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 Apr 2017 18:50:18 +0100 Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:50:18 +0100 Sport News Wicklow Brave surprises in Punchestown Champion Hurdle Wicklow Brave was a surprise winner of Betdaq Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 19:02:43 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871213-wicklow-brave-surprises-in-punchestown-champion-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871213-wicklow-brave-surprises-in-punchestown-champion-hurdle/ Bacardys seals Grade 1 double for Willie Mullins Bacardys provided Willie and Patrick Mullins with a big-race double after a thrilling conclusion to the Tattersalls Ireland Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:50:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871226-bacardys/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871226-bacardys/ Mega Fortune and Bapaume to renew their rivalry With Defi Du Seuil enjoying his summer holidays, Mega Fortune and Bapaume get the chance to settle their season-long argument in the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:21:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871044-mega-fortune-and-bapaume-renew-their-rivalry-at-punches/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0428/871044-mega-fortune-and-bapaume-renew-their-rivalry-at-punches/ Mullins roars back to reduce Elliott's lead A thrilling front-running performance from Great Field helped put Willie Mullins within relative striking distance of Gordon Elliott in the battle for the Irish trainers' championship following day three of the Punchestown Festival. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:39:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870941-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870941-willie-mullins-gordon-elliott/ Great Field ploughs home to take Ryanair Novice Chase Great Field provided Willie Mullins with a valuable Grade One prize and in the process gave jockey Jody McGarvey this biggest success of his career in the Ryanair Novice Chase at Punchestown. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 19:07:19 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870924-great-field/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870924-great-field/ Unowhatimeanharry wins thrilling Stayers Hurdle Unowhatimeanharry just held off Nichols Canyon in a thrilling finish to the Ladbrokes Champion Stayers Hurdle at Punchestown. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:27:28 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870908-unowhatimeanharry/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870908-unowhatimeanharry/ In-form Harrington doubles up at Punchestown Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power teamed up for more success at the Punchestown Festival, winning the first two races on Thursday's card with Bobabout and Don't Touch It for a 53-1 double. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 18:44:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870850-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870850-punchestown/ Mullins rules in-foal Annie Power out of Punchestown Annie Power may well have run her last race after she was not declared for the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown on Saturday. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 16:33:20 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870773-mullins-rules-out-punchestown-trip-for-annie-power/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870773-mullins-rules-out-punchestown-trip-for-annie-power/ Walsh to partner Karalee in Mares Champion Hurdle Willie Mullins will send four runners into battle with Apple's Jade in Saturday's Irish Stallion Farms European Breeders Fund Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown, with Ruby Walsh opting to ride the supplemented Karalee. Thu, 27 Apr 2017 13:55:57 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870791-punchestown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0427/870791-punchestown/ Elliott extends lead in trainers' championship Gordon Elliott has extended his lead over Willie Mullins to €276,780 in the trainers' championship after two Garde 1 wins on the second day of the Punchestown Festival. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:18:23 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870600-elliott/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870600-elliott/ Sizing John digs deep to claim Gold Cup thriller Sizing John came out on top after a pulsating climax to the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:31:38 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870577-sizing-john-digs-deep-to-claim-gold-cup-thriller/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870577-sizing-john-digs-deep-to-claim-gold-cup-thriller/ Fayonagh gives Bumper boost to Elliott Fayonagh comfortably followed up her Cheltenham Festival triumph with an all-the-way success in the Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:42:41 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870590-fayonagh-gives/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870590-fayonagh-gives/ Elliott raises a glass to Champagne Classic Champagne Classic provided Gordon Elliott with a first Grade One victory at this year's Punchestown Festival when he landed in the Irish Daily Mirror Novice Hurdle. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:10:18 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870555-elliott-raises-a-glass-to-champagne-classic/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0426/870555-elliott-raises-a-glass-to-champagne-classic/ Mullins eats into Elliott's lead as title race hots up Willie Mullins made significant inroads into the lead held by Gordon Elliott on the opening day of the Punchestown Festival. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:47:54 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870301-mullins-eats-into-elliotts-lead-as-title-race-hots-up/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870301-mullins-eats-into-elliotts-lead-as-title-race-hots-up/ Fox Norton holds off Un De Sceaux to win Champion Chase Fox Norton followed up his Aintree success by taking the scalp of Un De Sceaux in the BoyleSports Champion Chase at Punchestown. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 22:57:45 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870265-fox-norton/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870265-fox-norton/ Sandra Hughes to hand in training license Sandra Hughes has announced she is to give up training in the next few months as she feels it is no longer financially viable. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:58:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870273-hughes-to-hand-in-license/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870273-hughes-to-hand-in-license/ Disko cruises to Champion Novice Chase success Disko ran out an emphatic winner of the Growise Champion Novice Chase at the Punchestown Festival for trainer Noel Meade in the hands of Bryan Cooper. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:28:09 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870284-disko-cruises-to-champion-novice-chase-success/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870284-disko-cruises-to-champion-novice-chase-success/ Cilaos Emery takes Novice Hurdle as Labaik stalls again Cilaos Emery sprang a surprise when leading home a one-two for Willie Mullins in the Herald Champion Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:23:47 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870239-cilaos-emery/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870239-cilaos-emery/ Jamie Codd chasing bumper glory at Punchestown Jamie Codd hailed Fayonagh as the best bumper horse he has ridden as she bids to follow up her Cheltenham Festival victory in the Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race at Punchestown. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:17:07 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870068-jamie-codd/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870068-jamie-codd/ Sizing John back on Gold trail at Punchestown Jessica Harrington is hoping Sizing John's relative freshness will be a plus when he bids for a notable double in the Coral Punchestown Gold Cup at on Wednesday. Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:20:40 +0100 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870067-sizing-john-back-on-gold-trail-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0425/870067-sizing-john-back-on-gold-trail-at/