Death Notice for Galway trainer Kevin McDonogh - from rip.ie
Willie Mullins is keeping his fingers crossed stable jockey Ruby Walsh can make it through next week's Punchestown Festival without suffering further injury.
Officials at Punchestown are expecting the ground to ease slightly ahead of next week's Festival meeting, which kicks off on Tuesday.
Willie Mullins remains in no rush to decide on the likely Punchestown Festival target of brilliant mare Annie Power.
Impressive Aintree winner Balder Succes is likely to stick to novice company when he lines up at the Punchestown Festival next week.
Willie Mullins has yet to decide whether to let Un De Sceaux line up in the Racing Post Champion Hurdle at Punchestown.
Paul Nolan will consider letting Noble Prince turn out again at next week's Punchestown Festival following his fine effort in defeat at Cork on Sunday.
Trainer John Quinn has confirmed Scottish Champion Hurdle heroine Cockney Sparrow will line up at the Punchestown Festival next week.
Amateur Champion Patrick Mullins caused a stir at Ballinrobe races yesterday evening when attempting to ride with a camera mounted on his helmet.
Leading owner Barry Connell is excited about seeing his star performer The Tullow Tank begin his career over fences later this year.
Richard Hughes has been given the green light to return to race-riding at Sandown on Friday.
Tipperary is good ahead of tomorrow's mixed card at the Limerick Junction track.
Pat Cosgrave's appeal against a six-month ban will be heard on Monday, the Emirates Racing Authority has confirmed.
Willie Mullins has given the clearest indication yet that brilliant Supreme Novices' Hurdle winner Vautour could be campaigned with a potential Champion Hurdle tilt in mind next season.
Goffs will auction a bronze statue of the most celebrated horse in Irish National Hunt history, Arkle, during the Goffs Punchestown Sale which will be held in the winners’ enclosure after racing on Thursday 1 May.
The Robert Tyner-trained Cuil Rogue was a beaten favourite in the opener at Ballinrobe but the stable's representative Sir Abbot (4/6) made absolutely no mistake in the finale, the Connaught Telegraph Flat Race under Robbie McNamara.
Philip Rothwell, so close to the big prize at Fairyhouse yesterday with Grand National third, Saoirse Dun, maintained the momentum at Ballinrobe this evening. After Catchin Time's second placing earlier, the Wicklow handler saddled a one, two in the Treacy's Pharmacy Handicap Chase.
There was a dramatic conclusion to the Killeen Sports Grounds Beginners Chase at Ballinrobe where in the end the Charlie Swan-trained David Casey-ridden Rodriguez emerged victorious.
Johnny Levins rode winners in the past over jumps in the Seamus Mannion silks on the likes of The Long Haul. Those orange, black and white colours were on another important winner for Levins at Ballinrobe this evening, as the Brian O'Connell-partnered Noble Call gave the now Curragh-based trainer his first victory in the jumps arena in the Connacht Spring Show May 18th Handicap Hurdle.
1.05 All The Law
1.35 Sizing Criquet
1.30 Dancing Juice
2.00 Cadeaux Pearl
2.30 Gold Show , Fisher
3.40 Jubilee Brig
1.45 New Fforest , Barnet Fair , Swiss Cross , Stone Of Folca , Monumental Man
2.20 Semeen , Van Percy , Certavi , Miss Marjurie
3.25 Mirsaale , Rock Choir , Ajman Bridge
4.35 Black Caesar , Zugzwang , Ajig
5.25 Swing State
8.00 Illusionary Star
The Irish Stallion Farms EBF Maiden gets proceedings on a mixed card at Tipperary under way at 5.00, and sees Lupie bid to build on a pair of third-placed finishes.
Aerlite Supreme (5-1) landed the P & D Lydon Plant Hire Rated Hurdle to complete a double for Michael Hourigan and Adrian Heskin at Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening.
Shutthefrontdoor gave Barry Geraghty his first Boylesports Irish Grand National with a thrilling success at Fairyhouse.
Rebel Fitz landed his first success at Grade One level when coming out best in an eventful renewal of the Powers Gold Cup at Fairyhouse.
Dermot Weld and Pat Smullen have been in terrific form since the new Flat season opened and they kept the ball rolling with a double from Alkasser and Nonchalant at Cork.