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 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:57 +0000 Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:57 +0000 Sport News L'Ami Serge electric in Ascot win L'Ami Serge laid down a marker for the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival with an impressive victory at Ascot. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:57:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1219/668101-lami-serge-electric-in-ascot-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1219/668101-lami-serge-electric-in-ascot-win/ The New One to miss Christmas Hurdle Next month's stanjames.com Champion Hurdle Trial at Haydock is the likely target for The New One after trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies ruled his stable star out of the Christmas Hurdle at Kempton on St Stephen's Day. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:31:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1219/668032-the-new-one/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1219/668032-the-new-one/ Prize money boost in HRI initiative Prize money in Ireland is to be increased by €5m in 2015 to €53.9m, Horse Racing Ireland has announced. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 16:25:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/668007-prize-money-boost-in-hri-initiative/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/668007-prize-money-boost-in-hri-initiative/ Mullins hoping Un De Sceaux learned from fall Willie Mullins is keeping his fingers crossed Un De Sceaux can learn to be less extravagant in the jumping department as he bids to get off the mark over fences at the second attempt at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:59:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/667982-un-de-sceaux-targets-fairyhouse-again/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/667982-un-de-sceaux-targets-fairyhouse-again/ Nicky Henderson hoping Bobs Worth makes Lexus Nicky Henderson is "reasonably confident" that Bobs Worth will run in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on December 28. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 10:10:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/667860-henderson-hoping-bobs-worth-makes-lexus/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1219/667860-henderson-hoping-bobs-worth-makes-lexus/ Gold Cup winners on Lexus collision course A quality field of 15, including the last two winners of the Cheltenham Gold Cup, remain in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown on 28 December. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 16:41:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667749-gold-cup-winners-on-collision-course-in-lexus-chas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667749-gold-cup-winners-on-collision-course-in-lexus-chas/ Simonsig to skip King George Nicky Henderson finally admitted defeat in attempting to get Simonsig to the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen's Day. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 19:56:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667792-simonsig-to-skip-king-george/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667792-simonsig-to-skip-king-george/ Hurricane Fly and Jezki head Ryanair entries Everything is set for round six in the rivalry between Hurricane Fly and Jezki as the pair headline nine entries for the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown on 29 December. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:03:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667770-hurricane-fly-and-jezki-star-in-ryanair-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667770-hurricane-fly-and-jezki-star-in-ryanair-entries/ Reve De Sivola bids for Long Walk hat-trick Reve De Sivola will face four rivals when he bids for a third successive victory in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot on Saturday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:26:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667724-reve-de-sivola/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667724-reve-de-sivola/ Ladbroke attracts a field of 19 Plunge horse Activial is among a final field of 19 for The Ladbroke at Ascot on Saturday. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:57:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667721-ladbroke-attracts-a-field-of-19/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1218/667721-ladbroke-attracts-a-field-of-19/ Westener Boy a doubt for Leopardstown Colm Murphy faces a race against time to ready The Westener Boy for the Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:23:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667655-westener-boy-a-doubt-for-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1218/667655-westener-boy-a-doubt-for-leopardstown/ Willie Mullins reveals Christmas plans Boston Bob and On His Own are both in line to represent Willie Mullins in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown as the champion trainer bids to win one of the Festive period's biggest prizes for the first time. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:47:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1217/667536-willie-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1217/667536-willie-mullins/ Sign Of A Victory ruled out of Ladbroke after rain Ante-post favourite Sign Of A Victory is set to miss The Ladbroke at Ascot on Saturday because of the rain-softened ground. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:28:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667528-sign-of-a-victory-ruled-out-of-ladbroke-after-rain/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667528-sign-of-a-victory-ruled-out-of-ladbroke-after-rain/ Lexus no longer on Many Clouds' horizon Hennessy winner Many Clouds will not be running in the Lexus Chase and is likely to reappear for a Gold Cup trial in the new year. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:56:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667520-lexus-no-longer-on-many-clouds-horizon/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667520-lexus-no-longer-on-many-clouds-horizon/ Connections of Sizing Europe monitoring ground Sizing Europe is poised to run at Leopardstown over Christmas as long as conditions are suitable. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:28:49 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1217/667366-sizing-europe-set-for-leopardstown-run/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1217/667366-sizing-europe-set-for-leopardstown-run/ Harry Topper to miss festive engagements Kim Bailey says Harry Topper will not run at Leopardstown or Chepstow over the Christmas period. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:15:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667487-harry-topper-to-miss-festive-engagements/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2014/1217/667487-harry-topper-to-miss-festive-engagements/ Davy Russell and Philip Enright have bans reduced Davy Russell and Philip Enright are free to ride at the big Christmas festivals after the five-day bans they received for a 'whip-borrowing' incident at Clonmel on 4 December were reduced to two days on appeal. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:43:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1216/667277-russell_enright/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1216/667277-russell_enright/ At Fishers Cross works well ahead of Leopardstown At Fishers Cross is on course to run in the Squared Financial Christmas Hurdle at Leopardstown after delighting trainer Rebecca Curtis in a racecourse spin at Ffos Las on Monday. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:40:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1216/667224-at-fishers-cross-works-well-ahead-of-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1216/667224-at-fishers-cross-works-well-ahead-of-leopardstown/ Carlingford Lough set for Lexus workout Carlingford Lough is set for a crucial workout at the weekend ahead of a possible crack at the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 15:46:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1215/666985-lough-set-for-lexus-workout/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1215/666985-lough-set-for-lexus-workout/ No More Heroes wins for Elliot at Navan No More Heroes raced into the Cheltenham Festival picture as he saw off Shaneshill to land the Navan Novice Hurdle for Gordon Elliott and Barry Geraghty. Sun, 14 Dec 2014 17:22:21 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1214/666782-no-more-heroes-wins-for-elliot-in-navan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2014/1214/666782-no-more-heroes-wins-for-elliot-in-navan/