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Cancelled bookings: ‘We have lost at least 800 covers,” says Joe Donnelly of Rascals

“This is the end of the line. I am fighting for my business now, because if I don’t it’s gone, and what do I do then?” Nichola Dowling, who owns (...)

Nicky Henderson has ruled Shishkin out of the Tingle Creek at Sandown. Photograph: Mark Cranham/Inpho

Shishkin has been ruled out of next week’s Tingle Creek by trainer Nicky Henderson. The unbeaten chaser was due to make his seasonal reappearance in(...)

Rachael Blackmore celebrates her Grand National win on Minella Times. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

The most successful season in the history of Irish jumps racing finishes at Punchestown this week. It’s been a unique campaign, not least in the conte(...)

  Paul Townend riding Al Boum Photo  to win The Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase on Gold Cup Day at Cheltenham Racecourse on March 15th, 2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo is favourite to complete a rare Cheltenham Gold Cup hat-trick on Friday, a scenario that once upon a time would have had his owner Joe D(...)

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, US president Donald Trump’s nominee for the supreme court, in Washington on October 1st. Photograph: Anna Moneymaker/New York Times

On a winter afternoon in 2018, Judge Amy Coney Barrett rose to speak in Notre Dame Law School’s wood-panelled courtroom and thanked the people gathere(...)

 Paul Townend celebrates  Al Boum Photo’s Gold Cup victory at Cheltenham last year. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo’s name mightn’t resonate like Best Mate’s but on Friday he could join that former Cheltenham Gold Cup legend as in winning steeplechasin(...)

Benie Des Dieux and jockey Ruby Walsh crash out of the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The clash of the outstanding mares Benie Des Dieux and Honeysuckle shapes up as the 2020 Cheltenham Festival’s day one highlight. Weeks of uncertain(...)

Gordon Elliott has confirmed Envoi Allen will run in the Ballymore on Wednesday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Gordon Elliott has confirmed Envoi Allen will run in the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival on Wednesday. The Cheveley Park Stud-ow(...)

 Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of last year’s Cheltenham festival. Photograph:  Getty Images

Tuesday 1.30 Skybet Supreme Novices Hurdle Abacadabras (G Elliott) 4-1 Asterion Forlonge (W Mullins) 5-2 Berkshire Royal (W Mullins) 33-1 Captain Gu(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during a visit to his yard in Closutton on Wednesday: he is readying   a battalion of up to 60 horses for Cheltenham. Photograph:   Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Willie Mullins’ old lieutenant Ruby Walsh isn’t on the front line with him anymore but with 20 days to Cheltenham D-Day, it otherwise feels very like (...)

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