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Manchester United’s Edinson Cavani, left, celebrates with Paul Pogba after scoring his side’s third goal during the Europa League semi final first leg win over Roma. Photo: Jon Super/AP Photo

It’s Friday morning and a big weekend of European rugby beckons. First, Ulster face Leicester Tigers tonight in the Challenge Cup semi-finals with the(...)

Danny Mullins celebrates  Colreevy’s win in the  Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the very best things about Rachael Blackmore after her golden Cheltenham and Aintree achievements was her roll of the eyes whenever a media per(...)

Rachael Blackmore guides Somptueux to victory at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

Grand National victor Rachael Blackmore was back among the winners at Fairyhouse on Tuesday as she steered Somptueux to glory for Henry de Bromhead. (...)

Depop is ‘a little bit eBay and a little bit Instagram’. Photograph: Getty Images

A few weeks ago, I was mindlessly flicking through Instagram when I spotted an influencer wearing a fabulous white dress with a voluminous collar and (...)

Secret Reprieve ridden by Adam Wedge goes on to win the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow Racecourse on January 9th, 2021 in Chepstow, Wales. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

A total of 18 Irish-trained horses are assured of a spot in Saturday’s Randox Aintree Grand National, although the raiders could yet become 19. Co Mea(...)

Tiger Roll: will either feature in the Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse or  Aintree’s Betway Bowl. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/PA

Tiger Roll heads 60 horses still in contention for the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse. With connections deciding against bidding for (...)

Point-to-point racing has been given the green light to resume in a restricted format from April 10th. It is understood only races for four and five (...)

  Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard clear the last to win the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in March  2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore bids to become the first jockey in 24 years to complete the Champion Hurdle-Gold Cup double at Cheltenham on Friday. Tony McCoy ma(...)

Chacun Pour Soi is an odds-on favourite for the Champion Chase on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Persistence paid off for Willie Mullins in the Gold Cup and he is hoping it does the same in Cheltenham’s St Patrick’s Day feature, the Betway Queen M(...)

Monkfish can extend his unbeaten run over fences on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Just how exceptional Monkfish looks to be can be gauged by how he is already a 6-1 favourite with some firms for next year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup. Tha(...)

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