Thu, 30 Apr, 2020
I doubt anyone in the Moloney family or anyone in any way attached to Thurles racecourse would ever have thought the eyes of the racing world would turn solely on them on a Saturday afternoon in mid-March, but they will.
Sat, 21 Mar, 2020
Trainer Gavin Cromwell has vowed to support Ger Fox after the Irish Grand National-winning jockey was named as one of three riders to receive a two-year ban after testing positive for a metabolite of cocaine.
Fri, 01 Dec, 2017
Fifty years ago Irish jockey Frankie Shortt sat aboard Aussie at the start of the Aintree Grand National. Little could have prepared him for the next eight minutes and one of the most amazing runnings of the world’s most famous steeplechase.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Fri, 01 Jul, 2016
On an otherwise uneventful afternoon at Limerick racecourse, the drama came in the stewards’ room following the two-mile handicap hurdle, as jockey Barry Geraghty, sensationally, received a 30-day ban – one which rules him out of the Punchestown festival - following his ride on runner-up Noble Emperor.
Mon, 04 Apr, 2016
Bryan Cooper is one of the top jockeys in national hunt racing. As a retained rider for Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown House Stud, he has a very strong book of rides at next week’s Cheltenham Festival.
Sat, 12 Mar, 2016
‘Cheats will not be tolerated in Irish racing’ was the hard-hitting message from a report yesterday published by Horse Racing Ireland and constructed by the Irish Thoroughbred Industry Anti-Doping Task Force, which recommended imposing lifetime bans on horses found to have been illicitly administered prohibited substances.
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016