Trainer Gordon Elliott on Blow by Blow. ‘The horse ran for Rachael and is the first one to get a tune out of him this year, so it’s great.’ Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Blow By Blow led home a one-two for Gordon Elliott and Gigginstown House Stud in the Michael Purcell Memorial Novice Hurdle at Thurles Racecourse. Th(...)

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(...)

Yorkhill, ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the JLT Novices Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16th. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was an (...)

Leading  BHA handicapper, Phil Smith: “It makes sense for every runner in handicaps in Britain to be assessed by British handicappers using identical methodology.” Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

British Horseracing senior handicapper Phil Smith insists “there is no semblance of any anti-Irish bias” following the publication of the weights for (...)