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Mark Walsh in action at Punchestown on Tuesday on board Early Doors. The jockey will ride the Gordon Elliott-trained Delta Work in the Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

JP McManus’s jockey Mark Walsh will swap sides in next month’s Cheltenham Gold Cup after picking up the plum ‘Blue Riband’ ride on Delta Work for Mich(...)

Paul Townend on his way to winning the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase onboard Un De Sceaux at  Punchestown Festival in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Un De Sceaux tries to join a tiny band of elite horses that have won a Grade One race at the venerable age of 12 in Saturday’s feature at Ascot. Will(...)

 Michael O’Leary: his Gigginstown Stud team believes the King George VI Chase might be boosted by including the Ladbrokes Champion Chase at Down Royal in the  £1m Triple Crown bonus. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A border down the Irish Sea is a topical subject, but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team believes the King George VI Chase might be boosted by in(...)

Bryan Cooper enjoyed a welcome return to the winner’s enclosure at Navan. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Gold Cup winning jockey Bryan Cooper enjoyed a morale-boosting success when guiding Latest Exhibition to win Navan’s Grade Two feature on Sunday. The(...)

 Davy Russell riding Envoi Allen (left) clears  the last to win The Royal Bond Novice Hurdle from Abacadabras and Jack Kennedy (maroon cap) at Fairyhouse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gordon Elliott believes Envoi Allen is “the real thing” and bookmakers agree with him to the extent of making the unbeaten novice star only 8-1 for th(...)

Battleoverdoyen made a winning start to his chasing career at Galway on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Battleoverdoyen made the perfect start to his career over fences with a dominant front-running display at Galway. Bought for £235,000 (€270,000) afte(...)

Brian Cooper: could return to action at Clonmel on Thursday. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

 Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Bryan Cooper plans to get back into action later this week after almost two months without race-riding. The (...)

Gordon Elliott is keen to  acknowledge Michael O’Leary’s role in his remarkable rise to prominence over the last dozen years. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has conceded Michael O’Leary’s announcement that he’s winding down his involvement with the sport over the next five years came as a sh(...)

Davy Russell riding Tiger Roll to victory at the 2019 Grand National. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Following the shock news Michael O’Leary will be winding down the hugely successful Gigginstown House Stud operation over the next few years, we look (...)

  Michael O’Leary has announced he will phase out his National Hunt team over the next five years. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Michael O’Leary’s capacity for wrong-footing people is renowned but by any standard the Ryanair boss’s decision to withdraw from racing over the next (...)

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