Jacques Ricou

5 results

Douvan ridden by Ruby Walsh jumps the last to win The Boylesports Tied Cottage Steeplechase at Punchestown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

When asked to rate his ability as an amateur jockey, the former head of Bank of Ireland Mark Hely Hutchinson used to famously point out that he rode A(...)

Road to Riches and Bryan Cooper: “There’s nothing we can do about the price and all we can do is get him there in good shape, which we think he is,” said  trainer Noel Meade. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A decade after War Of Attrition famously sealed Michael O’Leary’s Cheltenham Gold Cup love-affair, the Ryanair boss can further strengthen his hand fo(...)

Mozoltov can make up for lost time at Fairyhouse on Sunday. Photograph: Inpho

The odds on a major Sunday jockey shuffle at Fairyhouse should Tramore fail to pass a Saturday inspection are a lot shorter than the “50-50” which th(...)

  Forgotten Rules, ridden by Pat Smullen, won the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan to keep up his 100 per cent record. Photo:  Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Forgotten Rules warmed up for the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot when preserving his 100 per cent record in the Coolmore Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan on Sund(...)

Ruby Walsh: rides Diakali as trainer pursues a remarkable fifth win in the race. Photograph: Inpho

Epsom will be the international focus today, and California Chrome’s triple crown attempt will concentrate minds on tonight’s Belmont Stakes in New Y(...)