Pleascach, who was runner-up at Navan, winning the Taggersalls Irish 1,000 Guineas at the Curragh last year. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Two future Group One winners emerged from the 2015 Irish Stallion Farms Salsabil Stakes and Curragh trainer Patrick Prendergast is hoping his star fil(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy on Squouateur before the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: PA

The hand of history is all over the 2016 Boylesports Irish Grand National but its destiny could rest in the hands of its youngest jockey as Jack Kenne(...)

Neville Porter, bookmaker from Durham, at his stand in Cheltenham. Photograph: Chris Dooley

It’s noon on day two of the Cheltenham Festival, the sun is just beginning to break through the clouds, and for trackside bookmaker Neville Porter thi(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour en route to a spectacular win in The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Bookmakers appear divided about whether or not Ruby Walsh will ride Vautour in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as the ten-times champion jockey closes in on a(...)

Aidan O’Brien: has won three of the last four renewals of the famous Epsom Derby. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ante-post favourites Midterm and Foundation are among 136 horses to stand their ground for the Epsom Investec Derby. A total of 136 horses go forwar(...)

Road To Riches, ridden by Bryan Cooper, clears the last fence on his way to victory at Clonmel in November in what was his sole start to date so far this term. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

It is 20 years since Imperial Call won the then Hennessy en route to landing the Cheltenham Gold Cup six weeks later and Road To Riches is a hot-favo(...)

Faugheen and owner Rich Ricci are all smiles in the winner’s enclosure following their Irish Champion Hurdle win at Leopardstown. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportsfile

Faugheen was acclaimed “a great champion”, and officially rated superior to his former stable companion Hurricane Fly, after a display for the a(...)

Robert Power celebrates with with trainer Charles O’Brien and his daughter Natalie after winning the The Coral.ie Hurdle on Henry Higgins  at Leopardstown. Photograph: Pat Healy/PA

Robbie Power is no Eliza Doolittle, but he got the equine Henry Higgins moving his “bloomin’ arse” to devastating effect at Leopardstown on Sunday an(...)

Down but not out . . . Killultagh Vic rises again to win by three-quarters of a length in the Coral.ie Novice Steeplechase at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph:  Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Even in Ruby Walsh’s storied career, Killultagh Vic’s Grade 2 Leopardstown victory on Sunday will merit special mention as the champion jockey perf(...)

Jack Kennedy, seen winning the Paddy Power Handicap Hurdle on Copy That, improves the chances of Desoto County on Sunday with his 5lb claim. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Jack Kennedy’s rapid rise through the jockey ranks can get another high-profile boost at Leopardstown tomorrow if the teenager partners Desoto County(...)