Paul Townend on Getabird at Punchestown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick’s first ever Grade One race looks an ideal opportunity for Getabird to break his top-flight duck on St Stephen’s Day. The €100,000 Maatchboo(...)

Footpad, with Ruby Walsh on board,  lost his unbeaten record with a shock defeat at Naas earlier this month. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Last season’s outstanding novice chaser Footpad could return to action over two miles at Christmas. Footpad lost his unbeaten record with a shock def(...)

Capri during a workout at Aidan O’Brien’s Ballydoyle Stables, Cashel, Co Tipperary. Ryan Moore will break from stall 12 of the 14 runners on Capri in Toyko. Photograph: Inpho

Aidan O’Brien’s 2017 Irish Derby and English Leger hero Capri bids to become a “Lucky 13th” Irish-trained runner in Sunday morning’s hugely prestigiou(...)

Samcro was pulled out the Morgiana Hurdle with the goung considered too quick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Samcro has been ruled out of Sunday’s Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. Gordon Elliott had repeatedly stated throughout the week that last seaso(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott says Samcro is 50-50 to run in the Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday because of ground conditions at Punchestown. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Samcro’s participation in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown on Sunday was described by trainer Gordon Elliott as “50-50” on Saturday afternoon(...)

Apple’s Jade made a winning return to action at Navan. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

 Michael O’Leary’s star mare Apple’s Jade returned to form with a vengeance by routing her Lismullen Hurdle opposition at Navan on Sunday. It wa(...)

Rachael Blackmore  on Bedrock jumps the last to beat Jack Kennedy on board  Samcro in the WKD Hurdle at Down Royal. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Presseye/Inpho

Having engineered the downfall of Samcro the day before at Down Royal, on Saturday Rachael Blackmore has a first ever Grade One success in her sights (...)

John Gosden: English trainer’s team including Cracksman, Roaring Lion, Stradivarius and the filly Lah Ti Dar represent a potentially crushing display of firepower at Ascot. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

In 2012 it took Frankel to stop an Irish hot streak of four-in-a-row on ‘British Champions Day’ and a different kind of ‘four-timer’ is preoccupying b(...)

 Evanne Ní Chuilinn (RTÉ), Jessica Harrington,  Sarah Keane (president Olympic Federation of Ireland), Casey Stoney (Manchester United Women’s coach), Rena Buckley,  Graham Shaw (Ireland women’s hockey coach) and Ger Gilroy  at the launch of the new 20x20 campaign. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jessica Harrington was recalling her early days as a horse trainer when the owners would ring her house to find out how things were going. “And they’(...)

Trainer Aidan O’Brien: said after the Curragh that Mount Everest proclaimed the colt as having a “big massive engine”. Photograph: Inpho

Should Mount Everest wins Sunday’s Beresford Stakes there’ll probably be puns galore about him reaching racing’s peak next year. But such classic spec(...)

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