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JT McNamara celebrates 14/3/2012

Brilliant news as jockey JT McNamara returns home to Ireland 15 months after falling at Cheltenham

McNamara is now deemed well enough to go back home to Limerick…

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JT McNamara celebrates 14/3/2012

Brilliant news as jockey JT McNamara returns home to Ireland 15 months after falling at Cheltenham

McNamara is now deemed well enough to go back home to Limerick…


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A horseracing spectator has been banned from the sport for life after he jumped onto the track at Leicester and attempted to race the horses.

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Johnny Murtagh hangs up his whip to concentrate on training full time

The multiple Classic winner will devote all his time to his new career as a trainer.

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We’re not sure whether he left with a fat wallet or an empty pocket, but a selfie with El Presidente himself surely made this punter’s trip to Leopardstown on Stephen’s Day.


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The world seems to have gone a little ga-ga over the birth of the newest member of the Royal family, so it was written in the stars for the winner of the 8.40 in Ballinrobe this evening.

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The Irish derby is the highlight of a packed card at the Curragh today, but a lot of punters won’t be doing much looking at the horses with Michelle Keegan and Ana Ivanovic about.


Ruby Walsh is quitting Paul Nicholls’ yard to spend more time at home

The decision by Ruby Walsh to end his relationship with Paul Nicholls in the UK makes sense, but it is a costly one.


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Losing your whip in the closing stages of a race is a bit of a nightmare and Sam Waley-Cohen avoided that fate with spectacular skill at Punchestown yesterday.


Video: How close did this jockey come to turning around a doubly disastrous race?

For a horse to run wildly off course not once, but twice and still almost win means that Spicer Cub’s jockey Xavier Perez is a bit of a legend.


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If you were in any doubt about the hardship National Hunt jockeys endure this Paddy Power infographic on Ruby Walsh’s injury tally will clear it right up.


Jockey JT McNamara continues his road to recovery after Cheltenham fall

The serious fall of jockey JT McNamara put a dampener on Cheltenham 2013, but after time in an induced coma, he is thankfully still on the road to recovery.


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JT McNamara ‘stable’ but remains in an induced coma following Cheltenham fall

JT McNamara ‘stable’ but remains in an induced coma following Cheltenham fall


Cheltenham Festival Day 4: As It Happened

It’s all over for another year. Here’s how Gold Cup day unfolded at Cheltenham…


Cheltenham Preview Day 4

While we still have our fingers crossed for injured jockey JT McNamara the racing goes on so we must too. Here’s what to watch on Gold Cup day.


Cheltenham Festival Day 3: As It Happened

A serious injury to jockey JT McNamara cast a shadow over another great day at Cheltenham for Ireland. Here’s how the action unfolded.


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After Ruby Tuesday can the Walsh/Mullins team strike again? And what about superstar Sprinter Sacre? Today’s shaping up to be a cracker at Cheltenham.


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Cheltenham is a roller-coaster of emotions for all punters, and this scene taken from a college house is one that will have been replicated right around the country.


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World Affairs

Pic: The Guardian’s front page on Gaza this morning is incredibly powerful


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