Ireland horse racing news

Irish jumps season

Irish jumps season officially over

The Irish National Hunt season has officially ended with the news the Fairyhouse and Punchestown Festivals will not be rescheduled.
Irish racing

Ireland prepared for racing to resume

The board of Horse Racing Ireland believes the experience of holding closed-shop meetings could help when the sport is back up and running.

Irish racing among sports cancelled

Racing in Ireland has been suspended along with all other sports following an announcement from the Irish government.
Atlantic Jewel

Son of Atlantic Jewel wins in Ireland

Russian Emperor, a son of Australian mare Atlantic Jewel, has stamped himself as a Derby contender with his maiden win in Ireland.

Trainers back decision to race in Ireland

Multiple Grade One-winning trainer Paul Nolan is among those backing Horse Racing Ireland's decision to let the sport continue behind closed doors.
British horserace meets

British horse races set to lock out fans

The British Horseracing Authority will ban spectators from attending all meets to avoid spreading coronavirus further among the population.

British racing to move behind closed doors

Britain's racing industry is set to close events to the public at least until the end of March, as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
Cheltenham Festival

Crowds only slightly down at Cheltenham

Cheltenham chief Ian Renton has admitted his relief after the four days of the famous jumps Festival went ahead without problems.
Al Boum Photo

Willie Mullins top trainer at Cheltenham

Willie Mullins has been crowned leading trainer at the Cheltenham Festival for a seventh time with seven winners over the four days.

Public barred from racing in Ireland.

Horse Racing Ireland is the latest jurisdiction to close meetings to the public because of the coronavirus

Un De Sceaux retired after injury

Trainer Willie Mullins has announced the retirement of popular jumper Un De Sceaux because of injury.

Donnacha O’Brien trains first winner

Donnacha O'Brien is off the mark as a trainer with Flower Garland winning at Dundalk.
Tiger Roll

Tiger Roll only 50-50 for third National

Tiger Roll is only 50-50 to bid for a third Grand National win with his owners unhappy with the weight he will have to carry.
Willie Mullins

Fabulous Faugheen digs deep to win

Faugheen has brought the house down at Leopardstown as he rolled back the years with a thrilling victory in the Novice Chase.

Honeysuckle extends record at Leopardstown

Honeysuckle has maintained her unbeaten record in the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown ahead of Cheltenham.

Sizing John out for the rest of the season

Star Irish jumper Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback.

Tom Queally wins hurdle race at Tramore

Frankel's jockey Tom Queally has teamed with his trainer father, Declan, to win over hurdles on Owenacurra Lass.

Gun chaser Sizing John back after 733 days

Punchestown racegoers are in for a treat when 2017 Gold Cup winner Sizing John takes on this year's Cesarewitch and Irish National winners over hurdles.

Clan Des Obeaux in King George repeat

Clan Des Obeaux has defended his title and given trainer Paul Nicholls a record 11th victory in the King George VI Chase..
Magic Wand

Magic Wand’s odyssey continues at Hong Kong International Races

Even some of the incredibly well-travelled fillies and mares who have visited the LONGINES Hong Kong International Races over the years are comparative hermits when...
Willie Mullins

Gold Cup contender Kemboy cleared to race

Kemboy is eligible to race again, after Horse Racing Ireland announced it will accept entries for horses formerly owned by the Supreme Horse Racing Club.

Donnacha O’Brien to retire from riding

Multiple Group One-winning jockey Donnacha O'Brien has announced his retirement to embark on a training career.

Derby winner leads O’Brien Hong Kong team

Anthony Van Dyck is likely to head Aidan O'Brien's team for the Hong Kong International races.

Faugheen survives scare in chasing debut

Faugheen has survived a couple of jumping blunders to run out a convincing winner at his steeplechase debut at Punchestown.

Syndicate barred from Irish racing

Horse Racing Ireland has has denied all registrations of horses under the ownership of Supreme Horse Racing Club which has failed to provide information.