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 Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000 Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000 Sport News Elliott rules out Champion Hurdle route for Jade Gordon Elliott has ruled out a Champion Hurdle shot after Apple's Jade just pipped Vroum Vroum Mag as the mares dominated the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:45:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836461-hattons-grace/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836461-hattons-grace/ Landofhopeandglory shows class to win once more A good jump at the last helped JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite Landofhopeandglory maintain his unbeaten jumping record in the Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 16:23:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836465-landofhopeandglory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836465-landofhopeandglory/ Coney Island sparks Gold Cup dreams for Harty Coney Island sparked long-term dreams of the Gold Cup as he dented a few lofty reputations in breaking his duck over fences in the Bar One Racing Drinmore Novice Chase at Fairyhouse. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:35:40 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836472-drinmore/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836472-drinmore/ Airlie Beach keeps up unbeaten record Airlie Beach made just about all the running to maintain her unbeaten record and beat the boys in the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Sun, 4 Dec 2016 14:20:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836462-royal-bond/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1204/836462-royal-bond/ Un De Sceaux battles to victory in Tingle thriller Un De Sceaux justified favouritism in running out a gutsy winner of the Tingle Creek Chase as he just got the better of Sire De Grugy at Sandown. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:05:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836310-tingle-creek/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836310-tingle-creek/ Festival favourite Altior shows Arkle class Arkle Trophy favourite Altior recorded his first Grade One success since his switch to fences with victory in the Racing Post Henry VIII Novices' Chase at Sandown. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:25:14 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836307-altior/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836307-altior/ National hints aplenty on busy day at Aintree Vieux Lion Rouge and Many Clouds enhanced their Grand National claims when winning on an action-packed day at Aintree. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 16:29:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836309-vieux-lion-rouge-denis/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836309-vieux-lion-rouge-denis/ Martello Tower takes thrilling Fairyhouse opener Martello Tower secured his first success since the 2015 Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham when getting the better of a thrilling finish to the Jim Ryan Racecourse Services Beginners Chase at Fairyhouse. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 14:17:53 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836296-martello-tower-takes-thrilling-fairyhouse-opener/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836296-martello-tower-takes-thrilling-fairyhouse-opener/ Connections expecting va va Vroum at Fairyhouse Connections of Vroum Vroum Mag are expecting a "big run" in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:36:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836275-racing/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836275-racing/ Hopeandglory looking to cement Triumph favouritism Landofhopeandglory bids to cement his position as JCB Triumph Hurdle favourite in the Bar One Racing Juvenile Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Sat, 3 Dec 2016 11:47:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836279-hopeandglory-looking-to-cement-triumph-fa/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1203/836279-hopeandglory-looking-to-cement-triumph-fa/ McCoy: Douvan can emulate the feats of Kauto Star Tony McCoy has compared last season's Arkle winner Douvan to the two-time Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Kauto Star. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:37:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836054-mccoy_douvan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836054-mccoy_douvan/ Christmas return now likely for Faugheen The wait to see 2015 Champion Hurdle hero Faugheen goes on after he was not among the seven declarations for the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 15:46:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836058-no-faugheen-as-vroum-vroum-mag-head-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836058-no-faugheen-as-vroum-vroum-mag-head-mullins/ Morris eyes more Aintree glory with Rogue Angel Mouse Morris returns to Aintree this weekend as Rogue Angel aims to follow up Rule The World's Grand National success with a win in the Betfred Becher Chase. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 14:27:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836067-morris-eyes-more-aintree-glory-with-rogue-angel/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836067-morris-eyes-more-aintree-glory-with-rogue-angel/ O'Brien claims Dundalk success for Qatar Racing Joseph O'Brien trained a first winner for prominent owners Qatar Racing when Duplication struck at Dundalk on Friday evening. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 18:33:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836164-obrien-claims-dundalk-success-for-qatar-racing/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/836164-obrien-claims-dundalk-success-for-qatar-racing/ Grounds for concern for Mullins ahead of Sandown Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh have both admitted to doubts about whether the ground will be soft enough for Un De Sceaux to be at his best in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 11:39:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/835978-mullins-to-wait-on-ground-for-un-de-sceaux/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/835978-mullins-to-wait-on-ground-for-un-de-sceaux/ Sandown passes early morning inspection Racing at Sandown goes ahead today as planned after officials declared frost not to be a problem, however the meeting at Exeter has been abandoned due to frost. Fri, 2 Dec 2016 08:25:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/835944-sandown-passes-early-morning-inspection/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1202/835944-sandown-passes-early-morning-inspection/ Douvan misses Tingle Creek Un De Sceaux will be Willie Mullin's sole runner in the Betfair Tingle Creek after leading fancy Douvan failed to feature among the final declarations for the Saturday's feature race at Sandown. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:03:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1201/835727-tingle-creek/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1201/835727-tingle-creek/ Frozen track forces Wincanton abandonment This afternoon's meeting at Wincanton has been abandoned due to a frozen track. Thu, 1 Dec 2016 10:03:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1201/835700-frozen-track-forces/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1201/835700-frozen-track-forces/ Ruby Walsh: 5-1 on Douvan was crazy Ruby Walsh has described the initial odds of 5-1 quoted by bookmakers for Douvan in the Betfair Tingle Creek Chase as "crazy". Wed, 30 Nov 2016 18:28:11 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1130/835598-ruby-walsh-5-1-on-douvan-was-crazy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1130/835598-ruby-walsh-5-1-on-douvan-was-crazy/ Ten remain in Hatton's Grace Hurdle Faugheen remains engaged in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle on Sunday, but stablemate Annie Power will not feature in the Fairyhouse contest. Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:36:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1129/835260-faugheen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1129/835260-faugheen/