By the time Rachael Blackmore brilliantly rode Honeysuckle to victory at Cheltenham on Tuesday, the Tipperary woman had already taken our award for February. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s probably just as well that our sportswomen can only win one monthly award in the year because at the rate Rachael Blackmore’s 2020 is going, she(...)

Could Rachael Blackmore end the Festival as top jockey? Alan Crowhurst/Getty

It has been a long few weeks for racing enthusiasts, with the spectre of the coronavirus looming large over the Cheltenham Festival. More than €4 mil(...)

Gordon Elliott has confirmed Envoi Allen will run in the Ballymore on Wednesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has confirmed Envoi Allen will run in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Cheveley Park Stud-ow(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

 Rachael Blackmore returns after riding Honeysuckle to win the  Irish Champion Hurdle during the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in February. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s often the pioneer’s lot to be defined by the mould they’ve broken. Rachael Blackmore doesn’t like being called a female jockey. She sees herself (...)

The unbeaten Honeysuckle will go for the Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Henry de Bromhead has confirmed his unbeaten mare Honeysuckle will contest the Close Brothers Hurdle at next week’s Cheltenham Festival, rather than t(...)

Willie Mullins is aiming to be top Cheltenham Festival trainer for the seventh time. File photograph: Inpho

Confidence is mounting among punters that Irish trainers will eclipse their British counterparts at next week’s Cheltenham festival with several bookm(...)

Rachael Blackmore and Honeysuckle clearing the last to win the Irish Champion Hurdle  at Leopardstown on  February 1st, 2020. Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Honeysuckle is to the forefront of most ante-post lists for next month’s Unibet Champion Hurdle, but a decision on whether or not she lines up in the (...)

Rachael Blackmore after winning  the featured PCI Irish Champion Hurdle on Honeysuckle on the first day of the Dublin Racing Festival at  Leopardstown. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

There were rare scenes on day one of the Dublin Racing Festival as jockey Rachael Blackmore and the unbeaten mare Honeysuckle scooped the featured PCI(...)

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(...)

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