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Trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Champion Irish National Hunt trainer Willie Mullins is missing from Royal Ascot this week through ill health. Mullins, who has trained six winners at(...)

Paul Townend and Benie Des Dieux claimed the French Champion Hurdle in Paris for trainer Willie Mullins. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Benie Des Dieux lowered the colours of last year’s winner De Bon Coeur to land the Grande Course de Haies d’Auteuil (French Champion Hurdle) in Paris.(...)

Ruby Walsh on Burrows Saint  celebrates winning the BoyleSports Irish Grand National at Fairyhouse.  Photograph:  PA

Willie Mullins filled another glaring gap on his glittering CV when Burrows Saint and Ruby Walsh led home a famous 1-2-3 for the champion trainer in E(...)

Rich Ricci: “I’m delighted and really grateful to BetVictor that we have found a way to honour these bets.” Photograph:   Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rich Ricci, the former chairman of the defunct internet bookmaker BetBright, said on Friday that he is “delighted that we have found a solution”, whic(...)

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(...)

Ted Walsh: “There’s no such thing as us against them. It’s my horse against the others, and where they come from or go home to doesn’t enter into it.” Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

At the 1989 Cheltenham festival, the Irish knew their fate early on the first day. For the previous two years, Tommy Carmody had ridden Galmoy to win (...)

Rich Ricci: ‘We talked about it a lot and decided this would be the most equitable thing to do for most people’. Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Rich Ricci, the former executive chairman of the defunct bookmaker BetBright, said on Wednesday evening that while he can “understand why some custome(...)

BetBright’s Dublin office will now be integrated into the 888 group. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Global gambling group 888 is buying Irish-based Betbright, the online bookie backed by racehorse owner and former banker Rich Ricci in a deal worth £1(...)

Paul Townend guiding Benie de Dieux to victory in the Mares’ Champion Hurdle at Punchestown last April. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho.

Benie Des Dieux is on course to try and retain her OLBG Mares’ Hurdle crown at Cheltenham in March and, potentially, face another mouthwatering clash (...)

 Paul Townend   with trainer Willie Mullins at Punchestown Festival in April. Townend does the honours on Annamix today at  Limerick. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Annamix finally makes his long-awaited debut for Willie Mullins at Limerick on Friday. Not only is the French-bred horse already 8-1 favourite for Ch(...)

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