Revenge on the menu as extravaganza kicks off with a mighty bang

Some say pleasure deferred is pleasure enhanced but that is very much not the case when it comes to Royal Ascot.

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Too Darn Hot can prove too darn good

Darren Norris It’s not often the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 proves superior to the English equivalent but the unexpected presence of Newmarket absentee Too Darn ...

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O’Leary drops bombshell he will phase out National Hunt team

The racing world was rocked yesterday after Michael O’Leary announced he will phase out his National Hunt team over the next five years.

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Ruby Walsh bids farewell in style after glorious career

It was the sweetest of farewells.

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How the Irish fared: Joy for Irish quartet as Blades seal promotion

John Egan, Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick, and possibly Scott Hogan will be plying their trade in the Premier League next season after Sheffield United secured promotion ...

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Joy for Irish quartet as Blades seal promotion: How the Irish fared

John Egan, Enda Stevens, David McGoldrick, and possibly Scott Hogan will be plying their trade in the Premier League next season after Sheffield United secured promotion ...

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Austrian School can get back to winning ways

It’s a case of quantity over quality in Britain this afternoon with the bulk of the ITV4 action coming from Musselburgh, where the feature race is the Queen’s ...

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How the Irish fared: Hourihane on target for red-hot Villa

Conor Hourihane proved the match-winner as Aston Villa continued their charge towards the Championship play-offs with an eighth successive win on Saturday.

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Davy Russell: ‘I felt I was riding for the whole country’

Sometimes, appearances can be deceptive.

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How the Irish fared: David McGoldrick pounces as steely Blades cut down Preston

Goal number 13 for the season was far from unlucky for David McGoldrick as his first-half effort gave Sheffield United a 1-0 win at Preston on Saturday, a result ...

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How the Irish fared: Supersub Murphy sparks O'Neill's Forest revival

Nottingham Forest manager Martin O’Neill hailed super-sub Daryl Murphy after the veteran striker sparked a comeback against Swansea in Saturday’s Championship ...

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'I don’t buy it': James McClean critical of Declan Rice's U-turn

James McClean doesn’t pull any punches, on or off the pitch.

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Quinn rules himself out of running for FAI role

Niall Quinn last night ruled himself out of the running to replace John Delaney as the FAI’s chief executive.

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Fehily can sign off with a winner on Get In The Queue

Noel Fehily brings down the curtain on a fine career today and the man from Dunmanway can bow out in style by steering Get In the Queue to victory in the Goffs UK ...

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Willie Mullins: I never expected to win the Gold Cup

There were scenes of unbridled joy in the winner’s enclosure at Cheltenham today as Willie Mullins finally got his hands on the Gold Cup.

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Clan Des Obeaux sets standard for Cheltenham Gold Cup

It’s hard to recall a more open Cheltenham Gold Cup than the one that will unfold before our eyes at 3.30pm this afternoon. Of the 16 set to go to post in ...

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Progressive Paisley Park set to crown fine season

The Sun Racing Stayers’ Hurdle is today’s feature race and Paisley Park can crown a flawless campaign by landing the spoils for trainer Emma Lavelle ...

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Relief unites the punters at Cheltenham

The first victory of day two of this year’s Cheltenham Festival came early. Very early.

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Blackmore continues to hammer down boundaries

Five simple words summed it up.

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You won’t get rich, but don’t oppose Altior and Tiger Roll

Provided it gets the go-ahead, day two of Cheltenham will see two three-time heroes go in search of a fourth Festival success and it’ll rank as a massive surprise ...

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Aidan Coleman: 'You have to be on the ball every day, not just Saturdays and festivals'

Aidan Coleman has carved out a solid career since moving to England from Cork over a decade ago but it wasn’t until Paisley Park won the JLT Hurdle last December ...

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The curious case of Altior

He’s a winning machine on the brink of equalling a modern-day winning sequence — so why has three-time Cheltenham Festival winner Altior yet to fully ...

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The top three head-to-head battles to watch out for at Cheltenham

From Arkle v Mill House to Kauto Star v Denman to Native River v Might Bite, the Cheltenham Festival has produced some epic duels down the years. It’ll be ...

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Day 1 at Cheltenham had a bit of everything

It’s fair to say day one of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival had a bit of everything. Driving rain in the hours before the Sky Bet Supreme Novices Hurdle, the ...

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Apple’s Jade looks all set to foil D’Air’s hat-trick bid

The Unibet Champion Hurdle, the headline act on the opening day of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival, pits a hat-trick-seeking champion against a superstar mare as well ...

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Ruby: 'If I was going to Cheltenham looking for a fairytale it would involve Faugheen and Un De Sceaux'

He may be out on his own as the most successful jockey in Cheltenham Festival history but Ruby Walsh admits he still gets nervous ahead of the biggest week on the ...

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How the Irish fared: Patrick Bamford maintains rich vein of form

Potential Ireland recruit Patrick Bamford continued his recent rich vein of form on Saturday, netting an early winner as promoting-chasing Leeds won 1-0 at Bristol ...

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Call Me can lord it in Imperial Cup

Horses for courses will be one of the themes of Cheltenham Festival week with history consistently showing the importance of course form when it comes to the four ...

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Injury blow for Ireland as Michael Obafemi set for spell on sidelines

Michael Obafemi will not be part of the early stages of Mick McCarthy’s second coming as Ireland manager after it was yesterday confirmed that the 18-year-old ...

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How the Irish fared: Pep Guardiola praise for Pádraig Amond as Newport exit FA Cup

Newport County’s remarkable FA Cup odyssey may have ended on Saturday but a 4-1 defeat didn’t stop Irish striker Pádraig Amond from leaving the ...

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The Crown Princess: A family cruise, and a voyage of discovery

The Crown Princess is a high-class resort in itself — but it also delivers you to unforgettable destinations around the Med, as Darren Norris discovered when ...

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McGoldrick’s fine form continues

There’s no Ireland striker in better form than David McGoldrick at the moment and the 31-year-old illustrated that reality again this weekend, opening the ...

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Relieved Long ends 279-day goal drought

How the Irish fared

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Ten races not to be missed in 2019

With a Christmas festival blitz that provided a host of surprises now in the rearview mirror, the focus turns to what lies ahead in 2019,writes Darren Norris

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Liverpool title charge inspired by consistent brilliance of Van Dijk

The halfway point of the Premier League campaign dovetails nicely with Christmas so the time has come to provide a little festive cheer by handing out some imaginary ...

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I’d Rather Be with him than against him

To be, or not to be, that is indeed the question. It seems safe to assume Billy Shakespeare wasn’t thinking about the 2018 renewal of the BetVictor Gold Cup, ...

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How the Irish fared: O’Neill handed boost by Preston double-act

With the Nations League double-header against Denmark and Wales looming, Callum Robinson fired a reminder of his talents to Republic of Ireland boss Martin O’Neill ...

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How the Irish fared: David McGoldrick ends goal drought to rescue Sheffield United

David McGoldrick picked the perfect moment to end a six-game goal drought, netting Sheffield United’s winner with three minutes to go after struggling Preston ...

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How the Irish fared: Steve Bruce hails Villa hero Conor Hourihane

An exquisite free-kick from Conor Hourihane rescued a point for Aston Villa in Saturday’s Championship clash at Blackburn.

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Former international Wes Hoolahan a man in demand in Football League

Former Republic of Ireland international Wes Hoolahan is wanted by League One outfits Oxford United and Fleetwood Town.

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Brexit ‘single biggest issue facing racing industry’

“This a challenging and perilous time for the racing industry in Ireland,” recently appointed Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) chairman Nicholas Hartery warned ...

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