Diamond Jubilee winner Slade Power is an 11-4 favourite for the July Cup at Newmarket. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/inpho

It’s not unknown for a Group 1 sprint to end in a dead-heat and that would be the ideal July Cup result this Saturday for the Eddie Lynam team whose s(...)

Magician wins last year’s Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and returns there today for the Mooresbridge Stakes.

Presumption can be dangerous but it will be a major shock if Magician can’t cast an emphatic spell over his rivals at the Curragh today. Last y(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty and  Rebel Fitz on the way  to victory in the Powers Gold Cup  at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Barry Cronin/PA

Racing round-up: Rebel Fitz is set for a busy summer after capitalising on Ballyc(...)

Paul Webber’s Cantlow heads a maximum field of 30 for Monday’s Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. The British horse is one of six runne(...)

Double Seven and jockey Tony McCoy jump the final fence during the Grand National. The Martin Brassil-trained horse has been entered in the Irish Grand National on Easter Monday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Don Cossack heads the weights after 69 horses were entered for the Boylesports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse on Easter Monday. Gordo(...)

Gold Cup-winning jockey  Davy Russell has a good book of rides over the weekend, including Seriatim in the €25,000 Ulster Grand National at Downpatrick.

Davy Russell has half a dozen rides over the weekend at Gowran and Downpatrick and he can follow up last week’s G(...)

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(...)

Bryan Cooper suffered a “very complex” leg  fracture in a fall at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jockey Bryan Cooper has been been transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol after surgery today. Cooper, who is retained rider for po(...)

Benefficient (3) clears the last on his way to beating Hidden Cyclone in the two-mile Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase at Leopardstown at the Christmas Festival meeting. The pair renew rivalry in today’s Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Nothing at the festival comes easy but sometimes it’s possible to over-complicate things and the evidence of thei(...)

Last Instalment’s trainer Philip Fenton. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Last Instalment and First Lieutenant will both be declared for Friday’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, according to Gigginstown House Stud’s racing manag(...)