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Delta Work ridden by Davy Russell (left) beats Niven ridden by Jamie Moore to win the Porter & Co Beginners Chase at Down Royal last week. Photograph:   PA Wire

Despite sitting third in this season’s championship table Davy Russell is favourite to retain his jockey’s title and can eat into the gap to the lead(...)

Footpad:  had a perfect five-from-five novice campaign last season that included victory in the Arkle at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins takes the wraps off his first real big gun of the new winter campaign when the hugely exciting Footpad returns to action at Naas on Sat(...)

The Cliffsofmoher, left, pulls up lame during the Melbourne Cup at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, Australia. Photograph: Andy Brownbill/AP

Joseph O’Brien will hope for a happier Flemington experience this Saturday when saddling his Irish Derby winner Latrobe in a $2 million Grade One. Th(...)

  Ruby Walsh celebrates on Footpad after winning the   Arkle  Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph: Matthew Childs/Reuters

With Douvan out for the season the focus is likely to increase on another of Willie Mullins’s star chasers Footpad who could make his return to action(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “I’m absolutely delighted with the way it’s gone. I never thought I’d get to 50 winners in a season.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Rachael Blackmore has reached another landmark by riding 50 winners during the current jumps campaign although she is playing down her chances (...)

Aidan O’Brien:  may send both the Irish 1,000 Guineas runner-up Could It Be Love and Most Gifted to the Listed Wentworth Stakes.  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Ireland’s flat campaign on the turf finished on Sunday but Irish trainers could still target this Saturday’s finale to the British season in strength.(...)

Ryan Moore on Yucatan. The  colt has been the ante-post Melbourne Cup favourite since a spectacular Australian debut in a Caulfield Grade Two last month. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Aidan O’Brien drew a Breeders Cup blank in Kentucky, but switches his international focus to Australia in the early hours of Tuesday morning and a pot(...)

Willie Mullins confirmed that Douvan is likely to miss the National Hunt season with a leg injury. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

The injury-plagued star chaser Douvan looks set to miss the entire National Hunt season due a pastern problem.   Trainer Willie Mullins revealed(...)

Ryan Moore riding Mendelssohn wins the UAE Derby  in Dubai, UAE. He will be O’Brien’s 18th Breeders Cup Classic starter.

Mendelssohn will be Aidan O’Brien’s 18th Breeders Cup Classic starter and maybe finally the one to give Ireland’s champion trainer something of a comi(...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

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