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, 28 Nov 2015 10:26:35 +0000 Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:26:35 +0000 Sport News Identify Thief steals Fighting Fifth at Newcastle Identity Thief got up late in the piece to win an engaging renewal of the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:36:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749895-fighting-firth/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749895-fighting-firth/ Mullins' novices to battle it out in Royal Bond Willie Mullins will pit two of his most promising novices against each other when Long Dog and Bachasson line up for the Bar One Racing Royal Bond Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 10:26:35 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749860-royal-bond/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749860-royal-bond/ Egan insists he did not ride horses to lose Former jockey Darren Egan has insisted he did not ride horses to lose after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Monday. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 09:39:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749855-egan-insists-he-did-not-ride-horses-to-lose/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1128/749855-egan-insists-he-did-not-ride-horses-to-lose/ Nicholls happy with Saphir ahead of Hennessy Paul Nicholls believes Hennessy Gold Cup favourite Saphir Du Rheu can defy the burden of top weight at Newbury on Saturday. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 15:05:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749663-hennessy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749663-hennessy/ Wicklow heads to Newcastle for Fighting Fifth Wicklow Brave steps up to the plate for the 12th time this year in the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle on Saturday. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:09:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749659-wicklow-heads-to-newcastle-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749659-wicklow-heads-to-newcastle-for/ Cole Harden ready to go the Distance at Newbury Warren Greatrex is pleased with the condition of World Hurdle winner Cole Harden ahead of his long-awaited comeback in the bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury on Saturday. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:54:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749664-long-distance/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749664-long-distance/ Rock On Ruby forced into retirement Rock On Ruby has been retired due to a tendon injury, according to trainer Harry Fry. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:39:23 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/1127/749600-champion-hurdle-winner-forced-into-retirement/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/1127/749600-champion-hurdle-winner-forced-into-retirement/ McCullagh hopes to return in early 2016 Jockey Niall McCullagh hopes to return to riding in March as he continues his recovery from serious injury. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:44:16 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749636-injured/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1127/749636-injured/ Shaneshill scores on first try over fences Shaneshill, runner-up to Douvan in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle last season, made a winning chasing debut in the Killinan Beginners Chase at Thurdles. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:42:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749374-shaneshill/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749374-shaneshill/ Irving faces six rivals in Fighting Fifth defence Irving will bid to become the first horse since Dato Star in 1998-99 to win back-to-back runnings of the StanJames.com Fighting Fifth Hurdle when he lines-up for the Grade One showpiece at Newcastle on Saturday. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:38:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749506-irving-faces-six-rivals-in/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749506-irving-faces-six-rivals-in/ Saphir must shoulder welter burden in Hennessy Saphir Du Rheu will be giving away upwards of 7lb to each of his 16 rivals in Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:12:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749449-hennessy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1126/749449-hennessy/ Bolger eyes Stephen's Day return for On The Fringe Cheltenham Foxhunter winner On The Fringe could make his seasonal return on St Stephen's Day. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:20:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1125/749061-bolger-eyes-st-stephens-day-return-for-the-fringe/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1125/749061-bolger-eyes-st-stephens-day-return-for-the-fringe/ Facade comes through to win at Dundalk Facade had to work a bit harder than expected but eventually proved too strong in the Big Bad Bob Fillies Maiden at Dundalk. Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:18:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1125/749239-facade-comes-through-to-win-at-dundalk/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1125/749239-facade-comes-through-to-win-at-dundalk/ Arctic Fire heads field for Hatton's Grace Hurdle Champion Hurdle runner-up Arctic Fire is the headline name that remains in the Bar One Racing Hatton's Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse on Sunday at the five-day stage. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 15:31:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1124/748880-arctic-fire-heads-field-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1124/748880-arctic-fire-heads-field-for/ Coneygree to miss Gold Cup at Newbury Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree will miss Saturday's Hennessy Gold Cup at Newbury after failing to sparkle in a schooling session on Tuesday. Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:17:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1124/748867-coneygree/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1124/748867-coneygree/ Irish jockey Darren Egan banned by BHA Former jockey Darren Egan has been disqualified with immediate effect after being found guilty of corruption charges by the disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority. Mon, 23 Nov 2015 19:24:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1123/748680-darren-egan-disqualified-by-bha/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1123/748680-darren-egan-disqualified-by-bha/ Riverside City takes Troytown Chase at Navan Riverside City led home stable companion Georges Conn to give trainer Gordon Elliott a one-two in a dramatic Ladbrokes Troytown Chase at Navan. Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:42:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1122/748425-riverside-theatre-takes-troytown-chase-at-navan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1122/748425-riverside-theatre-takes-troytown-chase-at-navan/ Gerraghty secures Monksfield on Falcon Crest Barry Geraghty steered Falcon Crest to a decisive success in the "Monksfield" Novice Hurdle at Navan. The Christy Roche-trained five-year-old was sent off at 100-30 having cruised to victory on his hurdling debut at Fairyhouse earlier in the month and Geraghty always appeared confident he had matter Sun, 22 Nov 2015 14:07:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1122/748419-falcon-crest/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1122/748419-falcon-crest/ Vautour picks up where he left off on reappearance Vautour picked up where he left off to land the Stella Artois 1965 Chase at Ascot, although he was made to work for the win by Ptit Zig. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 17:05:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1121/748286-vautour/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1121/748286-vautour/ Barry Geraghty lands Ascot treble Barry Geraghty steered Rock On Ruby to success in the Coral Hurdle to seal a memorable treble at Ascot today. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:05:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1121/748271-ascot/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/1121/748271-ascot/