Peter Roe

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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(...)

Gordon Elliott’s Jury Duty (above), along with the Willie Mullins-trained Burrows Saint, and Any Second Now is favoured by the Irish Grand National big-race sponsors. Photograph: Inpho

Extensive watering is taking place at Fairyhouse to ensure “good to yielding” ground for Easter Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National. I(...)

Trainer Ted Walsh and his wife Helen celebrate Any Second Now’s  victory in the Kim Muir Chase at Cheltenham  with  jockey Derek O’Connor. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Fairyhouse officials expect they will have to regularly water the track this week ahead of the prestigious Easter festival. After torrential rain aff(...)

The Cheltenham Gold Cup favourite Presenting Percy’s  eagerly-awaited return to action has been repeatedly delayed due to the going. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The absence of rain has become a real problem for Ireland’s racecourses with relatively quick ground conditions preventing some of racing’s top names (...)

Samcro: will be reunited with Jack Kennedy  in the highly-competitive Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary has another Winter Festival feast in his sights at Fairyhouse tomorrow although hors d’oeuvres hardly come more substanti(...)

Laurina ridden by Paul Townend at Willie Mullins’ base  in Closutton, Co Carlow. Could be primed to face Apple’s Jade on Sunday.   Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins maintains ground conditions will be a “big factor” in whether or not he considers Sunday’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle for his star (...)

Bellshill is among Willie Mullins’s four starters in the Irish Grand National. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The weather is predicted to be perishing at Easter Monday’s €500,000 Boylesports Irish Grand National in Fairyhouse but competition for Ireland’s rich(...)

Footpad won’t run at the Fairyhouse Easter Festival for Willie Mullins. Photo: Getty Images

Easter Sunday’s Ryanair Gold Cup remains a rare Grade One blank on Willie Mullins’s glittering CV and although Footpad will miss it the champion train(...)

Willie Mullins-trained  Bellshill is a 10-1 clear favourite for the Irish Grand National in some ante-post lists. Photograph: Inpho

Neither Gordon Elliott or Willie Mullins has ever won the Boylesports Irish Grand National before but a €270,000 first prize for Easter Monday’s Fair(...)

Apple’s Jade (left) ridden by Bryan Cooper leads home Vroum Vroum Mag ridden by Ruby Walsh in last year’s Bar One Hatton’s Grace Hurdle at Fairyhouse. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It seems a trio of Grade One races and a tumbling value in sterling isn’t enough to tempt even one cross-channel raider to this Sunday’s prestigious ‘(...)

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