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, 5 Feb 2016 17:53:12 +0000 Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:53:12 +0000 Sport News Meade criticises 'stupid price' on Road to Riches Trainer Noel Meade believes Road To Riches is a "stupid price" for Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:57:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765716-punchestown-preview/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765716-punchestown-preview/ Tips and Previews: Irish Gold Cup There is an excellent card awaiting us at Leopardstown this Saturday, with four Grade One races - the highlight being the Irish Gold Cup. Read Declan Meagher's preview. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 17:53:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765755-tips-and-previews-irish-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765755-tips-and-previews-irish-gold-cup/ VIDEO: Riches 'bouncing' ahead of Irish Gold Cup Noel Meade is keeping his fingers crossed Road To Riches arrives at Leopardstown on Saturday in the same form he was in last weekend in his quest for Irish Gold Cup glory. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 15:58:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765335-road-to-riches-bouncing-ahead-of-irish-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765335-road-to-riches-bouncing-ahead-of-irish-gold-cup/ Marise takes slim victory at Dundalk Five flashed past the post virtually in line in Dundalk's Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap, but it was Marise who had her head down where it mattered. Fri, 5 Feb 2016 21:18:02 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765821-marise/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0205/765821-marise/ HRI recommends lifetime bans for drug misuse A lifetime ban for any horse who has been illicitly administered prohibited substances and increased frequency of out-of-competition testing are two of the main recommendations from a report published today by Horse Racing Ireland. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:57:08 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765410-hri-want-lifetime-ban-for/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765410-hri-want-lifetime-ban-for/ Mullins lands Novices Hurdle in Clonmel again Arkwrisht benefitted from an enterprising Ruby Walsh ride to continue Willie Mullins' domination of the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:21:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765478-mullins-domination-of-novices-hurdle-in-clonmel/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765478-mullins-domination-of-novices-hurdle-in-clonmel/ Grand National attracts 126 entries Last year's winner Many Clouds features among 126 entries for the Crabbie's Grand National on 9 April, with the Aintree feature attracting the highest number of entries since 2008. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 15:31:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0203/765138-grand-national/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0203/765138-grand-national/ Political Policy continues progress at Dundalk Political Policy is out to continue his rapid progression in the Crowne Plaza Race & Stay Handicap at Dundalk on Friday night. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:35:32 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765409-political-policy-continues-progress-at-dundalk/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0204/765409-political-policy-continues-progress-at-dundalk/ Dont Tell No One runs for Brian Gleeson at Clonmel RTÉ racing presenter Brian Gleeson has his fingers crossed for a big run from Dont Tell No One in the Surehaul Mercedes-Benz Novice Hurdle at Clonmel. Wed, 3 Feb 2016 13:47:51 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0203/765104-dont-tell-no-one-represents-brian-gleeson-at-clonm/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0203/765104-dont-tell-no-one-represents-brian-gleeson-at-clonm/ Road To Riches faces nine rivals in Irish Gold Cup Road To Riches is the star name among 10 horses confirmed for Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 14:13:13 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764814-irish-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764814-irish-gold-cup/ Willie Mullins boasts ultra-strong Deloitte hand Willie Mullins is responsible for five of the nine horses to have stood their ground for the Deloitte Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 16:40:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764820-mullins/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764820-mullins/ Simonsig team face crucial period Nicky Henderson admits the next few weeks will be "crucial" for Simonsig as connections mull over their options. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 09:48:19 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764707-simonsig-team-face-crucial-period/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764707-simonsig-team-face-crucial-period/ Coolaghknock set for Down Royal run Last weekend's Fairyhouse scorer Coolaghknock Glebe makes a swift turnaround in the Bet With The Tote Handicap Hurdle at Down Royal on Wednesday. Tue, 2 Feb 2016 12:13:20 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764768-coolaghknock-set-for-down-royal-run/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0202/764768-coolaghknock-set-for-down-royal-run/ Noel Meade points Road To Riches at Irish Gold Cup Road To Riches is firmly on course for Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown after delighting trainer Noel Meade in a racecourse gallop at Punchestown on Sunday. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:01:25 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764577-road-to-riches_irish-gold-cup/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764577-road-to-riches_irish-gold-cup/ More Of That set to miss Scilly Isles at Sandown Leading RSA Chase contender More Of That is to sidestep the Betfred TV Scilly Isles Novices' Chase at Sandown on Saturday with regular rider Barry Geraghty on duty in Ireland. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 19:54:34 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764563-scilly-isles-novices-chase/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764563-scilly-isles-novices-chase/ Enda Bolger's star duo to clash at Navan Enda Bolger is ready to let his two cross-county aces Josies Orders and Quantitativeeasing lock horns over hurdles at Navan next month. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:19:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764468-bolger/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764468-bolger/ Leicester hoping to race on Wednesday Leicester officials are pinning their hopes on strong winds drying out the waterlogged areas of the course to allow their jumps meeting on Wednesday to go ahead. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:19:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764435-leicester-hoping-to-race-on-wednesday/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764435-leicester-hoping-to-race-on-wednesday/ Colm Murphy keen on Cheltenham for Empire Of Dirt Trainer Colm Murphy is targeting the spring festivals with Empire Of Dirt following his big-race triumph at Leopardstown earlier this month. Mon, 1 Feb 2016 17:25:57 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764426-colm-murphy-keen-on/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0201/764426-colm-murphy-keen-on/ Vautour has Leopardstown Gold Cup option Willie Mullins will consider letting Vautour line up in next Saturday's Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:34:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0131/764306-vatour-has-leopardstown-gold-cup-option/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0131/764306-vatour-has-leopardstown-gold-cup-option/ Felix Yonger just edges out Flemenstar Felix Yonger denied Flemenstar in a thrilling renewal of the BoyleSports Tied Cottage Chase at Punchestown. Sun, 31 Jan 2016 15:17:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0131/764277-felix-yonger-just-edges-out/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2016/0131/764277-felix-yonger-just-edges-out/