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(...)

 Jockey Sam Waley Cohen and Long Run. The 2011 Gold Cup winner  has been given a rating over a stone and a half lower than his career peak. He’s not as good as he was – but he surely hasn’t regressed that much. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

It’s almost 40 years since a Cheltenham Gold Cup winner won the Grand National and it is a very different Grand National now to when L’Escargot fam(...)

Michael Smurfit  with Tiger Woods and Mark O’Meara

Michael Smurfit was a keen sportsman as a boy and this interest continued as his wealth grew. He acquired Straffan House in the 1980s for £3.5 (...)

Tony McCoy on Colbert Station after winning the Paddy Power Chase in 2012.

Ground conditions could yet dictate what Irish-trained horse Tony McCoy teams up with in Saturday’s Crabbie’s(...)

The sale of part of the former Irish Nationwide Building Society’s €1.8 billion mortgage book by special liquidators Kieran Wallace (above) and Eamon Richardson of KPMG reportedly could be up to two weeks away. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Nama is on standby to take over part of the former Irish Nationwide Building Society’s €1.8 billion mortgage book, the Sunday Times reports. Wh(...)

Jessica Harrington (left), with jockey Barry Geraghty after their Cheltenham success, said Jezki appears to have come out of his Cheltenham race well. Photograph PA

A mouth-watering end-of-season home ground clash between the new title-holder Jezki and the deposed champion Hurricane Fly is (...)

Colbert Station, an Aintree Grand National entry, is one of 16 horses left in Saturday’s Webster Cup Chase at Navan.

Cheltenham wound up a bonanza but the odds are sliding dramatically against an Irish success in Saturday week’s A(...)

Bryan Cooper

Bryan Cooper had more surgery on his broken leg yesterday and it could be up to 10 days before the jockey can return to Ireland after(...)

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(...)

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