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Hands across the water: Taoiseach Leo Varadkar meets US president Donald Trump in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday. Photograph: Reuters/Jim Young

The one-man brand and US president, Donald Trump, considers himself to be one of the world’s truly great marketers. He has a point. Think of all the n(...)

A view of the field as it enters the home straight in the Randox Health County Handicap Hurdle at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Course officials at Cheltenham are taking the highly unusual step of moving a fence to reduce risks for horses and jockeys at the Festival meeting nex(...)

The Cheltenham festival winning trainer Pat Kelly has expressed disappointment with the outcome of a Referrals Committee hearing which saw him fined €(...)

 Willie Mullins: has assembled the usual formidable team for the Leopardstown Festival.  Pat Healy/PA Wire.

It may be a measure of our inability to dismiss the work of gods that has Willie Mullins a much shorter price to nab the Irish trainers’ title after (...)

The 2018 Cheltenham Gold Cup field has now been reduced to 17 runners. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Minella Rocco is a non-runner in the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup, trainer Jonjo O’Neill has announced. The Jackdaws Castle handler withdrew the JP McM(...)

 Lagostovegas, with Conor Hoban up, on their way to winning the Shabra Charity Handicap at Leopardstown. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

1:30 – Mr Adjudicator One of the challenges of Cheltenham is rating the respective quality of the UK and Irish novices that haven’t run against each(...)

 Robbie Power on Supasundae wins the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown in February, just ahead of  Paul Townend on Faugheen. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s over 16 years since Robbie Power rode his first winner, so the man who rides Supasundae in Thursday’s Stayers’ Hurdle knows how tough this jump-r(...)

Ruby Walsh and Und De Sceaux celebrate victory ahead of Sub Lieutenant in last year’s Ryanair Chase. Photograph: dan Sheridan/Inpho

2:10 – Mine Now/Dadsintrouble The three Irish-trained JP McManus runners are just the type to be overbet at Cheltenham on the perception they are aime(...)

Clonmel is currently raceable but if the ground is frozen before Wednesday’s declaration time there’s little chance of racing getting a green light. Photograph: Inpho

The first casualty of the freezing weather conditions in Ireland’s racing programme could be Thursday’s Clonmel fixture and prospects for the rest of (...)

 Special Tiara ridden by Noel Fehily jumps the last before going on to win the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase during Ladies Day at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

If adversity is the fiercest test of mettle then Willie Mullins’s equanimity after Douvan’s shock Queen Mother Champion Chase defeat behind Special Ti(...)

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