Sam Twiston-Davies is to ride as number one jockey to Paul Nicholls next season, the British champion trainer has announced. Photograph:  David Davies/PA

Sam Twiston-Davies is to replace Daryl Jacob as stable jockey to champion British trainer Paul Nicholls next season. Nicholls said there(...)

Hinterland ridden by Noel Fehily in the Doom Bar Maghull Novies’ Steeple Chase during Grand National Day. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Lac Fontana benefited from a typically power-packed Tony McCoy ride to clinch the Pertemps Network Mersey Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race on Crab(...)

Jockey Daryl Jacob: suffered mulstiple injuries following a nasty incident at Cheltenham when  his mount Port Melon crashed into a rail.  Photo:  David Davies/PA Wire

Daryl Jacob is recuperating at home following his release from hospital on Monday after he suffered multiple injuries in a nasty incident at Ch(...)

Ruby Walsh is surrounded by galloping horses and rolled on by Abbyssial after the Willie Mullins-trained four-year-old fell in the JCB Triumph Hurdle   at Cheltenham yesterday.

Cheltenham 2014 took a heavy toll on the sport’s top jockeys with Ruby Walsh and Daryl Jacob joining Bryan Co(...)

Tiger Roll ridden by Daryl Russell goes on to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham. Photograph:David Davies/PA Wire

Tiger Roll oozed class when scooting up the hill to win the JCB Triumph Hurdle at Cheltenha(...)

 Robbie McNamara on Spring Heeled leads  on the way to victory in the  Kim Muir   Chase at Cheltenham yesterday. Photo:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara again rode to the rescue when preventing an Irish blank on the third day of Cheltenham by guiding(...)

Tidal Bay with Ruby Walsh on board on his way to winning the 2012 Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. The enigmatic 13-year-old star is in contention to return to the course and distance of that epic success. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday’s multiple-Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup fixture has an enviable record of identifying future talent but it’s the veteran Tidal Bay that could br(...)

Willie Mullins’s Prince de Beauchene will miss the King George at Kempton.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
Captain Chris to miss King George
  • Racing
  • December 23, 2013, 13:08

Captain Chris has been ruled out of the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day. The nine-year-old was due to represent trai(...)

Willow’s Saviour clears the last to win The Ladbroke Handicap Hurdle at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images
Saviour lands the Ladbroke at Ascot
  • Racing
  • December 21, 2013, 16:43

Dan Skelton secured a major success in his first season as a trainer when Willow’s Saviour landed The Ladbroke at Ascot.Ridden by Skelton’s brother, H(...)

Trainer Paul Nicholls with Big Buck’s ridden by Daryl Jacob (left)  and Solar Impulse  after excercising    at Exeter yesterday.

Big Buck’s took an important step ahead of his eagerly-anticipated return to action with a gallop before racing at Exeter yesterday.The champion stayi(...)