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 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:43:12 +0000 Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:43:12 +0000 Sport News Maguire out of Cheltenham after losing appeal Jockey Jason Maguire has lost an appeal against the 14-day ban he picked up at Ludlow last week which rules him out of the upcoming Cheltenham Festival. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:16:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683052-maguire-loses-appeal/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683052-maguire-loses-appeal/ Foxrock still in Gold Cup picture Owner Barry Connell is still "actively considering" whether to stump up £27,500 to supplement Foxrock for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 13:43:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683018-foxrock/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683018-foxrock/ Dundalk return for Strategic Heights Last year's winner Strategic Heights returns to Dundalk for the Floodlit Friday Nights Handicap. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:40:56 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683034-dundalk-return-for-strategic-heights/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683034-dundalk-return-for-strategic-heights/ Sub Lieutenant wins Grade Two at Thurles Gigginstown House stud enjoyed a one-two in the Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles, but not in the order generally expected. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:56:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683102-sub-lieutenant-wins-grade-two-at-thurles/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0226/683102-sub-lieutenant-wins-grade-two-at-thurles/ Thurles preview Milsean bids to get his season back on track in the Grade Two Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:36:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0225/682823-thurles-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0225/682823-thurles-preview/ Willie Mullins could run eight in Champion Bumper Ante-post favourite Bordini is one of eight possible runners for Willie Mullins after 46 horses were entered for the Weatherbys Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham Festival on 11 March. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 14:43:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0225/682761-willie-mullins-could-run-eight-in-champion-bumper/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0225/682761-willie-mullins-could-run-eight-in-champion-bumper/ Salsify features in Foxhunter 45 Dual winner Salsify heads a formidable Irish contingent among 45 entries for the St James's Place Foxhunter Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 13:59:09 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0225/682753-salsify-features-in-foxhunter-45/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0225/682753-salsify-features-in-foxhunter-45/ Gold Cup favourite Silviniaco Conti looking good Paul Nicholls reports Silviniaco Conti in better shape than last year as he heads into the final days of his preparation for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 16:38:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682524-gold-cup-favourite-silviniaco-conti-looking-good/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682524-gold-cup-favourite-silviniaco-conti-looking-good/ BHA anti-doping rules come into effect on Monday New British Horseracing Authority anti-doping rules, which include a zero-tolerance approach to anabolic steroids, will come into force from Monday. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:30:28 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682490-steroids/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682490-steroids/ More Of That out of World Hurdle at Cheltenham More Of That will not defend his Ladbrokes World Hurdle crown and will miss the rest of this season. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:42:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682445-more-of-that-ruled-out-of-cheltenham/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0224/682445-more-of-that-ruled-out-of-cheltenham/ Jacob surprised by Reve De Sivola Hurdle odds Daryl Jacob believes Reve De Sivola has more than an outsider's chance in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:04:54 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0223/682255-reve-de-sivola-daryl-jacob-ladbrokes-world-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0223/682255-reve-de-sivola-daryl-jacob-ladbrokes-world-hurdle/ Longsdon considering Kilcooley for Fairyhouse Charlie Longsdon is thinking of taking Kilcooley to the Fairyhouse Easter Festival following his victory in the National Spirit Hurdle at Fontwell. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:04:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0223/682257-charlie-longsdon-kilcooley-fairyhouse-festival/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0223/682257-charlie-longsdon-kilcooley-fairyhouse-festival/ Roi Du Mee regains Bobbyjo Chase Roi Du Mee repeated his win of two years ago in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:56:38 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0221/681870-roi-du-mee-regains-bobbyjo-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0221/681870-roi-du-mee-regains-bobbyjo-chase/ Rocky Creek impresses in National trial victory Paul Nicholls' domination of big races on Saturdays continued as Rocky Creek enjoyed a perfect Grand National trial in the BetBright Chase at Kempton. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:24:29 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0221/681878-rocky-creek-delivers-knockout-punch/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0221/681878-rocky-creek-delivers-knockout-punch/ Bryan Cooper plots Roi Du Mee success Bryan Cooper has nominated Roi Du Mee as his best chance of a winner this weekend as he bids for a second triumph in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse on Saturday. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:05:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0220/681737-bryan-cooper/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0220/681737-bryan-cooper/ Plenty with chances in Woodlands Chase The Woodlands Park 100 Club Nas Na Riogh Novice Handicap Chase is the richest race on a competitive Naas card and unsurprisingly has a hugely competitive feel to it. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14:00:24 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0221/681862-woodlands/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0221/681862-woodlands/ Spring Heeled travels with National in mind Spring Heeled has his preparation for the Grand National in the At The Races Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:33:05 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0220/681705-spring-heeled-travels-with-national-in-mind/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0220/681705-spring-heeled-travels-with-national-in-mind/ Ttebbob claims Munster Hurdle Ttebbob benefited from an enterprising ride from Robbie Power to land the Munster Hurdle at Clonmel. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:29:42 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0219/681521-ttebbob-claims-munster-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0219/681521-ttebbob-claims-munster-hurdle/ Harrington hopes Burn lights up Cheltenham Jessica Harrington believes Galway Plate runner-up Burn And Turn holds strong claims in the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate at the Cheltenham Festival. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:53:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0219/681493-harrington-hoping-for-festival-turn/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/irish/2015/0219/681493-harrington-hoping-for-festival-turn/ Cheltenham chances diminish for More Of That More Of That is "very much odds against" running in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on March 12, according to regular jockey Tony McCoy. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:31:10 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0219/681354-cheltenham-chances-diminish-for-more-of-that/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/uk/2015/0219/681354-cheltenham-chances-diminish-for-more-of-that/