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# racing - Yesterday’s News

Tiger Roll delights Gordon Elliott on Navan return while Cracking Smart first

The Grand National hero raced with real enthusiasm for fifth in Boyne Hurdle comeback.

# racing - Saturday 15 February, 2020

Cyrname’s safe return is ‘biggest winner of the day’ for Nicholls after heavy fall

The 4-11 favourite was well beaten when he crashed out at the last.

# racing - Friday 14 February, 2020

Let the Tiger roar: History likely to weigh heavy on racing's most perplexing success story

The handicapper has done Tiger Roar and Gigginstown no favours ahead of another Grand National bid, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Tuesday 11 February, 2020

Racing cancelled at Punchestown after heavy snowfall

It is the latest sporting event to be cancelled in the past few days.

# racing - Sunday 9 February, 2020

Racing criticise 'ludicrous' and 'grotesque' decision to only fine Saracens

The French club are not happy.

# racing - Friday 7 February, 2020

Weight and see: Michael O'Leary hoping handicapper gives Tiger Roll a fair shot at history

The Gigginstown boss will be awaiting the decision with interest, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Monday 3 February, 2020

Kennedy will miss Cheltenham due to leg injury in race after winning Irish Gold Cup

Kennedy suffered the injury in the next race after he had celebrated Delta Work’s success.

# 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.

# racing - Monday 13 January, 2020

Van Graan's Munster must find the quality to close gap on Europe's very best

‘We always want to improve our squad and our team,’ said Munster boss Johann van Graan.

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.

# racing - Sunday 12 January, 2020

Munster's European campaign all but over as Racing finish over the top in Paris

Johann van Graan’s men were blown away in the final 10 minutes after an even contest.

# racing - Monday 6 January, 2020

Van Graan asks for patience as Munster regroup for 'knockout' clash with Racing

With a new system to bed in, Johann van Graan laments that he has not been able to maintain a consistent starting XV.

# racing - Friday 3 January, 2020

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.

# 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.

# racing - Saturday 28 December, 2019

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

Monalee was beaten into second.

# 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.

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.

# racing - Thursday 26 December, 2019

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Faugheen produces Christmas magic in Limerick

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

# 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.

# 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.

# racing - Friday 13 December, 2019

What impact will Brexit have on horse racing?

These are interesting times.

# racing - Thursday 5 December, 2019

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one

It will gradually come into focus as the season rolls along, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Monday 2 December, 2019

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine

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

# racing - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

Kemboy cleared to race again following owner's Horse Racing Ireland ban

The Cheltenham Gold Cup contender will feature in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas after today’s decision.

# racing - Sunday 24 November, 2019

'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points

Munster now face into back-to-back ties with Saracens in Europe.

# racing - Saturday 23 November, 2019

Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick

Johann van Graan’s men nearly grabbed a late, late win at Thomond Park.

# racing - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences

The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend

The highly-rated steeplechasers will face off in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

# racing - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

Zebo set for 'special occasion' on return to Thomond Park to face Munster

The Racing 92 man is hopeful new Ireland boss Andy Farrell will call him up to the national squad.

# racing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

Faugheen wins at Punchestown as Klassical Dream upset by Saldier

The 2015 Champion Hurdle Winner got off to a winning start over fences.

# racing - Friday 15 November, 2019

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Sunday 10 November, 2019

Apple's Jade stunned as Bacardys claims Lismullen Hurdle win at Navan

Ballyoisin won the other Grade 2 race of the day at the Meath rack.

# racing - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season

One of Ireland’s top racing journalists picks out the horses worth following after Road To Respect’s victory at Down Royal.

# racing - Friday 25 October, 2019

If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing

It is obvious the majority of bookmakers are copying the work of a rival’s odds-compiler, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Friday 18 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# racing - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

Superstar Enable will race again in 2020 with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a target

Enable was last seen finishing second at Longchamp earlier this month.

17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh

The talented apprentice jockey had a landmark win on the Willie Mullins-trained Royal Illusion, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Friday 11 October, 2019

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can lead the way in drug testing jockeys

‘There needs to be a greater deterrent and, if we increase the number of tests when we visit a racecourse, it could act as a deterrent,’ says Dr Jennifer Pugh.

# racing - Monday 30 September, 2019

From Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists Racing

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

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