Barry Geraghty: has chosen to ride Gilgamboa in the Irish Gold Cup. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho.

Nina Carberry has to sit out the weekend action with a back injury so Jamie Codd steps in for the Saturday ride on the top hunter chaser On The Fring(...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Nichols Canyon clears the last ahead of Faugheen and goes on to win  the Morgiana Hurdle in November, Faugheen’s only loss in 12 races. The pair clash in Sunday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Critics who label Irish jump racing as little more than a Willie Mullins show can to an extent justifiably point to Sunday’s BHP Irish Champion Hurdle(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates winning on Un De Sceaux at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ruby Walsh has been a statistical focus this week in terms of career winners and will hope a 10th Grade One winner of the season will come his way ab(...)

Mozoltov can make up for lost time at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The odds on a major Sunday jockey shuffle at Fairyhouse should Tramore fail to pass a Saturday inspection are a lot shorter than the “50-50” which th(...)

Union Dues is in line to make his chasing debut at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

If Min doesn’t follow in the illustrious hoofprints of Douvan and Vautour by winning Saturday’s Grade 2 highlight at Punchestown those who believe th(...)

Dan Skelton:  “He was very good at Newbury and he jumped very well. It’s a good race and he will need another performance like the one at Newbury to win.” Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Dan Skelton feels Three Musketeers needs to put in a performance similar to his recent Newbury success if he is to defy a penalty and win the Betbrigh(...)

US comedian Bill Cosby arrives at a court house in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania to face charges of aggravated indecent assault, December 30th, 2015. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images
Bill Cosby charged with sexual assault
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Comedian Bill Cosby was yesterday charged with sexually assaulting a woman in 2004 after plying her with drugs and alcohol. This marks the only crimin(...)

Consistent: Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper clear a fence on the way to winning this year’s Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a decade since Tom Taaffe saddled the last Irish-trained King George VI Chase winner, Kicking King. It’s half a century since Taaffe’s father, Pa(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins after winning the race Navan Novice Hurdle with Bellshill. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

  Willie Mullins will no doubt be the Christmas headline act again but with just a dozen days to the start of the holiday action no trainer is ap(...)