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  • Jim Dreaper
    3 days, 19 hours, 52 minutes ago

    Dreaper duo on National service

    Jim Dreaper wants cut in the ground for Los Amigos and Goonyella ahead of the Boylesports Irish Grand National Chase at Fairyhouse on Monday.

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  • 17 hours, 3 minutes ago

    Satruday's horse racing tips

    Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

  • Barry Geraghty
    8 days, 15 hours, 5 minutes ago

    Geraghty mourns Johnny Harrington

    Barry Geraghty paid tribute to bloodstock agent Johnny Harrington after the husband of leading Irish trainer Jessica Harrington died following a long battle with cancer.

  • Lion na Bearnai ridden by Andrew Thornton (left) go on to win the Ladbrokes Irish Grand National in 2012. Picture: PA
    10 days, 19 hours, 15 minutes ago

    Gibney: 'Disaster' Aintree start cost Lion Na Bearnaí

    Trainer Thomas Gibney believes the controversial start to the Crabbie’s Grand National cost Lion Na Bearnaí virtually all chance of victory at Aintree.

  • 11 days, 18 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Tuesday's horse racing tips

    Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

  • 13 days, 10 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Willie Mullins dominates at Fairyhouse

    A Willie Mullins clean sweep in the Grade One Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle, headed by Adriana Des Mottes, capped another big afternoon for Ireland's champion jumps trainer at Fairyhouse.

  • 14 days, 10 hours, 45 minutes ago

    €40 bet sees Dublin punter win €20,000 on Grand National day

    Today's Grand National win for 25/1 shot Pineau De Re helped a south Dublin punter win €20,348 from an initial €40 stake.

  • 14 days, 11 hours, 44 minutes ago

    25-1 shot Pineau De Re wins Grand National

    Pineau De Re claimed Crabbie's Grand National glory at Aintree for trainer Dr Richard Newland and jockey Leighton Aspell this afternoon.

  • 14 days, 15 hours, 57 minutes ago

    Carberry passed fit for Aintree ride

    Paul Carberry has been cleared to ride Monbeg Dude in this afternoon’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree.

  • Long Run with Sam Waley-Cohen
    15 days, 19 hours, 17 minutes ago

    Grand National latest: Waley-Cohens in for the Long haul

    Owner Robert Waley-Cohen and his jockey-son, Sam, have enjoyed unprecedented success over the Aintree fences but it could all pale into insignificance if Long Run wins the first £1m (€1.2m) renewal of the Crabbie’s Grand National.

  • Tony McCoy
    17 days, 19 hours, 1 minute ago

    McCoy favouring Double for National

    Tony McCoy is currently favouring Double Seven as his mount in Saturday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree.

  • 24 days, 16 hours, 42 minutes ago

    British Horseracing Authority 'aware' of Murtagh footage

    The British Horseracing Authority is looking into a video clip taken after a race at last year’s Royal Ascot meeting following the posting of footage on YouTube.

  • 24 days, 19 hours, 2 minutes ago

    Al Shaqab swoop for Ruler Of The World

    Al Shaqab Racing has purchased a “significant interest” in the Coolmore-owned Ruler Of The World, last season’s Epsom Derby winner.

  • 26 days, 19 hours, 10 minutes ago

    Concorde checks in for Punchestown

    Dermot Weld’s Cheltenham hero Silver Concorde will bid to complete a Festival double in the championship bumper at Punchestown next month.

  • Pat Smullen on Vote Often l(eft) holds off Daniel Tudhope on Odeliz to win. Picture: INPHO
    27 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes ago

    Bright start for Weld and Mullen

    Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen got the Irish Flat turf season off to the perfect start by taking out the two feature events on the opening afternoon of the campaign at the Curragh.

  • 28 days, 17 hours, 40 minutes ago

    Quinn primes Irish raiding party

    Smart mare Cockney Sparrow and talented juvenile Rutherglen are among a small team of horses trainer John Quinn is preparing for an assault on the major Festivals at Fairyhouse and Punchestown this spring.

  • 30 days, 15 hours, 26 minutes ago

    Steroids case against Tipperary horse trainer delayed

    Leading Irish horse trainer Philip Fenton will have to wait at least another several weeks to defend himself against charges of possession of steroids.

  • 31 days, 13 hours, 5 minutes ago

    Ruby worries about impact on his children of Twitter abuse

    Jockey Ruby Walsh has said that online abuse he received during last week’s Cheltenham festival had an unsettling effect on him as he is worried about its potential impact on his children.

  • Philip Fenton
    31 days, 14 hours, 29 minutes ago

    Fenton hearing to resume tomorrow

    The case of leading Irish trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is due to be heard in court tomorrow.

  • 35 days, 18 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Cooper prognosis upbeat, may be home in a week

    Jockey Bryan Cooper could return home in Ireland in a week’s time as he recovers in hospital from a broken leg.

  • 35 days, 19 hours, 18 minutes ago

    Ruby Walsh operation a success

    Jockey Ruby Walsh is reported in good spirits after having undergone surgery on a broken arm on Friday.

  • 36 days, 12 hours, 27 minutes ago

    Lord Windermere survives inquiry to take Gold Cup

    Connections of Lord Windermere survived a lengthy stewards’ inquiry to take glory at Cheltenham after the eight-year-old came from last to first to snatch victory in the Betfred Gold Cup.

  • 36 days, 14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    Broken arm halts festival for Walsh

    Ruby Walsh’s Cheltenham Festival came to a premature end after a crashing fall in the first race left him nursing a broken arm.

  • 36 days, 20 hours, 22 minutes ago

    Cheltenham Day 4: Your guide to the highlights

    Already, the final day of Cheltenham 2014 has arrived and after three days of the usual high class racing and excitement we’re looking forward to more of the same on Gold Cup day.

  • 37 days, 10 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Buck's retired as More Of That rules World Hurdle

    More Of That outstayed Annie Power up the famous Cheltenham hill to claim the Ladbrokes World Hurdle with Big Buck’s back in fifth and subsequently retired.

  • 37 days, 18 hours, 59 minutes ago

    Cheltenham Day 3: Your guide to the highlights

    Two down, two to go and hoping for more of the same - or not, depending on how the wallet has fared thus far.

  • 38 days, 12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    King rules for Hobbs and Johnson

    Cross-country specialist Balthazar King defied top weight with a narrow victory over Any Currency in the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase at the Cheltenham Festival.

  • 38 days, 13 hours, 14 minutes ago

    Super Sire claims two-mile crown

    Sire De Grugy has emphatically silenced the dissenting voices by claiming the BetVictor Queen Mother Champion Chase, the highlight on day two of the Cheltenham Festival.

  • Ruby Walsh and Willie Mullins after Faugheen wins the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle. Picture: PA
    38 days, 14 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Hard to fault super Faugheen

    Faugheen gave Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh another Cheltenham Festival winner with an impressive success in the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle.

  • Our Conor - sustained back injury
    38 days, 15 hours, 22 minutes ago

    Walsh clarifies horse welfare comments after criticism

    Ruby Walsh has clarified his views after reports he claimed horses were expendable following the death of Our Conor at Cheltenham yesterday.

  • Hurricane Fly and Ruby Walsh. Picture: PA
    38 days, 16 hours, 51 minutes ago

    Walsh felt Fly 'lacked finish'

    Jockey Ruby Walsh felt Hurricane Fly lacked his renowned finishing kick in his failed defence of the Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham yesterday.

  • Sizing Europe - Champion Chase contender
    38 days, 21 hours, 9 minutes ago

    Cheltenham Day 2: Your guide to the highlights of the festival's second day

    After a thrilling opening day at the Cheltenham Festival, today offers another feast of racing to look forward to.

  • Ruby Walsh on Hurricane Fly at Cheltenham last year.
    39 days, 20 hours, 20 minutes ago

    Day 1: Your guide to the highlights of the opening day at Cheltenham

    The Cheltenham festival kicks off today at Prestbury Park in the English Cotswolds with a feast of national hunt racing to saviour.

  • 39 days, 21 hours, 45 minutes ago

    Thousands flocking to Cheltenham

    One of the biggest events in the horse racing calendar gets under way today as thousands of punters descend on Cheltenham for Gold Cup week.

  • 40 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes ago

    Nicholls: 'Omens are good' for Buck’s in World Title race

    Big Buck’s is in “seriously good order” according to trainer Paul Nicholls as he bids to land the Ladbrokes World Hurdle for a fifth time at Cheltenham on Thursday.

  • 41 days, 16 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Sunday's horse racing tips

    Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

  • 42 days, 19 hours, 35 minutes ago

    McCoy at toddler son's bedside after cardiac surgery

    Tony McCoy will take Sunday and Monday off before the Cheltenham Festival to be in hospital with seven-month-old son Archie, who underwent cardiac surgery on Friday.

  • 44 days, 17 hours, 19 minutes ago

    Thursday's horse racing tips

    Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

  • Captain Cee Bee at Cheltenham.
    45 days, 13 hours, 58 minutes ago

    Cee Bee supplemented for Champion Hurdle

    Hurricane Fly will face a maximum 11 rivals in his bid for a third Stan James Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday after veteran Captain Cee Bee was added to the field.

  • 50 days, 13 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Irish turf club unveils new testing plans

    The Irish Turf Club is to significantly enhance its drug-testing regime from next January.

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  • Satruday's horse racing tips

    Check out today's horse racing tips from courses around Ireland and the UK.

  • Barry Geraghty

    Geraghty mourns Johnny Harrington

    Barry Geraghty paid tribute to bloodstock agent Johnny Harrington after the husband of leading Irish trainer Jessica Harrington died following a long battle with cancer.