Racing podcast with Ruby Walsh

Jordan McCarthy and Tommy Lyons talk to champion jockey Ruby Walsh


Today's Tips: Lieutenant looks poised to pull rank in Tipperary finale

The action returns to Tipperary this afternoon, where Lieutenant gets the nap to end the meeting on a high for punters.


Plinth causes minor upset in ‘Istabraq’

The Grade 2 Istabraq Hurdle was the feature event on yesterday’s high-class mixed programme at Tipperary, and Plinth, carrying the colours of the eponymous three-time Champion Hurdler, and also trained by Aidan O’Brien, caused a minor upset when landing the spoils.

Sea The Stars was swiftly retired after claiming Arc glory under Mick Kinane in 2009. Picture: Michael Steele/Getty

Arc is about history, legacy and heritage. Savour it richly


At about 2.55pm tomorrow, the starting gates on the mile-and-a-half pole at Longchamp racecourse will snap open and 18 choicely bred thoroughbreds will jostle for an early position in the opening moment of a contest that for one of them will end with their name embedded forever in racing history.

RIVALS REUNITED: Free Eagle and Pat Smullen, left, and Golden Horn and Frankie Dettori turn into the home straight during last month's Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

Smullen hoping to soar like an Eagle

It was one of more bizarre moments of the year, an incident that left an asterisk on one of the biggest Flat races of 2015.


Today's Tips: Step up in trip can do trick for Weather Watch at Gowran

At Gowran Park this afternoon Weather Watch can show the benefit of recent experience and a step up in trip by taking the two-and-a-half-mile maiden hurdle.

Patricia Ryan from Bandon aboard Tulieasky Hi Ho in the CCI Three-star Class at Ballindenisk InternationalHorse Trials, Cork .

Tholm Keane talks up merits of Iranian market

Tholm Keane believes there’s a market for Irish horses and equine expertise in… Iran.


Boy set for Cesarewitch

Western Boy could go for the Tote Irish Cesarewitch at the Curragh on October 11 before going back over jumps following his fine effort at Leopardstown.


Cirrus tops the Saturday Longchamp bill

Cirrus Des Aigles is the headline act at Longchamp tomorrow when he bids to win the Qatar Prix Dollar for a fourth time.


BHA to probe stall farce

The British Horseracing Authority will “look into” the final race at Kempton on Wednesday evening after the winner, Isdaal, raced from the wrong stall.


Gary Moore: Grugy in ‘great form’

Gary Moore’s 2014 Champion Chase winner Sire De Grugy could reappear as early as next weekend at Chepstow.

BIRDSEYE VIEW: The horses makes their way over a fence during the Captain Christy Chase at Clonmel yesterday. The race was won by King Leon forAidan O'Brien.

Treve on the drift for Arc

Eagle Top will defend the honour of British older horses when he lines up for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, as red-hot favourite Treve was eased to odds against with a number of firms yesterday.


Age allowance can help Whiteout score

There are two meetings in Ireland today, with the action getting underway at Gowran Park, where the nap comes in the shape of Whiteout.

CLINGING ON: Eyes Of A Tiger and Ruby Walsh survive a mistake at the last hurdle to win the Laganore Maiden Hurdle.

Day to savour for the Walshs

Trainer Pat Fahy topped and tailed yesterday’s meeting at Clonmel with the victories for Eyes Of A Tiger and Ten Times Better, while their respective riders, Ruby and Katie Walsh, helped record a memorable day for the Walsh family as their father, Ted, was also on the mark, with Old Castletown.


Chris Hayes talks up Power’s Abbaye claims

Jockey Chris Hayes feels Sole Power has a good chance of breaking his Qatar Prix de l’Abbaye hoodoo should conditions continue to dry out at Longchamp.


Ruby booking and drop in trip can inspire Tiger

The horse racing roadshow moves to Clonmel this afternoon, where the Pat Fahy-trained Eyes Of A Tiger is fancied to making a winning debut over jumps in the Laganore Maiden Hurdle.


Flyer puts seal on 33/1 treble for Walsh

Mark Walsh proved the hero on Student Day in Sligo, completing a magnificent 33/1 treble on Pretty Woman, Badgerfort and Shantou Flyer.

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