Denis O’Regan on Living Next Door (left) wins the €190,000 Paddy Power Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Donall Farmer / Inpho

It required a hugely brave performance from Living Next Door - and a vintage Denis O’Regan ride too - but a massive gamble on the 7-2 favourite Foxroc(...)

Horse racing  boosted by €100 million Racecourse Capital Development Fund to cover work between 2015 and 2019. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The increasing consensus that Irish racing is emerging from the worst of the economic downturn will be further boosted by confirmation from Horse Raci(...)

 Trainer Gordon Elliott: won the Ladbroke in dramatic style with the 25-1 Cause Of Causes in 2012 while  last year Flaxen Flare ran an honourable third in the race. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

The in-form Gordon Elliott has an enviable record in this Saturday’s Ladbroke Hurdle at Ascot and could be doubly represented in the big weekend handi(...)

No More Heroes  saw off Shaneshill to land the Navan Novice Hurdle at Navan . Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

No More Heroes raced into the Cheltenham Festival picture as he saw off Shaneshill to land the Navan Novice Hurdle for Gordon Elliott and Barry Geragh(...)

Lord Windermere (right) edges out On His Own to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Tradition indicates that Lord Windermere faces a huge task if he is to retain his Gold Cup crown in March. But Ireland’s latest “blue-riband” hero wi(...)

Willie Mullins: “This race will tell us a lot, and I’m not looking beyond that at the moment.” Photo:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

There may be no Grade One championship at stake but Willie Mullins still faces a particularly pressurised weekend as two of the best young prospects (...)

The Mullins pair of Zaidpour (above) and Twinlight scored a lucrative Grade Two double at Navan. Photograph: Inpho

Any suspicion of fitness vulnerability there might have been about some of Willie Mullins’s all-powerful string looked to be blown out of the Navan m(...)

Barry Geraghty and Jezki after winning the 2014 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

Nicky Henderson’s plans for this weekend’s Cheltenham fixture look like proving crucial to whether Barry Geraghty will be reunited with his Champion (...)

Trainer Tony Martin: bidding to record a Group One  win in France with Clonard Street. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Legendary owner JP McManus and trainer Tony Martin could break dramatic new flat-race ground on Saturday as their star two year old Clonard Street is(...)

nAdelaide, above, will be in action in the Cox Plate in Melbourne. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Aidan O’Brien’s global Group One reach stretches from Melbourne in the morning to Doncaster this afternoon as Ireland’s champion trainer attempts to a(...)