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 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000 Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000 Sport News Cheltenham Festival countdown: Ante-post questions With exactly eight weeks to go until the tapes go up for the first race at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival, we look ahead to some of the main quandaries facing ante-post punters. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:45:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845588-cheltenham-festival/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845588-cheltenham-festival/ Aussie jockey in hot water over reckless ride Jockey Josh Cartwright could learn of his penalty later this week after admitting to riding recklessly in an extraordinary incident at Morphettville in Australia last Saturday. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 16:01:00 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845610-josh-cartwright/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845610-josh-cartwright/ Mouchoir to face Champion test at Leopardstown Henry de Bromhead is looking forward to testing Petit Mouchoir's Stan James Champion Hurdle credentials at Leopardstown on January 29. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:55:15 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845504-mouchoir-to-face-champion-test-at-leopardstown/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0117/845504-mouchoir-to-face-champion-test-at-leopardstown/ RTÉ Sport and BoyleSports announce new sponsorship RTÉ Sport and BoyleSports have announced an extension of their partnership for coverage of racing across television, radio, online and mobile in 2017. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:46:45 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845322-rte-sport-and-boylesports-announce-new-sponsorship/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845322-rte-sport-and-boylesports-announce-new-sponsorship/ Un De Sceaux seeking another Clarence House Chase Connections of Un De Sceaux are confident Ascot suits their star chaser as much as anywhere ahead of his tilt at a second consecutive Berkshire Community Foundation Clarence House Chase this Saturday. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 09:31:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845378-un-de-sceaux/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845378-un-de-sceaux/ Elliot looks to Irish Gold Cup with Empire Of Dirt Empire Of Dirt will be tested at the highest level in the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown on 12 February. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:32:44 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845256-empire-of-dirt-to-stri/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845256-empire-of-dirt-to-stri/ Mullins eager to see Faugheen return this month Willie Mullins remains hopeful that Faugheen will make his eagerly-awaited return to action at Leopardstown later this month. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 10:45:18 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845243-mullins-eager-to-see-faugheen-return-this-month/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845243-mullins-eager-to-see-faugheen-return-this-month/ Identity Thief may get Arkle run at Leopardstown Identity Thief could bid to get his season back on track in the Frank Ward Solicitors Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown on 29 January. Mon, 16 Jan 2017 15:24:58 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845234-identity-thief-may-get-arkle-run-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0116/845234-identity-thief-may-get-arkle-run-at/ D'Arc helps Elliott extend title lead over Mullins Ball D'Arc ran out a decisive winner of the valuable Bar One Racing Dan Moore Memorial Handicap Chase at Fairyhouse, helping Gordon Elliott extend his lead in the trainer's title over perennial champion Willie Mullins. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:54:59 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0115/845117-ball-darc-justifies-favouritism-at-fairyhouse/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0115/845117-ball-darc-justifies-favouritism-at-fairyhouse/ Any Second Now wins for Ted Walsh at Punchestown Any Second Now maintained his unbeaten record with victory in the Sky Bet Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:19:36 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0114/844978-any-second-now-wins-for-ted-walsh-at/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0114/844978-any-second-now-wins-for-ted-walsh-at/ Willoughby Court makes all at Warwick Willoughby Court galloped his rivals into submission in the Neptune Investment Management Novices' Hurdle at Warwick. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:40:12 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0114/844985-willoughby-court-makes-all-at-warwick/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0114/844985-willoughby-court-makes-all-at-warwick/ Valseur Lido sidelined for the season The Henry de Bromhead-trained Valseur Lido is to miss the rest of the season after picking up an injury. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 14:51:33 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844751-valseur-lido/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844751-valseur-lido/ Ruby Walsh: Kempton closure 'just makes sense' Ruby Walsh admits that while he would be "sad" if Kempton were to close, he thinks the decision to shut the track "just makes sense". Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:26:50 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844653-rugby-walsh-kempton-closure-just-makes-sense/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844653-rugby-walsh-kempton-closure-just-makes-sense/ Triple Grand National winner Brian Fletcher dies Brian Fletcher, who rode three winners of the Grand National including two on Red Rum, has died, aged 69. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:13:48 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844586-three-time-grand-national-winner/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844586-three-time-grand-national-winner/ Douvan the star of Champion Chase entries Douvan is the headline act among the 28 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 15:58:27 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844455-douvan/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844455-douvan/ Crack Mome faces five at Punchestown Willie Mullins relies on Crack Mome in a bid to extend his excellent recent record in the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 18:09:46 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844807-moscow-flyer-novice-hurdle/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0113/844807-moscow-flyer-novice-hurdle/ Alain Cawley targets comeback after Kempton fall Alain Cawley is aiming to be back in action next month after dislocating both shoulders in a fall at Kempton in October. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:16:52 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844528-alain-cawley-targets-comeback-after-kempton-fall/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844528-alain-cawley-targets-comeback-after-kempton-fall/ Paddy Brennan bags double win at Leicester Galway jockey Paddy Brennan showed his prowess in the saddle with a double on two chasing newcomers at Leicester. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 16:30:26 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0112/844531-paddy-brennan-bags-double-win-at-leicester/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2017/0112/844531-paddy-brennan-bags-double-win-at-leicester/ Jezki set for Navan return in January Jezki is set to make his long-awaited return to action at Navan on January 21. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:53:30 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844421-jezki-set-for-navan-return-late-january/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0112/844421-jezki-set-for-navan-return-late-january/ 'Horse of a lifetime' Don Cossack retired Trainer Gordon Elliott hailed Don Cossack as "the horse of a lifetime" after last year's Cheltenham Gold Cup winner was retired after suffering an injury setback. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:22:04 +0000 http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0111/844157-don-cossack-retired-after-suffering-injury-setback/ http://www.rte.ie/sport/racing/2017/0111/844157-don-cossack-retired-after-suffering-injury-setback/