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. (...)

Cork’s Orlagh Farmer in action during the 2019 Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 Final against Dublin at  Parnell Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Orlagh Farmer has made a very firm resolution for when life gets back to normal: “I will never, ever complain about a training session again,” she lau(...)

Kellie Harrington has been named Irish Times/Sport Ireland Sportswoman of the Month for April. Photograph:  Seb Daly/Sportsfile

The panel of judges for our sportswomen awards have had some tough challenges over the years, not least all those headache-inducing times when they ha(...)

Ireland’s Diane Caldwell scores her goal against Greece in Dublin last month. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It seems like a lifetime and a half ago when Ireland took on Greece in Tallaght in their Euro 2021 qualifying game, before heading to Montenegro for a(...)

Potters Corner (non-virtual version) en-route to victory in the 2019 Welsh Grand National. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty

These are confusing times for all of us, but spare a thought for Potters Corner. You couldn’t but think of him back home in Wales on Saturday, perhaps(...)

 Paul Townend celebrates  Al Boum Photo’s Gold Cup victory at Cheltenham last year. Photograph:   Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images

Al Boum Photo’s name mightn’t resonate like Best Mate’s but on Friday he could join that former Cheltenham Gold Cup legend as in winning steeplechasin(...)

 Ruby Walsh on Faugheen heads up to the finish line to win the Novices’ Hurdle  at Cheltenham in 2014. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty

For once the old cliché about not a dry eye in the house might be appropriate should the remarkable Faugheen confound every Cheltenham norm on Thursda(...)

By the time Rachael Blackmore brilliantly rode Honeysuckle to victory at Cheltenham on Tuesday, the Tipperary woman had already taken our award for February. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

It’s probably just as well that our sportswomen can only win one monthly award in the year because at the rate Rachael Blackmore’s 2020 is going, she(...)

Jonathon Plouganou on-board Easysland comes home to win ahead of Tiger Roll. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not many horses can leave a trainer feeling deflated after saddling a Cheltenham double that includes the best young prospect in the sport but Gordon (...)

Could Rachael Blackmore end the Festival as top jockey? Alan Crowhurst/Getty

It has been a long few weeks for racing enthusiasts, with the spectre of the coronavirus looming large over the Cheltenham Festival. More than €4 mil(...)

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