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Jockey Jack Kennedy and trainer Gordon Elliott celebrate winning onboard Mighty Potter. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

An official attendance of 14,562 returned to the Punchestown festival on Tuesday but no one was happier to be there than Gordon Elliott. A first fest(...)

Willie Mullins’s Allaho is favourite to beat a field with three Cheltenham Gold Cup victories between them. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There will be no jokes about tactics and mints during Punchestown’s day two festival feature because strategy is likely to be vital during the €275,00(...)

Chacun Pour Soi is a formidable proposition in the featured William Hill Champion Chase. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

The 2022 Punchestown Festival is billed as ‘The Great Comeback’ although Willie Mullins’s rivals could be forgiven for regarding the upcoming five day(...)

Winning trainer Gordon Elliott celebrates winning the Cross Country Chase with  Delta Work at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Silver Birch’s victory in the 2007 Randox Aintree Grand National thrust Gordon Elliott into the spotlight; on Saturday the Irishman is in pursuit of r(...)

Mark Walsh riding Fakir D’Oudairies clear the last to complete back-to-back victories in The Marsh Chase at Aintree. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Racing’s love of ‘buzz’ horses is clear from how the most talked-about runner at the Curragh on Sunday will be one who’s never run at all. The Aidan(...)

Co-owner  Alex Ferguson celebrates with jockey Harry Cobden after  Clan Des Obeaux’s win in the  Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree. Photograph:  Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson was celebrating on Merseyside for the second year running on Thursday as Clan Des Obeaux, the best hors(...)

Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates winning the  Gold Cup on day four of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

They say it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind but such is Rachael Blackmore’s quiet determination to be known first and foremost as just a jo(...)

Davy Russell and Fil Dor win the   the Knight Frank Juvenile Hurdle during the  Christmas festival at Leopardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Punters can’t complain about a lack of form-lines in Friday’s JCB Triumph Hurdle although the nature of the juvenile championship could make for a con(...)

 Paul Townend rode Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup in 2019. Photograph:  Glyn KIRK / AFP

As the joke goes, come 3.30pm on Friday it really could be a case of déjà vu all over again in the Boodles Cheltenham Gold Cup. A year after Minella I(...)

Paul Townend riding Sir Gerhard goes over the last to win the Tattersalls Ireland Novice Hurdle at Leopardstown on February 6th, 2022. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Hot favourite Sir Gerhard is set to face eight rivals in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Winner of the Champion Bumper at last year’s f(...)

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