Rich Ricci

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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(...)

Paul Townend on Getabird at Punchestown. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Limerick’s first ever Grade One race looks an ideal opportunity for Getabird to break his top-flight duck on St Stephen’s Day. The €100,000 Maatchboo(...)

Sharjah and Paul Townend en route to victory in the Morgiana Hurdle ahead at Punchestown ahead of Faugheen and Ruby Walsh. Photograph: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Sharjah turned over stablemate and favourite Faugheen to cause a minor surprise in the Unibet Morgiana Hurdle at Punchestown. With the morning withdr(...)

Ryan Moore riding Thomas Hobson to win The Doncaster Cup Stakes from Max Dynamite  at Doncaster in  September. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins suspects he may have discovered a rare Group One opportunity in France on Saturday. Aidan O’Brien will fly the(...)

Riven Light, with Danny Mullins on board,  wins the  Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap in convincing style at Galway.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Willie Mullins will break new international ground in Seoul next Sunday when Riven Light lines up for the Keeneland Korea Cup. Riven Light made a stu(...)

Alpha Des Obeaux ridden by Rachael Blackmore falls at the chair fence during the Grand National at Aintree racecourse. Photograph: Peter Powell/EPA

Never before had Irish-trained horses swept the first four places in the Aintree Grand National. And it’s the National’s singular profile which makes (...)

Jockey Davy Russell celebrates after winning the Ryanair Steeple Chase on Balko Des Flos at  Cheltenham. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Davy Russell edged out Jack Kennedy to secure the Cheltenham’s Leading Jockey Award for the first time in his illustrious career. Kennedy joined Russ(...)

Donagh Meyler celebrates his victory on Blow by Blow in the Martin Pipe Conditional Jockeys’ Handicap Hurdle during Gold Cup Day of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Blow By Blow just about summed it up. Not only did the appropriately-named winner of the penultimate event of the 2018 Cheltenham Festival describe t(...)

Ruby Walsh celebrates after winning the OLBG Mares’ Hurdle aboard Benie Des Dieux during the first day of the  Cheltenham Festival. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Ruby Walsh will miss the remainder of the Cheltenham Festival after aggravating the broken leg injury which had kept him on the sidelines for the prev(...)

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