Paul Townend

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  Long-time Irish National ante-post favourite Any Second Now (right) with Derek O’Connor on board, comes ahead of Henry Oliver on Kilfilum Cross to win the  Kim Muir Challenge Cup at Cheltenham.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He’s faced with the massed ranks of Irish racing’s mightiest teams but Snugsborough Benny may strike a rare blow for the little guy in Easter Monday’s(...)

Supasundae ridden by jockey Robbie Power on the way to winning the Betway Aintree Hurdle  at Aintree Racecourse. Photograph: Nigel French/PA Wire

Magic of Light will be Jessica Harrington’s first ever Randox Aintree Grand National runner on Saturday and the renowned trainer enjoyed a perfect Liv(...)

Paul Townend chats with trainer Willie Mullins at Cheltenham earlier this month. Photo:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Gold Cup-winning jockey Paul Townend recorded his maiden 100th winner of the season in Ireland as the well-touted Annamix scored for the first time a(...)

Irish jockey Paul Townend rides Al Boum Photo to win the Gold Cup on the final day of the Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo delivered Willie Mullins the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup success he craved and provided jockey Paul Townend with magnificent redemption (...)

 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(...)

Altior will defend his Champion Chase crown on Wednesday. Photograph: Julian Herbert/PA

The weather has relented - to an extent - and Day Two of the 2019 Cheltenham Festival will go ahead, despite fears it could be postponed due to high w(...)

 Rachael Blackmore on A Plus Tard celebrates after winning the   Close Brothers Novices’ Handicap Chase. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters

Rachael Blackmore’s superb groundbreaking season continued on Tuesday when the pioneering jockey rode her first Cheltenham festival winner on A Plus T(...)

Champion Hurdle contender Laurina on the gallops at Cheltenham racecourse on Sunday. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Cheltenham’s authorities are bracing for a late winter weather kick with a wind warning in place for Day Two of the festival on Wednesday. After mont(...)

Are you race ready for Cheltenham? Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cheltenham. The week where we take such reckless leave of our senses that we actually listen to actual bookmakers as they tip horses. A pox on them, w(...)

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