Jonathan Burke

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 Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates after winning the   Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Rachael Blackmore’s superb groundbreaking season continued on Tuesday when the pioneering jockey rode her first Cheltenham festival winner on A Plus T(...)

Alpha Des Obeaux opened his account over Fences at Thurles on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho

Alpha Des Obeaux opened his account over fences at the second attempt with an assured display in the Beginners Chase. An impressi(...)

Jack Kennedy with Clarecam at Gigginstown Stud. “I can safely say I’ve never seen anyone so complete at 17. He’s a fantastic natural talent,” says Conor O’Dwyer. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At 17 Ruby Walsh was studying for his Leaving Cert. Tony McCoy was only six weeks shy of 18 before he rode his first winner. Putting Jack Kennedy in c(...)

Jockey Jack Kennedy on Squouateur before the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2016 Cheltenham Festival at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: PA

The hand of history is all over the 2016 Boylesports Irish Grand National but its destiny could rest in the hands of its youngest jockey as Jack Kenne(...)

Kylemore Lough ridden by Barry Geraghty  jump the last to win the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase  at Fairyhouse. Photograph:  PA Wire

If the Kerry Lee-trained Kylemore Lough secured a first cross-channel success in the Ryanair Gold Cup for almost 30 years, Jer’s Girl’s victory in Fai(...)

Jamie Flynn on Goonyella. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Venitien De Mai led home a Jim Dreaper 1-2 in Sunday’s Leinster National at Naas but it was the performance of the runner up, Goonyella, which encoura(...)

Ruby Walsh and Vautour en route to a spectacular win in The JLT Novices’ Steeple Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Bookmakers appear divided about whether or not Ruby Walsh will ride Vautour in the Cheltenham Gold Cup as the ten-times champion jockey closes in on a(...)

Jonathan Burke: “ I think better going will bring out the best in him”. Photograph: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Jonathan Burke will return from injury in time to try for a first Cheltenham success, and the 19-year-old jockey reckons Supasundae is his best chance(...)

Queen Mother Champion Chase hopeful Sizing Granite has moved from Harry De Bromhead’s yard  to Colm Murphy’s Wexford stable. Photograph: Donall Farmer/INPHO

The Grade 1 winning chaser Sizing Granite has been moved to Co Wexford trainer Colm Murphy by his owners, Ann and Alan Potts. Formerly handled by (...)

Union Dues is in line to make his chasing debut at Punchestown on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

If Min doesn’t follow in the illustrious hoofprints of Douvan and Vautour by winning Saturday’s Grade 2 highlight at Punchestown those who believe th(...)

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