Noel Meade

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 Bryan Cooper on Road to Respect pulls ahead of Ruby Walsh on Yorkhill to win the Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Steeplechase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the process of losing Easter Sunday’s Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse Yorkhill also indicated talent freakish enough to surely keep Willie Mullins (...)

Czabo ridden by Graham Lee wins the Lodge Park Stud EBF Park Express Stakes at Naas Racecourse. Photograph: PA Wire

A potentially crucial test of the Turf Club’s controversial new ‘non-trier’ rules could come on Monday. The connections of both Cloudy Morning and T(...)

Yorkhill, ridden by Ruby Walsh, won the JLT Novices Steeple Chase at the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty

Yorkhill is the headline act among 24 entries for the Ryanair Gold Cup at Fairyhouse on April 16th. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-old was an (...)

Ruby Walsh on Yorkhill and trainer Willie Mullins celebrate winning the 1.30 JLT Novices’  Chase Action at Cheltenham. Photograph: Reuters

Irish racing’s reputation is at an all-time high after a record-breaking 19 winners at last week’s Cheltenham festival but a stark warning has come fr(...)

Owner Michael O’Leary  celebrates with trainer Noel Meade after Road To Respect won the Brown Advisory & Merriebelle Stable Plate Handicap Chase. Photograph: Mike Egerton/PA Wire

Queen Elizabeth came to the aid of a beleaguered home defence at Cheltenham on Thursday when Irish-trained horses came within an ace of an unprecedent(...)

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As well as being the pinnacle of the racing calendar, Cheltenham is the high point of the betting year and that applies to both punters and bookmakers(...)

Sunday’s Grade 1 winner Disko is likely to take his place in the JLT at Cheltenham. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There was a record 15 Irish-trained winners at the 2016 Cheltenham festival but bookmakers appear to reckon the visitors’ fortunes will dip slightly w(...)

Shaneshill took the Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park on Thursday. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The ultra-consistent Shaneshill got back on the winning trail in the John Mulhern Galmoy Hurdle at Gowran Park. Since his last victory in a novice ch(...)

Sean Flanagan celebrates his win on Ice Cold Soul in the  Coral.ie Hurdle at Leopardstown.  Photograph: Patrick McCann

There are more pressing implications to climate change than the outcome of the first major handicap hurdle of 2017 but freakishly unseasonal ground c(...)

Jack Kennedy on Death Duty wins the Lawlor’s Hotel Novice Hurdle as Ruby Walsh on Augusta Kate comes to grief. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Gordon Elliott still insists he has “no chance” of dethroning Willie Mullins as Ireland’s champion trainer but , after Death Duty’s victory in the fir(...)

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