Donagh Meyler celebrates his victory on Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Blow By Blow just about summed it up. Not only did the appropriately-named winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival describe t(...)

 Jack Kennedy riding Shattered Love clear the last to win The JLT Novices Steeple Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

In years to come Missed Approach could become a pub quiz standard as the name of the horse that prevented an unprecedented Irish clean sweep of a Chel(...)

Racegoers watch the JLT Novices’ Chase at  the 2018 Cheltenham Festival: There are 25,000 annual horse movements between the UK, France and Ireland. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

Henry de Bromhead would be more than familiar with European Union red tape. The trainer, who won Thursday’s feature Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham (...)

Paul Townend on Getabird. The six-year-old is unbeaten in four starts,and was a brilliant winner of the Moscow Flyer Novice Hurdle at Punchestown in January. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ante-post favourite Getabird is one of 28 horses confirmed for the Supreme Novices’ Hurdle, the opening race of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival on Tuesda(...)

Special Tiara, ridden by Noel Fehily,   winning  the Champion Chase  at Cheltenham in 2017. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The mouthwatering prospect of Altior v Douvan in next week’s Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase means Special Tiara’s achievement in appearing in the (...)

Henry de Bromhead’s horse Chris’s Dream won by 64 lengths in Clonmel. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Chris’s Dream put himself in line for a trip to the Cheltenham Festival as he galloped his opponents into submission to secure Grade Three honours in (...)

Douvan won’t make his return at Gowran Park on Saturday. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins has decided against running Douvan in Saturday’s Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park. The champion trainer took everyone by surprise earlie(...)

Douvan is one of 10 entries for the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Douvan is “not far away” from returning to action after being entered in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday. Willie Mullins had initially(...)

Faugheen has been declared for the Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Faugheen will face seven rivals in the BHP Insurance Irish Champion Hurdle at Leopardstown on Saturday. The Willie Mullins-trained 10-year-old was a (...)

Officials are keeping their fingers crossed that Faugheen stays on course to be the headline act of the Dub;in Racing Festival. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

There are 48-hour declarations for every race at this weekend’s Dublin Racing Festival but Horse Racing Ireland has confirmed there are no plans to ex(...)

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