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#Starter's Orders

From The42 Calm, confident Carty ready for limelight after patient wait outside the fold Starter's Orders

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’

From The42 Johnny Ward: 'From having no interest in racing, there are now days when little else consumes me' Starter's Orders
From The42 'I didn't get stuck into players enough': Stockdale targets aerial improvement in Sydney Starter's Orders

'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.

From TheJournal.ie 'You're through the ring of fire': Take a tour of the 'Pig Olympics' course at the Ploughing Starter's Orders This post contains videos

'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.

From TheJournal.ie Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens * Starter's Orders

Pat Kenny is coming back to your screens *

* But only to chair the first leaders’ debate of the election race this Thursday.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland still planning to issue short-term bonds this summer Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: your best bets for Betfair Day at Newbury Runners And Riders

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.

From TheJournal.ie One in, all in: Seven up for 2011 Presidential contest Starter's Orders

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.

From TheJournal.ie First candidates named in Dublin West by-election Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend’s racing Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing Starter's Orders

Mark your Card: Your best bets for the weekend's racing

We’re off to the Curragh tomorrow for the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes.

From The42 Mark your Card: Nassau Stakes at Newbury Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Day five at the Galway Races Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Ladies' Day in Galway Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Galway Plate day in Ballybrit Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Day two at Galway Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your Card: Galway Festival day one Starter's Orders

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 …

From The42 Mark Your Card: King George VI day at Ascot Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Irish Oaks day at the Curragh Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Coral-Eclipse day at Sandown Starter's Orders

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?

From The42 Mark Your Card: Saturday at Royal Ascot Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four Starter's Orders

Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Four

Here are the runners and riders for Coronation Stakes day.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day Two Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Royal Ascot Day One Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom Starter's Orders

Mark Your Card: Oaks day at Epsom

Mark Hobbs has the lowdown on today’s high-class card at Epsom.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again Starter's Orders

Mark Your Card: Hurricane to Fly again

It’s another intriguing day of racing at Punchestown today – Mark Hobbs identifies the best value.

From The42 Mark your Card: Punchestown Day Three Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day Two Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Punchestown Day One Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day Starter's Orders

Mark Your Card: 2000 Guineas Day

Mark Hobbs’ takes you through his picks for one of racing’s most iconic occasions.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Fairyhouse Day Three Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark your card: Grand National Day at Fairyhouse Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Gold Cup Preview: can the Irish spring one last surprise at Cheltenham? Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 World Hurdle Preview: Big Buck’s worth every penny Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Queen Mother Preview: can Big Zeb mastermind back-to-back victories? Starter's Orders

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 sportingbet.com Queen Mother Champion Chase.

From The42 Champion Hurdle Preview: who will step into Binocular's shoes? Starter's Orders

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.

From The42 Mark Your Card: Tuesday Starter's Orders

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.