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Meet horse racing’s newest female star – and she’s from Laois!

There were joyous scenes in Fairyhouse yesterday as a young Laois jockey steered home her first winner in just her third ever race. Julie McDonald,...

Watch: Strong local connections as Laois trainer claims 50th win on...

There was history for a Laois trainer in Tipperary yesterday as he notched his 50th winner on Irish soil. Portarlington based Kieran Cotter saw his...

Success for Laois trainer and Laois syndicate at weekend racing in...

There was success for a Laois horse racing trainer and a Laois syndicate in Downpatrick at the weekend. Mountrath based Liam Cusack sprung something of...

Lord Dudley brings up seventh winner of the year for Laois...

A Laois trainer celebrated his seventh winner of the season in Roscommon yesterday. Lord Dudley, trained by Portarlington-based Kieran Cotter, pleased favourite backers as he...

WATCH: Success for Laois trainer in Killarney with Snugsborough Hall

There was success for a Laois trainer on Day 2 of the Killarney Racing Festival. Snugsborough Hall, trained by Mountrath based Liam Cusack, won the...

Strong Laois connection as Acapella Bourgeois bids for Grand National glory

The most iconic horse race in the world takes place this afternoon - and there will be Laois interest in it. The Grand National in...

Weekend Read: Meet the Laois trainer hoping for Grand National glory...

The Irish Grand National takes place in Fairyhouse on Easter Monday - and there is significant Laois interest. Mountrath based trainer Liam Cusack runs Snugsborough...

Laois-owned horse bolts up for second Dundalk success

A 28/1 winner in January, a Laois owned horse galloped to his second victory in his last three races in Dundalk last night. Never Mistabeat...

Strong Laois connections as West Is Best wins in Clonmel

There was a big win for a Laois trainer and an owner with strong Laois connections in Clonmel yesterday. The 4.35pm Rosegreen Handicap Chase went...

New Laois horse racing syndicate enters the winners enclosure with Dundalk...

Horse racing is a thriving sport in Laois at present with trainers and owners wracking up wins galore - and another Laois syndicate entered...

Big Laois involvement as Slade Runner romps to first ever win...

There was a huge Laois involvement as a horse called Slade Runner romped to its first ever win in Dundalk last night. Winless in 14...

First winner of 2021 for Laois trainer as foundations laid for...

A Laois trainer tasted success for the first time in 2021 on Friday evening in Dundalk. St George's Head won the Floodlit Friday Nights At...

Winning streak continues for Laois trainer following Dundalk success

A Laois based horse racing trainer continued his winning streak recently with success in Dundalk. Portarlington's Kieran Cotter notched his 14th winner of a remarkable...

13th winner of the season for Laois trainer following Navan success

A Laois trainer scored his 13th winner of the season in Navan yesterday. Portarlington based Kieran Cotter had Inflection Point who galloped to success in...

WATCH: Hat-trick for Laois trainer following second Bellewstown success in 24...

A Step Too Far came up trumps for her Laois trainer yesterday afternoon as she completed a hat-trick of wins. Kieran Cotter's mare galloped to...

Success for Laois trainer in Bellewstown as horse seeks hat-trick today

Laois horse racing trainer Kieran Cotter enjoyed his sixth winner of the season in Bellewstown on Wednesday. The Portarlington based flat racing trainer tasted success...

Laois trainer launches ‘Celtic Racing Club’ in bid to give people...

Laois horse racing trainer Kieran Cotter has launched Celtic Racing Club - aimed at attracting people into the sport who would not have the...

Fifth winner of the season for Laois trainer following Naas success

Laois man Kieran Cotter was back in the winners enclosure yesterday for the fifth time this season. The Portarlington based trainer tasted victory in the...

Weekend Read: Inside the yard of the Laois trainer making huge...

Kieran Cotter's rise in the horse racing game in the last 18 months has been nothing short of meteoric. The flat racing trainer - who...

Winning streak continues as Laois trainer scores another victory

For the third time since horse racing resumed in Ireland after the Coronavirus shutdown, a Laois trainer was celebrating victory yesterday. Kieran Cotter's Inflection Point...

Laois trained horse gallops to victory in The Curragh as racing...

Sport is slowly starting to emerge from the Coronavirus shutdown and a Laois trained horse enjoyed victory at the weekend. Horse racing is taking place...

Laois trainer scores winner on final day of horse racing for...

For sports enthusiasts - this is unquestionably the strangest period in their lives. There is no live sport virtually anywhere in the entire world -...

Laois priest’s horse ‘Total Recall’ wins big chase at Gowran Park

A horse with big Laois connections galloped to glory in Goffs Thyestes Handicap Chase at Gowran this afternoon. 'Total Recall' won at odds of 16/1...

Huge Laois involvement as ‘My Club Colours’ romps home in Punchestown

A horse with huge Laois connections romped to victory over the weekend in Punchestown. 'My Club Colours', owned by Gaels Racing Club, triumphed at odds...

Two horses with Laois connections win big on Day 2 at...

The Punchestown Horse racing festival is on to Day 2 and it has been a great day for Laois. Two of the first three races...

George Cornelius sees Laois trainer win big at Dundalk Races

A Laois trainer and his family were celebrating a big win on the race track last weekend. George Cornelius came in at 14/1 in the...

Ireland rugby coach and Grand National trophy coming to Portlaoise

The Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt will be in Portlaoise tomorrow - and so too will the Grand National horse racing trophy. Schmidt will be...

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...