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 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:27 +0000 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:27 +0000 Sport News Willie Mullins boasts huge Neptune entry Willie Mullins is responsible for 24 of the 44 Irish-trained horses engaged in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on 11 March. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:37:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676442-willie-mullins-boasts-huge-neptune-entry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676442-willie-mullins-boasts-huge-neptune-entry/ Salsify comeback imminent Two-time Foxhunter Chase winner Salsify could be in line for a popular return to Cheltenham in March. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676376-salsify-in-line-for-cheltenham-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0129/676376-salsify-in-line-for-cheltenham-return/ No prep run for Winner ahead of Gold Cup Sam Winner will head straight for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup without the aid of another run. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:56:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0128/676193-sam-winner/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0128/676193-sam-winner/ Thurles supremo Pierce Molony passes away Pierce Molony, manager and owner of Thurles racecourse, has died following a long illness. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 12:06:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0128/676157-thurles-stalwart-pierce-molony-passes-away/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0128/676157-thurles-stalwart-pierce-molony-passes-away/ Thurles preview The Mullins family have been synonymous with success this season and have a number of chances at Thurles at what will be a particularly poignant meeting following the passing of racecourse manager and owner Pierce Moloney. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:02:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0128/676243-thurles-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0128/676243-thurles-preview/ Cyclone to prep for Cheltenham in Tied Cottage Shark Hanlon is using the Boylesports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown on Sunday as a stepping stone for Hidden Cyclone towards the Queen Mother Champion Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:03:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675978-tied-cottage/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675978-tied-cottage/ Cue Card will bid to regain Ryanair crown Forcing tactics will be used once more on Cue Card when he bids to regain the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:27:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675995-cue-card-will-bid-to-regain-ryanair-crown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675995-cue-card-will-bid-to-regain-ryanair-crown/ Mulholland's Cheltenham Festival team taking shape Neil Mulholland insists he will run The Young Master in the race he feels will give his exciting prospect the best chance of success at the Cheltenham Festival as he plots his assault on the four-day extravaganza. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:32:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/676008-mulhollands-cheltenham-festival-team-taking-shape/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/676008-mulhollands-cheltenham-festival-team-taking-shape/ Rock On Ruby set for World Hurdle Harry Fry has given Rock On Ruby the green light to step up to three miles for the Ladbrookes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:03:41 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675894-rock-on-ruby-set-for-world-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0127/675894-rock-on-ruby-set-for-world-hurdle/ Mullins' Eagle set for hurdling bow Open Eagle is set to make his hurdling debut at either Fairyhouse or Punchestown this weekend - but will not run at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:51:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675972-mullins-eagle-set-for-hurdling-bow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0127/675972-mullins-eagle-set-for-hurdling-bow/ Swan expects Walsh to pick Faugheen for Cheltenham Charlie Swan expects Ruby Walsh to desert Hurricane Fly in the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, despite his historic fifth victory in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown yesterday. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:28:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0126/675669-swan-expects-walsh-to-pick-faugheen-for-cheltenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0126/675669-swan-expects-walsh-to-pick-faugheen-for-cheltenham/ VIDEO: Un De Sceaux thrills crowds at Leopardstown Watch Un De Sceaux's brilliant exhibition of jumping in the Irish Arkle, a scintillating performance that saw his odds for Cheltenham cut from 2/1 to evens. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:24:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675547-video-un-de-sceaux-thrills-crowds-at-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675547-video-un-de-sceaux-thrills-crowds-at-leopardstown/ Mullins lauds Hurricane Fly's five-in-a-row Jubilant Hurricane Fly trainer Willie Mullins said his horse knows no bounds when it comes to Irish Champion Hurdle day after a fifth consecutive win the Grade One event at Leopardstown today. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:41:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675526-mullins-lauds-hurricane-flys-five-in-a-row/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675526-mullins-lauds-hurricane-flys-five-in-a-row/ VIDEO: Hurricane Fly wins fifth Irish Champion Watch Hurricane Fly's thrilling victory after rallying under pressure in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion hurdle, along with reaction and expert analysis. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:25:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675542-video-hurricane-fly-wins-fifth-irish-champion/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675542-video-hurricane-fly-wins-fifth-irish-champion/ Five-star Hurricane puts on Champion show Hurricane Fly knuckled down in his inimitable fashion to clinch an historic fifth consecutive victory in the BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle, seeing off the challenge of big rival Jezki who finished third. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:42:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0125/675508-hurricane-fly/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0125/675508-hurricane-fly/ Un De Sceaux romps home at Leopardstown Un De Sceaux turned in another stunning front-running performance to run out a brilliant winner of the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:03:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675501-un-de-sceaux/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675501-un-de-sceaux/ Outlander scores after dead heat in maiden hurdle Willie Mullins hit the target once more at Leopardstown as Outlander clinched Grade Two honours in the Novice Hurdle after Gladiator King and Prince Of Scars shared the spoils in the Maiden Hurdle. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675517-outlander-scores-after-dead-heat-in-maiden-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675517-outlander-scores-after-dead-heat-in-maiden-hurdle/ Foxrock given Hennessy green light Leading owner Barry Connell is looking forward to seeing Foxrock test his powers at the highest level once again in the Hennessy Gold Cup at Leopardstown on February 8. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:23:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675467-foxrock-given-hennessy-green-light/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0125/675467-foxrock-given-hennessy-green-light/ Expert Views: Hurricane Fly v Jezki The Irish Champion Hurdle will see Hurricane Fly and Jezki clash for the seventh time. Read expert views on the big race from Ted Walsh, Brian Gleeson, Andrew McNamara and more. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:13:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0123/675220-expert-views-hurricane-fly-v-jezki/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0123/675220-expert-views-hurricane-fly-v-jezki/ Many Clouds stakes Gold Cup claims The outlook could not be brighter for Oliver Sherwood after Many Clouds ended the trainer's 14-year losing streak at Cheltenham with victory in the BetBright Cup Chase. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:20:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0124/675389-clouds-cheltenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0124/675389-clouds-cheltenham/