Colm O’Donoghue riding Torcedor in the Dubai Golden Mile  at Meydan. The horse finished last but Jessica Harrington attributes the poor run to the travelling involved in getting to the UAE. Photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Jessica Harrington’s Torcedor endured a fruitless expedition to Dubai on his last start but is on more familiar ground for Wednesday’s Group Three Lon(...)

Robbie Power riding Supasundae clear the last to win in the Betdaq  Champion Hurdle at Punchestown  on Friday, after Samcro’s dramatic fall. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A Punchestown festival already full of drama took another twist on Friday when the pioneering amateur jockey Katie Walsh retired from the saddle on th(...)

Supasundae ridden by Robbie Power clears the last on their way to winning the  Punchestown Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Supasundae claimed a dramatic victory after both Samcro and Melon came to grief in the Punchestown Champion Hurdle. The previously unbeaten Samcro wa(...)

Former Grand National winner Our Duke died of a heart attack on Thursday morning. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Trainer Jessica Harrington has announced the death of Irish Grand National winner Our Duke. The eight-year-old, who won the Fairyhouse showpiece as a(...)

Gustav Klimt will be partnered by Ryan Moore in the 2,000 Guineas Trial at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Aidan O’Brien has a link to the Aintree Grand National through his nephew JJ Slevin who is set to have a first ride in the great race on Thunder And R(...)

  Petit Mouchoir: the grey’s  reaction  to the Grand National day atmosphere could be more significant to his chances of a first top-flight victory over fences than the opposition. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Michael O’Leary’s Gigginstown Stud team will hope for a pre-Grand National Grade One boost at Aintree on Saturday. In contrast to Cheltenham, where h(...)

Footpad won’t run at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival for Willie Mullins. Photo: Getty Images

Easter Sunday’s Ryanair Gold Cup remains a rare Grade One blank on Willie Mullins’s glittering CV and although Footpad will miss it the champion train(...)

Donagh Meyler celebrates his victory on Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Blow By Blow just about summed it up. Not only did the appropriately-named winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival describe t(...)

 Richard Johnson on Native River celebrates after winning the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase at   Cheltenham, England. Photograph:  Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

A Cheltenham festival that threatened to turn into an Irish benefit saw Native River retrieve home honour with a superb Timico Gold Cup success on Fri(...)

 Richard Johnson riding Native River to victory in  The Betfair Denman Steeple Chase at Newbury in  February.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Native River doesn’t bring glamour to the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup. His reputation leans more to admirable than aristocratic. No one’s ever going t(...)

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