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 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:27:59 +0100 Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:27:59 +0100 Sport News American Pharoah set for Saratoga test Despite having seen American Pharoah steamroller his rivals into the history books this year, Bob Baffert is taking nothing for granted as his Triple Crown hero tackles the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday night. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:07:13 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724204-american-pharoah-set-for-saratoga-test/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724204-american-pharoah-set-for-saratoga-test/ Cox bullish, not bearish on Kodi's Mile chances Clive Cox is extremely confident about the prospects of Kodi Bear in the Doom Bar Celebration Mile at Goodwood on Saturday. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:27:59 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724174-cox-bullish-not-bearish-on-kodis-mile-chances/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724174-cox-bullish-not-bearish-on-kodis-mile-chances/ Fascinating Rock returns to action at Windsor Fascinating Rock could earn himself a shot at a major autumn target if he can make a successful return in the Unibet Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor on Saturday evening. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:05:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724165-fascinating-rock-will-target-winter-before/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724165-fascinating-rock-will-target-winter-before/ Wexford preview Golden Spear attempts to atone for letting down favourite-backers at Galway when he goes to post for the Audrey McGrath Memorial (QR) Race at Wexford. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 12:21:16 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724141-wexford-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0828/724141-wexford-preview/ Tipperary treble for Weld and Smullen Tested stamped her authority on the Coolmore Stud Fairy Bridge Stakes to take the Tipperary Group Three contest for the second year running on a good evening for Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen. Fri, 28 Aug 2015 14:28:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/724027-tested-highlight-of-tipperary-treble-for-weld-and/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/724027-tested-highlight-of-tipperary-treble-for-weld-and/ Well-backed Bear heads Celebration Mile sextet Kodi Bear is odds-on to take Group Two honours in the Doom Bar Celebration Mile after just six horses were declared at Goodwood on Saturday. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:01:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/723928-bear/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/723928-bear/ Fascinating Rock heads to Windsor Irish raider Fascinating Rock heads an intriguing field of 10 set to contest the Unibet Winter Hill Stakes at Windsor on Saturday evening. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:26:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/723979-fascinating-heads-to-windsor/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0827/723979-fascinating-heads-to-windsor/ O'Brien hopeful Leopardstown will suit Gleneagles Aidan O'Brien is keeping his fingers crossed the weather will allow Gleneagles to step up to 10 furlongs for the first time in next month's Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:14:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723644-obrien-hopeful-leopardstown-will-suit-gleneagles/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723644-obrien-hopeful-leopardstown-will-suit-gleneagles/ Former Olympian Pendleton granted rider's licence Former track cyclist Victoria Pendleton has been granted an amateur riders' licence and is due to make her debut under Rules at Ripon on Monday. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:40:27 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723743-pendleton-licence/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723743-pendleton-licence/ Stars set to storm St Leger at Doncaster Connections of Storm The Stars believe their horse is the one to beat in the Ladbrokes St Leger at Doncaster next month. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:55:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723679-stars-set-to-storm/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723679-stars-set-to-storm/ Benkei bags Bellewstown triumph Galway Festival hero Benkei maintained his steep upward curve when landing the It Pays To Bet With The Tote Handicap at Bellewstown. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:08:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723784-benkei/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723784-benkei/ Tipperary preview Ainippe's participation in tomorrow's Coolmore Fairy Bridge Stakes will hinge on the ground at Tipperary. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:52:56 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723705-tipperary-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0826/723705-tipperary-preview/ Golden Horn set for Irish Champion Stakes Golden Horn could be on course to take part in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes, unless the weather turns against him. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:00:35 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723492-golden-horn-set-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723492-golden-horn-set-for/ Wicklow Brave set for Irish St Leger Owner Nick Peacock sees the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St Leger as an attractive target for Ebor runner-up Wicklow Brave. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 12:43:48 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723438-wicklow-brave-set-for-irish-st-leger/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723438-wicklow-brave-set-for-irish-st-leger/ O'Brien craves sound surface for Gleneagles Aidan O'Brien has his fingers firmly crossed the weather will be kind enough to allow Gleneagles to run in the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown next month. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 14:44:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723213-gleneagles-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723213-gleneagles-leopardstown/ Bellewstown preview All eyes will be on the improving Vale Do Sol in the It Pays to Bet With Tote Handicap at Bellewstown on Wednesday, as he bids to follow up his emphatic Navan victory. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:50:30 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723462-bellewstown-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0825/723462-bellewstown-preview/ Irish Champion Stakes on Guiliani's radar German Group One winner Guiliani could be an interesting contender for the Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on 12 September. Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:04:29 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723236-german-raider-in-line-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723236-german-raider-in-line-for/ Ballinrobe preview The Treacy's Pharmacy Chase is the pick of the action at Ballinrobe on Tuesday and Gigginstown Stud look to be going all out for victory with three of the seven entries. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 15:13:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723235-gigginstown-pushing-hard-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0824/723235-gigginstown-pushing-hard-for/ A new Dawn rises at the Curragh Herald The Dawn gave trainer Jim Bolger a sixth triumph in the Galileo EBF Futurity Stakes when wearing down long-time leader Now Or Never in the seven-furlong Group Two at the Curragh. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:10:58 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0823/723072-a-new-dawn-rises-at-the-curragh/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0823/723072-a-new-dawn-rises-at-the-curragh/ Shalaa powers to Morny glory at Deauville Frankie Dettori's golden summer continued apace as Shalaa provided him with another Group One win in the Darley Prix Morny at Deauville. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 21:26:33 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0823/723081-shalaa-powers-to-morny-glory-at-deauville/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2015/0823/723081-shalaa-powers-to-morny-glory-at-deauville/