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Saldier defied top-weight to give Willie Mullins a huge double by winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Class won out once again in Thursday’s Guinness Galway Hurdle as topweight Saldier gave champion amateur jockey Patrick Mullins a third victory in the(...)

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(...)

Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear the last to win The Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tiger Roll returns to Aintree on Thursday – two days earlier than many would initially have expected. Much has been written and said about the decisi(...)

Coleman celebrates as he rides Paisley Park to victory in the Stayers’ Hurdle in 2019. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Little fish are sweet but it’s the big ones that get their photographs taken so Aidan Coleman hopes to pose with a vengeance at Cheltenham next week. (...)

 Lostintranslation and  Robbie Power will be reunited in the King George  VI Chase at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day.  Photograph:  Tom Jenkins/Getty Images

After two afternoons at its International Meeting in December with nearly 2,000 racegoers in attendance, Cheltenham has been forced to return behind c(...)

Pat Smullen has died aged 43 after battling cancer. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The death took place on Tuesday evening of the nine-times champion jockey Pat Smullen. He was 43 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2018(...)

Armagh jockey Brian Hughes has been crowned    Britain’s new champion jumps jockey. Photograph:  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Veteran Curragh trainer Kevin Prendergast has paid tribute to the dedication of his former apprentice Brian Hughes after the Armagh man’s official con(...)

Co Armagh man Conor Mitchell set up the Belfast Ensemble in 2017.

Even by his own exacting standards, the last two years of Conor Mitchell’s career as a composer and theatre maker have been nothing less than remarkab(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

On Chesil Beach: a solid exercise in applied sadness

If you want a sense of the cultural distinction that once existed between England and the United States you could do worse than set Dominic Cooke’s On(...)

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