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Down Royal officials believe it’s unlikely their biggest meeting of the year will be significantly affected in the event of no-deal.

Willie Mullins has downplayed fears the impact of a no-deal Brexit might have on Down Royal’s upcoming ‘November Festival’ dates. The two day fixture,(...)

 Theinval under jockey  Jeremiah McGrath riding  clear  to win The Alder Hey Children’s Charity Handicap Hurdle at Aintree in 2015. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

There is a strong cross-channel element to the weekend action as the Galway festival winds up its 150-year celebrations. The British-based pair of Pr(...)

 Rachael Blackmore teams up with the lightweight hope Poker Party for the Tote Galway Plate. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost, jump racing’s highest-profile female jockeys, have history in their sights in Wednesday evening’s Tote Galway Plat(...)

If The Cap Fits ridden by jockey Sean Bowen (centre) on the way to winning the Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle at Aintree from Roksana (left) and Apple’s Jade (right). Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

If The Cap Fits emerged victorious after a pulsating climax to the Ryanair Stayers’ Hurdle at Aintree. A field of 15 runners went to post for the thr(...)

Min ridden by Ruby Walsh wins the JLT Chase. Photograph: PA

Ruby Walsh led his rivals a merry dance once again when making all the running on Min in the JLT Chase at Aintree. Narrowly touched off in the race (...)

 Jockey Robbie Power riding Supasundae  towards victory. Photograph: Getty Images

Supasundae went one better than 12 months ago in the Betway Aintree Hurdle for Jessica Harrington and Robbie Power. After a rare poor run in the Sta(...)

 Davy Russell riding Presenting Percy at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

On day four of the Cheltenham festival the Gold Cup is without doubt the big draw. The entire festival, and jump racing’s, blue riband event is over t(...)

Presenting Percy wins the  RSA Insurance Novices’ Chase at Cheltenham last year. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ahead of Friday’s Magners Gold Cup it’s worth keeping in mind how after all the permutations and scenarios have been teased out beforehand championshi(...)

Bryony Frost: will  carry home  hopes as Frodon’s course pedigree makes him the most likely English-trained winner of the Ryanair Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Jockeys Rachael Blackmore and Bryony Frost have ensured their careers aren’t defined by gender but should they fight out the finish of Thursday’s Ryan(...)

Laurina flies the flag for Willie Mullins in Tuesday’s Champion Hurdle. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

Here we are again. Standing on the edge of the cliff, ready to dive head first into the greatest week off the year. The 2019 Cheltenham Festival is u(...)

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