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    Derby hope Bangkok faces Trial verdict

    Derby hope Bangkok faces Trial verdict


    Bangkok, a 33/1 shot for the Derby, can continue the excellent start to the season of King Power Racing and Silvestre de Sousa and put himself in the frame for Epsom by winning the Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown Park...

    Bangkok, a 33/1 shot for the Derby, can continue the excellent start to the season of King Power Racing and Silvestre de Sousa and put himself in the frame for Epsom by winning the Bet365 Classic Trial at Sandown Park today.
    Frustrating 'Gorbatov' ends three-year famine for O'Brien

    Frustrating 'Gorbatov' ends three-year famine for O'Brien


    It has been a long time coming, 1,134 days and 24 runs to be precise, but 2016 Triumph Hurdle winner Ivanovich Gorbatov (11/1) finally made it back to the winner's enclosure at Fairyhouse...

    It has been a long time coming, 1,134 days and 24 runs to be precise, but 2016 Triumph Hurdle winner Ivanovich Gorbatov (11/1) finally made it back to the winner's enclosure at Fairyhouse yesterday.
    Mullins: It means a lot after years of trying

    Mullins: It means a lot after years of trying


    Willie Mullins buried his Irish Grand National hoodoo in emphatic fashion as the Ruby Walsh-ridden Burrows Saint (6/1 favourite) led home a remarkable 1-2-3 for the Closutton maestro in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece...

    Willie Mullins buried his Irish Grand National hoodoo in emphatic fashion as the Ruby Walsh-ridden Burrows Saint (6/1 favourite) led home a remarkable 1-2-3 for the Closutton maestro in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece yesterday.
    Irish Grand National preview: The expert view on the big race in Fairyhouse

    Irish Grand National preview: The expert view on the big race in Fairyhouse


    There's plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two Devenish Chase spicing things up nicely at Fairyhouse before the big...

    There's plenty to whet the appetite before the Irish Grand National, with the €100,000 Grade Two Devenish Chase spicing things up nicely at Fairyhouse before the big one.
    Arkwrisht can spring a surprise at huge odds for O'Brien

    Arkwrisht can spring a surprise at huge odds for O'Brien


    Aside from Our Duke's success two years ago, you have to stretch back to Commanche Court's win in 2000 for the last horse to carry more than 11st or more to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National...

    Aside from Our Duke's success two years ago, you have to stretch back to Commanche Court's win in 2000 for the last horse to carry more than 11st or more to victory in the Boylesports Irish Grand National (5.0).
    Walsh-Mullins axis flying high after Voix Du Reve Ryanair romp

    Walsh-Mullins axis flying high after Voix Du Reve Ryanair romp


    Voix Du Reve proved the star of the opening day Fairyhouse show as he provided Willie Mullins with back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at...

    Voix Du Reve proved the star of the opening day Fairyhouse show as he provided Willie Mullins with back-to-back wins in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse.

    Globetrotting Murphy making his mark on world stage


    In Flat racing, there are jockeys who do well enough domestically to win a Derby or a title and, indeed, hold their own in most circumstances. But there is also an altogether more rarified level, where demand for a rider's services is of a more...

    In Flat racing, there are jockeys who do well enough domestically to win a Derby or a title and, indeed, hold their own in most circumstances. But there is also an altogether more rarified level, where demand for a rider's services is of a more inter-continental nature.

    Walsh is showing no signs of slowing down


    A lot of people like listening to Ted Walsh because of his impatience for pandering. For me, though, it is the light dancing in his eyes and the energy that fills him with animation when he is reminiscing about the horses and riders of yore that brings...

    A lot of people like listening to Ted Walsh because of his impatience for pandering. For me, though, it is the light dancing in his eyes and the energy that fills him with animation when he is reminiscing about the horses and riders of yore that brings the greatest joy.
    'Escape' can parachute Howard into the big time

    'Escape' can parachute Howard into the big time


    Opportunity knocks for Aidan Howard at Fairyhouse tomorrow as the Kildare trainer eyes his first Grade One success with Winter Escape in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase...

    Opportunity knocks for Aidan Howard at Fairyhouse tomorrow as the Kildare trainer eyes his first Grade One success with Winter Escape in the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase (4.25).
    Mullins sends seven in chase of first Irish Grand National

    Mullins sends seven in chase of first Irish Grand National


    THE Irish Grand National is one of the few jumping prizes that has eluded Willie Mullins, and the Closutton maestro will send seven in search of his maiden victory in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece on...

    THE Irish Grand National is one of the few jumping prizes that has eluded Willie Mullins, and the Closutton maestro will send seven in search of his maiden victory in the €500,000 Fairyhouse showpiece on Monday.

    Nicholls eyeing more after 3,000th win


    Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham...

    Paul Nicholls is already eyeing another significant career landmark as a trainer after a spectacular season was capped with his 3,000th jumps winner on British soil at Cheltenham yesterday.
    Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National

    Samcro in line for return to save season as Elliott eyes National


    It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter...

    It's been a disastrous campaign for all associated with Samcro but Gordon Elliott's seven-year-old may bid to save his season in the Grade Two Keelings Irish Strawberry Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday.
    Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score

    Haggas has Guineas prospect after Skardu swoops to score


    Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket...

    Skardu parachuted his way into the English 2,000 Guineas picture by maintaining his unbeaten streak when coming home strongly to land the Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday.
    D-Day looming for Godsen on Too Darn Hot Guineas decision

    D-Day looming for Godsen on Too Darn Hot Guineas decision


    DOUBTS linger over the participation of Too Darn Hot in next month's English 2,000 Guineas, with a decision set to be made in the coming days to decide if John Gosden's exciting three-year-old is fit to tackle the first Classic of the...

    DOUBTS linger over the participation of Too Darn Hot in next month's English 2,000 Guineas, with a decision set to be made in the coming days to decide if John Gosden's exciting three-year-old is fit to tackle the first Classic of the season.

    Festival winners 'Duc' and 'Tard' set for Fairyhouse duel


    ARKLE hero Duc Des Genievres leads eight possible runners for Willie Mullins in Sunday's Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse as he bids to follow in the footsteps of subsequent Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, which landed the spoils last...

    ARKLE hero Duc Des Genievres leads eight possible runners for Willie Mullins in Sunday's Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse as he bids to follow in the footsteps of subsequent Gold Cup winner Al Boum Photo, which landed the spoils last year.
    O'Brien: 'You can't afford to give yourself a pat on the back'

    O'Brien: 'You can't afford to give yourself a pat on the back'


    Such is the way of the world, every bit of information which Joseph O'Brien needs about his horses can be accessed through his mobile phone. And it's hopping from half six every...

    Such is the way of the world, every bit of information which Joseph O'Brien needs about his horses can be accessed through his mobile phone. And it's hopping from half six every morning.
    Meade hope in 'terrific shape' for National bid

    Meade hope in 'terrific shape' for National bid


    Noel Meade has six possibilities for next Monday's BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse but the progressive Tout Est Permis is the one he is most looking forward...

    Noel Meade has six possibilities for next Monday's BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse but the progressive Tout Est Permis is the one he is most looking forward to.
    Conti underlines his class on Irish debut

    Conti underlines his class on Irish debut


    Class Conti made a winning debut for Willie Mullins in the feature event at Tramore...

    Class Conti made a winning debut for Willie Mullins in the feature event at Tramore yesterday.

    Eamonn Sweeney: 'Battlers' battler who engaged us all'


    Tiger Roll's Grand National triumph seemed like the ideal Irish sporting victory. The central combination of four larger-than-life characters resulted in a perfect storm which lent the moment a kind of supreme emotional...

    Tiger Roll's Grand National triumph seemed like the ideal Irish sporting victory. The central combination of four larger-than-life characters resulted in a perfect storm which lent the moment a kind of supreme emotional rightness.
    Magical can stamp her class as Classic winners light up stellar Naas card

    Magical can stamp her class as Classic winners light up stellar Naas card


    IT'S not every day of the week that three Classic winners line up on one card but that's the situation today as Latrobe, Flag Of Honour and Romanised are the key players in a stacked Naas...

    IT'S not every day of the week that three Classic winners line up on one card but that's the situation today as Latrobe, Flag Of Honour and Romanised are the key players in a stacked Naas meeting.
    'Star' can make stamina count for Mulholland

    'Star' can make stamina count for Mulholland


    Well, my woeful betting record in the Grand National continued last week, but no-one can begrudge Tiger Roll's connections his historic...

    Well, my woeful betting record in the Grand National continued last week, but no-one can begrudge Tiger Roll's connections his historic victory.
    'Al Boum' bids for Gold Cup double as Mullins eyes Douvan return

    'Al Boum' bids for Gold Cup double as Mullins eyes Douvan return


    Al Boum Photo will bid to land a famous Gold Cup double when he heads to the Punchestown Festival and trainer Willie Mullins reports him to be "in great shape" after his exploits at the...

    Al Boum Photo will bid to land a famous Gold Cup double when he heads to the Punchestown Festival and trainer Willie Mullins reports him to be "in great shape" after his exploits at the Cotswolds.

    Rachael Blackmore celebrates announcement of Europe's most valuable ladies' race at Leopardstown


    Following the record-breaking feats of Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost at last month's Cheltenham Festival, female jockeys jockeys will break new ground when competing for the most valuable ladies' race in Europe at Leopardstown next...

    Following the record-breaking feats of Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost at last month's Cheltenham Festival, female jockeys jockeys will break new ground when competing for the most valuable ladies' race in Europe at Leopardstown next month.
    Injury-plagued Douvan could make surprise reappearance at Punchestown Festival

    Injury-plagued Douvan could make surprise reappearance at Punchestown Festival


    Douvan could be set for a surprise return at the Punchestown Festival (April 30 to May 4) after Willie Mullins reported the injury-plagued star to be back doing "fast...

    Douvan could be set for a surprise return at the Punchestown Festival (April 30 to May 4) after Willie Mullins reported the injury-plagued star to be back doing "fast work".
    Frozen Fire sets Romania alight

    Frozen Fire sets Romania alight


    Frozen Fire is settling into new surroundings in Romania after the 2008 Irish Derby hero made a marathon six-day trip totalling 3,250km by lorry to Cislau where he will continue his career as a...

    Frozen Fire is settling into new surroundings in Romania after the 2008 Irish Derby hero made a marathon six-day trip totalling 3,250km by lorry to Cislau where he will continue his career as a stallion.
    'Michigan' out to book Kentucky Derby ticket

    'Michigan' out to book Kentucky Derby ticket


    Chelmsford isn't the most exotic location to start a Kentucky Derby bid but Aidan O'Brien will venture there today with U S S Michigan out to book his place in the Race for the...

    Chelmsford isn't the most exotic location to start a Kentucky Derby bid but Aidan O'Brien will venture there today with U S S Michigan out to book his place in the Race for the Roses.
    O'Brien targets Trial test for exciting Buckhurst

    O'Brien targets Trial test for exciting Buckhurst


    Most jumps trainers are coming to the end of the season but Joseph O'Brien is only getting started and the dual-purpose Kilkenny trainer is excited with his sizeable Flat contingent ahead of the...

    Most jumps trainers are coming to the end of the season but Joseph O'Brien is only getting started and the dual-purpose Kilkenny trainer is excited with his sizeable Flat contingent ahead of the summer.
    Irishman Brendan Powell calls time on his training career

    Irishman Brendan Powell calls time on his training career


    Brendan Powell, the rider of 1988 Grand National hero Rhyme 'N' Reason, has announced his retirement from the training...

    Brendan Powell, the rider of 1988 Grand National hero Rhyme 'N' Reason, has announced his retirement from the training ranks.

    'Sovereigns' heading straight to Guineas


    Aidan O'Brien will skip Saturday's Greenham Stakes with Ten Sovereigns and his leading English 2,000 Guineas hope will instead wait until next month's Newmarket Classic before pitching up against Too Darn...

    Aidan O'Brien will skip Saturday's Greenham Stakes with Ten Sovereigns and his leading English 2,000 Guineas hope will instead wait until next month's Newmarket Classic before pitching up against Too Darn Hot.
    'Tiger' groom can sleep easy again after double

    'Tiger' groom can sleep easy again after double


    The bowls of popcorn were prepared as Louise Magee and husband Gavin sat down with their young family and readied themselves to relive history with tears expected to flow for the evening after watching a repeat of the Aintree Grand...

    The bowls of popcorn were prepared as Louise Magee and husband Gavin sat down with their young family and readied themselves to relive history with tears expected to flow for the evening after watching a repeat of the Aintree Grand National.
    Tiger rolls into town for victorious homecoming after history making run

    Tiger rolls into town for victorious homecoming after history making run


    Making the familiar trot down Summerhill's sloped main street to Shaw's Bar, Tiger Roll looked to have all the energy in the world just 24 hours after his ferocious, history making Grand National...

    Making the familiar trot down Summerhill's sloped main street to Shaw's Bar, Tiger Roll looked to have all the energy in the world just 24 hours after his ferocious, history making Grand National finish.
    Aintree glory was 'like a holiday' for groom

    Aintree glory was 'like a holiday' for groom


    Louise Magee, the groom who led Tiger Roll out to Grand National glory, may not have slept for two nights but she still feels like she has been on a...

    Louise Magee, the groom who led Tiger Roll out to Grand National glory, may not have slept for two nights but she still feels like she has been on a holiday.

    Cimeara shows plenty of class in triumph at Cork


    Cimeara showed plenty of class and battling qualities to win the Noblesse Stakes at Cork...

    Cimeara showed plenty of class and battling qualities to win the Noblesse Stakes at Cork yesterday.
    Mixed signals over ‘Tiger’ hat-trick bid

    Mixed signals over ‘Tiger’ hat-trick bid


    As Tiger Roll, the first horse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals in 45 years, paraded in trainer Gordon Elliott's home town of Summerhill, Co Meath, yesterday, 24 hours after conquering Aintree for a second time, the most oft-asked question was: "Next...

    As Tiger Roll, the first horse to win back-to-back Grand Nationals in 45 years, paraded in trainer Gordon Elliott's home town of Summerhill, Co Meath, yesterday, 24 hours after conquering Aintree for a second time, the most oft-asked question was: "Next year?"
    Horse of a lifetime Tiger Roll secures historic Grand double

    Horse of a lifetime Tiger Roll secures historic Grand double


    As he waited for Tiger Roll to make his way from the course to the winner's enclosure, Michael O'Leary, the horse's owner and boss of Ryanair, was wearing a grin of total contentment. With his arms aloft, he was marking a significant moment: he was...

    As he waited for Tiger Roll to make his way from the course to the winner's enclosure, Michael O'Leary, the horse's owner and boss of Ryanair, was wearing a grin of total contentment. With his arms aloft, he was marking a significant moment: he was making history. Or rather his horse was. The mount that took the race by storm last year had, with a supreme confidence that almost bordered on ease, negotiated his way to victory again.
    Bigger prizes in store for Lady Kaya after Trial procession

    Bigger prizes in store for Lady Kaya after Trial procession


    The Classic dream is still alive for the Lavery team and jockey Robbie Colgan after Lady Kaya turned the Group Three Ballylinch Stud 'Priory Belle' 1,000 Guineas Trial into a procession at Leopardstown...

    The Classic dream is still alive for the Lavery team and jockey Robbie Colgan after Lady Kaya turned the Group Three Ballylinch Stud 'Priory Belle' 1,000 Guineas Trial into a procession at Leopardstown yesterday.
    Tiger Roll earns iconic status with repeat National victory

    Tiger Roll earns iconic status with repeat National victory


    The spirit of Red Rum returned to Aintree yesterday as Tiger Roll, the 4/1 favourite, became the first horse for 45 years to win the Grand National two years in succession, romping to a two-and-three-quarter-length...

    The spirit of Red Rum returned to Aintree yesterday as Tiger Roll, the 4/1 favourite, became the first horse for 45 years to win the Grand National two years in succession, romping to a two-and-three-quarter-length victory.
    'After the engagement ring he is probably the best purchase I've ever made' - Michael O'Leary hails Tiger Roll

    'After the engagement ring he is probably the best purchase I've ever made' - Michael O'Leary hails Tiger Roll


    There could soon be a new statue on display at the home of Michael O'Leary after Tiger Roll became the first horse since the mighty Red Rum to win back-to-back renewals of the Randox Health Grand...

    There could soon be a new statue on display at the home of Michael O'Leary after Tiger Roll became the first horse since the mighty Red Rum to win back-to-back renewals of the Randox Health Grand National.
    WATCH: Michael O'Leary and Gordon Elliott indicate that Tiger Roll won't attempt three-in-a-row in 2020

    WATCH: Michael O'Leary and Gordon Elliott indicate that Tiger Roll won't attempt three-in-a-row in 2020


    Michael O'Leary and Gordon Elliott have suggested the excess weight that Tiger Roll would be forced to carry may scupper the nine-year-old's attempt to emulate Red Rum further by claiming a third Grand National at Aintree next...

    Michael O'Leary and Gordon Elliott have suggested the excess weight that Tiger Roll would be forced to carry may scupper the nine-year-old's attempt to emulate Red Rum further by claiming a third Grand National at Aintree next year.
    WATCH: An emotional Gordon Elliott dedicates Tiger Roll's history-making Grand National victory to his late uncle

    WATCH: An emotional Gordon Elliott dedicates Tiger Roll's history-making Grand National victory to his late uncle


    Irish trainer Gordon Elliott made history today as he claimed his third Garnd National victory and the second with Tiger Roll. Interviewed afterwards, the Co. Meath trainer dedicated the win to his late uncle Willie and to winning jockey Davy Russell's...

    Irish trainer Gordon Elliott made history today as he claimed his third Garnd National victory and the second with Tiger Roll. Interviewed afterwards, the Co. Meath trainer dedicated the win to his late uncle Willie and to winning jockey Davy Russell's mother who both passed away in the last year.
    Grand National 2019 as it happened: Tiger Roll makes history

    Grand National 2019 as it happened: Tiger Roll makes history


    The Herald racing correspondent Niall Cronin will describe the action as 19 Irish horses bid for Grand National glory. Can Tiger Roll add another amazing chapter to his illustrious...

    The Herald racing correspondent Niall Cronin will describe the action as 19 Irish horses bid for Grand National glory. Can Tiger Roll add another amazing chapter to his illustrious career.
    Broome ready to sweep Ballysax rivals aside for O'Brien and Moore

    Broome ready to sweep Ballysax rivals aside for O'Brien and Moore


    The world's greatest steeplechase may be taking place across the Irish Sea at Aintree today but much focus on these shores will be on the level with a smashing Flat card at...

    The world's greatest steeplechase may be taking place across the Irish Sea at Aintree today but much focus on these shores will be on the level with a smashing Flat card at Leopardstown.
    Rathvinden and Ruby to foil Tiger's back-to-back raid

    Rathvinden and Ruby to foil Tiger's back-to-back raid


    A snapshot of the last 20 runnings of the Randox Health Grand National (5.15) highlights the scale of the task facing Gordon Elliott's reigning champion Tiger Roll at Aintree today in the world's greatest...

    A snapshot of the last 20 runnings of the Randox Health Grand National (5.15) highlights the scale of the task facing Gordon Elliott's reigning champion Tiger Roll at Aintree today in the world's greatest steeplechase.
    Cadmium joy has Townend beaming ahead of Pleasant Company ride

    Cadmium joy has Townend beaming ahead of Pleasant Company ride


    It's less than a month since Paul Townend won the Gold Cup on Al Boum Photo, but it would be no surprise if he got an even bigger buzz when Cadmium, an 8-1 shot, led from pillar to post over the National fences to win the Randox Health Topham Chase...

    It's less than a month since Paul Townend won the Gold Cup on Al Boum Photo, but it would be no surprise if he got an even bigger buzz when Cadmium, an 8-1 shot, led from pillar to post over the National fences to win the Randox Health Topham Chase yesterday.

    Geraghty suffers leg break as 'Tiger' sets eyes on Red Rum


    Barry Geraghty will miss today's Aintree Grand National (5.15) ride on Anibale Fly, with the Meath jockey facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg in two place at the Liverpool track...

    Barry Geraghty will miss today's Aintree Grand National (5.15) ride on Anibale Fly, with the Meath jockey facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines after breaking his leg in two place at the Liverpool track yesterday.
    Watch: Topham joy for Paul Townend and Willie Mullins as Cadmium bolts up

    Watch: Topham joy for Paul Townend and Willie Mullins as Cadmium bolts up


    Cadmium led his rivals a merry dance in making nearly every yard of the running over the Grand National fences in the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase at...

    Cadmium led his rivals a merry dance in making nearly every yard of the running over the Grand National fences in the Randox Health Topham Handicap Chase at Aintree.
    Watch: Min the merciless mauls his rivals in the Melling

    Watch: Min the merciless mauls his rivals in the Melling


    Min made amends for a narrow defeat 12 months ago with an authoritative success in the JLT Chase at...

    Min made amends for a narrow defeat 12 months ago with an authoritative success in the JLT Chase at Aintree.
    Politologue chasing spot in elite Melling club

    Politologue chasing spot in elite Melling club


    Politologue will bid to become the sixth dual winner of the Melling Chase at Aintree...

    Politologue will bid to become the sixth dual winner of the Melling Chase at Aintree today.
    Harrington delight but Mullins coy over Faugheen

    Harrington delight but Mullins coy over Faugheen


    Supasundae banished Jessica Harrington's fears that history might be about to repeat itself as he instead ensured she outdid her close friend Nicky Henderson in the Betway Aintree...

    Supasundae banished Jessica Harrington's fears that history might be about to repeat itself as he instead ensured she outdid her close friend Nicky Henderson in the Betway Aintree Hurdle.
    Aintree compensation awaits for Kemboy and Buveur D'Air

    Aintree compensation awaits for Kemboy and Buveur D'Air


    Any hopes of Kemboy claiming Gold Cup honours were quickly dashed when unseating at the first fence in last month's blue riband but compensation may await in the Betway Bowl (2.50) as Aintree's Grand National meeting kicks off in style...

    Any hopes of Kemboy claiming Gold Cup honours were quickly dashed when unseating at the first fence in last month's blue riband but compensation may await in the Betway Bowl (2.50) as Aintree's Grand National meeting kicks off in style today.
    De Bromhead's Grand hopes for 'Valseur'

    De Bromhead's Grand hopes for 'Valseur'


    Henry De Bromhead is putting the finishing touches to a formidable Aintree team as the Waterford trainer strives to continue his record-breaking...

    Henry De Bromhead is putting the finishing touches to a formidable Aintree team as the Waterford trainer strives to continue his record-breaking season.
    High-flying De Bromhead has feet firmly on the ground

    High-flying De Bromhead has feet firmly on the ground


    Expectations are often shaped by experience and there was little fear of Henry de Bromhead getting carried away with the complex demands of life as a trainer after his first official...

    Expectations are often shaped by experience and there was little fear of Henry de Bromhead getting carried away with the complex demands of life as a trainer after his first official day.

    Mullins sends three in chase of Buveur D'Air


    Willie Mullins may be sending a select team to this week's National meeting at Aintree but the Closutton maestro has a star-studded trio in Thursday's Aintree...

    Willie Mullins may be sending a select team to this week's National meeting at Aintree but the Closutton maestro has a star-studded trio in Thursday's Aintree Hurdle.
    'Thunder' roars home

    'Thunder' roars home


    Thunder Snow became the first dual winner of the Dubai World Cup in a pulsating renewal of the Meydan...

    Thunder Snow became the first dual winner of the Dubai World Cup in a pulsating renewal of the Meydan showpiece.
    Burrows Saint's Limerick win extends Mullins dominance

    Burrows Saint's Limerick win extends Mullins dominance


    Willie Mullins won the Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase at Limerick for the fifth time in six years as Burrows Saint saw off stablemate Robin Des...

    Willie Mullins won the Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase at Limerick for the fifth time in six years as Burrows Saint saw off stablemate Robin Des Foret.
    Something in the water for Lake View

    Something in the water for Lake View


    If the medicinal properties of the spring water which filters down through the Lomond Hills in Kinross-shire were supposed to be able to cure Robert the Bruce of leprosy, then propelling Lake View Lad to victory in next Saturday's Randox Health Grand...

    If the medicinal properties of the spring water which filters down through the Lomond Hills in Kinross-shire were supposed to be able to cure Robert the Bruce of leprosy, then propelling Lake View Lad to victory in next Saturday's Randox Health Grand National should be a mere formality.

    Fox confident One For Arthur can make it a double


    Is it really two years since Derek Fox experienced the day of days, urging the relentless galloper One For Arthur into the lead jumping the final fence in the Aintree Grand National and maintaining the momentum all the way to the line for a memorable...

    Is it really two years since Derek Fox experienced the day of days, urging the relentless galloper One For Arthur into the lead jumping the final fence in the Aintree Grand National and maintaining the momentum all the way to the line for a memorable victory in the most famous national hunt race on the planet?
    New device aids horse welfare

    New device aids horse welfare


    Racehorses are to be fitted with high-tech devices, similar to the fitness and activity trackers sported by humans, as part of a groundbreaking attempt by scientists to improve horse...

    Racehorses are to be fitted with high-tech devices, similar to the fitness and activity trackers sported by humans, as part of a groundbreaking attempt by scientists to improve horse welfare.

    Promising mare Moyhenna can highlight her class for Hogan


    Willie Mullins has farmed tomorrow's Grade Three Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase (4.05) at Limerick with four of the last five winners, including subsequent Grade One scorer Kemboy 12 months...

    Willie Mullins has farmed tomorrow's Grade Three Hugh McMahon Memorial Novice Chase (4.05) at Limerick with four of the last five winners, including subsequent Grade One scorer Kemboy 12 months ago.
    Barron's Kynren has bottle for overdue victory

    Barron's Kynren has bottle for overdue victory


    I read a story this week about an Australian man who won the lottery twice, having accidentally bought two tickets for the same draw, using identical...

    I read a story this week about an Australian man who won the lottery twice, having accidentally bought two tickets for the same draw, using identical numbers.
    Townend completes maiden century

    Townend completes maiden century


    Gold Cup-winning jockey Paul Townend recorded his maiden 100th winner of the season in Ireland as the well-touted Annamix scored for the first time at...

    Gold Cup-winning jockey Paul Townend recorded his maiden 100th winner of the season in Ireland as the well-touted Annamix scored for the first time at Clonmel.
    Mullins hopes enigmatic Yorkhill can get back on track

    Mullins hopes enigmatic Yorkhill can get back on track


    There are few enigmas in racing quite like Yorkhill but Willie Mullins will be hoping that reacquainting the nine-year-old with Ruby Walsh can strike the right chord on his seasonal return at Clonmel...

    There are few enigmas in racing quite like Yorkhill but Willie Mullins will be hoping that reacquainting the nine-year-old with Ruby Walsh can strike the right chord on his seasonal return at Clonmel today.
    Returning Karawaan shows no rustiness to claim Naas victory

    Returning Karawaan shows no rustiness to claim Naas victory


    Karawaan ran out a decisive winner of the €100,000 Tote Irish Lincolnshire as the Irish Flat season kicked off at...

    Karawaan ran out a decisive winner of the €100,000 Tote Irish Lincolnshire as the Irish Flat season kicked off at Naas.
    Normandel holds on to seal 5,341/1 treble for Bolger

    Normandel holds on to seal 5,341/1 treble for Bolger


    Normandel held the late charge of Hand On Heart to win a thrilling Express Stakes and bring up a terrific 5,341/1 treble for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning at...

    Normandel held the late charge of Hand On Heart to win a thrilling Express Stakes and bring up a terrific 5,341/1 treble for Jim Bolger and Kevin Manning at Naas.
    Amaulino too strong for rivals at Downpatrick

    Amaulino too strong for rivals at Downpatrick


    Amaulino struck for Keith Watson in the Toalsbet.com Ulster National at Downpatrick - fulfilling a long-term plan for the French-bred...

    Amaulino struck for Keith Watson in the Toalsbet.com Ulster National at Downpatrick - fulfilling a long-term plan for the French-bred gelding.

    Cromwell is becoming a man for all seasons


    The flat season gets under way at Naas today and what a fantastic job Tom Ryan, Dermot Cantillon and their team at the Tipper Road track have done in picking up the slack during the Curragh's...

    The flat season gets under way at Naas today and what a fantastic job Tom Ryan, Dermot Cantillon and their team at the Tipper Road track have done in picking up the slack during the Curragh's redevelopment.
    Noel Fehily ends illustrious career on a high with final winner at Newbury

    Noel Fehily ends illustrious career on a high with final winner at Newbury


    Noel Fehily ended a long and illustrious career in the best possible fashion as Get In The Queue ran out a ready winner of the Goffs UK Spring Sale Bumper at...

    Noel Fehily ended a long and illustrious career in the best possible fashion as Get In The Queue ran out a ready winner of the Goffs UK Spring Sale Bumper at Newbury.
    Fehily 'ready' to bow out from career in saddle

    Fehily 'ready' to bow out from career in saddle


    Noel Fehily, a byword for reliability in the saddle, has his last ride before hanging up his boots when he partners Get In The Queue, the red-hot favourite, in the bumper at Newbury...

    Noel Fehily, a byword for reliability in the saddle, has his last ride before hanging up his boots when he partners Get In The Queue, the red-hot favourite, in the bumper at Newbury today.
    She Mite Bite can snap at Newbury rivals

    She Mite Bite can snap at Newbury rivals


    "Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is motoring well now... but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail... I've seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!" (Mícheál Ó...

    "Pat Fox has it on his hurl and is motoring well now... but here comes Joe Rabbitte hot on his tail... I've seen it all now, a Rabbitte chasing a Fox around Croke Park!" (Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh)
    Fahey's Calvados Spirit to overcome draw and take Lincolnshire spoils

    Fahey's Calvados Spirit to overcome draw and take Lincolnshire spoils


    Some of the earliest known horse races took place at the Curragh, a few of which involved the Celts with their chariots - and it won't be long until we see the crowds back at Irish racing HQ to keep the ancient tradition...

    Some of the earliest known horse races took place at the Curragh, a few of which involved the Celts with their chariots - and it won't be long until we see the crowds back at Irish racing HQ to keep the ancient tradition going.
    Ruby Walsh to take part in a six-furlong maiden on the flat at Naas on Sunday

    Ruby Walsh to take part in a six-furlong maiden on the flat at Naas on Sunday


    A familiar face will be seen in a rather more unfamiliar role at Naas for the opening day of the Irish Flat season on Sunday, as Ruby Walsh takes the ride on Castletownshend in the Kildare Post & Kildare Now...

    A familiar face will be seen in a rather more unfamiliar role at Naas for the opening day of the Irish Flat season on Sunday, as Ruby Walsh takes the ride on Castletownshend in the Kildare Post & Kildare Now Maiden.
    Townend continues winning streak

    Townend continues winning streak


    Gold Cup hero Paul Townend returned to home ground in style yesterday, landing the UCC Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle in Cork on Ronald Pump for Matthew...

    Gold Cup hero Paul Townend returned to home ground in style yesterday, landing the UCC Don't Step On The Crest Handicap Hurdle in Cork on Ronald Pump for Matthew Smith.
    'I was very shocked' - Declan Lavery has his riding ban quashed after appeal

    'I was very shocked' - Declan Lavery has his riding ban quashed after appeal


    Declan Lavery has had his 10-day riding ban quashed following an appeal heard by an independent disciplinary panel at the headquarters of the British Horseracing Authority on...

    Declan Lavery has had his 10-day riding ban quashed following an appeal heard by an independent disciplinary panel at the headquarters of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday.