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 Nico de Boinville riding Altior, left,  clear the last to win The betfair Exchange Steeple Chase from Politolouge at Newbury. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Altior is odds-on across the board to claim a third Cheltenham Festival victory in the Queen Mother Champion Chase after his class shone through on hi(...)

Great Field: the Willie Mullins-trained Grade One winner remains as short as 7-1 for the Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The JP McManus team concede it is a “big ask” but they aren’t ruling out Great Field’s chances of making it to Cheltenham in March and an attempt to (...)

Six Nations panellist Shane Horgan with ‘Ireland’s Got Talent’ judges Michelle Visage, Louis Walsh, Denise Van Outen and Jason Byrne at the TV3 Group spring launch. Photograph: Paul Sharp/SharpPix

TV3 Group managing director Pat Kiely has hailed positive audience momentum as “a huge vote of confidence” in its strategy after a commercially “diffi(...)

Sizing John streaks clear of Djakadam at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Best Mate is the only horse to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup back-to-back in almost half a century but Sizing John is now favourite to join some of the (...)

Sizing John ridden by Robbie Power on their way to victory in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on the final day of the 2017 Cheltenham Festival. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Sizing John pulled off a unique Gold Cup hat-trick last season and Jessica Harrington’s 2017 Horse of the Year candidate is on course to try and claim(...)

Mrs Maureen Mullins, jockey  Patrick Mullins and Willie Mullins after  Wicklow Brave’s victory in the Betdaq Punchestown Champion  at Punchestown. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Photograph

Willie Mullins has confirmed Faugheen remains on course to return to action in next month’s Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. However the champion jum(...)

Brian Kavanagh:  “I’d  hope for some indication of longer-terms plans with regard to betting tax and details of allocated funding for the Horse & Greyhound Fund for next year.” Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland officials are hoping “pro-business” measures for the bloodstock industry will be included when the Minister for Finance Paschal D(...)

2015 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Coneygree has been ruled out of the Kerry National due to the going. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Coneygree has been ruled out of Wednesday’s Guinness Kerry National due to testing conditions. The 10-year-old became the first novice in 41 years to(...)

The Anseanachai Cliste case is the  first  in Britain to involve a positive test for cobalt, which is believed to increase endurance in racehorses. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Anseanachai Cliste, who was banned from running at the Cheltenham Festival in March after a blood-covered syringe was discovered in his box before th(...)

Paddy Power said that revenues rose 9 per cent in the first half of this year. Photograph: Dado Ruvic/Reuters

A losing Cheltenham race week for punters helped boost profits at bookmaker Paddy Power Betfair to almost €200 million in the first six months of this(...)

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