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, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:03 +0000 Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:03 +0000 Sport News Yorkhill heads Ryanair Gold Cup entrants Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 16:34:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0323/862068-yorkhill-heads-ryanair-gold-cup-entrants/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0323/862068-yorkhill-heads-ryanair-gold-cup-entrants/ On The Fringe hoping to make amends at Aintree Enda Bolger is hoping a return to the Aintree fences will help On The Fringe bounce back to winning form after he was beaten at Cheltenham last week. Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:04:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0323/861930-on-the-fringe-may-make-amends/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0323/861930-on-the-fringe-may-make-amends/ Geraghty hoping scan results point to Aintree return Barry Geraghty is hoping an upcoming scan will show he's on course to return to the saddle for next month's Grand National meeting at Aintree. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 17:24:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0322/861781-geraghty-hoping-scan-results/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0322/861781-geraghty-hoping-scan-results/ Mullins has strong hand in Topham Chase Willie Mullins is responsible for seven of the 61 entries for the Randox Health Topham Chase at Aintree on April 7. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:15:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0322/861752-mullins-has-strong-hand-in/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0322/861752-mullins-has-strong-hand-in/ Victorious and vindicated - Power relives Gold Cup Robbie Power enjoyed a week to remember at this year's Cheltenham Festival, booting home three winners for trainer Jessica Harrington, but it was Sizing John's win in the Gold Cup which provided the rider with most satisfaction. Wed, 22 Mar 2017 23:35:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861562-victorious-and-vindicated-power-relives-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861562-victorious-and-vindicated-power-relives-gold-cup/ Foxrock connections favour Irish Grand National Foxrock appears increasingly likely to sidestep the Aintree Grand National in favour of a tilt at the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse - despite being left in the English showpiece at the latest confirmation stage. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:56:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861465-foxrock-connections-favour-irish-grand-national/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861465-foxrock-connections-favour-irish-grand-national/ Edwulf heading home after Cheltenham scare Edwulf will arrive home at Joseph O'Brien's stables in Piltown on Tuesday evening after he was deemed fit enough to travel following his health scare at the Cheltenham Festival. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:36:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861484-edwulf-heading-home-after-cheltenham-scare/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861484-edwulf-heading-home-after-cheltenham-scare/ Minella Rocco won't go for Aintree Grand National Ante-post favourite Minella Rocco will not run in next month's Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 12:02:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861395-minella-rocco/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861395-minella-rocco/ Special goggles helped Robbie Power to win Gold Cup Robbie Power, who steered Sizing John to victory in last week's Cheltenham Gold Cup, has revealed that he wore special goggles in the race to combat double vision. Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:27:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861318-robbie-power/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0321/861318-robbie-power/ Sizing John confirmed for Punchestown Gold Cup Trainer Jessica Harrington has confirmed that her Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John will run in the €250,000 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday, 26 April. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:37:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0320/861146-sizing-john-confirmed-for-punchestown-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0320/861146-sizing-john-confirmed-for-punchestown-gold-cup/ Aintree Hurdle option for Champion Hurdle flop Yanworth Yanworth could step up in trip at Aintree next month if connections decide to run again this season. Mon, 20 Mar 2017 11:10:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0320/861084-aintree-hurdle-option-for-champion-hurdle-flop-yanworth/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0320/861084-aintree-hurdle-option-for-champion-hurdle-flop-yanworth/ Gold Cup hero Sizing John makes triumphant Moone return Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Sizing John received a hero's welcome when he was paraded on Sunday evening in the small Co Kildare village of Moone. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 21:46:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0319/860947-gold-cup-hero-sizing-john-makes-triumphant-moone-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0319/860947-gold-cup-hero-sizing-john-makes-triumphant-moone-return/ Elliott stays red hot with fab five at Navan Gordon Elliott capped what was perhaps the greatest week of his training career with a fantastic five-timer at Navan. Sun, 19 Mar 2017 18:41:22 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0319/860938-elliott-stays-red-hot-with-fab-five-at-navan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0319/860938-elliott-stays-red-hot-with-fab-five-at-navan/ Chase The Spud takes Midlands National honours Chase The Spud came with a late run to lift the staying honours in the Betfred Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:18:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860755-midlands-national/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860755-midlands-national/ American win justifies decision to avoid Festival American defied top weight in style when taking his unbeaten record over fences to three with an impressive victory in the Betfred TV Novices' Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:18:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860756-american-uttoxeter/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860756-american-uttoxeter/ 'Legend' Dodging Bullets is retired after Cheltenham Paul Nicholls has described former Queen Mother Champion Chase winner Dodging Bullets as a "legend" following his retirement from racing. Sat, 18 Mar 2017 10:27:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860722-dodging-bullets/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0318/860722-dodging-bullets/ Elliott the top trainer after record week for Irish Gordon Elliott shaded the Leading Training Award after a pulsating week at the Cheltenham Festival, with Ruby Walsh best jockey and Ireland trouncing England in the BetBright Cup with a record number of winners. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 23:07:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860602-elliott-takes-trainer-award-as-irish-land-record-haul/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860602-elliott-takes-trainer-award-as-irish-land-record-haul/ 'Amazing' - Sizing John strikes Gold for Harrington Sizing John gave Irish trainer Jessica Harrington her first victory in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup with her first runner when coming home a clear-cut winner of jumping's blue riband prize. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:13:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860574-sizing-john-wins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860574-sizing-john-wins/ Penhill claims dramatic Albert Bartlett success Penhill could be bound for the Melbourne Cup after giving Willie Mullins his sixth winner of the week as he come out on top in the Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:20:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860572-penhill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860572-penhill/ Arctic Fire blazes trail for Mullins Arctic Fire put up a terrific weight-carrying performance to give Willie Mullins a fifth Cheltenham Festival winner of the week in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle. Fri, 17 Mar 2017 18:01:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860558-cheltenham-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0317/860558-cheltenham-wrap/