Knock House ridden by Nina Carberry wins the Cheltenham Club Amateur Riders´ Handicap Chase during day one of The Open at Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Josies Orders won a dramatic race for the Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Nina Carberry brought the favourite from midfield t(...)

Don Cossack will be bidding to cement his Cheltenham Gold Cup credentials with victory at Down Royal on Saturday. Photograph:Donall Farmer/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud looks set to fly the flag for the home team in Saturday’s first Grade One of the National Hunt season at Down Roya(...)

For most of his 57 years, Vinny had lived off the fat of the pig, from sausies, rasher rinds and pork chops, to black and white pudding and his Ma’s honey-baked ham. Photo: Eitan Abramovich/AFP/Getty

As do-gooders filled the airwaves to warn folk about the hazards of red meat, and specifically Curly Wee’s finest flesh, Vinny Fitzpatrick went on the(...)

Trainer Neil Mulholland may send out last year’s leading novice, The Young Master, for a  pre-Hennessy run in the first Grade 1 of the season at Down Royal next Saturday. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images)

Down Royal hosts the first Grade 1 prize of the jumps season next Saturday and the Champion Chase looks set to feature Ireland’s top-rated(...)

James “Jes” Staley: is a Wall Street veteran, having spent more than 30 years at JP Morgan Chase. Photograph: Bloomberg

When Bob Diamond resigned from Barclays in the wake of the Libor-rigging scandal three years ago, a deep gloom descended over the group’s investment b(...)

Air Force Blue ridden by Ryan Moore (right) wins the Dubai Dewhurst Stakes at Newmarket. Photograph: Daniel Hambury/PA

Air Force Blue’s superb Dewhurst Stakes success on Saturday was a 13th Group 1 success in 2015 for Aidan O’Brien and the champion trainer’s reach is (...)

Chase Dellwo (26)  is recovering in hospital after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by remembering a tip from his grandmother and shoved his arm down the animal’s throat. Photograph: Jo Dee Black/The Great Falls Tribune/AP

A hunter tracking elk in the Montana mountains said he fended off an attacking grizzly bear by shoving his arm into its throat to induce a gag reflex(...)

Tommy Furey of the Marine Institute onboard the Celtic Explorer with maps of mountains in the Atlantic Ocean. Ireland is leading the world in deep-sea mapping. Photograph: Andrew Downes/XPOSURE

The Earth’s oceans cover about 70 per cent of the surface of the planet. Human beings have explored only 10 per cent. The deepest oceans are largel(...)

Fredrik Voss, third from left, and the Nasdaq team developing software to allow the trading of stocks in private companies on a blockchain, the kind of public ledger used in the Bitcoin market, in New York. Financial firms are looking at the network and software that make it possible for Bitcoin to move around the world instantly and inexpensively. Photograph: Sasha Maslov/The New York Times

Most people still think of Bitcoin as the virtual currency used by drug dealers and shadowy hackers looking to evade the authorities. But the innovati(...)

Citigroup is sounding the alarm bells for the world economy.

Citigroup is sounding the alarm bells for the world economy. In an analysis the New York- based bank’s chief economist, Willem Buiter, said there is a(...)