Paul Nicholls

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Jeff Kidder ridden by Sean Flanagan on their way to winning the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle at Punchestown. Photograph: PA

Jeff Kidder sprang a 22-1 surprise for trainer Noel Meade as he lifted the Champion Four Year Old Hurdle, the final Grade One of this year’s Punchesto(...)

Sam Twiston-Davies on Clan Des Obeaux jumps ahead of Paul Townend on Al Boum Photo during the the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

No crowds were at Punchestown to watch Clan Des Obeaux win Wednesday’s Ladbrokes Gold Cup but it’s a victory that reverberated loudly across the Irish(...)

Ruby Walsh on Kemboy comes home to win ahead of Paul Townend and  Al Boum Photo in the 2019 running of the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It is two years since Kemboy supplied Ruby Walsh with a perfect Punchestown ‘send off’ and the Willie Mullins-trained star will try to defend Ladbroke(...)

Jack Kennedy retains the ride on Minella Indo for the Punchestown Gold Cup. Photograph: Michael Steele/PA

Minella Indo heads a field of seven for the Ladbrokes Punchestown Gold Cup. Henry de Bromhead’s eight-year-old will bid to become the fourth Cheltenh(...)

 Rachael Blackmore celebrates  another highlight of a truly remarkable campaign by becoming the first woman to win the Grand National at Aintree. Photograph: David Davies/Jockey Club/PA

Rachael Blackmore headlining Saturday’s ‘Jumps Finale’ at Sandown would be an entirely apt curtain call to the British National Hunt season. Harry Sk(...)

Secret Reprieve ridden by Adam Wedge goes on to win the Coral Welsh Grand National Handicap Chase at Chepstow Racecourse on January 9th, 2021 in Chepstow, Wales. Photograph: David Davies/Getty Images

A total of 18 Irish-trained horses are assured of a spot in Saturday’s Randox Aintree Grand National, although the raiders could yet become 19. Co Mea(...)

Keith Donoghue riding Tiger Roll clear the last to win The Glenfarclas Chase at Cheltenham in March. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Tiger Roll returns to Aintree on Thursday – two days earlier than many would initially have expected. Much has been written and said about the decisi(...)

Seán Flanagan onboard Jeff Kidder clears the last to win the Rathbarry & Glenview Studs Juvenile Hurdle. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Champion jockey Paul Townend is set to undergo further scans this week on a foot injury that threatens to rule him out of Saturday’s Aintree Grand Nat(...)

Home By The Lee could be the answer in the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Caroline Norris/Inpho

The Boylesports Irish Grand National has a history of family success and Home By The Lee could continue that tradition in style on Easter Monday. Jos(...)

  Rachael Blackmore riding A Plus Tard clear the last to win the Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase at Cheltenham Racecourse in March  2019. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rachael Blackmore bids to become the first jockey in 24 years to complete the Champion Hurdle-Gold Cup double at Cheltenham on Friday. Tony McCoy ma(...)

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