Alan King

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Dublin Youth Theatre’s rehearsals of The Sleepwalkers. Photograph: Aoife Herrity

Two months ago, Dublin Youth Theatre (DYT) did something that many of its members find increasingly difficult to imagine themselves. It left home. Lo(...)

Making Miracles and Franny Norton take the Chester Cup. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Making Miracles ran the opposition into the ground as he gave course specialist Franny Norton victory in a mud-splattered renewal of the Sportpesa Che(...)

Altior and Nico de Boinville clear an early fence on the way to winning the  bet365 Celebration Chase Race run at Sandown Park. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Altior took his unbeaten run over fences to a record 19 in a row as he led all the way to win the bet365 Celebration Chase for the third successive ye(...)

Seán Doyle’s Crosshue Boy returns to Ayr after victory in the novice handicap chase there last year. File photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Co Wexford trainer Seán Doyle will try to bridge a 150-year gap when his big race hope Crosshue Boy lines up in this Saturday’s Coral Scottish Grand N(...)

Apple’s Jade, pictured with Jack Kennedy up, disputes favouritism with Buveur D’Air as she bids to become the fifth mare to claim Champion Hurdle glory. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are among 14 confirmations for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Nicky Henderson’s dual winner Buve(...)

Micquus ridden by jockey James Best  jumps a fence on the  way to winning a Novices Handicap Chase during Injured Jockeys Fund Charity raceday at Plumpton. Photograph:  Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

For the first time in a week, there was the sound of hooves thudding against turf on a British racecourse on Wednesday. Not as many hooves as normal, (...)

Unless the weather goes “Sodom and Gomorrah”, Ballymore will be the plan for Samcro, said Eddie O’Leary.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Uncertainty about likely ground conditions is dominating the run-in to Cheltenham next week, although Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists (...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Yanworth (right) clear the last to win The BetBright Dipper Novices Steeple Chase from Sizing Tennessee  at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Alan King has enjoyed many memorable moments at Cheltenham and Yanworth provided him with another landmark achievement at the track after he became th(...)

Politologue and Harry Cobden clear the last fence before going on to win The Betfair Tingle Creek  Chase   at Sandown Park. Photograph:  Julian Herbert/PA Wire

Politologue staked his Queen Mother Champion Chase claims as he presented Paul Nicholls with his 10th win in the Betfair Tingle Creek at Sandown. The(...)

Tony McCoy looks on with his family as  a statue of himself is unveiled during Champion Day of the Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Anthony McCoy was left “very honoured and flattered” as a statue was put up in his honour at Cheltenham. The bronze figure of the retired 20-times c(...)

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