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RTÉ to show racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during June and July

RTÉ Racing has announced a series of new one-hour evening programmes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when racing return next month. The national broadcaster will also show live TV coverage on eight of the first 20 days following the resumption...

Major changes to the running order for Royal Ascot 2020

The 2020 Royal Ascot meeting, which this year will feature a total of 36 races, will be run behind closed doors from 16th to 20th June. In this unprecedented year, several alterations have been made to the programme, including six...
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Racing Post to resume print publication from June 1st

Racing Post, the only newspaper dedicated to horseracing, will resume publication of its print edition on June 1st to coincide with the resumption of British racing.    The daily title will return for sale as racing becomes the first mainstream professional sport...

Consistency pays off for Thanks Forever as he wins Group 3 Sha Tin Vase...

Thanks Forever claimed his fifth career victory when winning the valuable Group 3 Sha Tin Vase Handicap (1200m/6f) at Sha Tin, Hong Kong, on Sunday under Australian jockey Zac Purton. Thanks Forever, who had posted some notable efforts but without...

US trainer Todd Pletcher excited about his new recruits from Sheikh Hamdan

After the retirement of long-time USA-based Shadwell trainer Kiaran McLaughlin last April, seven-time American champion trainer Todd Pletcher has seen a number of promising horses move to his yard. The 52-year-old native of Dallas, Texas, and 11-time Breeders’ Cup winner,...

Charlie Hills preparing 136-rated Battash for third tilt at Royal Ascot’s King’s Stand Stakes

The Charlie Hills-trained Battaash, the highest-rated horse among the hundreds worldwide carrying the Shadwell blue and white of Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, is on schedule for his 2020 and 6-year-old debut, according to his handler. The gelded son...
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Horse Racing Ireland release fixtures for June and July

Horse Racing Ireland have released a full flat racing programme for the months of June and July. It includes the big festival in Galway which will still be run on the same dates. As I reported earlier this month Horse...

Irish horse racing to resume next month at Naas

It’s been a long while coming, but horse racing fans, at last, have something to cheer about – the season will finally resume next month. Horse Racing Ireland (HRI) announced a revised three-week horse racing fixture list over the...

List of Irish horse racing fixtures for June 2020

We have the updated list of horse race meetings to be held in June once racing returns in Ireland. JUNE FIXTURES (Flat unless otherwise indicated) June 8 Naas June 9 Leopardstown June 10 Navan June 11 Gowran Park June 12 Curragh June 13 Curragh June 14 Leopardstown June...

Johnny Allen wins another Adelaide Group 1 with victory in The Goodwood at Morphettville

Victoria-based Cork-born jockey Johnny Allen, fresh from his Group 1 victory in the South Australian Derby on Russian Camelot at Morphettville last Saturday, returned to the Adelaide track today to claim another Group 1 success, this time aboard the...

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Bundesliga: Bayern defeat Dortmund to move close to title

Bayern Munich moved closer to another Bundesliga title on Tuesday after they defeated Borussia Dortmund 1-0. Munich now have a 7 point advantage, with...
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Sports Fans use technology to bring stadium atmoshpere to couch

With not a lot of sport on at present sports fans are coming up with ways to bring the atmosphere of a sports stadium...
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Did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic Medal

Here is one you may not have heard before, but did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic medal. In fact, not...

RTÉ to show racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during June and July

RTÉ Racing has announced a series of new one-hour evening programmes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when racing return next month. The national broadcaster will...