Carl Frampton will be  in action against Leo Santa Cruz again at the end of January. Photograph: William Cherry/Inpho
Sports Diary 2017 - Key Dates
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  • January 10, 2017, 13:41

January 14-5.2 - Soccer, African Cup of Nations 16-29 - Tennis, Australian Open 13,14,15 - Rugby, Champions Cup Round 5 20, 21, 22 - Rugby, C(...)

Coneygree: the 2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner is set to miss this year’s renewal, according to Sara Bradstock, wife of trainer, Mark Bradstock. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Grade One star Zabana will attempt to re-establish his Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials at Leopardstown next month.  Last season’s Punchesto(...)

 Paul Townend will ride all four Mullins runners at Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The handful of St Stephen’s Day runners Willie Mullins sent to Limerick made a major impact and many will bet lightening can strike again on Wednesda(...)

Jockey Katie Walsh will be looking for a holiday winner. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

St Stephen’s Day duty takes Katie Walsh to Down Royal for a Hunters Chase ride on Foxrock and another potentially good chance in Blairs Cove. The fo(...)

Yanworth: returned to action with a hard-fought success under Barry Geraghty at Ascot last month. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

JP McManus’s team are readying their Christmas Grade One squad with Yanworth set to put his Champion Hurdle credentials on the line at Kempton on St (...)

Mark Walsh:  currently one ahead of Davy Russell on the jockeys’ table

Newbury’s Hennessy Gold Cup is Saturday’s steeplechase feature but that race contains only a couple of more Grade 1 winners than appear at Gowran wher(...)

Barry Browne, on board Swamp Fox, celebrates as he crosses the line to win at the   Galway Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Swamp Fox takes a step up the ladder as he tackles the Grade Three Text Your Bet To Paddy Power On 51465 Fishery Lane Hurdle at Naas on Saturday. The(...)

Ruby Walsh in action with Un de Sceaux who may feature in the Fortria Chase in Navan on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Un De Sceaux could reappear in the tote.com Fortria Chase at Navan on Sunday. Willie Mullins’ eight-year-old proved no match for Sprinter Sacre at Ch(...)

Michael O’Leary and  Willie Mullins: Few in Irish racing would be surprised  if the partnership were reformed. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The split took the racing world by surprise. Willie Mullins, national hunt’s top trainer, parted company this week with Gigginstown House Stud, the ra(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Ivanovich Gorbatov (right) clear the last to win The JCB Triumph Hurdle from Apple’s Jade  at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Bryan Cooper has to settle for the runner-up spot behind the record-breaking Ruby Walsh in the jockeys’ championship but will hope for the number one(...)

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