Balko Des Flos: will have Davy Russell on board in the Galway Plate at Ballybrit. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

On Friday the Ryanair boss fired Bryan Cooper as his retained rider and it is Gigginstown Stud’s former No.1, Davy Russell, who rides Balko Des Flos f(...)

Riven Light ridden by jockey Declan McDonogh  wins the Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap during day two of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Galway is famous for its betting so there was widespread delight the 7-2 favourite Riven Light kept Tuesday’s big money pot in a stewards’ inquiry. B(...)

Sizing John and jockey Robbie Power on their way to victory in the 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Racehorses are generally highly-strung creatures and the better ones often have more than their share of quirks. This year’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winne(...)

Churchill (right) to take chance in Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Photograph: Getty Images

Churchill will face just five rivals as he attempts a Classic double in the Tattersalls Irish 2, 000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday. Ballydoyle h(...)

Apple’s Jade ridden by Bryan Cooper clears the last on the way to winning the AES Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown last year.  Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA

 As the curtain descends on a momentous 2016-17 National Hunt season there’s an aptness to Apple’s Jade taking centre stage at Punchestown on Sat(...)

Sizing John on the way to winning the  Cheltenham Gold Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sizing John’s transformation from Douvan’s punch-bag to champion is one of the stories of the season and he can confirm his new status by completing a(...)

In pole for Punchestown: Apple’s Jade is being aimed at the three-miler or the mares’ race. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA

Cheltenham heroine Apple’s Jade is set to spearhead a formidable team for Gigginstown House Stud at next week’s Punchestown Festival. The Gordon Elli(...)

Robbie Power celebrates winning this year’s  Gold Cup on Sizing John at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Cheltenham Gold Cup success on Sizing John has already led to more opportunity for Robbie Power and the in-demand jockey will aim to turn it into mor(...)

Ruby Walsh on Yorkhill and trainer Willie Mullins celebrate winning the 1.30 JLT Novices’  Chase Action at Cheltenham. Photograph: Reuters

Irish racing’s reputation is at an all-time high after a record-breaking 19 winners at last week’s Cheltenham festival but a stark warning has come fr(...)

Jockey Robbie Power celebrates after his winning ride on Sizing John in the  Gold Cup Chase  at Cheltenham Racecourse. Henry De Bromhead, the horse’s former trainer,  congratulated Sizing John’s new trainer Jessica Harrington on her success. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Henry De Bromhead has said he is taking “a lot of positives” from Sizing John’s Cheltenham Gold Cup success and added that he is not surprised the hor(...)

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