Superb Story, with Harry Skelton up, on their way to winning the Vincent O’Brien County Handicap Hurdle. Photograph: Sportsfile/Corbis /Getty Images

One answer to the recent debate about the way we measure our economy’s performance could be to introduce a “Cheltenham index”. The Cotswolds racecours(...)

Sunday’s Grade 1 winner Disko is likely to take his place in the JLT at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There was a record 15 Irish-trained winners at the 2016 Cheltenham festival but bookmakers appear to reckon the visitors’ fortunes will dip slightly w(...)

Irish players warm up in the Keep Rugby Clean IRB Anti-doping tee shirts before the 2014 Junior World Championship match between Fiji and Ireland. Photo: Jason Oxenham/Getty Images

In 1997 a man was jailed for six months for peddling steroids in south Wales. Hardly a headline grabber, you might think, but this was no ba(...)