Nicky Richards

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Takingrisks ridden by Sean Quinlan wins the Coral Scottish Grand National. Photograph: Jeff Holmes/PA

Takingrisks caused a 25-1 surprise in the Coral Scottish Grand National for trainer Nicky Richards and jockey Sean Quinlan. Richards, whose father G(...)

Donal McInerney and connections after winning The Paddy Power Steeplechase on Auvergnat . Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

JP McManus landed a third Paddy Power Chase in four years - and a seventh in all - at Leopardstown on Thursday although the winner Auvergnat was the ‘(...)

 Mark Walsh riding Josies Orders (green) clear the last to win The Glenfarclas Cross Country Handicap Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Nicky Richards feels Looking Well is capable of running a big race if things go his way in the BetVictor.com Handicap Chase at Cheltenham on Saturday.(...)

Paul Townend on Min interferes with Mark Walsh on Simply Ned during the Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown. Photograph:  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The inaugural Coral Dublin Chase at Leopardstown on February 3rd is the plan for Simply Ned following his first Grade One triumph over Christmas. Nic(...)

Sharjah, ridden by jockey Patrick Mullins, and Real Steel, ridden by Paul Townend, both fall at the last during day two of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival at Leopardstown Racecourse. Photograph: PA Wire

Accusations of boredom are routinely flung at the duopoly exercised by Willie Mullins and Gordon Elliott, but their Grade One fortunes at Leopardstown(...)

Paul Townend on Min interferes with Mark Walsh on Simply Ned in the closing straight during The Paddy’s Rewards Club Steeplechase at Leopardstown. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Simply Ned was awarded the Paddy’s Rewards Club Chase at Leopardstown after odds-on favourite and first-past-the-post Min was disqualified for causing(...)

Jockey Andrew Lynch on board Flemenstar wins the Paddy Power Steeplechase ahead of  Brian Harding on Simply Ned at Leopardstown. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

With 24 days to Cheltenham, a Sunday Naas card is something of a last-chance saloon in terms of earning festival tickets, although Simply Ned’s prior(...)

Sprinter Sacre and  Barry Geraghty: claimed the 2013 Queen Mother Champion Chase in spectacular fashion. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Sprinter Sacre and Sire De Grugy are the headline acts in a record 33 entries for the Betway Queen Mother Champion Chase at Cheltenham on March 11th.L(...)

Twinlight, ridden by Paul Townend, races clear of the last on the way to winning the Paddy Power Dial-a-Bet Chase on day two of the 2014 Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Twinlight bounced right back to his best to win the Paddy Power Dial-A-Bet Chase and in the process condemn Hidden Cylcone to the runner-up spot in t(...)

Dermot Weld-trained Silver Concorde, ridden by Robbie McNamara, wins the Champion Bumper at the Cheltenham festival in March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It doesn’t include the former bumper winner Forgotten Rules but Dermot Weld is readying a small-but-select team of jumpers for a winter campaign that (...)