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# racing - Today’s News

From Eight to appear in court over illegal motoring events in Clare Racing

Eight to appear in court over illegal motoring events in Clare

Up to 70 modified cars were involved.

# racing - Monday 10 March, 2014

Confused by Cheltenham? Here’s how you can bluff your way through this year’s festival

If you can’t tell Ruby Walsh from Ruby Wax, we’re here to help.

# racing - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Johnny Murtagh retires to focus on training

“It’s the right time to call it a day and put everything into the training,” he says.

# racing - Monday 24 February, 2014

Sprinter Sacre to miss Cheltenham Festival

Trainer Nicky Henderson has made the tough call ahead of the Cotswolds action next month.

# racing - Saturday 8 February, 2014

Gigginstown triple handed for Hennessy

First Lieutenant, Lat Instalment and Roi Du Mee will all go at Leopardstown tomorrow.

# racing - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Rock On Ruby may head straight for Cheltenham

The nine-year-old has still only managed one run over fences this season.

# racing - Tuesday 28 January, 2014

Horse racing: 5 things we learned last week

Hurricane Fly has still got it.

# racing - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Knock out blow for Big Bucks hits punters’ pockets

The Paul Nicholls trained horse lost for the first time in five years.

# racing - Thursday 23 January, 2014

On His Own regains Thyestes title at Gowran Park

Paul Townend was on board as it was back-to-back wins.

# racing - Friday 10 January, 2014

Solwhit to miss World Hurdle defence

‘It’s a sickener but that’s the way it is.’

# racing - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

Big rematch on the cards in Irish Champion Hurdle

Hurricane Fly will take on Jezki and Our Conor later this month.

# racing - Saturday 28 December, 2013

Bobs Worth back to claim Lexus Chase win

Nicky Henderson had better news after Sprinter Sacre’s scare yesterday.

And they’re off: Your best bets for the Leopardstown Festival today

It was a tough day for punters yesterday.

# racing - Friday 27 December, 2013

Leopardstown Festival: The Tullow Tank keeps on rolling

The Philip Fenton trained five-year-old shone at Leopardstown today.

Your best bets at the Leopardstown Festival today

It’s another bumper day of racing action, despite the weather.

Racing to go ahead at Leopardstown despite overnight rain

Some 14 millimetres of rain put the high-quality card in doubt this morning.

# racing - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Slideshow: Bono and Michael D. among thousands at day one of the Leopardstown festival Racing This post contains images

Slideshow: Bono and Michael D. among thousands at day one of the Leopardstown festival

Micheal D Higgins was one of the thousands in attendance at day one of the Christmas festival.

# racing - Monday 23 December, 2013

Captain Chris ruled out of King George

Until the setback Hobbs had entertained high hopes that Captain Chris, third favourite in the ante-post betting, could go one better after chasing home Long Run in 2012.

# racing - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Irish racing trainer receives five-year ban for doping offences

Gerard Butler has admitted to seven charges after nine horses in his care tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid.

# racing - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Simenon fourth as favourite Fiorente wins Melbourne Cup

Willie Mullins was unable to claim his first victory in horse racing’s richest handicap.

# racing - Friday 4 October, 2013

From This lovely horse sold for €2,850,000 yesterday Lovely Horse

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

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

# racing - Monday 30 September, 2013

John McCririck defends ‘pantomime villain’ act at tribunal hearing

Broadcaster claims he was sacked because of his age and says his ‘immature’ humour lightened up programmes

# racing - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Sports Film of the Week: Rush

The latest movie in our series examines the relationship between star 1970s Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

# racing - Saturday 22 June, 2013

Tragedy at Le Mans as Danish driver Simonsen dies – reports RIP

Tragedy at Le Mans as Danish driver Simonsen dies – reports

The 34-year-old crashed on just the third lap of the race.

# racing - Saturday 15 June, 2013

On board with the Irish team ahead of their Le Mans 2013 bid

Murphy Prototypes “pleased” to be able to run their car in all conditions.

# racing - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Jockey Eddie Ahern banned for 10 years in corruption case Ban

Jockey Eddie Ahern banned for 10 years in corruption case

The 35-year-old Group One jockey was found guilty of conspiring to commit a corrupt or fraudulent practice in relation to the laying of five horses.

# racing - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Everything you need to know about the 139th Kentucky Derby

The run for the roses takes place this evening and we’ve got the inside track.

# racing - Monday 29 April, 2013

Another trainer admits steroid use on horses

The news comes after trainer Mahmood Al Zarooni was banned for eight years for the use of banned steroids on 11 horses from the Godolphin stable.

# racing - Saturday 6 April, 2013

66-1 shot Auroras Encore wins Grand National at Aintree

Cappa Bleu was second ahead of Teafortree who made a mistake at the last.

‘It’s like the fella dying at a wedding’ — Ted Walsh philoshopical after death of Battlefront

The Irish trainer is hoping for a less dramatic day today.

# racing - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Cheltenham festival given go-ahead following inspection

However, the first race will start 35 minutes late, at 2.05pm.

# racing - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Alex Ferguson’s horse set for Grand National tilt

But Manchester United are slated to play cross-town title rivals City that day.

# racing - Sunday 6 January, 2013

Mark your card: the best bets for today’s Grade racing

The focus today is on Naas today for the Grade 2 Slaney Hurdle.

# racing - Friday 4 January, 2013

Time on his hands: Banned Dettori enters Celebrity Big Brother house

Surely a nice break in the Bahamas would’ve been a better idea, Frankie?

# racing - Monday 31 December, 2012

Sir Des Champs aimed at Cheltenham Gold Cup

Connections of the Willie Mullins-owned French import were impressed by his showing in the Lexus Chase.

# racing - Saturday 29 December, 2012

Hurricane Fly takes Istabraq Hurdle

The 2011 Champion Hurdle winner and Ruby Walsh had a routine victory on the final day of the Leopardstown Festival.

# racing - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

Courageous Long Run reclaims King George crown

The seven-year-old gelding becomes only the seventh horse to reclaim the prestigious accolade.

# racing - Monday 17 December, 2012

Hereford Racecourse closes after 241 years

The English course held its final race-meeting on Sunday.

# racing - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Career change: Kauto Star leaves Nicholls early to begin dressage training

The two-time Gold Cup winner links up with event rider Laura Collett today after his trainer made an evidently tough decision to say goodbye.

# racing - Monday 10 December, 2012

Scudamore: ‘We want the real Grands Crus back’

The King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day awaits.

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