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Aintree Grand National winner Tiger Roll at the homecoming in Summerhill,  Co Meath. Pictured are trainer Gordon Elliott, Michael O’Leary and his wife Anita with their children Zac and Tiana holding the Cup. Photograph: Óisín Keniry

There was consternation in Irish racing circles last week when Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary announced he will be phasing out his Gigginstow(...)

Labaik winning the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in March 2017. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Grand National winning horse trainer Gordon Elliott has told the High Court that he never spoke to the 90 per cent owner of a horse the Criminal Asset(...)

 Louise Magee with her four children and Tiger Roll. Photograph: John Grossick/The Jockey Club.

As the groom of the newly-crowned back-to-back Grand National winner Tiger Roll, life is definitely twice as nice Louise Magee who juggles caring for (...)

Tiger Roll pictured with trainer Gordon Elliot, groom Louise Magee  and owner Micheal O’Leary. Photograph: Tom Honan

Thousands lined the streets of Summerhill Co Meath to welcome home Tiger Roll, the winner of back-to-back Aintree Grand Nationals on Sunday evening. (...)

Bristol De Mai ridden by Daryl Jaob jumps the last fence to win the Betfair Chase in November  in Haydock. The grey’s next outing will be in the Betway Bowl at Aintree. Photograph:  Mark Robinson/Getty Images

Top-weight Bristol De Mai has been scratched from the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree The Nigel Twiston-Davies-trained grey was due to carry (...)

Presenting Percy winning the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran in January. It has been discovered  he has sclerosis in his near hind-leg. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Presenting Percy could return to action next season after fears he’d suffered a leg fracture at Cheltenham thankfully proved unfounded. The hugely po(...)

Gordon Elliott: “The horse has come out of the race very well, and the plan is to go for the English National.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Tiger Roll is all set to bid for his second successive Randox Health Grand National next month, trainer Gordon Elliott has confirmed. Connections sto(...)

“All the social consequences,  suicides, ruination, people’s careers being destroyed and all the rest that flow from an unregulated gambling industry in this country are there for us all to see,” says Independent Senator  Michael McDowell.

Thousands of Irish race-goers made their way to Cheltenham last week for four days of gambling in the Gloucestershire countryside, contributing to the(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins, the biggest transporter of horses to Cheltenham this year, says he is ’not at all’ worried about the UK’s exit from the EU and the potential impact it might have on the movement of animals. File photograph: David Davies/PA Wire.

The racing industry had to deal with issues around travel before the EU and will be able to cope after Brexit, said Willie Mullins, the Irish trainer (...)

Racegoers react during the 2.50 Coral Cup Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Nama who? Troika? What troika? It was like Cheltenham scooped up to 59,209-strong crowd at Prestbury Park and transported us all back to 2007. Like w(...)

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