Paul Townend chats with trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham earlier this month. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gold Cup-winning jockey Paul Townend recorded his maiden 100th winner of the season in Ireland as the well-touted Annamix scored for the first time a(...)

 Rachael Blackmore, riding Minella Indo, clears the last hurdle to win The Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Cheltenham Festival haunted by welfare fears endured a nightmare scenario on Friday when the Irish “banker” of the meeting, Sir Erec, was fatally in(...)

Horse trainer Terence O’Brien from Carrigtwohill, Co Cork, in the winners’ enclosure after his horse Articulum came third at 25-1 in the Arkle Chase. Photograph: Simon Carswell

If a horse trainer has a contender strong enough for Cheltenham, complications and increased costs caused by Brexit will not deter the small-operation(...)

Bryony Frost: will  carry home  hopes as Frodon’s course pedigree makes him the most likely English-trained winner of the Ryanair Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost have ensured their careers aren’t defined by gender but should they fight out the finish of Thursday’s Ryan(...)

Altior will defend his Champion Chase crown on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

The weather has relented - to an extent - and Day Two of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival will go ahead, despite fears it could be postponed due to high w(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

Dylan Robinson in action at Leopardstown. The jockey has been suspended for three years for  tested positive for cocaine  at Galway in October. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Jockeys who test positive for cocaine in Ireland can expect entry level licence suspension of five years from now on. On Friday the leading condition(...)

Tiger Roll and Keith Donoghue stroll to victory in The Ladbrokes Ireland Boyne Hurdle at Navan. Photograph:  Peter Mooney/Inpho

Gordon Elliott is favourite to be the Cheltenham Festival’s leading trainer for a third year in a row and Sunday’s 428-1 four-timer at Navan indicated(...)

Monalee claimed the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. File photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Monalee led his rivals a merry dance on his way to claiming top honours in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. Runner-up to Cheltenham Gold Cup favou(...)

Davy Russell onboard Presenting Percy comes home to win the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park in January. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Presenting Percy is set to line up at Gowran this Saturday, and the Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite doesn’t look like scaring off some strong opposition(...)

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