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“We continually strive to provide the very best experience for everyone involved with jump racing.” Photograph: Getty Images

Prize-money at the Cheltenham Festival in March will exceed £4million (€5.4m) for the first time. An increase in value to the Timico Cheltenham Gold (...)

Mouse Morris: “Mouse Morris: “He ran a cracker, but I think he just ran up to his mark” Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Trainer Mouse Morris feels the handicapper overreacted to First Lieutenant’s excellent effort in defeat in the Lexus Chase at Leopardstown. Rated as(...)

Thanks to Katie Taylor, things are looking up for Ireland at the Olympics.   Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

“It’s like déjà vu all over again” is a quote attributed to the famous American baseball player and coach Yogi Berra and, for everyone looking back wi(...)

Lizzie Kelly became the first woman in Britain to win a Grade One jumps race when coming first at Feltham on Tea For Two. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images.

Christmas racing is like Christmas eating – there’s so much of it that after a while, it becomes difficult to remember exactly what you enjoyed or whe(...)

Don Poli, with Bryan Cooper on board, on the way to victory in the RSA Chase at this year’s Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Given Don Poli’s famously laidback attitude to life he probably wouldn’t care anyway if aware of the weight of expectation on him going into Monday’s(...)

 Tony McCoy riding Gilgamboa at Leopardstown racecourse last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Conceding weight to 27 opponents, on heavy ground, and in a €190,000 pot guaranteed to provoke maximum competition, is hardly an obvious betting ploy (...)

Jockey Paddy Brennan celebrates winning the King George VI Steeple Chase on Cue Card during day one of the William Hill Winter Festival at Kempton Park Racecourse. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA

Cue Card won the William Hill King George VI Chase at the fourth time of asking for Colin Tizzard in a pulsating finish at Kempton. The 9-2 chance ha(...)

Douvan, with Patrick Mullins up, on their way to winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase. Photograph: Paul Mohan/Sportfsfile

Only a short-head prevented a perfect 40 minutes of successful Grade 1 action for Willie Mullins after Vautour agonisingly failed to put a King George(...)

Consistent: Don Cossack and jockey Bryan Cooper clear a fence on the way to winning this year’s Ladbrokes Ireland Kinloch Brae Steeplechase in Thurles, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a decade since Tom Taaffe saddled the last Irish-trained King George VI Chase winner, Kicking King. It’s half a century since Taaffe’s father, Pa(...)

Gold Cup winner Coneygree could be lured to Leopardstown for the Lexus Chase on St Stephen’s Day. Photograph: Inpho

Coneygree’s connections may prefer to stay at home for the King George VI Chase this Christmas but Leopardstown’s authorities aren’t yet giving up on(...)

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