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#Racing

# racing - Thursday 16 January, 2020

From The42 Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak Column

Young Limerick jockey McNamara enjoying hot streak

Having claimed a first win for his father in 2018, Conor has had sustained success with Gavin Cromwell of late, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Monday 13 January, 2020

From The42 Van Graan's Munster must find the quality to close gap on Europe's very best Trailing

Van Graan's Munster must find the quality to close gap on Europe's very best

‘We always want to improve our squad and our team,’ said Munster boss Johann van Graan.

From The42 Today's racing at Punchestown cancelled due to 'safety concerns' amid storm Called Off

Today's racing at Punchestown cancelled due to 'safety concerns' amid storm

The entire country is under a Status Orange alert as Storm Brendan hits.

# racing - Sunday 12 January, 2020

From The42 Munster's European campaign all but over as Racing finish over the top in Paris Down And Out

Munster's European campaign all but over as Racing finish over the top in Paris

Johann van Graan’s men were blown away in the final 10 minutes after an even contest.

# racing - Monday 6 January, 2020

From The42 Van Graan asks for patience as Munster regroup for 'knockout' clash with Racing Hurdles

Van Graan asks for patience as Munster regroup for 'knockout' clash with Racing

With a new system to bed in, Johann van Graan laments that he has not been able to maintain a consistent starting XV.

# racing - Friday 3 January, 2020

From The42 Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate Column

Johnny Ward: Cheltenham should be careful what it wishes for with five-day debate

Our columnist on the prospect of change for the March racing showpiece.

# racing - Thursday 2 January, 2020

From The42 If it ain't broke: Al Boum Photo setting out Gold Cup stall Picture Perfect

If it ain't broke: Al Boum Photo setting out Gold Cup stall

‘History tells you that it’s not easy to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup more than once,’ writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Saturday 28 December, 2019

From The42 Delta Work leaves it late to clinch Savill's Chase thriller at Leopardstown Racing

Delta Work leaves it late to clinch Savill's Chase thriller at Leopardstown

Monalee was beaten into second.

# racing - Friday 27 December, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Bull roars to dramatic victory in festive Leopardstown test Column

Johnny Ward: Bull roars to dramatic victory in festive Leopardstown test

There was a memorable soundtrack as Jack Kennedy took the main prize on Day 2 of the Christmas Festival.

From The42 Davy Russell lands feature race at Limerick and Welsh Grand National sees home winner Racing

Davy Russell lands feature race at Limerick and Welsh Grand National sees home winner

Fury Road won the main race at Limerick while Potters Corner triumphed at Chepstow.

# racing - Thursday 26 December, 2019

From The42 Faugheen produces Christmas magic in Limerick The Machine This post contains videos

Faugheen produces Christmas magic in Limerick

The 11-year-old registered his 11th Grade One victory and a first over fences.

# racing - Wednesday 18 December, 2019

King George still fascinating despite Altior's likely absence

Nicky Henderson’s horse would have brought an extra dimension to the race, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Sunday 15 December, 2019

From The42 Elliott's favourite Andy Dufresne is upset at Navan Racing

Elliott's favourite Andy Dufresne is upset at Navan

A surprise victory for Latest Exhibition with Bryan Cooper on board.

# racing - Friday 13 December, 2019

From The42 What impact will Brexit have on horse racing? Column

What impact will Brexit have on horse racing?

These are interesting times.

# racing - Thursday 5 December, 2019

From The42 The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one Column

The Champion Hurdle is a blurred picture for now, but it's an intriguing one

It will gradually come into focus as the season rolls along, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Monday 2 December, 2019

From The42 Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine Drug Use

Two Irish jockeys test positive for cocaine

David Simmonson and Cian Cullinan have received bans from the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board.

# racing - Wednesday 27 November, 2019

From The42 Kemboy cleared to race again following owner's Horse Racing Ireland ban Eligible

Kemboy cleared to race again following owner's Horse Racing Ireland ban

The Cheltenham Gold Cup contender will feature in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas after today’s decision.

# racing - Sunday 24 November, 2019

From The42 'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points Honours Even

'We're a club that doesn’t know how to give up' - Van Graan takes the two points

Munster now face into back-to-back ties with Saracens in Europe.

# racing - Saturday 23 November, 2019

From The42 Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick Shared Spoils

Late JJ drop-goal slips wide as Russell inspires Racing to draw in Limerick

Johann van Graan’s men nearly grabbed a late, late win at Thomond Park.

# racing - Wednesday 20 November, 2019

From The42 Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences Hidden

Analysis: Vakatawa and Ringrose's lines cleverly exploit off-guard defences

The Racing centre was in devastating form in his side’s big win over Saracens last weekend.

From The42 Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend Column

Donn McClean: Altior and Cyrname set for fascinating showdown this weekend

The highly-rated steeplechasers will face off in the Christy 1965 Chase at Ascot on Saturday.

# racing - Tuesday 19 November, 2019

From The42 Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing Injury Update

Hanrahan returns to Munster training ahead of huge clash with Racing

Meanwhile, Stephen Larkham paid tribute to Alby Mathewson ahead of his departure.

From The42 Zebo set for 'special occasion' on return to Thomond Park to face Munster Homecoming

Zebo set for 'special occasion' on return to Thomond Park to face Munster

The Racing 92 man is hopeful new Ireland boss Andy Farrell will call him up to the national squad.

# racing - Saturday 16 November, 2019

From The42 Faugheen wins at Punchestown as Klassical Dream upset by Saldier Horse Racing

Faugheen wins at Punchestown as Klassical Dream upset by Saldier

The 2015 Champion Hurdle Winner got off to a winning start over fences.

# racing - Friday 15 November, 2019

From The42 Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines Column

Kevin Doyle's €155,000 purchase of Altior's half-brother has grabbed headlines

There was drama involving the former Ireland and Premier League footballer at Fairyhouse this week, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Sunday 10 November, 2019

From The42 Apple's Jade stunned as Bacardys claims Lismullen Hurdle win at Navan Racing

Apple's Jade stunned as Bacardys claims Lismullen Hurdle win at Navan

Ballyoisin won the other Grade 2 race of the day at the Meath rack.

# racing - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

From The42 Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season Column

Donn McClean: Saturday's Champion Chase could send ripples through the season

One of Ireland’s top racing journalists picks out the horses worth following after Road To Respect’s victory at Down Royal.

# racing - Friday 25 October, 2019

From The42 If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing Column

If you cannot afford to pay an odds compiler you shouldn't be laying bets on Irish racing

It is obvious the majority of bookmakers are copying the work of a rival’s odds-compiler, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Friday 18 October, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners Column

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can be proud of new horse welfare programme for prisoners

The first sod has been turned to begin work on a new facility in Castlerea.

# racing - Tuesday 15 October, 2019

From The42 Superstar Enable will race again in 2020 with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a target Back In Action

Superstar Enable will race again in 2020 with Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe a target

Enable was last seen finishing second at Longchamp earlier this month.

From The42 17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh Column

17-year-old Sheridan still pinching himself after seizing his big opportunity at the Curragh

The talented apprentice jockey had a landmark win on the Willie Mullins-trained Royal Illusion, writes Donn McClean.

# racing - Friday 11 October, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Irish racing can lead the way in drug testing jockeys Positive Signs

Johnny Ward: Irish racing can lead the way in drug testing jockeys

‘There needs to be a greater deterrent and, if we increase the number of tests when we visit a racecourse, it could act as a deterrent,’ says Dr Jennifer Pugh.

# racing - Monday 30 September, 2019

Greyhound board in 'shock' over decision to not promote the sport to tourists

Irish tourism bodies met with the Irish Greyhound Board to inform them of this decision last Thursday.

# racing - Friday 20 September, 2019

From The42 'I never dreamed we would reach a figure like this' - €2.5m raised by Pat Smullen's charity race Great Cause

'I never dreamed we would reach a figure like this' - €2.5m raised by Pat Smullen's charity race

An all-star cast featuring Tony McCoy, Ruby Walsh, Joseph O’Brien, and Paul Carberry were in action at the Curragh last weekend.

From The42 The nights are getting longer, the mornings colder and nothing invites the winter like racing at Dundalk Column

The nights are getting longer, the mornings colder and nothing invites the winter like racing at Dundalk

Geological and Mianna are worth keeping tabs on as racing returns to Dundalk, writes Johnny Ward.

# racing - Friday 6 September, 2019

From The42 Johnny Ward: Horses do the talking for shrewd, young trainer Emmet Mullins Next Gen

Johnny Ward: Horses do the talking for shrewd, young trainer Emmet Mullins

This has been an extraordinary year for Mullins and young owner Paul Byrne.

# racing - Tuesday 3 September, 2019

From The42 'We love seeing each other getting winners' - The brothers who dream of becoming champion jockey Humans Of Horse Racing This post contains videos

'We love seeing each other getting winners' - The brothers who dream of becoming champion jockey

In the final episode of Humans of Horse Racing, we meet Tipperary siblings Nathan and Shane Crosse.

From The42 'There's a fair chance you won't see us riding again. It's a special cause for a special person in my life' Charity Race

'There's a fair chance you won't see us riding again. It's a special cause for a special person in my life'

Legends of racing met at Joseph O’Brien’s yard this morning to promote the Pat Smullen Champions Race for Cancer Trials Ireland.

# racing - Monday 2 September, 2019

From The42 Leopardstown change race times to avoid clash with All-Ireland football final replay

Leopardstown change race times to avoid clash with All-Ireland football final replay

The Irish Champions weekend takes place on 14-15 September.

# racing - Tuesday 27 August, 2019

From The42 The difference a year makes as Meath-based trainer Lyons wins first £1m Ebor Column

The difference a year makes as Meath-based trainer Lyons wins first £1m Ebor

Having finished fourth in the race 12 months ago, Mustajeer claimed victory in York on Saturday, writes Donn McClean.

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