Jack Kennedy

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Authors of Children of the Troubles Joe Duffy and Freya McClements with former president Mary McAleese at the launch of the book  in Dublin. Photograph:  Laura Hutton

Fifteen-year-old schoolboy James Kennedy was shot dead in a Belfast bookmaker’s shop in February 1992. He was one of 186 children who lost their lives(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy suffered a broken collarbone in a fall at Punchestown. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Jack Kennedy faces around six weeks on the sidelines after breaking his collarbone in a fall from Swordsman at Punchestown. Kennedy sustained the inj(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Royal Caviar leads over the last from Davy Russell on Some Plan in the 2017 Arkle Novice Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho.

Paul Townend will be crowned champion jockey at the end of next week’s Punchestown festival. Rachael Blackmore is runner-up after her groundbreaking s(...)

Runners and riders jump Canal Turn on the first time of asking during the 2018 Randox Health Grand National at Aintree Racecourse. Photo: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Is anybody there? Is everyone okay? It has been a long, long three weeks since Al Boum Photo ploughed up the hill to land the Gold Cup for Willie Mull(...)

Paul Townend guiding Laurina to victory in last year’s mares’ novice hurldle at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just four mares have ever won the Unibet Champion Hurdle. Many feel the 2019 renewal boils down to whether or not Apple’s Jade or Laurina becomes numb(...)

Laurina flies the flag for Willie Mullins in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Here we are again. Standing on the edge of the cliff, ready to dive head first into the greatest week off the year. The 2019 Cheltenham Festival is u(...)

Jack Kennedy celebrates Samcro’s win in the  Ballymore Novices Hurdle at Prestbury Park in Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is less than four years since Jack Kennedy rode his first winner. Since then there have been almost 250 more. They include 16 Grade Ones. He had f(...)

Sean Flanagan on the Red Menace in the National Hunt Finale at Leopardstown. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Noel Meade reports his Gold Cup contender Road to Respect to be “100 per cent” ahead of next week’s Cheltenham festival. And a hat-trick for the eigh(...)

The Irish Jockeys Association expressed major disappointment both with the move to impose a figure on whip use and how it was done. Photograph:  Vince Caligiuri/Getty Images

The body representing Ireland’s jockeys has said the Irish Horseracing Regulatory Board will “rue the day” it announced plans to restrict riders to a (...)

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(...)

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