 5 January, 2019

'This is just a weekend job': 19-year-old Tipperary student wins first race a day after getting jockey licence
# Up And Running
# Up And Running

'This is just a weekend job': 19-year-old Tipperary student wins first race a day after getting jockey licence

Jan 5th 2019, 10:17 AM 8,536 Views 4 Comments

A business student at Maynooth, Emma Doyle rode Northern Surprise to victory in the BetVictor Handicap.

# horseracing - Sunday 17 December, 2017

200/1 outsider romps home to victory in stunning upset at Thurles
# Unlikely Winner
# Unlikely Winner

200/1 outsider romps home to victory in stunning upset at Thurles

Dec 17th 2017, 7:26 PM 9,073 Views 13 Comments

Killahara Castle is now the biggest-priced winner in Irish horse racing history.

# horseracing - Tuesday 21 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham
# Ruby's Return
# Ruby's Return

Ruby Walsh confident he can fully recover from broken leg in time for Cheltenham

Nov 21st 2017, 5:58 PM 2,914 Views 2 Comments

‘The physical pain goes away but the mental pain stays with you until you are back.’

# horseracing - Sunday 19 November, 2017

Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall
# Recovery
# Recovery

Ruby Walsh does not require surgery after breaking his leg in a fall

Nov 19th 2017, 11:49 AM 6,013 Views 6 Comments

The champion jockey suffered the fall in Punchestown over the weekend.

# horseracing - Saturday 4 November, 2017

'You could starve yourself:' Former champion jockey Fallon on dangerous weight-cuts in horse racing
# Harrowing
# Harrowing

'You could starve yourself:' Former champion jockey Fallon on dangerous weight-cuts in horse racing

Nov 4th 2017, 12:10 PM 6,646 Views 7 Comments

Kieren Fallon was speaking on the Late Late Show.

# horseracing - Thursday 6 April, 2017

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Aintree
# Aintree Day One
# Aintree Day One

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy Day One of Aintree

Apr 6th 2017, 1:00 PM 5,784 Views 3 Comments

And hopefully find you a winner.

# horseracing - Friday 31 March, 2017

Barry Geraghty says he's ready for Aintree Grand National - five weeks after breaking six ribs
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

Barry Geraghty says he's ready for Aintree Grand National - five weeks after breaking six ribs

Mar 31st 2017, 9:05 AM 1,869 Views 0 Comments

The jockey has been on the sidelines since the end of February following a nasty fall.

# horseracing - Sunday 8 January, 2017

Why 2017 could be a make-or-break year for the bloodstock industry
# Agribusiness
From TheJournal.ie
# Agribusiness

Why 2017 could be a make-or-break year for the bloodstock industry

Jan 8th 2017, 10:00 AM 12,008 Views 22 Comments

Between Brexit and potential overproduction, the Irish racehorse sector is set for turbulence.

# horseracing - Tuesday 27 September, 2016

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh
# €190k
From TheJournal.ie
# €190k

Minister Michael Creed and Horse Racing Ireland defend 20-year term of CEO Brian Kavanagh

Sep 27th 2016, 9:20 PM 21,414 Views 66 Comments

Creed has said he consented to a new contract for Brian Kavanagh, who earns €25,000 above government guidelines.

# horseracing - Tuesday 19 April, 2016

Willie Mullins is holding the strongest of hands for the Celebration Chase
# It's On
# It's On

Willie Mullins is holding the strongest of hands for the Celebration Chase

Apr 19th 2016, 4:12 PM 5,162 Views 3 Comments

The Closutton trainer is determined to win the British Champion Trainer title.

# horseracing - Friday 15 April, 2016

Move over Boaty - here comes a horse named Horsey McHorseface
# What's In A Name
# What's In A Name

Move over Boaty - here comes a horse named Horsey McHorseface

Apr 15th 2016, 9:29 AM 5,929 Views 5 Comments

It’s no laser noises pew pew to be fair.

# horseracing - Friday 8 April, 2016

It's better than sticking a pin in the paper - let our foolproof* quiz pick your Grand National horse
# Let's Get Quizzical
# Let's Get Quizzical

It's better than sticking a pin in the paper - let our foolproof* quiz pick your Grand National horse

Apr 8th 2016, 12:00 PM 35,253 Views 33 Comments

*Valid against 99.9% of fools.

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy day two of Aintree - and pick a winner
# Vautour De Force
# Vautour De Force

The42′s Winning Post: Everything you need to enjoy day two of Aintree - and pick a winner

Apr 8th 2016, 8:45 AM 8,212 Views 1 Comment

All eyes remain on Merseyside as the Grand National festival enters day two.

# horseracing - Monday 4 April, 2016

Barry Geraghty hit with 30-day ban for Limerick ride
# Lengthy Ban
# Lengthy Ban

Barry Geraghty hit with 30-day ban for Limerick ride

Apr 4th 2016, 10:16 AM 6,543 Views 9 Comments

Unless an appeal is successful. the jockey will miss the Punchestown Festival.

# horseracing - Monday 21 March, 2016

Quiz: What type of racegoer are you?
# Sport Of Kings
# Sport Of Kings

Quiz: What type of racegoer are you?

Mar 21st 2016, 12:06 PM 27,411 Views 8 Comments

Are you a novice or a high roller? Let our 100% scientific quiz decide.

# horseracing - Friday 18 March, 2016

Fancy winning tickets to Fairyhouse as well as dinner for two and a hotel stay?
# Comp
# Comp

Fancy winning tickets to Fairyhouse as well as dinner for two and a hotel stay?

Mar 18th 2016, 4:07 PM 4,928 Views 55 Comments

All you have to do is caption this image.

# horseracing - Tuesday 15 March, 2016

Mullins and Walsh dominate Cheltenham's opening day... again
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

Mullins and Walsh dominate Cheltenham's opening day... again

Mar 15th 2016, 4:20 PM 20,793 Views 10 Comments

Nicky Henderson drew first blood but the Irish combo combined to take three of the four Grade Ones.

# horseracing - Saturday 12 December, 2015

Old Guard springs surprise as Peace And Co is undefeated no more
# Upset
# Upset

Old Guard springs surprise as Peace And Co is undefeated no more

Dec 12th 2015, 4:29 PM 2,344 Views 4 Comments

There was a minor shock at Prestbury Park today.

# horseracing - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'Why on earth would any year be a good year to retire?'
# Being AP
# Being AP

'Why on earth would any year be a good year to retire?'

Aug 12th 2015, 8:51 PM 6,404 Views 1 Comment

New documentary looks at the final year of AP McCoy’s record-breaking career.

# horseracing - Tuesday 30 June, 2015

Tributes pour in as 'this generation's Arkle' -- Kauto Star -- dies following a fall
# RIP
# RIP

Tributes pour in as 'this generation's Arkle' -- Kauto Star -- dies following a fall

Jun 30th 2015, 12:30 PM 24,607 Views 31 Comments

The 15-year old suffered a complex fracture to his pelvis.

# horseracing - Saturday 27 June, 2015

10 facts to impress your mates ahead of the 150th Irish Derby
# The Knowledge
# The Knowledge

10 facts to impress your mates ahead of the 150th Irish Derby

Jun 27th 2015, 1:20 PM 5,795 Views 3 Comments

The Irish Derby will take place at the Curragh this afternoon.

# horseracing - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Frankie Dettori was once dangled upside down from a 3-storey balcony by The Crazy Gang
# Derby Day
# Derby Day

Frankie Dettori was once dangled upside down from a 3-storey balcony by The Crazy Gang

Jun 3rd 2015, 8:55 PM 7,577 Views 2 Comments

We bet he never gave another tip.

# horseracing - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Jockey cleared of punching his horse before start of race
# Incident
# Incident

Jockey cleared of punching his horse before start of race

Jun 2nd 2015, 4:13 PM 7,291 Views 10 Comments

The stewards decided Graham Gibbons used an open hand.

# horseracing - Sunday 8 June, 2014

'This is the cowards' way out' - California Chrome's owner was NOT happy at losing the Triple Crown
# Sore Loser
# Sore Loser

'This is the cowards' way out' - California Chrome's owner was NOT happy at losing the Triple Crown

Jun 8th 2014, 8:08 PM 8,278 Views 8 Comments

Co-owner Steve Coburn didn’t take losing well.

# horseracing - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Aidan O'Brien makes history as Australia wins the Epsom Derby
# Winner Alright
# Winner Alright

Aidan O'Brien makes history as Australia wins the Epsom Derby

Jun 7th 2014, 5:13 PM 3,501 Views 3 Comments

It’s the Irish trainer’s third win in a row in this race.

# horseracing - Friday 4 October, 2013

This lovely horse sold for €2,850,000 yesterday
# Lovely Horse
From TheJournal.ie
# Lovely Horse

This lovely horse sold for €2,850,000 yesterday

Oct 4th 2013, 9:03 AM 22,239 Views 91 Comments

Goffs described the sale of the thoroughbred colt as ‘extraordinary’.

# horseracing - Saturday 24 November, 2012

Fergie who? Kauto Star gets his own statue at Haydock
# Tribute
# Tribute

Fergie who? Kauto Star gets his own statue at Haydock

Nov 24th 2012, 12:52 PM 685 Views 0 Comments

The legandary chaser was honoured at the Merseyside venue this morning.

# horseracing - Wednesday 25 April, 2012

Update: Racing at Punchestown goes ahead but without the Gold Cup
# Punchestown
# Punchestown

Update: Racing at Punchestown goes ahead but without the Gold Cup

Apr 25th 2012, 12:48 PM 2,583 Views 1 Comment

Racing will start at 4.55pm and the Gold Cup will now be run on Saturday.

# horseracing - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Mini Jockey and Trainer Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Mini Jockey and Trainer Pic of the Day

Apr 24th 2012, 5:01 PM 5,217 Views 11 Comments

No comment.

# horseracing - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China
# Breeding
From TheJournal.ie
# Breeding

Ireland to share horse breeding knowledge with China

Apr 15th 2012, 3:27 PM 5,102 Views 38 Comments

But the tips won’t come cheap.

# horseracing - Friday 20 May, 2011

Five jockeys and two owners charged with 'serious breaches' of racing rules
# Jockeys
# Jockeys

Five jockeys and two owners charged with 'serious breaches' of racing rules

May 20th 2011, 6:14 PM 181 Views 0 Comments

The British Horseracing Authority has scheduled a hearing for later this year with the jockeys standing accused of corruption after the discovery of suspicious betting patterns.