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Paddy Power’s betting app was the most downloaded during the Cheltenham festival. Photograph: Mark Cranham/Inpho

Horse-racing fans bet €275 million with Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment’s businesses during last month’s Cheltenham festival, the group said (...)

A Paddy Paddy Power betting shop in London. The bookmaker is owned by Flutter Entertainment, which recorded a near one-third increase in its revenues in the first quarter of this year. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

Revenues at Paddy Power owner Flutter Entertainment grew 32 per cent to £1.485 billion sterling (€1.7 billion) in the first three months of the y(...)

Danny Mullins celebrates  Colreevy’s win in the  Dooley Insurance Group Champion Novice Chase at Punchestown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

One of the very best things about Rachael Blackmore after her golden Cheltenham and Aintree achievements was her roll of the eyes whenever a media per(...)

Trainer Henry De Bromheald with Gold Cup winner Minella Indo and Champion Hurdle winner Honeysuckle at his yard in Waterford ahead of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho/PaA

First of all, the name. ‘De Bromhead’ is originally Norman before pitching up in Yorkshire in 1293. Then it moved to Waterford, married a not so exoti(...)

 Rachael Blackmore celebrates  another highlight of a truly remarkable campaign by becoming the first woman to win the Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: David Davies/Jockey Club/PA

Rachael Blackmore headlining Saturday’s ‘Jumps Finale’ at Sandown would be an entirely apt curtain call to the British National Hunt season. Harry Sk(...)

Jack Kennedy  celebrates  Minella Indo’s   Cheltenham Gold Cup  success at Cheltenham.  Photograph:  Michael Steele/PA

Trainer Henry De Bromhead has confirmed that Jack Kennedy will maintain the partnership with the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Minella Indo at Punchestow(...)

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 (...)

A woman’s car was hijacked at knifepoint.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There is “overwhelming” evidence against a man accused of the armed robbery of a bookies and the hijacking of a woman’s car at gunpoint because the St(...)

Rachael Blackmore guides Somptueux to victory at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

Grand National victor Rachael Blackmore was back among the winners at Fairyhouse on Tuesday as she steered Somptueux to glory for Henry de Bromhead. (...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates winning the  Grand National  on Minella Times at Aintree, Liverpool, on  Saturday. Photograph: Tim Goode/PA Wire

Grand National winner Rachael Blackmore admits she was unable to sleep on Saturday night as she relived her Aintree heroics. Just weeks after breakin(...)

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