Robbie Power on Sizing John.  Injuries kept the horse  off the track for more than two years. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sizing John has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering another injury setback. Jessica Harrington’s charge completed the rare treb(...)

 Robbie Power riding Sizing John (R) pips Djakadam (L) to claim the Punchestown Gold Cup last  April. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A mouth-watering clash between the new 2017 ‘Horse of the Year’ Sizing John and the history-seeking Djakadam is on the card for Sunday’s John Durkan (...)

In pole for Punchestown: Apple’s Jade is being aimed at the three-miler or the mares’ race. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA

Cheltenham heroine Apple’s Jade is set to spearhead a formidable team for Gigginstown House Stud at next week’s Punchestown Festival. The Gordon Elli(...)

Road to Riches returns to action in the Clonmel Oil Chase. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Trainer Noel Meade reports Cheltenham Gold Cup third Road To Riches to be “100 per cent ready” for his return to action in Thursday’s Clonmel Oil Chas(...)

Willie Mullins’ charge finished second in last year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup and is fresh from winning a Grade Three chase at Cork. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Willie Mullins-trained On His Own heads the weights for the bet365 Gold Cup Chase at Sandown on Saturday after 40 possibles remained in contention(...)

1996 Gold Cup winner Imperial Call, pictured here with Ruby Walsh onboard at Punchestown in 1999, has died age 25
Gold Cup hero Imperial Call dies
  • Racing
  • November 29, 2014, 12:13

Imperial Call, the 1996 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, has died aged 25.The four-times Grade One scorer enjoyed his finest moment on a racetrack under th(...)

Boston Bob will be  ridden by Ruby Walsh in the Punchestown Gold Cup.

Willie Mullins’ pair of On His Own and Boston Bob top a list of 10 declared runners for Wednesday’s Bibby Financial Services Ireland Punchesto(...)

On His Own has been supplemented for the Gold Cup.

Bobs Worth and Silviniaco Conti feature among 17 possibles at the confirmation stage for the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup on Friday, for which O(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the Punchestown Gold Cup Steeplechase on Sir Des Champs last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
Sir Des Champs to miss Gold Cup
  • Racing
  • January 3, 2014, 17:15

Last season’s Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up Sir Des Champs will miss the remainder of the current campaign after sustaining a tendon injury.The eight-(...)

Willie Mullins (right) and Ruby Walsh after Hurricane Fly won The Rabobank Champion Hurdle at Punchestown in April thisb year.  Photograph:
Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins reports Hurricane Fly to be stronger than ever as he prepares the StanJames Champion Hurdle winner for the season ahead.The remarkable (...)

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