Rachel Blackmore: will continue her pursuit of the jockeys’ championship at the Punchestown festival.Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A decision on whether or not champion jockey Paul Townend can ride at Punchestown next week will be left until as late as possible. Townend hurt his (...)

Gordon Elliott: BHA has banned him   from saddling runners at Cheltenham, but  Foster has stepped in to assume the licence at Cullentra  where Elliott is still allowed to live and work. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Regulatory agreement has been reached that ensures the participation of horses trained by Denise Foster at next week’s Cheltenham festival. The Briti(...)

    Trainer Tom Foley in November 2013. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Charlie Swan has paid tribute to Danoli’s trainer Tom Foley following his death at the age of 74. Foley sprang to prominence in the 1990s when Danoli(...)

Davy Russell: ‘I would be doing the team a disservice to ride when I’m not ready.’ File photograph: Inpho

Leading jockey Davy Russell will miss next month’s Cheltenham Festival after failing to sufficiently recover from injury in time. Russell – who won t(...)

Battleoverdoyen could be kept in reserve for the Aintree festival in April. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary’s Grade One-winning novice chaser Battleoverdoyen is only “50-50” to line up at the Cheltenham Festival. Bat(...)

Aidan Coleman riding Paisley Park clear of the last to win The Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury in November. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Last year’s winner Paisley Park features among 40 entries for the Stayers’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival. Emma Lavelle’s stable star was the domi(...)

Bryony Frost, on board Frodon, became the first female jockey to win a Grade One chase at Cheltenham on Thursday. Photograph: PA

It felt like the coarseness raging in the Brexit debates at Westminster had drifted up the M4 to Cheltenham. It made “St Patrick’s Thursday” at the Ch(...)

The statue of Arkle overlooks the parade ring ahead of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival: “The potential [Brexit] delays at ports and all the paperwork are  going to have a massive knock-on effect.”  Photograph:  Simon Cooper/PA

Even the Aer Lingus staff bringing punters to the Cheltenham Festival, the most anticipated jump racing festival of the year, were thinking only one t(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

Ruby Walsh: will be back in the saddle aboard the Willie Mullins-trained Lareena  at Thurles. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Ruby Walsh will make his eagerly-awaited return to the saddle when he takes up one ride at Thurles on Thursday. Walsh has been out of action since su(...)

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