Paul Nicholls

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Jockey Richard Johnson with Native River after winning the Cheltenham Gold Cup at Prestbury Park last March. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last year’s winner Native River is one of 43 entries for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup on March 15th. The nine-year-old came out on top in a terrif(...)

Uradel, with Aubrey McMahon on board, comes home to win the valuable qualified riders handicap at the Galway Festival. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins is responsible for five of the seven Irish-trained entries for the Betfair Hurdle at Newbury on February 9th. The champion trainer’s p(...)

Racegoers at  Leopardstown’s Christmas Festival yesterday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leopardstown’s authorities have apologised for “unacceptable” delays at the turnstiles when the track’s famous Christmas festival got under way on St (...)

Harry Cobden riding Clan des Obeaux  on the way to winning the 32Red King George VI Chase from Tom Scudamore and Thistlecrack  at Kempton Park. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

For a moment at Kempton on Wednesday, it seemed that the fragile brilliance of Thistlecrack, the King George VI Chase winner two years’ ago, would lig(...)

 Roger Loughran rides Total Recall to victory at Navan Races, Proudstown, Co. Meath in 2016. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Total Recall helped Willie Mullins settle an old score with Newbury’s Ladbrokes Trophy a year ago and the horse could try to win the prestigious handi(...)

Laurina has been entered for the Coral Hurdle at Ascot. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Laurina is a fascinating contender in a reopened field of 11 for this weekend’s Coral Hurdle at Ascot. Willie Mullins’ Cheltenham Festival winner, un(...)

Road To Respect, ridden by Bryan Cooper, winning  at the  Cheltenham festival last March. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The seasons are in flux this weekend, although the odds suggest the first Grade One of the jumps campaign is going to be business as usual for the Rya(...)

Low Sun ridden by Seamie Heffernan wins The Dubai £500,000 Cesarewitch Stakes ahead of stablemate Uradel  in second and Cleonte  at Newmarket. Photograph:  Nigel French/PA Wire

Low Sun saw off stablemate Uradel to provide Willie Mullins with a one-two in the Dubai £500,000 Cesarewitch Stakes at Newmarket. Ireland’s perennial(...)

“We’ll see what the lads (owners) want to do but we’ve been happy with him since France,” O’Brien said. “That’s the way we’re thinking at the moment and we’ll see what this week will bring.”

Bookmakers rate Kew Gardens as the prime contender to become a ‘Lucky’ 13th Irish trained winner of this Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabe(...)

Ruby Walsh hopes to return to the saddle in France next weekend. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ruby Walsh is hoping to be given the green light to return to the saddle for next weekend’s top-class meeting at Auteuil. The leading rider has been (...)

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