Jockey Ben Dalton aboard Liberty Counsel (left) on his way to winning the Irish Grand National last year leaves jockey Paul Townend on Away We Go in his wake. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It’s being billed as the “Race of the People” but Willie Mullins hopes he will be able to break the little-guy streak in Easter Monday’s €250,000 B(...)

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(...)

One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Three years ago, a photograph of a Cork fishmonger, Pat O’Connell and Queen Elizabeth II, both beaming with laughter, became the image of her S(...)

Ruby Walsh falls from  Abbyssial at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jockey Ruby Walsh is reported in good spirits after having undergone surgery on a broken arm on Friday. Walsh will be sidelined for at le(...)

 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(...)

Taquin Du Seuil ridden by Tony McCoy (right) ahead of Double Ross and Samuel Twiston-Davies before winning the JLT Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Cheltenham – Day 3: There was a poignant winner of the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Chal(...)

Ruby Walsh gets a great jump from Faugheen at the last on their way to winning the Neptune Investment Management Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Robbie McNamara had to deny his giant frame for a sustained period to make the weight on Silver Concorde in the W(...)

 Ruby Walsh and  Quevega after their historic victory in the mares hurdle. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If ever a Grade Two prize has come close to compensating for Grade One defeat, then Quevega’s(...)

Tony McCoy will ride At Fishers Cross at the Cheltenham Festival.

Tony McCoy has chosen to ride At Fishers Cross, instead of the strongly fancied More Of That, in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham F(...)

Davy Russell is at Doncaster today to ride the possible Grand National contender Burton Port.

Alderwood’s last race at Naas in October left him with a hairline fracture to a pastern but a return to the Co Kildare track this Sun(...)

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