Jim Bolger: “I wouldn’t risk her on firm ground but she goes well on all other types of ground. She’s very consistent.”

Altesse got up in the last few yards to land the Listed spoils in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Noblesse Stakes at Leopardstown. The consistent filly (...)

Jockey Davy Russell will ride Morning Assembly in the English Grand National. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The odds look against Cause Of Causes even making the final field for Saturday’s Crabbie’s Aintree Grand National but bookmakers still appear to reck(...)

Colms Dream, ridden by Donagh Meyler, on the way to winning the Tri Equestrian Handicap Steeplechase at Leopardstown last month. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Karl Thornton’s St Patrick’s Day focus isn’t on Cheltenham but whether the transformed Colms Dream transfers his winning form over fences back to hur(...)

Trainer Pat Fahy:  he initially reported he would consider an appeal after consulting with Frank Berry, racing manager to Shantou Ed’s owner JP McManus, and a day later did not rule it out

Trainer Pat Fahy has indicated he is considering an appeal against a €1,000 fine after his runner Shantou Ed was suspended for 30 days for br(...)

Davy Condon has been forced to retire after his fall during the Grand National. Photograph: Inpho

Davy Condon has been forced to retire from the saddle due to a spinal injury.Condon was riding Portrait King in the Grand National at Aintree when he (...)

Tidal Bay with Ruby Walsh on board on his way to winning the 2012 Lexus Steeplechase at Leopardstown. The enigmatic 13-year-old star is in contention to return to the course and distance of that epic success. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday’s multiple-Grade One Hennessy Gold Cup fixture has an enviable record of identifying future talent but it’s the veteran Tidal Bay that could br(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates his victory on Morning Assembly  in the Florida Pearl Novice Steeplechase   at Punchestown   in November. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of racing’s oldest adages is “back the outsider of the three” and while referring to Jezki as an outsider verges on the insulting, the old saying (...)

Ruby Walsh steers Hurricane Fly to a world record 17 Grade One victories in yesterday’s StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Hurricane Fly galloped to a world record of 17 Grade One wins with victory in the StanJames.com Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown yesterday on a day that(...)

 Morning Assembly: “He’s a smashing horse with a really big future.”

Morning Assembly made an impressive debut over fences in the Ballymore Christmas Fair & Family Fun November Festival Beginners Chase at Punchestow(...)

 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 (...)