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Cheltenham Virtual Preview Night organised in aid of Midlands Simon Community

Cheltenham is just around the corner and a virtual preview night has been organised in aid of the Midlands Simon Community. The offers many services...

Horse with strong Laois connections scoops €78,000 in Cheltenham

A horse with strong Laois connections scooped €78,000 at Cheltenham this afternoon. Ronald Pump finished second in the Paddy Power Stayers' Hurdle today - the...

Local GAA club running Fantasy Cheltenham Racing competition

The Cheltenham Racing Festival begins next Tuesday and one GAA club has come up with a novel way to keep you interested in the...

Our pick of the Top Stories of the Week

NEWS Portlaoise estate set on fire Families had to be evacuated after a house in a Portlaoise estate was set on fire Not enough home help  Almost...

Double disappointment for Laois horses in Cheltenham Gold Cup

There was disappointment for the two horses with Laois connections in this afternoon's Gold Cup in Cheltenham. Our Duke, which is owned by the Cooper...

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 4 of the festival

Where did that week go? Here we are on the final day of the 2018 edition of the Cheltenham Festival and it promises to be...

Our Duke installed as bookies favourite as Gold Cup draws closer

Laois horse, Our Duke, has been backed in as the bookies' favourite for tomorrow's prestigious Timico Gold Cup in Cheltenham. Having initially traded at 16/1,...

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 3 of the festival

This Cheltenham Festival is simply flying by - just like they all do. We are now beyond the half way point and have reached Ladies...

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 2 of the festival

Day 1 at Cheltenham was certainly one for favourite backers. With the exception of Getabird in the Supreme, all the other big races went the...

Cheltenham 2018: Your race-by-race guide to Day 1 of the festival

The Cheltenham horse racing festival gets underway today and all anyone can talk about is the ground. For the first time in decades, it will...

Kavanagh’s all set for annual Cheltenham Preview Night

It is the highlight of the year for horse racing fans - and it is less than a week away. The Cheltenham Festival begins on...

Our Duke set for Gold Cup tester at Gowran this Saturday

The Cooper's of Coolrain will be hoping that Our Duke can rekindle his Irish Grand National winning form this Saturday in Gowran, ahead of...

Mixed fortunes for Laois connections in Leopardstown

There was disappointment for one Laois Cheltenham Gold Cup hopeful in Leopardstown today - but hope for another following a dramatic day of racing...

Grand National-winning Laois horse set for first appearance since that Fairyhouse...

Our Duke - the racehorse owned by the Cooper family syndicate from Coolrain which won this year's Irish Grand National winner which is  -...

Cheltenham 2017: Your race-by-race guide to Day 4 of the festival

The experts at the Preview Night in Kavanagh’s Bar in Portlaoise had another mixed day at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival yesterday and they (as...

Cheltenham 2017: Your race-by-race guide to Day 3 of the festival

The experts at the Preview Night in Kavanagh’s Bar in Portlaoise had another mixed day at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival yesterday. Katie Walsh was right...

Peregrine Run hoping to strike a blow for the small owners...

The opening day of the Cheltenham Festival followed a similar enough narrative. A couple of wins for Michael O'Leary and Gordon Elliott, a couple...

Cheltenham 2017: Your race-by-race guide to Day 2 of the festival

The experts at the Preview Night in Kavanagh's Bar in Portlaoise had a mixed first day at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Tony Mullins was right...

One of the hottest Cheltenham favourites started his journey in Laois

Altior goes off as one of the hottest favourites of this week’s Cheltenham festival and in one corner of Laois they’ll be keeping a...

Cheltenham 2017: Your race-by-race guide to Day 1 of the festival

Cheltenham gets underway tomorrow and we were in attendance in Kavanagh's Bar in Portlaoise last Thursday for their now annual Preview Night. The panel of...

Mark Doheny: A bluffer’s guide to getting through Cheltenham week

Ah, Cheltenham. What a brilliant time of year. It can also be a stressful time of year - everyone - and I mean everyone...

Big names in place for Cheltenham preview night in Portlaoise

Matt Chapman from At The Races will lead the star-studded panel of guests at the Cheltenham Preview night in Kavanagh's Bar in Portlaoise on...