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 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:32:05 +0100 Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:32:05 +0100 Sport News Highland Reel wins King George for Moore & O'Brien Globetrotter Highland Reel gave Aidan O'Brien a fourth win in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot as Ryan Moore was rewarded for his bold front-running ride. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 21:45:11 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804341-highland-reel-wins-king-george-under-masterful-moo/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804341-highland-reel-wins-king-george-under-masterful-moo/ Eva proves fairest of them all at Ascot Fair Eva kept her unbeaten record intact with a hugely impressive display in the Princess Margaret Juddmonte Stakes at Ascot. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:32:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804325-ascot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804325-ascot/ Time tested in York Stakes victory Time Test was made to work hard to land the odds as the 1-2 favourite in the Sky Bet York Stakes. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 16:07:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804333-time-test-york/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804333-time-test-york/ Lavelle praying rain holds off for Galway mission Emma Lavelle is praying the rain stays away from the west of Ireland for the next few days to allow Junction Fourteen to take his place in Wednesday's TheTote.com Galway Plate. Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:43:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804331-lavelle-sweats-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0723/804331-lavelle-sweats-on/ Derby prospect Churchill gets Leopardstown nod Churchill had to battle to justify his short price in the Japan Racing Association Tyros Stakes at Leopardstown. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 20:14:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0721/803995-tyros-stakes/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0721/803995-tyros-stakes/ Pyromaniac out of Galway despite appeal success Pyromaniac will miss the Galway Festival despite trainer Tony Martin being successful in an appeal against a punishment handed out at Killarney earlier this month. Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:18:05 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0721/803983-pyromaniac/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0721/803983-pyromaniac/ Galway Races: Robbie ready for Ballybrit challenge Rookie trainer Robbie McNamara, who made a sensational start to his new career earlier this month, looks set to saddle four horses at next week's Galway Races. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:57:15 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803705-galway-races/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803705-galway-races/ O'Briens field two of six in bid for Silver Flash Aidan and Joseph O'Brien both field once-raced maiden winners in the Silver Flash Stakes at Leopardstown on Thursday, while Churchill is the star name in the Tyros Stakes. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:53:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803663-obriens-field-two-of-six-in-silver-flash-glory-bi/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803663-obriens-field-two-of-six-in-silver-flash-glory-bi/ Weld resists St Leger urge for Harzand Dual Derby winner Harzand does not feature amongst the 42 entries for the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster on September 10. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:28:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803662-weld-resists-st-leger-urge-for-harzand/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803662-weld-resists-st-leger-urge-for-harzand/ Postponed to miss King George Postponed has been ruled out of the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot on Saturday, with trainer Roger Varian citing a respiratory infection as the reason for his absence. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:11:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803632-king-george-postponed/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803632-king-george-postponed/ Jonathan Burke ready to return to the saddle Jonathan Burke gets some much-needed "match practice" ahead of next week's Galway Festival when he returns from over three months on the sidelines at Limerick on Thursday. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:06:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803649-jonathan-burke-ready-to-return-to-the-saddle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0720/803649-jonathan-burke-ready-to-return-to-the-saddle/ Burke given green light for Galway return Jonathan Burke has been given the green light to ride at next week's Galway festival after missing much of the year due to injury. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 17:41:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0719/803472-burke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0719/803472-burke/ Ambulance victim hoping to be back in saddle soon Chris Meehan, the jockey who hit the headlines after being run over by an ambulance in Italy, hopes to return to competitive action within the next two months. Tue, 19 Jul 2016 22:47:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0719/803425-meehan-italy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0719/803425-meehan-italy/ Road To Riches on course for Galway Plate bid Road To Riches is on course to be the highest-rated horse to ever run in theTote.com Galway Plate on Wednesday week. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 16:25:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803205-road-to-riches/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803205-road-to-riches/ Jet Setting in frame for Tipperary comeback Adrian Keatley has identified the Fairy Bridge Stakes at Tipperary as a likely comeback target for his Irish 1,000 Guineas heroine Jet Setting. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 20:01:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803226-jet-setting-in-frame-for-tippperary-comeback/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803226-jet-setting-in-frame-for-tippperary-comeback/ Dartmouth connections expect big Ascot performance The Queen's racing advisor John Warren believes the supplemented Dartmouth is capable of running a "mighty race" in Saturday's King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 17:18:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803214-dartmouth-connection-expect-big-ascot-performance/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803214-dartmouth-connection-expect-big-ascot-performance/ Hawkbill to eschew King George in favour of York Hawkbill will bypass Saturday's King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot, with next month's Juddmonte International at York his likely next target. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:28:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803122-king-george-hawkbill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0718/803122-king-george-hawkbill/ Gordon Lords it over rivals in Minstrel Stakes Gordon Lord Byron has claimed back-to-back victories in the Friarstown Stud Minstrel Stakes at the Curragh. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 16:36:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0717/802987-curragh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0717/802987-curragh/ Rose De Pierre keeps up winning run at Curragh Rose De Pierre delivered for favourite-backers with a comprehensive success in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Fillies Handicap For The Defence Forces Trophy at the Curragh. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 19:43:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0717/803013-curragh-wrap/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0717/803013-curragh-wrap/ O'Brien in Seventh Heaven after Irish Oaks win Seventh Heaven put behind her a below-par display at Epsom to spring a surprise in the Darley Irish Oaks at the Curragh. Sat, 16 Jul 2016 18:34:24 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0716/802872-obrien-in-seventh-heaven-after-irish-oaks-win/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0716/802872-obrien-in-seventh-heaven-after-irish-oaks-win/