Fred Winter

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 Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear of the last to win The Glenfarclas Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Generally speaking, Irish racing fans aren’t partial to the more sentimental excesses that some racehorses can provoke in Britain. But Wednesday’s C(...)

 Lagostovegas, with Conor Hoban up, on their way to winning the Shabra Charity Handicap at Leopardstown. Photo: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

1:30 – Mr Adjudicator One of the challenges of Cheltenham is rating the respective quality of the UK and Irish novices that haven’t run against each(...)

Paul Townend on Next Destination comes home to win the Novice Chase at Naas in January. Willie Mullins has a horse that in most years would boast an outstanding profile for Ballymore Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Inpho

Cheltenham is unique but close your eyes and theoretically the most eagerly-anticipated novice event of the week can be reduced to an everyday Irish (...)

OLBG Hurdle champion Apple’s Jade (right) has been nominated by owner Michael O’Leary as his best Cheltenham hope. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The most discussed creature at Naas on Sunday might have been the upcoming “beast from the east” although Cheltenham’s boss predicts it won’t get it’s(...)

Trainer  Gordon Elliott. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Frankel maintained his 100 per cent record as a sire over jumps as Commentariolus made a winning debut in a maiden hurdle at Fairyhouse. A maiden on (...)

Lizzie Kelly on Tea For Two goes on to win the 50 Betway Bowl Chase at Aintree. Photograph:  Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Lizzie Kelly celebrated a huge success at Aintree as Tea For Two saw off the gallant Cue Card in the Betway Bowl. Kelly made history in December 201(...)

Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh wins the Racing Post Arkle Trophy at Cheltenham earlier this year. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Douvan is an all but unbackable favourite to bring his record for Willie Mullins to a perfect 10-out-of-10 at Punchestown today, probably with another(...)

Dermot Weld: “He got balloted out of the Fred Winter and he won nicely at Leopardstown since so could represent us well.”  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dermot Weld knows better than most how difficult it can be to win the Chester Cup but his Zafayan is among a trio of Irish hopefuls taking their chan(...)

Ruby Walsh: will partner the Willie Mullins-trained Valyssa Monterg at Cork in the McCarthy Insurance Group Rated Novice Hurdle. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

At Cork today a low-key session begins with a hurdle featuring the Willie Mullins-trained and Rich Ricci-owned Valyssa Monterg.The French import seeme(...)

Dessie Hughes and  Hardy Eustace

The final instructions trainer Dessie Hughes, who has died aged 71, gave to Conor O’Dwyer before the 2004 Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham were for his j(...)

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