RTÉ Sport racing http://www.rte.ie/sport Latest Irish and international news supplied by RTE.ie Copyright © RTÉ RTÉ Sport racing http://www.rte.ie/images/logo_rss_goog.gif http://www.rte.ie/sport Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:24 +0000 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:24 +0000 Sport News Fit-again McCoy rules out landmark Tony McCoy wasted no time in getting back amongst the winners after a three-week lay-off with victory on Southfield Royale at Fontwell. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 20:18:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1126/662848-mccoy-returns/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1126/662848-mccoy-returns/ Trailblazing Sceaux set for chasing debut Ruby Walsh believes Un De Sceaux will take chasing in his stride ahead of his first run over fences in the Killinan Beginners' Chase at Thurles tomorrow. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:05:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1126/662755-un-de-sceaux/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1126/662755-un-de-sceaux/ Fehily to form Unioniste alliance in Hennessy John Hales welcomed the appointment of Noel Fehily when Unioniste makes his comeback in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury on Saturday. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:03:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1126/662837-fehily-to-form-unioniste-alliance-in-hennessy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1126/662837-fehily-to-form-unioniste-alliance-in-hennessy/ Grant handed ban for drugs violation Irish Flat jockey Danny Grant has been suspended for six months after he failed a drugs test at the Curragh on 23 March. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:49:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1126/662741-grant-handed-ban-for-drugs-violation/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1126/662741-grant-handed-ban-for-drugs-violation/ Euro raiders to descend en masse on Sha Tin Cirrus Des Aigles, Flintshire, Gordon Lord Byron, Sole Power and Red Red Cadeaux are some of the star European names selected for next month's Longines Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:54:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1126/662685-hong-kong/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1126/662685-hong-kong/ Smith hails retiring Mania Sue Smith has expressed her sadness at losing stable jockey Ryan Mania, who has taken the surprise decision to quit the saddle with immediate effect at just 24 years old. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:54:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/1126/662726-smith-hails-retiring-mania/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2014/1126/662726-smith-hails-retiring-mania/ Djakadam's inexperience a worry for Walsh Ruby Walsh is more worried about Djakadam having had only three runs over fences rather than the fact that he is only a five-year-old ahead of Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:57:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1125/662362-hennessy-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1125/662362-hennessy-gold-cup/ Fenton to appeal three-year ban Philip Fenton has lodged an appeal in relation to the length of the three-year disqualification handed to the Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer by the Turf Club. Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:51:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662557-fenton-to-appeal-three-year-ban/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662557-fenton-to-appeal-three-year-ban/ More Of That looms large in Long Distance entries The unbeaten More Of That features among eight entries for the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday after the Grade Two contest was reopened. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 17:46:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1125/662510-more-of-that-looms-large-in-long-distance-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1125/662510-more-of-that-looms-large-in-long-distance-entries/ Apache chasing Drinmore prize Noel Meade reports Apache Stronghold ready to step up in grade over fences in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:00:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662433-apache-chasing-drinmore-prize/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662433-apache-chasing-drinmore-prize/ King could take on Annie Power in Hatton's Grace Annie Power may face fellow mare Little King Robin in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:33:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662428-little-king-could-provide-opposition-to-annie-powe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1125/662428-little-king-could-provide-opposition-to-annie-powe/ Hobbs has faith in Hennessey hope Fingal Bay Philip Hobbs is not concerned about any of the other runners in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury as he prepares Fingal Bay for the big race on a "workable mark". Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:27:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1124/662203-hobbs-has-faith-in-hennessey-hope-fingal-bay/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1124/662203-hobbs-has-faith-in-hennessey-hope-fingal-bay/ Nicholls boasts strong King George team Paul Nicholls is looking forward to the William Hill King George VI Chase with last year's first and third after Silviniaco Conti and Al Ferof both won their weekend assignments in fine style. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:07:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1124/662089-king-george/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1124/662089-king-george/ Faugheen's price leaves Walsh cold Ruby Walsh feels bookmakers may have overreacted in cutting Faugheen's Champion Hurdle odds following Saturday's Ascot win. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:17:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1124/662163-faugheens-price-leaves-walsh-cold/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1124/662163-faugheens-price-leaves-walsh-cold/ Encouraging signs for Martello Tower Mags Mullins hopes Martello Tower has escaped serious injury after his fall in the Monksfield Novice Hurdle at Navan on Sunday. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 17:48:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1124/662197-encouraging-signs-for-martello-tower/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1124/662197-encouraging-signs-for-martello-tower/ Bolger's Leather poised for Japan Cup bid Trading Leather is pleasing connections as he gears up for Sunday's Japan Cup at Tokyo racecourse. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 11:11:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1124/662044-bolgers-leather-poised-for-japan-cup-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/world/2014/1124/662044-bolgers-leather-poised-for-japan-cup-bid/ Balbriggan lands Troytown honours at Navan Balbriggan put up an admirable front-running performance to land a gamble in the highly-competitive Ladbrokes Troytown Handicap Chase at Navan. Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:34:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1123/661897-balbriggan-navan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1123/661897-balbriggan-navan/ Silviniaco Conti scores in Betfair Chase Silviniaco Conti gamely won the Betfair Chase at Haydock for a second time for the Paul Nicholls operation. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:48:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1122/661740-betfair-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1122/661740-betfair-chase/ Double for Ruby in 1965 Chase and Coral Hurdle Al Ferof made a terrific return from a long absence by winning back-to-back renewals of the Amlin 1965 Chase at Ascot. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 16:51:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1122/661747-double-for-ruby-in-1965-chase-and-coral-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1122/661747-double-for-ruby-in-1965-chase-and-coral-hurdle/ Fenton banned for three years Philip Fenton has been disqualified from holding a trainer's licence for three years following an Irish Turf Club hearing today. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:44:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1122/661732-fenton-banned-for-three-years/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1122/661732-fenton-banned-for-three-years/