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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: -1°C

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Calm, confident Carty ready for limelight after patient wait outside the fold
‘Whether I go to Japan or Connacht, I’m excited about how the season is going’
Johnny Ward: 'From having no interest in racing, there are now days when little else consumes me'
You never forget your first Cheltenham.
'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney
The winger has been working on his aerial ability over the last two weeks ahead of his return to the Test arena.
'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing
‘Ring of fire’, it turned out, was a slight exaggeration.
Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *
* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.
Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer
The NTMA says it wants to get back to issuing some bills ‘during the summer months’ to warm up for full re-entry.
Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury
With some top Cheltenham contenders set to go to post, Declan Smyth picks us a few winners from today’s rescheduled card at Newbury.
One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest
The nominations of Dana Rosemary Scallon and David Norris mean that the ballot paper next month will be the most crowded ever.
First candidates named in Dublin West by-election
The election is eight weeks away, but we already have a few candidates – though larger parties are yet to name theirs.
Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing
We take a look at the runners and riders for today’s feature, the Group 2 Lonsdale Cup at York.
Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend’s racing
Niall informs us that his last four naps have all come in. We haven’t verified that yet, but find out which 5/1 shot he has picked on today’s card.
Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing
We’re off to the Curragh tomorrow for the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.
Mark your Card: Nassau Stakes at Newbury
We take a look at today’s Group 1 contest in Goodwood, as well as the best of the rest from the card in Galway.
Mark your Card: Day five at the Galway Races
Niall’s naps came home on Wednesday and Thursday. Find out who he has plumped for on today’s card in Galway.
Mark your Card: Ladies' Day in Galway
It’s not all about the fancy frocks though – we have a look at the runners and riders in the day’s feature, the Galway Hurdle.
Mark your Card: Galway Plate day in Ballybrit
We look ahead to a busy day of racing out west, not to mention one of the most highly anticipated races of the year – Frankel v Canford Cliffs in the Sussex Stakes.
Mark your Card: Day two at Galway
Here’s our take on the runners and riders at Ballybrit today, including a nice each-way punt in the day’s feature.
Mark your Card: Galway Festival day one
We take a look at the runners and riders on day one at Ballybrit. Go on ya good thing …
Mark Your Card: King George VI day at Ascot
There’s money to be made in today’s feature race. Read our guide to all of the action on both sides of the pond.
Mark Your Card: Irish Oaks day at the Curragh
This afternoon’s Irish Classic is wide open, but we think we might have found a little bit of value.
Mark Your Card: Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown
Niall reckons his 7/1 shot could go close at Haydock this afternoon – what do you think?
Mark Your Card: Saturday at Royal Ascot
We’ve scoured the runners and riders for today and we’re hopeful (not confident, mind you) that a 5/1 winner could be coming our way.
Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four
Here are the runners and riders for Coronation Stakes day.
Mark Your Card: Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot
Niall has spent the morning studying the form for Day Three at Ascot. Here are his best bets from today’s card.
Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Two
Niall tossed a coin and napped a winner at Royal Ascot yesterday. Here are his best bets for Day Two.
Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day One
The five-day Royal Ascot festival is almost upon us. We take a look at the runners and riders for Day One.
Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom
Mark Hobbs has the lowdown on today’s high-class card at Epsom.
Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again
It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.
Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three
Mark Hobbs is back with his picks for Day Three of the Punchestown Festival – including an interesting nap at 8/1.
Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two
Mark Hobbs won a few of us some extra lunch money yesterday with his pick at the Kildare venue. Here’s today’s wisdom. You’re welcome.
Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One
Mark Hobbs has been up all night studying the form. Here are his selections for day one at the Co. Kildare racetrack.
Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day
Mark Hobbs’ takes you through his picks for one of racing’s most iconic occasions.
Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three
Mark Hobbs came dangerously close to Grand National glory with 22/1 shot Western Charmer yesterday. Read his thoughts on the final day of the Fairyhouse meeting here.
Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse
Mark Hobbs didn’t buy Easter eggs this year – he tipped a 9/2 winner yesterday instead. Read his thoughts on today’s card at Fairyhouse.
Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham?
The Cheltenham Festival is nearly done and dusted for another year but the biggest race of all is still to come. We throw an eye over the cast for this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup.
World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny
We take a look at the runners and riders in the third day’s feature race, the Ladbrokes World Hurdle.
Queen Mother Preview: can Big Zeb mastermind back-to-back victories?
The race-card for Day Two is an absolute cracker. We look ahead to day’s main event, the Queen Mother Champion Chase.
Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes?
With this year’s Cheltenham Festival about to get underway, we take a closer look at the first day’s big race – the Stan James Champion Hurdle.
Mark Your Card: Tuesday
It’s better than the Morning Line and the Racing Post rolled into one. Mark Hobbs is here with an overview of today’s Cheltenham card.