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Ruby Walsh on Burrows Saint  celebrates winning the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.  Photograph:  PA

Willie Mullins filled another glaring gap on his glittering CV when Burrows Saint and Ruby Walsh led home a famous 1-2-3 for the champion trainer in E(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, the biggest transporter of horses to Cheltenham this year, says he is ’not at all’ worried about the UK’s exit from the EU and the potential impact it might have on the movement of animals. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

The racing industry had to deal with issues around travel before the EU and will be able to cope after Brexit, said Willie Mullins, the Irish trainer (...)

Presenting Percy wins the  RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ahead of Friday’s Magners Gold Cup it’s worth keeping in mind how after all the permutations and scenarios have been teased out beforehand championshi(...)

 Jockey Bryony Frost celebrates after victory on  Frodon in the Ryanair Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Scepticism is too often necessary when observing elite sport, but at Cheltenham on Thursday it got overwhelmed in a wonderful sea of sentiment. Paisl(...)

Galway trainer Pat Kelly. Success at Cheltenham for the last three years from a small stable in the west of Ireland has seen Kelly regularly accused of genius. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Presenting Percy is present and correct for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup. Come 3.30pm on Friday afternoon it might do to check to make sure the fav(...)

Bryony Frost: will  carry home  hopes as Frodon’s course pedigree makes him the most likely English-trained winner of the Ryanair Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost have ensured their careers aren’t defined by gender but should they fight out the finish of Thursday’s Ryan(...)

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen made the comments at the Cheltenham racing festival. File photograph: Eric Luke

Former taoiseach Brian Cowen said he expects the UK to delay Brexit but could not say what it would bring as there was “very little room” for the EU t(...)

 Espoir D’Allen ridden by Mark Walsh races to victory during the Champion Hurdle Challenge at Cheltenham. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Ireland rarely delights in a Cromwell victory, but this win at Cheltenham was sweet, particularly when there was little to cheer about Brexit at a cer(...)

Paul Townend guiding Laurina to victory in last year’s mares’ novice hurldle at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just four mares have ever won the Unibet Champion Hurdle. Many feel the 2019 renewal boils down to whether or not Apple’s Jade or Laurina becomes numb(...)

 The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

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