Noel Meade wins first Galway Plate with Road To Riches

Jockey Shane Shortall put in a magnificent ride as the front runner and didn't panic when the pack closed in on the final straight to land the €200,000 prize [...]

Tipping: High summer racing at Ascot

John Doyle gives his thoughts on the runners and riders at Ascot's King George Weekend this weekend [...]

Galway Races preview: Gordon Elliott interview

The Co. Meath trainer talks to us about why he can't wait for next week's festival [...]

Galway Festival entries for early closing races

Gordon Elliott has entered five in the Handicap Hurdle whereas Willie Mullins, still searching for his first win of the race, has just one; Pique Sous [...]

Kerry teenager Oisin Murphy on riding out his 3lb claim

Emerging horse-racing star Oisin Murphy speaks to Fiona O’Brien about his rise to fame, Epsom Derby experience, and plans for the future [...]

No hurdle too big for Winters

By Simon Clifford. One man who is no stranger to winner’s enclosure is Michael Winters, who is enjoying a tremendous season. For the second year running the Cork trainer had the winner of the Galway Hurdle, [...]

In the pursuit of excellence

By Simon Clifford. One of the shrewdest trainers in the business, Pat Flynn began his career way back in 1981. Hugely admired and well respected throughout racing in Ireland and abroad, Flynn’s yard at Ballingara, Carrick-On-Suir, [...]

The glitz and the glamour

By Simon Clifford. Royal Ascot is here and the excitement is building. I always look forward to this meeting every year as we get horses from all over the world competing. One of the big jockeys [...]

Bolger’s Royal Ascot bound

By Simon Clifford. Royal Ascot will soon be upon and one man that rarely leaves Ascot without a winner is Jim Bolger. The Irish trainer, who had the favourite for this year’s Epsom Derby in Dawn [...]

O’Brien rules the World, and Epsom

By Simon Clifford. From the ferris wheels to the roar of the bookies, you could be forgiven for thinking you were at Listowel Races in September, but it’s not Listowel, its Derby Day at Epsom Downs. [...]

French doubts over Dawn Approach

By Simon Clifford. With Epsom only a few days away it’s time to start picking out a few wagers to have at the big showpiece. The media have been trying to play down Dawn Approach as [...]

O’Brien’s spoiling for an Epsom scrap

By Simon Clifford With the Epsom Derby only a couple of weeks away, one man who is strengthening his hand every day is Aidan O’ Brien. With Dawn Approach the outright favourite for the Epsom classic, [...]

A new star is born

Racing By Simon Clifford Jim Bolger has now finally admitted that his 2000 Guineas hero Dawn Approach will now be more than likely heading to Epsom for the Investec Derby next month. The son of Bolger’s [...]

RACING: Why Harrington can still rock our world

By Simon Clifford Over the past decade Jessica Harrington has established herself as one of the leading National Hunt trainers inIreland, and in more recent seasons has also shown that she can more than hold her [...]

Racing: Aintree Grand National

Grand National Glory is Katie’s Fairytale The Aintree Grand National is just around the corner and you can feel the buzz in offices and pubs, where everyone will be having an interest in this race. It’s [...]

Racing: Irish Grand National

What a Liberty     By Damian Dolan   Liberty Counsel was a shock 50-1 winner of Monday’s (April 1) Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse this afternoon. Trained by Dot Love and ridden by jockey [...]

Plenty more to look forward to after Cheltenham fever

John Doyle on how there's still so much more to look forward to in racing even though the Cheltenham excitement is over [...]

Glory Days

45-year old Kildare man living in London got back into the saddle for charity - with heroic results [...]

CHELTENHAM EYE with John Doyle

We are now into that nervous period before the Cheltenham Festival where news starts to come out on the stars that are not going to make the big Meeting. You live in hope that your well [...]

Runners and riders at Cheltenham: who to back (some tips from Ladbrokes)

For horse racing fans throughout the Irish diaspora, there’s a certain four-day long event that brings plenty of excitement. The Cheltenham Festival, which starts from Tuesday March 12, has 27 races and well over £3.5m in [...]

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