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Published: 16:26 | 6/2/16

Carlingford Lough storms to Gold Cup victory

2015 winner surges past favourite Road To Riches

Carlingford Lough came out of nowhere to power through the field and take the Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

The JP McManus-owned horse was placed well behind Gilgamboa stablemate by the bookmakers, but the 20/1 outsider easily passed Road To Riches on the home straight after Valseur Lido fell at the final fence when leading.

Road To Riches was the pre-race favourite, but Noel Meade's horse was below his best over the fences and was then found wanting when Carlingford Lough stepped on the accelerator, winning by 12 lengths with Fine Rightly (33-1), running a huge race in third.

Winning jockey Mark Walsh was understandably delighted

"I didn't think I was going to win three out," he said.

"They went a hell of a gallop the whole way and I was never travelling, never happy with him at all.

"I just kept going gently with him, but at the third-last I thought I was going nowhere and I was nearly going to pull up.

"I just kept tipping away and once I jumped the second-last the others stopped in front of me and he kept galloping."

Harrington wins Portugal Masters

15:23 | 23/10/16

Ireland's Padraig Harrington carded a final-round 65 to win the Portugal Masters ahead of England's Andy Sullivan.

Taylor back training at father's gym

10:29 | 23/10/16

Former Olympic boxing champion Katie Taylor has returned to training at her father's gym in Bray.

Munster name side to face Glasgow

15:07 | 21/10/16

Keith Earls has been named on the left wing for Munster's Champions Cup encounter with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park.

Moscow Flyer dies aged 22

14:02 | 21/10/16

Former Champion Chase winner Moscow Flyer has died aged 22, the National Stud has announced.

Cheltenham to honour McNamara

11:21 | 21/10/16

The 2017 National Hunt Chase at the Cheltenham Festival is to be run in memory of JT McNamara.

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