The Willie Mullins-trained Benie Des Dieux leading  horses on the all-weather gallop in the centre of  Cheltenham racecourse. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Willie Mullins actually has a reduced Cheltenham team this week – something that might seem very unlikely indeed by the end of day one of the 2019 fes(...)

If Western Australia lives up to his official 110 rating, Ryan Moore (pictured) should prove hard to beat. Photograph: Bryan Keane

Ryan Moore is back at Dundalk on Wednesday night with two rides for Aidan O’Brien. They include Western Australia in the Listed BetVictor Patton Sta(...)

Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Laurina and Paul Townend romped to the Mares Novices’ Hurdle at the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laurina is set to face just three rivals when she makes her eagerly anticipated return to action at Sandown on Saturday. The six-year-old made a huge(...)

Sharjah jumps ahead of Samcro en-route to victory ar Leopardstown. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

The Samcro bubble looked to get comprehensively burst at Leopardstown on Saturday as racing’s one-time great white hope struggled home a poor fifth in(...)

 Barry Geraghty riding Buveur D’Air (left) pipped  Melon by a neck to claim the Champion Hurdle at Cheltenham last March. Photo by Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Buveur D’Air’s shock defeat at Kempton on St Stephen’s Day rejuvenated the Champion Hurdle picture so Samcro gets a chance to get back into the champi(...)

Irish international polo player Siobhán Herbst (astride horse) with colleague April Kent: Ms  Herbst is running what she says is Ireland’s largest polo event, for charity, in Phoenix Park.

Irish racehorses are being retrained as polo ponies as owners across Europe look for alternatives to increasingly expensive but top-rated Argentine bl(...)

Sharjah ridden by Patrick Mullins following their victory in the Guinness Galway Hurdle Handicap (Grade A) during day four of the Galway Summer Festival at Galway Racecourse. Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Patrick Mullins was frustrated at missing out on Monday’s big amateur prize but, as consolation goes, winning the Guinness Galway Hurdle on Sharjah to(...)

Patrick Mullins pictured with his father Willie. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Patrick Mullins has become the most successful amateur jockey ever after riding his 546th career winner at Sligo on Sunday. Victory aboard the 4-7 fa(...)

Antey ridden by Katie Walsh (second right, green cap) gets up to win the  Novice Hurdle during day four of the Punchestown Festival 2018 in Co Kildare. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Rarely, if ever, can a Grade One have been won in such dramatic style and wind up so overlooked, but that was Supasundae’s unworthy fate after the Pun(...)

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