Trainer Gordon Elliott and jockey Bryan Cooper celebrate winning the Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase with Don Cossack in Thurles last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins has raised the possibility of Champion Hurdle favourite Faugheen taking in the Red Mills Trial Hurdle at Gowran Park on Saturday week.T(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Upazo faces some of the leading British novices including The Liquidator in the Tolworth Hurdle at Kempton today.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Today sees Willie Mullins make the sort of English raid many people imagined would be a regular occurrence when the champion trainer first outlined pl(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and Bobs Worth in the winner’s enclosure at Leopardstown after victory in the recent Lexus Steeplechase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last year’s winner Bobs Worth is one of 36 entries for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup at the Festival on March 14th.Nicky Henderson’s nine-year-old (...)

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(...)

Finian’s Rainbow on his way to winning the Queen Mother champion steeple chase at  the Cheltenham  Festival last year. Photograph: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images

Trainer Nicky Henderson is leaning towards letting Finian’s Rainbow take his chance off top weight in Saturday’s Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.Hi(...)

Tony McCoy on Captain Cutter before winning the Weatherbys Bank Foreign Exchange ‘National Hunt’ Novices’ Hurdle  at Kempton yesterday.

Two winners at Kempton yesterday took Tony McCoy to 3,998 for his career and he will go to Exeter today for three rides and a serious chance of reachi(...)

 Davy Russell riding Sir Des Champs clear the last to win The Bet Online With Thetote.com Punchestown Gold Cup  from Long Run  at Punchestown yesterday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There’s an irony in Willie Mullins supplying Davy Russell with the winner that might seal the jockeys championship but after Sir Des Champs landed (...)

 Boston Bob, seen here at Cheltenham earlier this month, will not race in  the Irish Grand National.  Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Alfie Sherrin was a surprising absentee at the latest forfeit stage for Monday’s Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. Jonjo O’Ne(...)

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Junior has packed a lot into his 40-race career, including victories at both Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival but could now try his luck(...)