Pineau De Re (right) ridden by Leighton Aspell wins the Grand National. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

If Barry Connell has a cat, it might be advised to keep a low profile for a bit. The Dublin businessman has endured a torrid c(...)

 Hennessy Gold Cup trainer Phillip Fenton celebrates winning   with Last Instalment at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The case against racehorse trainer Philip Fenton over the alleged possession of banned animal medicines has been put back again until May. (...)

Spring Heeled (Robbie McNamara) makes all in last week’s Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Handicap Chase at Cheltenham.

The case of leading trainer Philip Fenton for alleged possession of steroids is due to be heard in court today. The 49-year-old is facing eight(...)

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(...)

A horse and jockey make their way back from the gallops past bookies stands during Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Last Instalment will take his chance in this afternoon’s Cheltenham Gold Cup, but fellow Gigginstown House Stud-owned runner First Lieutenant h(...)

Willie Mullins’s novice hurdlers have been in brilliant form all week and I think Briar Hill (...)

Gigginstown owner Michael O’Leary and wife Anita celebrate winning The Gold Cup with War of Attrition in 2006.

Michael O’Leary doesn’t believe fences are for sitting on. The Ryanair boss has been accused of many things but t(...)

Jockey Barry Geraghty kisses the Stan James Champion Hurdle Challenge Trophy after winning on Jezki. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A Champion Hurdle win and a record-breaking sixth successive victory by the Queen of Cheltenham Quevega should have been enough to send Irish (...)

Ruby Walsh and Ballycasey in action. Ballycasey has always carried a huge reputation from within the Mullins camp. He can deliver on that in style today in the RSA. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In 2009 Dunguib looked to have the racing world at his feet with a spectacular Cheltenham fes(...)

Barry Connell: reputed to have paid €1m for Champion Hurdle contender Our Connor. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Interest in Barry Connell usually revolves around figures. He is a hugely-successful businessman after all and there will be no shortage of fig(...)

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