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, 27 Oct 2016 18:11:47 +0100 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:11:47 +0100 Sport News Breeders' Cup: O'Brien reveals plans for his team Aidan O'Brien on Wednesday confirmed that Arc heroine Found's first preference at the Breeders' Cup would be the Classic - a race that has tantalisingly eluded the Ballydoyle trainer in the past. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:56:06 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827324-breeders-cup-aidan-obrien-reveals-plans-for-run/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827324-breeders-cup-aidan-obrien-reveals-plans-for-run/ Rogue rake throws Hong Kong race into chaos A race had to be voided in Hong Kong for the first time in history on Wednesday due to a problem with the starting stalls caused by a rake. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:11:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827394-rogue-rake-throws-hing-kong-race-into-chaos/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827394-rogue-rake-throws-hing-kong-race-into-chaos/ HRI doubles down on measures to attract runners Horse Racing Ireland is set to implement a number of changes in an attempt to increase field sizes. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:11:26 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827290-hri_field-size/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1027/827290-hri_field-size/ Gorane wins for de Bromhead at Dundalk Top jumps trainer Henry de Bromhead showed himself capable of handling more precocious types by sending out Gorane to win the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden at Dundalk. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:55:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/827169-gorane-wins-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/827169-gorane-wins-for/ Tizzard keeping all options open for Thistlecrack Trainer Colin Tizzard says "everything will be considered" for Thistlecrack following his brilliant chasing debut at Chepstow on Tuesday. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 15:10:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/827059-tizzard-keeping-all-options-open-for-thistlecrack/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/827059-tizzard-keeping-all-options-open-for-thistlecrack/ Mullins could train Un De Sceaux focus on France Plans for Un De Sceaux remain fluid but there is a strong possibility he could be racing in France a good deal. Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:56:25 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/826991-un-de-sceaux/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1026/826991-un-de-sceaux/ Thistlecrack eases to classy win on chasing debut Thistlecrack made the perfect start to his career over fences with a faultless display in the Aspen Waite Complete Business Growth Service Novices' Chase at Chepstow. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:59:00 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1025/826793-thistlecrack-eases-to-classy-fences-debut/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1025/826793-thistlecrack-eases-to-classy-fences-debut/ Minding likely to top O'Brien's four-year-old team Minding appears likely to star in a strong four-year-old team for Aidan O'Brien next year. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 10:19:36 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1025/826634-minding/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1025/826634-minding/ Thistlecrack ready for chase debut at Chepstow Colin Tizzard insists Thistlecrack is "ready to run" as one of the biggest stars of the last National Hunt season is set to begin a new career over fences at Chepstow on Tuesday. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:50:34 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826488-thistlecrack-ready-for-chase-debut-at-chepstow/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826488-thistlecrack-ready-for-chase-debut-at-chepstow/ Breeders' Cup Mile the mission for Limato Limato is on course for a fascinating clash with Tepin in the Breeders' Cup Mile at Santa Anita after connections decided to swerve an outing in the Turf Sprint. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 15:03:10 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826491-breeders-cup-mile-the-mission-for-limato/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826491-breeders-cup-mile-the-mission-for-limato/ Derby hero Harzand is retired to stud Dual Derby winner Harzand has been retired and will stand at the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud in 2017. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 14:52:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826440-derby-hero-harzand-is-retired-to-stud/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826440-derby-hero-harzand-is-retired-to-stud/ Meade's Apache Stronghold sidelined for season Noel Meade has been dealt a blow with the news smart chaser Apache Stronghold will miss the whole season after having a tendon fired. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 10:23:02 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826401-meades-apache-stronghold-sidelined-for-season/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1024/826401-meades-apache-stronghold-sidelined-for-season/ Making Light lands Killavullan Stakes Making Light beat the boys to the Group Three spoils in the Killavullan Stakes at Leopardstown. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:13:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826259-making-light/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826259-making-light/ Third Intention first at Aintree in Old Roan Third Intention delivered the big-race victory he has long promised in the 188Bet Monet's Garden Old Roan Chase at Aintree. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 16:40:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826262-third-intention-first-at-aintree-in-old-roan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826262-third-intention-first-at-aintree-in-old-roan/ Coneygree to swerve Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Coneygree will not make his return to action in the Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby on Saturday. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:08:53 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826252-coneygree-to-swerve/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1023/826252-coneygree-to-swerve/ Rivet triumphs in Racing Post Trophy Andrea Atzeni won the Racing Post Trophy for a fourth successive year as 11-4 shot Rivet made nearly all the running at Doncaster. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:50:01 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826087-rivet-triumphs-in-racing-post-trophy/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826087-rivet-triumphs-in-racing-post-trophy/ Cheltenham double for Mulholland Fox Norton looked like a horse jumping into the big time when he made a mockery of his rating to come home unchallenged in the Randox Health Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:14:49 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826112-cheltenham-double-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826112-cheltenham-double-for/ Thief not for catching at Punchestown Grade One-winning hurdler Identity Thief made a foot-perfect start to life over fences in the Download The BETDAQ App Beginners Chase at Punchestown. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:31:51 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826116-thief-not-for-catching-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826116-thief-not-for-catching-at/ Winx wallops rivals in the Cox Plate Trainer Chris Waller has set his sights on a third Cox Plate title with Winx after the mare secured back-to-back victories in the Group One event at Moonee Valley. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:59:21 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826081-winx-wallops-rivals-in-cox-plate/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1022/826081-winx-wallops-rivals-in-cox-plate/ Yucatan spearheads Irish challenge at Doncaster Yucatan began the week not looking the obvious number one contender for Aidan O'Brien in the Racing Post Trophy, but now finds himself a short-priced favourite for the final Group One of the British season at Doncaster on Saturday. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:15:42 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1021/825974-yucatan-spearheads-irish-challenge-in/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/1021/825974-yucatan-spearheads-irish-challenge-in/