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 Feb 2017 10:16:44 +0000 Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:16:44 +0000 Sport News Elliott planning to send around 30 to Cheltenham Gordon Elliott is planning to send a team of around 30 horses for the Cheltenham Festival as he bids to improve on last year's tally. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 15:37:01 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0228/856146-elliott-planning-to-send-around-30-to/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0228/856146-elliott-planning-to-send-around-30-to/ Thistlecrack U-turn all but ruled out Trainer Colin Tizzard has all but confirmed that Thistlecrack will not be making a dramatic return into the Gold Cup picture. Tue, 28 Feb 2017 10:16:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0228/856027-thistlecrack-u-turn-all-but-ruled-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0228/856027-thistlecrack-u-turn-all-but-ruled-out/ Mullins lowdown on his Cheltenham prospects Willie Mullins today gave a horse-by-horse guide on his biggest Cheltenham prospects ahead of the 2017 festival. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 19:03:06 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855880-mullins-gives-the-lowdown-on-cheltenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855880-mullins-gives-the-lowdown-on-cheltenham/ Mullins expects Walsh on Melon in Supreme Novices' Willie Mullins expects Ruby Walsh to side with Melon in the Supreme Novices' Hurdle at Cheltenham. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:18:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855865-willie-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855865-willie-mullins/ Geraghty to miss Cheltenham Festival Barry Geraghty will miss the Cheltenham Festival after suffering a collapsed lung and six fractured ribs in a fall at Kempton on Saturday. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:06:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855600-barry-geraghty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855600-barry-geraghty/ Forge Meadow makes Cheltenham claims in Naas win Forge Meadow got her career back on track with a decisive win in the Paddy Power Onside App Novice Hurdle at Naas. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:55:17 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855592-naas/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855592-naas/ Tombstone to be added to Champion Hurdle After the recent spate of withdrawals from the major Cheltenham Festival races, one new name has been added to the mix with Gordon Elliott announcing Tombstone will be supplemented for the Stan James Champion Hurdle. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:01:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855572-cheltenham-festival-tombstone-to-be-added-to-cham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855572-cheltenham-festival-tombstone-to-be-added-to-cham/ Baker conscious after St Moritz fall Classic-winning jockey George Baker was reported to be awake in intensive care in hospital in Switzerland on Sunday afternoon after being placed in an induced coma following a fall at St Moritz. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:28:39 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855536-george-baker/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0226/855536-george-baker/ Blueyes masters Adonis rivals at Kempton Charli Parcs proved a major disappointment as he crashed out at the penultimate flight in the BetBright Genius Adonis Juvenile Hurdle won by Master Blueyes at Kempton. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:38:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855390-blueyes-masters/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855390-blueyes-masters/ Baie Des Iles still on course for Irish National Ross O'Sullivan felt Saturday's Bobbyjo Chase came too soon for Baie Des Iles, but the Boylesports Irish Grand National remains very much on her agenda. Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:08:03 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855780-baie-des-iles-still-on-course-for-irish-national/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0227/855780-baie-des-iles-still-on-course-for-irish-national/ Geraghty 'hopeful' of being fit for Cheltenham Barry Geraghty is recovering in hospital after suffering a partially collapsed lung and a cracked rib following a fall at Kempton this afternoon, but the leading jockey is "hopeful" he will still be able to ride at the Cheltenham Festival in 17 days' time. Sun, 26 Feb 2017 09:53:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855387-geraghty/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855387-geraghty/ Mullins eyeing Aintree for Bobbyjo winner Company Willie Mullins and Ruby Walsh landed the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase for the fourth time in the last six years as Pleasant Company got up late to take the Grade Three prize. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:32:31 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855397-mullins-eyeing-aintree-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855397-mullins-eyeing-aintree-for/ Danny Sheehy out for eight weeks with leg break Jockey Danny Sheehy sustained a broken tibia after he suffered a fall at Dundalk on Friday evening. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:09:47 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855370-danny-sheehy-out-for-eight-weeks-with-broke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0225/855370-danny-sheehy-out-for-eight-weeks-with-broke/ Cheltenham Festival clues to be gleaned at Kempton Kempton's meeting on Saturday could offer clues for both the JCB Triumph Hurdle and the Sky Bet Supreme Novices' Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival, with Charli Parcs - who is entered in both races - arguably the main star on show. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:32:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855190-cheltenham-festival-rising-stars-on-show-at-kempt/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855190-cheltenham-festival-rising-stars-on-show-at-kempt/ Mullins considering Limini options for Cheltenham Supplementing Limini for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival "has to be thought about", said trainer Willie Mullins. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:18:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855141-cheltenham-festival-limini/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855141-cheltenham-festival-limini/ O'Sullivan has high hopes for Baie Des Iles Trainer Ross O'Sullivan expects his star mare Baie Des Iles to give another good account of herself in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:38:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855143-baie-des-iles-fairyhouse/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0224/855143-baie-des-iles-fairyhouse/ Curragh chief defends redevelopment plans Curragh chief executive Derek McGrath has defended the decision to keep the doors open at the headquarters of Irish Flat racing, even though the move will result in a drastically reduced capacity for the year ahead. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:52:43 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854647-curragh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854647-curragh/ Cheltenham 2017: Five absent champions The casualty rate ahead of the Cheltenham Festival means that the winners of the five main events from last year will not be present at Prestbury Park next month, we take a look at who's missing and why. Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:35:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854330-cheltenham-countdown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0221/854330-cheltenham-countdown/ Burke set to miss the rest of the season Jonathan Burke's injury woes are set to continue after it was confirmed he looks like missing the rest of the season. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:39:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854622-jonathan-burke/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0222/854622-jonathan-burke/ Jamie Codd weighing up Cheltenham options Jamie Codd is still weighing up his riding options as the star Irish amateur gears up for another assault at the Cheltenham Festival. Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:08:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0223/854858-jamie-codd-weighing-up-cheltenham-options/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0223/854858-jamie-codd-weighing-up-cheltenham-options/