Davy Russell: ‘I would be doing the team a disservice to ride when I’m not ready.’ File photograph: Inpho

Leading jockey Davy Russell will miss next month’s Cheltenham Festival after failing to sufficiently recover from injury in time. Russell – who won t(...)

Davy Russell celebrates winning the RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase on Presenting Percy in the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Davy Russell doesn’t have long to wait for a chance to settle a score with the Cheltenham festival. He teams up with the number one horse in the very (...)

Davy Russell after winning the Randox Health Grand National Handicap Chase with Tiger Roll during Grand National Day of the 2018 Randox Health Grand National Festival at Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool. Photo: David Davies/PA Wire

Davy Russell continued a glorious autumn to his career by steering Tiger Roll to a thrilling victory in the Randox Health Grand National at Aintree. (...)

Willie Mullins: will send  Pleasant Company and Children’s List to the National alongside Total Recall.

It’s almost a century since a 13-year-old runner has won the Randox Aintree Grand National although age appears to be far from wearying a trio of Iris(...)

Champion trainer Willie Mullins: his failing to win the Gold Cup has become “a thing”. Photograph:  The Jockey Club/Cheltenham Racecourse

Willie Mullins knows his failure to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup has become “a thing”. When jump racing’s Blue Riband comes around his six runner-up f(...)

Landofhopeandglory: faces the task of conceding  a stone to Dinaria Des Obeaux  in the Winning Fair Hurdle at Fairyhouse.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sunday’s Naas card is billed as ‘Festival Trials Day’ but Saturday’s Grade Three opener at Fairyhouse could have the most Cheltenham significance wit(...)

2014 Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own (L) has been retired. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Cheltenham Gold Cup runner-up On His Own has been retired due to injury. Willie Mullins’ 13-year-old made his hunter chase debut at Thurles last week(...)

Gigginstown Stud’s principal Cheltenham Gold Cup hope now looks to be the Lexus winner Outlander.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

 Gordon Elliott has dominated this season’s major handicap chases and will be doubly-represented in the first six-figure pot of 2017 at Fairyhou(...)

 Willy Mullins-trained Douvan hotly tipped to make it an unbeaten “Diamond Dozen” in the €100,000 Cashcard Chase. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

If Douvan’s probable lap of honour represents the elitist aspect of the second day of Leopardstown’s Christmas festival, then It Came To Pass can stri(...)

Champagne Fever made a winning return at Thurles on Wednesday. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Champagne Fever saw off Lord Windermere in a pulsating climax to the Boomerang Animal Bedding And Boomerang Horse & Country Store Chase at Thurles(...)

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