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 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:44:37 +0100 Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:44:37 +0100 Sport News Felix Yonger swoops to claim Champion Chase Willie Mullins' Felix Yonger, ridden by his nephew Danny Mullins, pipped Baily Green to win the feature BoyleSports Champion Chase on day one at the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:15:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697411-champion-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697411-champion-chase/ Valseur upstages favourite Poli at Punchestown Odds-on favourite Don Poli finished last of five runners as stable companion Valseur Lido clinched Grade One gold in the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:44:37 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697422-valseur-lido-upsets-favourite-at-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697422-valseur-lido-upsets-favourite-at-punchestown/ Douvan eases to Novice Hurdle victory Heavy favourite Douvan (1-6), trained by Willie Mullins and ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the Grade One Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 19:00:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697398-douvan-eases-to-novice-hurdle-victory/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697398-douvan-eases-to-novice-hurdle-victory/ Carberry and Bolger answer punters' Wish Wish Ye Didnt extended Enda Bolger's tremendous record in the Kildare Hunt Club Fr Sean Breen Memorial Chase with a sure-footed display under Nina Carberry. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:53:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697393-punchestown-day-one/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697393-punchestown-day-one/ Willie Mullins hoping to toast Champagne success Champagne Fever heads Willie Mullins' hopes in the feature BoyleSports Champion Chase on day one of the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 14:35:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697319-mullins-hoping-to-toast-champagne-success/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697319-mullins-hoping-to-toast-champagne-success/ Fly and Jezki set to renew battle at Punchestown Hurricane Fly and Jezki will clash yet again but this time over three miles in the Ladbrokes World Series Hurdle at Punchestown on Thursday. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 11:07:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697288-fly-and-jezki-to-renew-battle-at-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697288-fly-and-jezki-to-renew-battle-at-punchestown/ POLL: Willie Mullins best young horse in training Which of Willie Mullins' battalion of young stars in the making is the best of the lot? Give us your view by voting, and tune in this week to watch all eight in action. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 15:44:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697199-poll-willie-mullins-best-horse-in-training/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697199-poll-willie-mullins-best-horse-in-training/ Blinkers for Hidden Cyclone in Champion Chase Shark Hanlon has gone for a change of headgear to hopefully bring about a first Grade One victory for Hidden Cyclone in the Champion Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:02:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697107-shark-hanlon-hidden-cyclone-in-the-champion-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697107-shark-hanlon-hidden-cyclone-in-the-champion-chase/ Jessica Harrington succeeds with appeal Jessica Harrington has been successful in her appeal against the decision of the Tipperary stewards over the running and riding of High Tail It. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:49:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697350-jessica-harrington-succeeds-with-appeal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697350-jessica-harrington-succeeds-with-appeal/ Mullins and Meade question marks for Gold Cup pair Both Willie Mullins and Noel Meade admit they will not know how much the respective Cheltenham efforts of Djakadam and Road To Riches took out of their charges until they run in the Bibby Financial Services Ireland Gold Cup at Punchestown tomorrow. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 12:08:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697318-mullins-and-meade-question-marks-for-gold-cup-pair/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697318-mullins-and-meade-question-marks-for-gold-cup-pair/ Gleneagles leads O'Brien raid on Newmarket Aidan O'Brien is set to be represented by Gleneagles and Ol' Man River in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday. Tue, 28 Apr 2015 09:45:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697252-gleneagles-leads-obrien-raid-on-newmarket/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0428/697252-gleneagles-leads-obrien-raid-on-newmarket/ Great Minds lands Naas feature Great Minds justified strong market support to foil British raider Musical Comedy in the Listed Woodlands Stakes at Naas. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:45:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697172-great-minds/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697172-great-minds/ McCoy thanks racing public for support Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:46:50 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697100-tony-mccoy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0427/697100-tony-mccoy/ Jason Maguire to undergo crucial surgery today Jason Maguire will today undergo an operation in a bid to save his career. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:10:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697025-jason-maguire-to-undergo-crucial-surgery-today/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697025-jason-maguire-to-undergo-crucial-surgery-today/ Mullins believes Poli can pack punch at Festival Willie Mullins believes the penny is finally starting to drop with Don Poli as the Cheltenham Festival hero bids to follow up in the Growise Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown on Tuesday. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:38:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697071-don-poli-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697071-don-poli-punchestown/ Romance pulls out of 1,000 Guineas Beautiful Romance will not run in the Qipco 1000 Guineas Stakes at Newmarket on Sunday, said trainer Saeed bin Suroor. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 13:09:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0427/697064-1000-guineas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0427/697064-1000-guineas/ Djakadam and Riches set for Punchestown Djakadam and Road To Riches, respective second and third behind Coneygree at Cheltenham, renew rivalry in a field of nine for the Bibby Financial Services Punchestown Gold Cup on Wednesday. Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:56:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697061-djakadam-and-road-to-riches-meet-at-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0427/697061-djakadam-and-road-to-riches-meet-at-punchestown/ Retirement tough to take for a tearful McCoy Tony McCoy admitted it had been "one of the hardest days my life" as he returned to the unsaddling enclosure for the final time at Sandown yesterday. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 10:02:55 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0426/696831-mccoy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0426/696831-mccoy/ Legatissimo lands listed prize at Gowran Legatissimo swept clear in the hands of Wayne Lordan to run out an impressive winner of the Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Victor McCalmont Memorial Stakes at Gowran Park. Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:38:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0426/696891-legatissimo-lands-listed-prize-at-gowran/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0426/696891-legatissimo-lands-listed-prize-at-gowran/ Champion McCoy signs off with third-place finish Tony McCoy had to settle for third aboard Box Office on the final ride of his career in the bet365 Handicap Hurdle at Sandown. Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:58:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0425/696735-ap-mccoy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0425/696735-ap-mccoy/