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 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:25:26 +0000 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:25:26 +0000 Sport News Buveur D'Air and Faugheen head Champion Hurdle entries Past winners Buveur D'Air and Faugheen are among 23 entries for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on March 13. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:40:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0117/934032-buveur-dair-and-faugheen-head-champion-hurdle-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0117/934032-buveur-dair-and-faugheen-head-champion-hurdle-entries/ Cancelled Fairyhouse meeting refixed for February This afternoon's meeting at Fairyhouse that was abandoned due to snow has been re-fixed for Wednesday, 14 February. Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:25:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0117/934044-cancelled-fairyhouse-meeting-refixed-for-february/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0117/934044-cancelled-fairyhouse-meeting-refixed-for-february/ Success for O'Gara in the Sport of Kings There was success of a different kind for Ronan O'Gara on Tuesday evening when a horse he owns by the name of Bachelor ran out the winner of the Matchbook Casino Handicap at Kempton Park. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:49:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0116/933844-success-for-ogara-in-the-sport-of-kings/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2018/0116/933844-success-for-ogara-in-the-sport-of-kings/ Fairyhouse inspection called after icy blast Officials at Fairyhouse have called an 8am inspection ahead of Wednesday's meeting at the track. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:47:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0116/933809-fairyhouse-inspection-called-after-icy-blast/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0116/933809-fairyhouse-inspection-called-after-icy-blast/ Road to Respect and Our Duke headline Irish Gold Cup Road To Respect and Our Duke are among 22 entries for the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:20:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0116/933690-road-to-respect-and-our-duke-headline-irish-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0116/933690-road-to-respect-and-our-duke-headline-irish-gold-cup/ Willie Mullins confirms Faugheen return at Leopardstown Willie Mullins has confirmed that Faugheen will return at the inaugural Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown next month as one of his 49 entries for the two-day event. Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:42:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0115/933443-willie-mullins-confirms-faugheen-return-at-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0115/933443-willie-mullins-confirms-faugheen-return-at-leopardstown/ £10,000 Doctor Phoenix prescribes five-fold return Gordon Elliott's £10,000 Doctor Phoenix landed the Bar One Racing Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse, a race worth €59,000 to the winner. Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:03:55 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0114/933276-l10-000-doctor-phoenix-prescribes-five-fold-return/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0114/933276-l10-000-doctor-phoenix-prescribes-five-fold-return/ Getabird supreme in Punchestown Novice Hurdle success Getabird maintained his unbeaten record with a dominant display in the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Sat, 13 Jan 2018 14:52:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0113/933072-getabird-supreme-in-punchestown-novice-hurdle-success/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0113/933072-getabird-supreme-in-punchestown-novice-hurdle-success/ Getabird checks in for Moscow Flyer mission Getabird leads into battle a three-strong team for Willie Mullins as the Irish champion trainer bids to extend his tremendous record in the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:58:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0112/932934-getabird-checks-in-for-moscow-flyer-mission/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0112/932934-getabird-checks-in-for-moscow-flyer-mission/ No stop off for Sizing John ahead of Gold Cup defence Sizing John will chart a direct route towards the Cheltenham Gold Cup in March. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:02:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932644-no-stop-off-for-sizing-john-ahead-of-gold-cup-defence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932644-no-stop-off-for-sizing-john-ahead-of-gold-cup-defence/ Douvan given Queen Mother and Ryanair entries Douvan, who has been off the track since last year's shock Champion Chase defeat, is among the entries for this year's renewal at the Cheltenham Festival and is also among those in the mix for the Ryanair Chase at the Festival Thu, 11 Jan 2018 18:34:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932597-douvan-given-queen-mother-and-ryanair-entries/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932597-douvan-given-queen-mother-and-ryanair-entries/ O'Brien asks the internet to name his horse Joseph O'Brien created quite the Twitter stir on Wednesday evening after he requested name suggestions for a four-year-old filly in his care. Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:02:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932523-horsey-mc-horseface/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0111/932523-horsey-mc-horseface/ Sizing John heads up strong Irish entry for Gold Cup Last year's winner Sizing John and ante-post favourite Might Bite feature among 38 entries for the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:38:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0110/932305-sizing-john-heads-up-strong-irish-entry-for-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0110/932305-sizing-john-heads-up-strong-irish-entry-for-gold-cup/ Owner pays tribute following Arctic Fire retirement Owner Nick Peacock has paid tribute to Arctic Fire after the top-class hurdler was retired. Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:05:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0110/932258-owner-pays-tribute-following-arctic-fire-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0110/932258-owner-pays-tribute-following-arctic-fire-retirement/ Irish Champion Hurdle 'back on radar' for Faugheen Trainer Willie Mullins believes the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown next month is "back on the radar" for Faugheen. Tue, 9 Jan 2018 13:52:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0109/932056-irish-champion-hurdle-back-on-radar-for-faugheen/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0109/932056-irish-champion-hurdle-back-on-radar-for-faugheen/ Thistlecrack out for rest of the season Thistlecrack will miss the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup and the rest of the season, assistant trainer Kim Tizzard told At The Races. Mon, 8 Jan 2018 17:25:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0108/931805-thistlecrack-out-for-rest-of-the-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0108/931805-thistlecrack-out-for-rest-of-the-season/ All roads lead to Cheltenham for Next Destination Next Destination could head straight to the Cheltenham Festival following a workmanlike victory in the Lawlor's of Naas Novice Hurdle. Sun, 7 Jan 2018 16:09:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0107/931582-next-destination-extends-winning-run/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0107/931582-next-destination-extends-winning-run/ Mullins expects Faugheen to return in February Willie Mullins is planning to enter Faugheen in next month's BHP Insurances Irish Champion Hurdle as he continues to ponder the gelding's disappointing run over Christmas. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 17:39:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931448-mullins-expects-faugheen-to-return-in-february/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931448-mullins-expects-faugheen-to-return-in-february/ Raz De Maree claims Welsh National prize Raz De Maree, runner up in 2016, went one place better under teenage jockey James Bowen as he claimed the Coral Welsh Grand National at Chepstow. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 14:59:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931437-raz-de-maree-claims-welsh-national-prize/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931437-raz-de-maree-claims-welsh-national-prize/ Christy Roche calls time on training career Cheltenham Festival-winning trainer and Classic-winning jockey Christy Roche has called time on his career in racing at the age of 67. Sat, 6 Jan 2018 09:18:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931388-christy-roche-calls-time-on-training-career/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2018/0106/931388-christy-roche-calls-time-on-training-career/