Johnny Murtagh

The hugely-successful niche Johnny Murtagh is carving out for himself at the centre of a new training operation can be emphasised once again at(...)

Horses jump The Chair during the John Smith's Topham Chase. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Reuters

Little Josh became the second horse to die at this year’s Grand National meeting after falling in the Topham Chase, which is run over the (...)

Battlefront ridden by Katie Walsh (right, red cap) clears The Chair in the   Fox Hunters' Chase. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

The focus on the Grand National course at this year's Aintree Festival meeting is so intense that the fact that the famous fences had nothing to do(...)

Dedigout (Davy Russell) can land the Powers Gold Cup. Photograph: Inpho

The decision of Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team to divert Dedigout from the Irish National to tomorrow’s Powers Gold C(...)

O’Regan to ride Big Fella
  • Racing
  • March 27, 2013, 12:19

Denis O’Regan has been snapped up by trainer Tom George for the ride on Big Fella Thanks in the John Smith’s Grand National. The Irish (...)

     David Pipe

Junior has packed a lot into his 40-race career, including victories at both Royal Ascot and the Cheltenham Festival but could now try his luck(...)

Holywell ridden by Richie McLernon (centre) on the way to winning the Pertemps Final. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Ireland’s tally of winners at the Cheltenham festival is up to eight after Benefficient (20/1) rallied gamely to lower the colours of Dynaste i(...)

Michael O’Leary celebrates after First Lieutenant took the honours in the 2011 Neptune. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Never in the seven year history of the Ryanair Chase has the big-race sponsor Michael O’Leary looked to have a better chance o(...)

A poster of Luke “MIng” Flanagan looks down over the Roscommon town of Castlerea, the TD's home base.
Miracle for Ming

With the Dáil in the throes of its annual Cheltdown and those not interested in horses switching attention to the Habemus Papam Handicap Chase,(...)

Barry Geraghty and Sprinter Sacre on the way to victory in the  Queen Mother Champion Chase at  Cheltenham. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

It’s an old racing adage that they all look fast running past trees: Sprinter Sacre ran past a champion in Sizing Europe at Cheltenham yesterda(...)

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