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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C

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2022
# National Hunt
Donn McClean: 'Flawless' Honeysuckle headlines the Dublin Racing Festival
Racing gets underway at Leopardstown today.
All time
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Ponies in London make house calls to families in isolation to cheer people up
Park Lane Stables in Teddington is taking requests for the animals to visit homes in the area.
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'My Mum passed away and it made me look at life differently': Jay Tabb on his jockey dreams
The former Ireland U-21 midfielder has enjoyed an inexplicably varied retirement but is now dedicating himself to horse racing.
WIN: tickets to the Dublin Racing Festival
There’s a quality weekend of racing in store next week.
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'I've a wife and a child at home. I have to go home and be in some kind of humour for them'
We followed a bookmaker at Punchestown on the opening day to find out what a big festival is like from the bookies’ point-of-view, whether that’s big wins or losses.
# Family affair
O'Sullivan and Walsh: Husband and wife team chasing 'fairytale' Grand National run
Kildare trainer Ross O’Sullivan will have his first ever Aintree Grand National runner today, with his wife Katie Walsh riding Baie Des Iles in the iconic race.
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Michael Owen finishes second on horse racing debut
He burst onto the scene with a wonder goal at the 1998 World Cup, but Michael Owen also had “the time of his life” on his racing debut.
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Shock Cheltenham winner Labaik refused to start another race today
That’s the third time in four races for the Supreme Novice Hurdle winner.
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'Jamie Vardy? This is not a footballer, this is a fantastic horse'
Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri says his goal was to save the club from relegation and that hard work from his team has been key to their success.
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Amazon says its delivery drones are 'more like horses than cars'
It’s because these drones will be able to sense and avoid obstacles that may cross their path.
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Confused by Cheltenham? Here’s how to bluff your way through this year’s festival
If you can’t tell Ruby Walsh from your Ruby Tuesdays, we’re here to help.
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10 reasons why we love Ruby Walsh
Paying tribute to a true legend of Irish sport, who celebrates his 34th birthday today.
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'Keith Andrews looks like Kramer from Seinfeld' -- midfielder's new hair sends Ireland wild
Take a bow, son.
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Alex Ferguson's horse set for Grand National tilt
But Manchester United are slated to play cross-town title rivals City that day.
AS IT HAPPENED
Cheltenham, day four
It’s Gold Cup Friday. Check in on all this afternoon’s action at Prestbury Park.
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Stars horse around for new TV show
Six famous Irish faces will star in new RTE show, Stars Go Racing, where they will learn the ropes of horse training.