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, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:55 +0000 Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:55 +0000 Sport News Jamie Codd weighing up Cheltenham options Jamie Codd is still weighing up his riding options as the star Irish amateur gears up for another assault at the Cheltenham Festival. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:08:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0223/854858-jamie-codd-weighing-up-cheltenham-options/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0223/854858-jamie-codd-weighing-up-cheltenham-options/ Limini gets better of Apple's Jade at Punchestown Limini showed a smart turn of foot to get the better of Apple's Jade in the Quevega Mares Hurdle at Punchestown. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:10:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854613-limini-gets-better-of-apples-jade-at-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854613-limini-gets-better-of-apples-jade-at-punchestown/ Curragh chief defends redevelopment plans Curragh chief executive Derek McGrath has defended the decision to keep the doors open at the headquarters of Irish Flat racing, even though the move will result in a drastically reduced capacity for the year ahead. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:52:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854647-curragh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854647-curragh/ Burke set to miss the rest of the season Jonathan Burke's injury woes are set to continue after it was confirmed he looks like missing the rest of the season. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:39:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854622-jonathan-burke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854622-jonathan-burke/ Doyle admits ground uncertainty for Justmemyself Liz Doyle is unsure how Justmemyselfandi will handle the forecast testing conditions in Thursday's At The Races Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:07:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854554-doyle-admits/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854554-doyle-admits/ Cheltenham 2017: Five absent champions The casualty rate ahead of the Cheltenham Festival means that the winners of the five main events from last year will not be present at Prestbury Park next month, we take a look at who's missing and why. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:35:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854330-cheltenham-countdown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854330-cheltenham-countdown/ Thistlecrack out for the rest of the season Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Thistlecrack will miss the remainder of the campaign after suffering a tendon injury. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 15:30:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854262-thistlecrack-ou-for-the-rest-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854262-thistlecrack-ou-for-the-rest-of-the-season/ Apple's Jade and Limini clash at Punchestown Triple Grade 1 winner Apple's Jade and the Cheltenham Festival winner Limini will clash in a mouthwatering renewal of Wednesday's Quevega Hurdle at Punchestown. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:53:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854249-apples-jade-and/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854249-apples-jade-and/ Bristol bound for Cheltenham Gold Cup Connections of Bristol De Mai are putting a line through his lifeless run in the Denman Chase and heading for the Cheltenham Gold Cup after reporting that a valid reason emerged for the disappointing effort. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:31:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0220/854095-bristol-bound-for-gold-cup-bid/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0220/854095-bristol-bound-for-gold-cup-bid/ Front-running Acapella Bourgeois scores in style Acapella Bourgeois produced a remarkable front-running performance to win the Ten Up Novice Chase at Navan. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 18:57:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853824-frontrunning-acapella-bourgeois-scores-in-style/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853824-frontrunning-acapella-bourgeois-scores-in-style/ Don Poli and Outlander to take chance in Gold Cup Michael O'Leary plans to run Don Poli and Outlander in the Cheltenham Gold Cup after he again reiterated his displeasure at the weights allotted to some of his horses in the Grand National. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:31:37 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853831-don-outlander/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853831-don-outlander/ Ball D'Arc takes advantage to land Flyingbolt win Ball D'Arc came home with his head in his chest when landing the Flyingbolt Novice Chase at Navan. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:56:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853819-ball-darc-takes-advantage-to-land-flyingbolt-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853819-ball-darc-takes-advantage-to-land-flyingbolt-win/ O'Leary: Identity Thief probably out of Cheltenham Identity Thief is unlikely to appear at next month's Cheltenham Festival after missing the Flyingbolt Novice Chase at Navan. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:27:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853771-identity-thiefs-cheltenham-preparations/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853771-identity-thiefs-cheltenham-preparations/ Tizzard facing 'nervous' wait ahead of Gold Cup Colin Tizzard is bracing himself for a "nervous" three weeks after Cue Card's tremendous display in Saturday's Ascot Chase all but confirmed the Dorset handler will saddle the three biggest hopes for next month's Cheltenham Gold Cup. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:47:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853790-tizzard/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853790-tizzard/ Henderson admits that he's in a quandary Nicky Henderson admits to being in a quandary as to exactly which race Whisper will be aimed towards at Cheltenham next month. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:13:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853767-henderson-quandary/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0219/853767-henderson-quandary/ Harrington to make decision on Jezki after defeat Jessica Harrington is to decide which event her stable star Jezki will line up in at the Cheltenham Festival "in the next few days" after he lost out to Tombstone in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:01:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853661-harrington-to-make-decision-on-jezki/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853661-harrington-to-make-decision-on-jezki/ Yanworth fails to impress ahead of Cheltenham Leading Champion Hurdle contender Yanworth was made to work hard to take his unbeaten run to three this season with a narrow success in the Betway Kingwell Hurdle at Wincanton. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:01:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853644-wincanton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853644-wincanton/ Gold Cup fancy Cue Card cruises to Ascot Chase win Cue Card swept to his ninth Grade One triumph with a tremendous performance in the Betfair Ascot Chase at the Berkshire course. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:52:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853643-ascot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853643-ascot/ Vieux Lion Rouge boosts Grand National claims Vieux Lion Rouge further boosted his claims for Aintree when outpointing Blaklion in a terrific duel in the Betfred Grand National Trial Handicap Chase at Haydock. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 16:02:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853664-national-trial/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853664-national-trial/ Ballycasey lands Red Mills Chase at Gowran Ballycasey ran out a determined winner of the Grade Two Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:26:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853642-gowran/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0218/853642-gowran/