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Benie Des Dieux en route to victory at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Benie Des Dieux confirmed her superiority over Apple’s Jade in the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Annie Power Mares Champion Hurdle at Punchestown. Willie (...)

 Bryan Cooper on Road to Respect pulls ahead of Ruby Walsh on Yorkhill to win the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the process of losing Easter Sunday’s Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse Yorkhill also indicated talent freakish enough to surely keep Willie Mullins (...)

Nina Carberry’s pregnancy means Jamie Codd is on board On the Fringe in the Foxhunters. Photograph: Inpho

Financially the Foxhunters is always the festival’s poor relation but it will be a priceless result should On The Fringe win it for the third year run(...)

Nicky Henderson has left Arkle favourite Altior in the Champion Chase. Photograph: PA/Simon Galloway

Douvan will face a maximum of 14 rivals in the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on Wednesday. One of those could be odds-on Arkle Tro(...)

Ted Walsh, trainer of Any Second Now: “He’s only had the one run so we’ll try and pick a nice stepping-stone somewhere for him.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Ted Walsh is in no rush to make plans for impressive Navan winner Any Second Now after ruling out a step up to Grade One company at Naas on Sunday. T(...)

Ger Fox on Rouge Angel and Ruby Walsh on Bless The Wings jumping the last together in last Easter’s Irish Grand National. Photograph: INPHO/Donall Farmer

The concentration of talent among an elite few in top Graded races is a recurring racing theme, but rarely can one figure have cast such a large shado(...)

Barry Geraghty riding Carlingford Lough on the way to winning the Punchestown Gold Cup, beating hot favourite Cue Card, who came in fourth. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins isn’t in a position to emulate his remarkable 2015 haul of 10 Grade One prizes at the Punchestown festival. But Wednesday’s top-flight (...)