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Gordon Elliott: ‘We’ll have about 40 working here either tomorrow or on Tuesday morning. All the main Cheltenham horses will be here.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Gordon Elliott could have to write a sizeable cheque to Leopardstown racecourse after giving many of his Cheltenham Festival team a post-race workout(...)

Faugheen and Paul Townend with groom John Codd celebrate after the Flogas Novice Chase during day two of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown on Sunday. Photograph: PA Wire

The piece of history Faugheen secured at Leopardstown on Sunday was greeted with a fervour that confirmed how “the Machine” has secured a singular pla(...)

Paul Townend onboard Sharjar comes home to win ahead of Ruby Walsh onboard Faugheen at Punchestown in 2018. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Watering has been a persistent theme in the run-up to the third Dublin Racing Festival, although more than a few eyes might be less than dry at Leopar(...)

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(...)

Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo. The Cheltenham Gold Cup winner may line up in the €175,000 Savills Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Willie Mullins has indicated his Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Al Boum Photo could return to action at Leopardstown over Christmas. Ground conditions at t(...)

Down Royal officials believe it’s unlikely their biggest meeting of the year will be significantly affected in the event of no-deal.

Willie Mullins has downplayed fears the impact of a no-deal Brexit might have on Down Royal’s upcoming ‘November Festival’ dates. The two day fixture,(...)

 Jamie Codd riding Envoi Allen to victory in the Matheson I.N.H. Flat Race at Leopardstown in February.  Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s 14 years since a favourite has won the Weatherbys Champion Bumper but a lot of fingers will be burned if Envoi Allen can’t land Wednesday’s festi(...)

Jockey Jody McGarvey in the 2019 National Hunt finale at Leopardstown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leopardstown’s final National Hunt fixture of the season is on Monday although its traditional post-race gallops for Cheltenham festival contenders lo(...)

Ruby Walsh on Bellshill, left,  takes The Unibet Irish Gold Cup on the line from Sean Flanagan on Road to Respect at the Dublin Racing Festival in Leopardstown. Photograph: morgan Treacy/Inpho

Bellshill gave Willie Mullins a perfect 10th success in Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup after a decimated field for the Dublin Racing Festival’s €225,0(...)

Road To Respect: can land a bumper prize of €225,000 in the Unibet Irish Gold Cup at Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Sunday’s Unibet Irish Gold Cup is the Dublin Racing Festival’s most valuable prize and an opportunity for Road To Respect to fill in a rare big-race (...)

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