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The Grade One Mares Hurdle looks an ideal opportunity for Benie Des Dieux to rebound from her final flight fall (above) at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Inpho

There’s a changing of the seasons with Ireland’s National Hunt campaign winding up at Punchestown and coinciding with the start of the 2019 classic te(...)

Paul Townend guiding Laurina to victory in last year’s mares’ novice hurldle at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just four mares have ever won the Unibet Champion Hurdle. Many feel the 2019 renewal boils down to whether or not Apple’s Jade or Laurina becomes numb(...)

 The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

BetBright’s Dublin office will now be integrated into the 888 group. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Global gambling group 888 is buying Irish-based Betbright, the online bookie backed by racehorse owner and former banker Rich Ricci in a deal worth £1(...)

Mark Walsh is fourth in this season’s Irish jockeys’ championship with 57 winners. They include Grade One wins on the Arkle favourite Le Richebourg at Leopardstown in December. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Last-minute tickets to Cheltenham will be the order of the weekend and leading jockey Mark Walsh will try and help Farid earn one at Fairyhouse today.(...)

 Robbie Power riding Supasundae  to win The BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown Racecourse on February 3, 2018. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ground conditions mean some big names miss out on this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival although for many at Leopardstown on Saturday Apple’s Jade wil(...)

Apple’s Jade put up a career-best performance last time and looks to be still progressing despite a CV that already contains eight Grade One victories. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s popular reputation might be for penny-pinching but the Ryanair boss can be pound-profligate, at least weight-wise, even when it isn’(...)

Paul Townend on Laurina on their way to winning the Trull House Stud Mares Novices at Cheltenham back  in March. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Laurina’s credentials for joining an elite handful of Champion Hurdle-winning mares are set to be examined at Cheltenham on Saturday. Willie Mullins (...)

Laurina has been entered for the Coral Hurdle at Ascot. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laurina is a fascinating contender in a reopened field of 11 for this weekend’s Coral Hurdle at Ascot. Willie Mullins’ Cheltenham Festival winner, un(...)

Champion trainer Willie Mullins: his failing to win the Gold Cup has become “a thing”. Photograph:  The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse

Willie Mullins knows his failure to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup has become “a thing”. When jump racing’s Blue Riband comes around his six runner-up f(...)

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