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Keith Donoghue with Grand National favourite Tiger Roll at Gordon Ellliott’s yard at Cullentra, Co Meath. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A year ago Tiger Roll’s dramatic Randox Aintree Grand National success meant Gordon Elliott got the better of Willie Mullins and on Saturday Irish rac(...)

Runners and riders jump Canal Turn on the first time of asking during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Is anybody there? Is everyone okay? It has been a long, long three weeks since Al Boum Photo ploughed up the hill to land the Gold Cup for Willie Mull(...)

Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Road To Respect, seen here winning the Champion Chase  at Down Royal at the start of November, is looking for a repeat win in the Savills Chase at Leopardstown over Christmas. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Road To Respect is on course to try and record back-to-back victories in Leopardstown’s €175,000 Savills Chase over Christmas. The Noel Meade-trained(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Latrobe (centre) wins the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh in June. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s over five months since Latrobe and Rostropovich fought out a memorable Irish Derby finish for the O’Brien family but the pair are set to transfer(...)

Monalee: will be the focus of attention in the Grade One Neville Hotel Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho  

Only 76 horses have ever won the Cheltenham Gold Cup so the failure rate among those thousands labelled ‘potential Gold Cup horse’ over the years is a(...)

Jockey Bryan Cooper. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

As tyrannies go, Bryan Cooper’s choice of the Gigginstown empire isn’t tyrannical enough to make anyone feeling sorry for him. Nevertheless the jockey(...)

Mouse Morris with the last two winners of the Irish Grand National, Rogue Angel and Thunder And Roses at Everardsgrange, Fethard, Co Tipperary. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

A bumper 24-strong entry from Britain remains in next month’s Boylesports Irish Grand National which unlike its Aintree counterpart doesn’t appear se(...)

Bryan Cooper on Tombstone during the visit to Gordon Elliott’s stables in Longwood, County Meath, Ireland.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The facilities Gordon Elliott has to train his 170 horses in Co Meath are notably lavish but little details suggest why he and the Ryanair boss Michae(...)

Barry Geraghty kneels on the ground after his fall from  Charli Parcs  at  Kempton Park on Saturday. The Irish jockey has been ruled out of the Cheltenham Festival.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

News that Barry Geraghty will miss this year’s Cheltenham Festival leaves the JP McManus team with a logistical headache in terms of who will replace (...)

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