Ruby Walsh: rides Diakali as trainer pursues a remarkable fifth win in the race. Photograph: Inpho

Epsom will be the international focus today, and California Chrome’s triple crown attempt will concentrate minds on tonight’s Belmont Stakes in New Y(...)

Spring is in the air as some runners have an early run-out at Cheltenham yesterday morning in preparation for the start of today’s four-day festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Willie Mullins appreciates the history of Cheltenham more than most so the significance of Qu(...)

Katie Walsh by Spencer Murphy: winner of the 2013 Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize

A picture of the jump jockey Katie Walsh, looking mud-spattered, sweaty and tired, has won the photographer Spencer Murphy one of Britain’s leading p(...)

Katie Walsh will team up with Pique Sous at Bellewstown this evening.

The Turf Club is considering if the four-day suspensions handed out to five jockeys after the controversial finale at Leopardstown on Thursday night, (...)

Jane Mangan with winning trainer Dermot Weld celebrates her victory in Galway last year. Photograph: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

‘What dreams are made of,’ Jane Mangan tweeted after her first Grade One winner last month at Punchestown, the 19-year-old from Conna, Co Cork, riding(...)

Mumbles Head with Jamie Moore (left) and Barry Geraghty’s Roberto Goldback refuse the last during Saturday’s Grand National. Photograph: Getty Images

It might not be the Grand National many of us grew up with, but Auroras Encore’s 66/1 triumph at Aintree on Saturday could prove to be a transf(...)

Final preparations take place at Aintree as the fence take off boards are given a fresh coat of paint. Photograph: John Giles/PA Wire

Finding the winner of the Aintree Grand National has traditionally been jump racing’s most powerful selling point to the general public. So for(...)

Battlefront ridden by Katie Walsh (right, red cap) clears The Chair in the   Fox Hunters' Chase. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The focus on the Grand National course at this year's Aintree Festival meeting is so intense that the fact that the famous fences had nothing to do(...)

Liberty Counsel (left) is given a peach of a ride by conditional jockey Ben Dalton.

Liberty Counsel’s shock 50 to 1 victory in yesterday’s Ladbrokes Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse was a skinning result for the bookies but a(...)