Nicky Richards

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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(...)

 Last year’s Dublin Racing Festival attracted an  official total weekend attendance of 24,254. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leopardstown officials have said they’re not surprised just a handful of British-trained entries are in for the eight Grade One races for the upcoming(...)

Leopardstown Christmas Festival: Mark Walsh and  Nicky Richards after winning  Paddy’s Rewards Club ‘Sugar Paddy’ Steeplechase with Simply Ned. Photograph: INPHO/Bryan Keane

It is a Christmas curio that the festival’s staple dish doesn’t come from Carlow or the Curragh but Cumbria. For a sixth year in a row the veteran Si(...)

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 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(...)

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