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Rachael Blackmore onboard Minella Indo celebrates winning the Albert Bartlett Novices’ Hurdle at Cheltenham in 2019. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore and Minella Indo are set to take another step towards a potentially momentous Cheltenham Gold Cup in March when lining up at Navan o(...)

Saint Roi took the County Hurdle at Cheltenham. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Willie Mullins has a remarkable 10th Unibet Morgiana Hurdle victory in a row in his sights at Punchestown on Sunday. Saint Roi is odds-on to once mor(...)

Elysium wins behind closed doors at the Curragh on Sunday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Horse Racing Ireland officials believe its five-year Strategic Plan for the sport can still provide a framework for future recovery despite the corona(...)

Trainer Sheila Lavery runs Magnetic North in the Colm Quinn BMW Mile at Galway on Tuesday evening. Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

Jessica Harrington is triple-handed in her pursuit of a first victory in the Galway Festival’s day two feature. The trio of Njord, Tauran Shaman and(...)

Galway prepares for a week of racing without racegoers at Ballybrit. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Galway races, perhaps Irish racing’s most social event of the year, will be distanced from its core appeal when beginning behind closed doors on M(...)

Rachael Blackmore will ride trainer Emmet Mullins’s King Of The Throne in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Rachael Blackmore will have a shot at Classic glory in Saturday’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby when she lines up in the Curragh’s €750,000 highlight. (...)

 Davy Russell celebrates as he rides Tiger Roll to back-to-back  Grand National victories last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A ‘virtual’ Aintree Grand National will be broadcast on ITV from 5.0pm on Saturday evening, although it is the current real weather that has Davy Russ(...)

Gordon Elliott:  ‘It’s unfortunate and we probably trained the horses a bit different this year keeping Punchestown in mind.’ Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Top trainer Gordon Elliott has backed Horse Racing Ireland’s decision to end the 2019-2020 National Hunt season due to the coronavirus pandemic. With(...)

The Punchestown festival will not be held this year with Horse Racing Ireland announcing that the National Hunt season has been brought to a close. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2019-2020 Irish National Hunt season in Ireland has been ended by Horse Racing Ireland due to the coronavirus pandemic. With racing cancelled unt(...)

Zero Ten wins at Thurles as Cut The Mustard falls at the last. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Zero Ten landed the feature race at Thurles, the Pierce Molony Memorial Novice Chase, after an eventful race. Trained by Emmet Mullins and ridden by (...)

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