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 Rachael Blackmore celebrates her win in the Aintree Grand National. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

A potential cherry on top of Rachael Blackmore’s momentous 2021 campaign could come in Paris on Sunday when she bids to secure a groundbreaking succes(...)

Aaron Connolly has quickly developed into a regular starter. Photograph: PA

Stephen Kenny may not be feeling it right now but he has been lucky in one regard over the past week or so: the likes of Slovakia, Iceland and Norther(...)

 Smoke rises from the houses of Rohingya Muslims during military operations in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in a photograph taken   in Teknaff, Bangladesh in September 2017. Photograph:  Zakir Hossain Chowdhury/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The two soldiers confess their crimes in a monotone, a few blinks of the eye their only betrayal of emotion: executions, mass burials, village obliter(...)

Wales’ Neco Williams scores his side’s late winner during the Nations League game against Bulgaria at Cardiff City Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Wales 1 Bulgaria 0 With 90 seconds remaining, a dreadful contest was lit up by Neco Williams’s first goal for Wales on only his second appearance for(...)

 Aidan Coleman and  the impressive Paisley Park will be hotly fancied  to retain the Stayers’ Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Of all Cheltenham’s championship events the Paddy Power Stayers’ Hurdle boasts a track record of champions successfully defending their title, so Pais(...)

Gordon Elliott: will be hoping Apple’s  Jade can return to her best at Fairyhouse and register  a record-breaking fourth successive win in the Hatton’s Grace Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Apple’s Jade will face a maximum of eight rivals when she bids for a historic fourth victory in the Baroneracing. com Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyho(...)

Honeysuckle was victorious  on her seasonal bow at Fairyhouse under jockey Rachael Blackmore. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Honeysuckle maintained her unbeaten record as she came home a comfortable winner on her seasonal bow at Fairyhouse. Henry de Bromhead’s mare won each(...)

Woman Reading, Roderic O’Conor, €30,000-€50,000 Adam’s

From childhood, art has captivated the collector Patrick Murphy, but it was in the early 1960s, at a Fleadh Cheoil in Enniscorthy, that his passion fo(...)

One Cool Poet and Billy Lee win their third race of the week in the McDonagh Capital Investments Handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: PA Wire

One Cool Poet created a memorable piece of Galway history when winning for the third time in six days at the Festival. Trained by Matthew Smith, the(...)

Pro Brexit demonstrators outside the Houses of Parliament. The YouGov survey of Conservative party members suggests that almost half (46 per cent) would be happy to see the Brexit Party’s Nigel Farage as their new leader. Photograph: Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Conservative party members would be prepared to sacrifice the union, destroy their party or suffer economic damage to get the UK out of the European U(...)

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