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Footpad:  had a perfect five-from-five novice campaign last season that included victory in the Arkle at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Willie Mullins takes the wraps off his first real big gun of the new winter campaign when the hugely exciting Footpad returns to action at Naas on Sat(...)

Footpad wins the 2018 Arkle under Ruby Walsh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Footpad puts his unbeaten record over fences and huge reputation on the line in the Poplar Square Chase at Naas on Saturday. The Willie Mullins-train(...)

Rachael Blackmore: “I’m absolutely delighted with the way it’s gone. I never thought I’d get to 50 winners in a season.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Rachael Blackmore has reached another landmark by riding 50 winners during the current jumps campaign although she is playing down her chances (...)

Willie Mullins with Faugheen at the launch of the  Winter Jumps Season at the champion trainer’s yard at  Closutton, Co Carlow.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

As Halloween horror goes, having your best horse go lame one day and a battalion of media types showing up at your door the next takes some topping if(...)

 Samcro, with Jack Kennedy, winning at   Leopardstown in February. He will return to action at Down Royal on Friday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Confirmation that Samcro is being kept to hurdling this season provoked a flurry of future odds although one firm’s paltry 16-1 about Michael O’Leary’(...)

Gordon Elliott has confirmed Samcro will stay over hurdles for the coming season. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Samcro is set to make his seasonal reappearance in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal on Friday after trainer Gordon Elliott confirmed his stable star will (...)

Ruby Walsh:   will ride in two hurdle races, with Good Thyne Tara in particular appearing to be a leading contender for the Listed Mares Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Ruby Walsh has endured a fearful run of injuries over the past 11 months, and makes his latest return at Limerick on Sunday. The legendary jockey bro(...)

Jack Kennedy onboard Samcro celebrates winning the first race of the day at Cheltenham. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Samcro’s trainer Gordon Elliott has said he would love to win a Champion Hurdle but Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team insists no decision has be(...)

Dermot Weld’s Curragh winner Kisanga which had a positive test for testosterone. photograph: Inpho

Irish racing’s head of anti-doping believes there’s nothing sinister behind a spike of positive drug tests which this week saw five more winners being(...)

Trainer John ’Shark’ Hanlon. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Irish racing was rocked on Wednesday when trainer John ‘Shark’ Hanlon was given a suspended 18 month sentence of his licence after his Galway festival(...)

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