Kilbricken Storm won last year’s Albert Bartlett at Cheltenham over three miles on soft ground last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham is no stranger to sentiment and there will be plenty of it about for Thursday’s Sun Racing Stayers Hurdle. From an Irish viewpoint a win f(...)

Apple’s Jade, pictured with Jack Kennedy up, disputes favouritism with Buveur D’Air as she bids to become the fifth mare to claim Champion Hurdle glory. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Buveur D’Air and Apple’s Jade are among 14 confirmations for the Unibet Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham on Tuesday. Nicky Henderson’s dual winner Buve(...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

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(...)

 Gordon Elliott celebrates winning the Champion Hurdle   with Apple’s Jade. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

As the billionaire chief executive of one of the world’s biggest airlines, Michael O’Leary is used to making decisions. But the Ryanair boss faces a d(...)

 Robbie Power on Fox Norton winning the BoyleSports Champion Steeplechase at Punchestown Festival in 2017. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jockey Robbie Power will try to stop Altior’s winning streak when teaming up with Fox Norton in Ascot’s three-runner Grade One feature on Saturday. T(...)

The packed grandstands at Leopardstown this Christmas. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Students and pensioners will be able to buy online tickets in advance of the Dublin Racing Festival at Leopardstown in just over two weeks’ time. The(...)

Sizing John: former Cheltenham Gold Cup hero could return to action at Leopardstown.  Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA

The chances of 2017 Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Sizing John returning to action at the Dublin Racing Festival could have increased with up to two inches (...)

Jockey Richard Johnson with Native River after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup at Prestbury Park last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last year’s winner Native River is one of 43 entries for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 15th. The nine-year-old came out on top in a terrif(...)

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy’s  eagerly-awaited return to action has been repeatedly delayed due to the going. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The absence of rain has become a real problem for Ireland’s racecourses with relatively quick ground conditions preventing some of racing’s top names (...)

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