Paul Townend

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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(...)

Rachael Blackmore: doffed her cap to the likes of Katie Walsh and Nina Carberry who paved the way for other women jockeys with their remarkable careers. Photograph:  Healy Racing.

Quiz time. Who said: “Women are stronger people than men mentally. And men arse-lick a bit, and women don’t. The real strong women say ‘go **** yourse(...)

Cadmium: booked his ticket to the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham in winning the WhatOddsPaddy? Chase at Naas. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cadmium booked his ticket to the Grand Annual Chase at Cheltenham in winning the WhatOddsPaddy? Chase at Naas. The Willie Mullins-trained seven-year-(...)

Rathvinden earned Willie Mullins an eight win in the Bobbyjo Chase at Fairyhouse. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rathvinden is firmly on course for Aintree after giving Willie Mullins an eighth success in the BetVictor Bobbyjo Chase on his reappearance in the Gra(...)

Presenting Percy and Davy Russell take the 2018 RSA Chase at Cheltenham. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

All eyes will be on Presenting Percy at Gowran Park on Thursday as the ante-post favourite for the Magners Cheltenham Gold Cup makes his seasonal reap(...)

Winning trainer Joseph O’Brien and jockey Mark Walsh with Le Richebourg after winning the Racing Post Novice Steeplechase on day one of the Leopardstown Christmas Festival. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Christmas is the season of giving but it is 2018 as a whole that keeps giving to Joseph O’Brien and the young trainer saddled a memorable one-two in L(...)

The jockeys’ championship leader Paul Townend. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last season’s Cheltenham Bumper champion Relegate will attempt to get off the mark over jumps at Naas on Tuesday. The Willie Mullins-trained mare is (...)

Paul Townend landed a 275-1 four-timer at Cork on Sunday. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A 275-1 Cork four-timer for Paul Townend on Sunday saw him gain a two winner lead over Rachael Blackmore at the top of the jump jockeys championship. (...)

 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(...)

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